• Consent To Death Competent Patient
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    In most modern mainstream religions, life is viewed as intrinsically good and worth preserving. We as doctors, come from many different faiths and religion, but we all follow one creed, one oath, the Hippocratic oath. Granted, over the years there have been many variants, but all contain the same underlying principle, that life is foundation ally good. This is due to the fact that all things come from life, even death. At the same time, we as doctors must never forget that many of our patients ...
  • Trauma C Spine Patient Room Emergency
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    Trauma C-Spine This essay is not intended to criticize any emergency medical or hospital staff. I am writing this essay out of concern for patients who come into the emergency room that may have a jeopardized spinal cord resulting from an injury or suspected injury to their cervical spine. I am a certified emergency medical technician, farm-medic instructor and currently a medical diagnostic student doing clinical's. In the United States each year there are approximately 10, 000 reported cervica...
  • Interactions Contraindications Side Effects Dosage
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    Thorazine Indications/Use: Acute and chronic psychosis Usual Dosage: 200 mg per day, up to 1 g per day Side effects: Sedation, blurred vision, photo sensitivity Interactions/Contraindications: Hyper sensitivity, pregnancy or lactation Patient teaching/Labs: May cause drowsinessMellarilIndication/Use: Antipsychotic Usual Dosage: 50 - 100 mg 2 x daily, up to 800 mg daily Side effects: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, sedation, blurred vision Interactions/Contraindications: Other phenothiazines, diu...
  • Hospice Patient Care Patients
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    Hospice General Purpose of the Department: As we have learned, the hospice idea is not new. Literally meaning 'given to hospitality,' hospices provided comfort, kindness, and nourishment to people in need hundreds of years ago. Today, hospices offer comfort to people as they near the end of life's journey. Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families. It is a multidisciplinary health care program that is responsible for palliative and supportive care ...
  • Ethical Analysis Paper Advance Directive
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    Running Head: Ethical Analysis Paper When Patient Care Conflicts with Moral, Ethical, and Legal Boundaries Ethical Analysis Paper NURS 4080 Trends and Issues Austin Peay State University Gregory A. Wood March 18, 2005 When Patient Care Conflicts with Moral, Ethical, and Legal Boundaries There are many situations that cause ethical dilemmas in the scope of nursing practice. One such situation that is encountered repeatedly is that in which a patient has no living will or advance directive to desi...
  • What Is Physician Assisted Suicide
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    Physician assisted suicide is when a doctor helps a patient take his own life. This is basically what it is, but there are different types, some are considered to be good, some are murder. No matter what type it is, this is one heated topic in some forums of discussion. Some argue we have the right to life, but not death. I will describe basically what physician assisted suicide is composed of, and the various types of assisted suicide. Two categories divide the topic of physician assisted suici...
  • Hypochondriasis Bodily Sensation
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    Hypochondriasis is a mental illness wherein an individual is preoccupied with the fear of having or the idea of having a serious disease. It involves the misunderstanding of bodily symptoms. The sensations of most hypochondriacs are intense and disturbing, leading to incorrectly connecting the symptoms to a serious disease. It said that hypochondria is caused by a patients excessive worrying with having or developing a disease. Often these patients seek medical attention, but a doctor's reassura...
  • Young Patient Doctor Doctors Parents
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    The doctor in 'The Use of Force' is very unprofessional. He describes the patient in a very infatuated way. The doctor also abhors the way the parents of the patient referred to him. And the doctor treats the patient aggressively. From the moment the doctor enters the house. He introduces the girl to us in an infatuated sense. He saw her as a 'very attractive little thing' and he described her to have 'magnificent blonde hair... one of those picture children often reproduced in advertising leaf...
  • Health Care Ethics Patient Rights Ethical
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    The basic rights of human beings, such as concern for personal dignity, are always of great importance. During illness, however, these rights are extremely vital and must be protected. Therefore, healthcare providers should make an effort to assure that these rights are preserved for their patients. Likewise, health care providers have the right to expect reasonable and responsible behavior on the part of our patients, their relatives, and friends. This is where the patient's bill of rights com...
  • Assisted Suicide Patient Euthanasia Medical
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Should physicians be granted the power to intentionally end the lives of their patients? Recent proposals to legalize physician-assisted suicide have raised this question and triggered intense legal, medical and social debate. For some individuals, the debate is fueled by their fear that medical technology may someday keep them alive past the time of natural death. However, this concern is unfounded for mentally competent adults who have a legal right to...
