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  • Palliative Care And Hospice Programs
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    Hospice is a concept of caring borrowed from medieval times, where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded or dying could find rest and comfort. The contemporary hospice offers a program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness encompassing medical, nursing, spiritual, and psychological care. It is more than a medical alternative, it is an attitude toward death and the process of dying. Terminal disease is managed so patients can live comfortably until they die. The h...
  • Known As A Licensed Pharmacist
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    Pharmacist Career Report Pharmacists are responsible for safe transfer and drug administration for patient care; watching over technicians; order entry; drug monitoring and providing drug information to nurses and physicians. Dispenses drugs to wards, clinics, and clients; prepares special compounds and approved prescriptions and consults with medical staff about the use and control of drugs. The practice of pharmacy within each state is regulated by the laws of the state, including the regulati...
  • Patient To The X Ray Room
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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 cervical...
  • Dying Patients
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    Most patients and families are aware that without fluids, death will occur quickly. Current literature suggests that fluids should not be routinely administered to dying patients, nor automatically withheld from them. Instead the decision should be based upon careful, individual assessment. Consideration of the following when the choice to initiate and continue hydration is evaluated: Is the patient's well-being enhanced by the overall effect of hydration Which current symptoms are being relieve...
  • Hospice Patient In The Home
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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 w...
  • Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring
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    Analysis and Evaluation of Jean Watson's Theory of Caring Since its establishment as a profession more than a century ago, Nursing has been a source for numerous debates related to its course, methods and development of nursing knowledge. Many nursing definitions and theories have evolved over time. Furthermore it is in a constant process of been redefined. The purpose of this paper is an overview of Jean Watson's Theory of Caring. This theory can be taken into account as one of the most philoso...
  • Healing Rate Of A Recovering Surgery Patient
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    Variable The variable in this experiment is plants given to patients recovering from hip surgery. Five patients will be given tulips to take care of in their hospital room, while five patients will just undergo normal physical therapy for recovery. Control All of the people in this experiment will be the same age and will be recovering from the same surgery. The patients will also be observed in a hospital setting and must stay in the hospital until they are healed. The people in this experiment...
  • Terminal Illness The Patient And Family Need
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    Assumptions And Principles Underlying Standards For Care of The Terminally Ill Introduction There is agreement that patients with life-threatening illnesses, including progressive malignancies, need appropriate therapy and treatment throughout the course of illness. At one stage, therapy is directed toward assessment and intervention in order to control and / or to cure such illness and alleviate associated symptoms. For some persons, however, the time comes when cure and remission are beyond cu...
  • Chinese Expect Home Care
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    Running Head: GENDER, CULTURE, AND DEVELOPMENTAL STAGESAlzheimer's Disease Health Promotion Case Study Part 2: Gender, Culture, and Developmental Stages February 18, 1999 Gender, Culture, and Developmental Stages Introduction This section will discuss the impact of Alzheimer's disease on racial, cultural, and gender variables, with the focus being on the various approaches to care of the disease. Developmental stages and tasks will be discussed for both the client and the caregiver. Gender and C...
  • Patients Need Around The Clock Care
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    Comparison Why would anyone be in the healthcare field? First, there are different types of positions available. Second, this is a very rewarding career for those who enjoy caring for others. Although, most people think there are a lot of differences between certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses, they share the same type of work, working conditions and job outlook. The nature of the work is very similar for the C.N.A. and L.P.N. A C.N.A. work includes performing routine task...
  • Patient Care Consent 1
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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 come...
  • Expert Care Of Patients With Sle
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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, usually life-long, potentially fatal autoimmune disease characterized by unpredictable exacerbations and remissions with protean clinical manifestations. In SLE there is a predilection for clinical involvement of the joints, skin, kidney, brain, serosa, lug, heart and gastrointestinal tract. Women and minorities are disproportionately affected and SLE is most common in women of child-bearing age although it has ben reported in both extremes of lif...
  • Golden Care's High Quality Care Standards
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    1.) The following are the components of the tactical decision making model and how it was used step by step by Golden Care Inc. : a. Recognize and define the problem: In this case, the problem is that Golden Care's residents are aging and will be looking for more traditional nursing homes in the near future. Lacey, Golden Care's CEO, wants to do something before it actually happens. She wants to add a nursing home to Golden Care so that it can keep its current residents and enable them to make a...
  • Non Hmo Patients
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    "Managed care, as we know it, is inherently unethical in its organization and operation. We have an industry that can exist only through flagrant ethical violations against individuals and the public". - Dr Linda Peeno, May 30, 1996 Such harsh words may seem appropriate and expected coming from a vehemently anti-Managed Care activist. But they transform into a powerful indictment of the HMO industry when it comes from an insider. Dr Linda Peeno gave this statement as a part of her testimony befo...
  • Health Care Costs
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    The cost of health care in the United States has been increasing at an alarming rate. Several years ago, prior to the 1980's when resources for health care seemed to be unlimited, there were few believers in the concept that health care costs had to be reduced or even contained. However, in the 1980's, when the amount spent on health care in the U.S. began to increase by about $30 to $50 billion dollars per year, those who paid for the care of patients started looking for ways to decrease the am...
  • Their Patients The Best Care
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    The medical profession has been around since the beginning of mankind. It most likely started with women who were warm-natured and nurturing from tribes. Amazingly, we have advanced all the way to professional physicians and many other careers in the field of medicine. Although not actual laws, medical ethics are strict guidelines that most professionals follow. Health professionals most follow certain standards of conduct. These standards are beneficial to the patient, to society, and to their ...
  • Humane Care To The Terminally Ill Patients
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    I. Introduction II. Hippocratic Oath Violations A. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given to me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all I must not play god. B. Directly violates I will not play god. Laws Concerning Assisted Suicide A. Thirty-five states already ban assisted suicide by law and most of the res...
  • Patients With Pneumonia
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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...
  • Diabetes Patient Education
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    DIABETES EDUCATION. Section- 1 Diabetes-mellitus is caused by a raised blood-glucose concentration due to either insufficient insulin or the presence of factors that oppose its action (Watkins, 1998). According to WHO (1999) diabetes-mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterized by chronic heperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects inn insulin secretion, insulin action or both. There are two types of diabetes,...
  • Patients The Medical Care
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    AGAINST HEALTH MAITANCE ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST HEALTH MAITANCE ORGANIZATIONS Essay, Research Paper Throughout history, America has always strived for freedom and quality of life. Wars were fought and people died to preserve these possessions. We are now in a time where we may see these ideals crumble like dust in the wind. Health Maintenance Organizations, HMO's are currently depriving millions of people from quality health acre and freedom of choice. This is occurring because people who are enro...

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