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  • Today's Supreme Court Decision
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    In a decision laden with issues no less weighty than Life and Death, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that terminally ill people have no constitutional right to doctor-assisted suicide. The decision has already galvanized consumers on both sides of the issue of whether doctors should be free to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who request them to end their lives. Those opposed to doctor-assisted suicide have argued that death is a wrong, not a right-and th...
  • New Doctor Patient Communication Classes
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    Doctors' Listening Skills When people go to the doctor's office they want the doctor to listen. Competency and a correct diagnosis are appreciated too, but more than anything, patients value doctors's i lence (Richards, 1407). In addition, patients want "more and better information about their problem and the outcome, more openness about the side effects of treatment, relief of pain and emotional distress, and advice on what they can do for themselves" (Meryn, 1922). Doctors' technical role is i...
  • Pain Of His Patients
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    Euthanasia Euthanasia has become an issue of increasing attention. Euthanasia should be legalized so, if we ever have a loved one that is suffering and death is certain, that we have the choice to ease their pain if they want. Those who are against euthanasia argue that the doctors must always be on the side of preserving life. Another reason is euthanasia will lead to the devaluation of life. Also they think it will force doctors and family members to judge the value of a patient's life. On the...
  • Act Of Euthanasia
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    KILLING OR SAVING Euthanasia involves the act of killing for reasons of mercy to the terminally ill and hopelessly injured. It also means causing someone to die instead of allowing him or her to die naturally. Two kinds of euthanasia exist: active euthanasia, in which a person's actions speed up the death of another person, and passive euthanasia, in which death occurs from inaction or the withholding of care. Examples of euthanasia include disconnecting a patient from life support or giving a l...
  • Doctors Exam Patients In Groups
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    The Knee Most doctors agree that the dehumanization in the clinical setting can lead to the loss of a patient because of the lack of respect they are given. That is a great incentive for doctors to try to get to know their patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible. When a patient attends a teaching hospital where aspiring doctors exam patients in groups, there is no real reward for them learning personal information about the patient. They will move on to start their own practice an...
  • Effect On The Patients
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    The Placebo Effect The activity I chose to write about was on Dr. Walter A. Brown's article in Scientific American about placebos and their effect on the patients. His article described what a placebo is and if it is ethical for doctors to prescribe this 'treatment'; to their patients. Dr. Brown, who is a psychologist at Brown University, decided to do a study on the effects of a placebo. A placebo is any treatment or drug with no medicinal value that is given to a patient to relieve symptoms of...
  • Ill Patients
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    W. Nick Lawlor Lawlor 1 Ms. RuffuComp and Logic April 4, 2001 Euthanasia: Premature Death The famous Dr. Kevorkian, assisted suicide, and mercy killing are terms one may be familiar with, but what is the truth behind euthanasia? Euthanasia is putting someone to death who has an incurable disease and not letting them die naturally. Euthanasia can no longer be thought of as a solution. With advancements in pain medication, there is no need for mercy killing. In the light of euthanasia, doctors hol...
  • Doctors Fears Of Malpractice Awards
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    Medical Malpractice The doctor-patient relationship has been defined differently through the years. In the beginning it developed into a 'common calling' which meant doctors practiced medicine as a duty to their patients. Laws were developed to protect patients, therefore doctors used proper care and expert skill. In the past six centuries, medical malpractice has increased, which lead to revision and addition to the law. Liability was introduced along with the 'GIANT of all torts', negligence. ...
  • Story The Showing Of A Country Doctor
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    A Country Devastation People would never accept the way the doctor in Franz Kafka's "A Country Doctor" performs. The Doctor acts completely unlike a genuine doctor. The whole story is based on a situation that is completely unlike that of an authentic house call made by a real life country doctor. A doctor would never leave one of his employees after being injured, a doctor would not go to tend to a patient and not ask what is wrong, and a doctor would never perform as crude of an act as the one...
  • Patient's Dignity The Doctor
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    The Doctor Here is a film that portrays what happens to one member of the medical community when he faces problems normally confronted by patients. The doctor is a cool, self-centered surgeon who is in total control of his successful life until he is diagnosed as having cancer of the throat. Then he finds himself subject to the negligence, indifference, and humiliations which he has put his own patients through. Over the course of the movie, code of ethics and patient rights are violated time an...
  • Patient Uses The Medication As A Drug
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    Dr. James Graves who was found guilty of manslaughter has been sentenced to nearly 63 years in prison. Dr. Graves was convicted by a Milton, Fla. jury of manslaughter and racketeering in connection with the overdose deaths of four patients for whom he had prescribed OxyContin and other drugs. Graves is the nation's first doctor to be found guilty in such a case and has set a precedent. Currently, in different areas of the country, many doctors are being prosecuted for what the government claims ...
  • Kafka's The Country Doctor
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    Franz Kafka's 'The Country Doctor " Commentary by behnamKafka's story 'The Country Doctor' is one of his most enigmatic, because it is one of his most symbolic, and his symbols defy easy explanation. The story opens with a kindly physician standing outside his home in 'great perplexity'; his horse has died, and he has been summoned to see a critically-ill patient some ten miles away. The doctor's maid has gone to try to borrow a horse, but he is sure she will be unsuccessful. The story is introd...
  • Nice By The Parents Of The Patient
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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 leafl...
  • Best Way For Doctors
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    There were times in human history when people died in childhood by disease, in adulthood through war, or at any age through starvation. However, for much of the earth now, these problems do not threaten most people's lives. As a consequence, people are living much longer, and in old age they are dying slow deaths from cancer, lung diseases and heart diseases. For many years, doctors have taken the Hippocratic Oath, promising not to end life. During this time, the best way for doctors to support ...
  • Patients As The People
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    Imagine lying in a bed with a disease. Monitors beeping. A feeling of loneliness. Nurses run around you. You sit in your frigid cot and think that no one even knows you " re there -- unless your machine starts to go off. The doctor doesn't care if you die today or die tomorrow, just as long as he gets paid. This is the grim reality for most of the unfortunate people who have terminal illnesses. This is the way many view their time in a hospital. In the film Patch Adams, Robin Williams plays a do...
  • Different Types Of Breast Examinations Doctors
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    I believe that big breasted women should have an ultrasound in addition to their annual mammogram. But also believe that women should be more educated in breast examination options. Most women don't know that there are different types of breast exams and how important they are, big breasted women should have both and ultrasound and mammogram, and women need to know that they are in control of their body and their doctor. Most women don't know that there are different types of breast examinations...
  • Good Communication Between Doctor And Patient
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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 ...
  • Their Patients And Some Doctors
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    All humans will die. Approximately 2,155,000 people from the United States will die in one year. The patient's physician, of vital treatment that could prolong the person's life describes passive euthanasia as the intentional discontinuation of life (Wesley 3). Assisted suicide occurs when a health care worker provides a patient with tools and / or medication that will help the patient kill him or herself, without the direct intervention of the care provider. The drugs that are used that take aw...
  • Doctors And Patients
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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...
  • Doctor As A Man Of Great Knowledge
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    Analysis Of The Doctor In The CanteburyAnalysis Of The Doctor In The Canterbury Tales Analysis of the Doctor's Character Geoffrey Chaucer has created a wide variety of characters in? The Canterbury Tales? , in order to explain the status of the existing classes in the society of his own time. What makes? The Canterbury Tales? such u unique story, is the technique the author uses describing his characters. He has a great sense of humor, and it is the humor he uses as a weapon to ridicule those ch...

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