  • Target High Risk Areas For Medication Errors
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    Target High Risk Areas for Medication Errors Medication errors are among the biggest issues in health care settings today. The effect of managed care is one of the causative factors. The need to contain costs has invariably doubled the nurses' workload making them less efficient as caregivers. Example of problem is the high incidence of medication errors. Nurses' workload has increased tremendously regardless of the fact that most of these patients are of great acuity, thereby predisposing them ...
  • Failure To Diagnose Patient Told Life
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    CASE STUDY 2 Failure to Diagnose Medical Indications: A 30-year-old married father of four children was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. If tried, chemotherapy and radiation could lengthen his life to 6-9 months. The tumor, an Adenocarcinoma, is too large for surgery since it has invaded thoracic structures. The PA discovered in the patient's chart that a routine x-ray done 2 years earlier reported a 8 mm spot where the current tumor is now. A recommendation for follow-up was in the chart, ...
  • Fine Lines Of Nurse Advocacy
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    Laurie A mons NU-200 Prof. Elia di November 14, Role Research Paper The Fine Lines of Nurse Advocacy The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term advocate as " one who pleads the case of another" (1989). The legal view of advocacy encompasses the definition of advocacy as a consultation between client and lawyer before a court proceeding (Woodrow 1997). The International Council of Nursing (ICN) has included nurse advocacy in their code since the 1970 s. In recent nursing literature " nurse ad...
  • Medication Problem Resolution Drug Therapy Patient
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    Dear everyone, It was noted in areas, especially in rural, urban and inner city areas of Thailand, that the drug therapy problem occurring in clinics widely. The prevalence and patterns of the drug therapy problem exist in all clinics of the country and impact greatly on patients. The categories of Drug Therapy Problem 1. The patient is taking drug therapy that is unnecessary given his or her present condition. 2. The patient has a medical condition for which the wrong drug is being taken. 3. T...
  • The Procedure Of Upper Endoscopy
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    Upper endoscopy is a helpful procedure used to identify the causes of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulties, or bleeding. Upper endoscopy is a routine, outpatient procedure which enables physicians to look inside the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. For this procedure, the patient swallows a thin, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope that views the images on a video monitor. This test is more accurate than X-r...
  • Hospital Miscommunication Is A Life And Death Issues
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    According to Zhani, in the paper "Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care Tackles Miscommunication Among Caregivers" an "estimated 80 percent of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when responsibility for patients is transferred or handed-off. Recognizing this as a critical patient safety issue, a group of 10 leading U. S. hospitals and health care systems teamed up with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare to use new methods to find...
  • Copd Case Study Patient Pneumonia Pulmonary
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    Client profile: This is an 87-year-old male patient admitted September 16, 2002 for increased work of breathing, dyspnea, COPD exacerbation and bi-lateral bronchopneumonia. I provided care on January 30, 2002, hospital day number nine for the patient. He has a history of COPD due to emphysema, atrial fibrillation, and chronic vertigo. Past surgeries include an aortic aneurysm repair, right hip replacement, and hernia repair. Medical diagnoses: Dyspnea - increased pulmonary pressure due to inters...
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnoses Treatment
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    It is very important to diagnose a case of dissociative identity disorder; if it is not diagnosed, it may lead to death. However, therapists have had many problems in diagnosing this type of disorder. This is due to two major factors. The first is that DID is seen as a very unusual disorder, and most cases of DID are mistaken for Schizophrenia. The second factor is that there is a lack of guidelines for the diagnosis of DID. Hence, even when DID is diagnosed it usually takes multiple weeks-or e...
  • Schizoid Person Patient Disease Therapy
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    Schizophrenia is a mental disease that effects over 1 percent of the population. It can occur at any age but most commonly happens between 16-30. It leaves the patient confused in a chaotic state of mind with multiple debilitating mental confusion. The first of them being delusions, the patient is convinced that people around them can read their minds, and that they can read other peoples (British Journal of Psychology, 625). The patient then begins to believe that the people around them are plo...
  • Abstract Introduction The Development
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    INTRODUCTION: The development of patient classification systems (PCS) in fields other than acute medicine raises the question if the principle of using existing data (i. e. diagnoses; procedures where available) is sufficient to describe the products of hospital care. METHODS/MATERIAL: The essence of a PCS (type "iso-cost') is to estimate costs of treatment needed in a defined setting by means of a description of the patient status (conditions) and the treatment goals. Two hypotheses guided our ...