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  • Resident Physician Stress And Burnout Resident Physicians
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    Resident Physician Stress and Burnout Resident physicians are in the most stressful stage of their medical career. Normal stress may increase to the point where it becomes abnormal stress, which is thought to achieve a critical level at some point. This abnormal stress level can then lead to burnout; burnout can lead to impairment. Both professional and personal stresses make huge demands on the resident's time. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, and as a resident physician that da...
  • Consequences Revenue Cycle Management Medical Record
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    Synopsis - Integrated solution for Revenue Cycle Management and Medical RecordsOverviewPhysician practices are being called on to do more than ever before. Today's physicians must treat more patients, document interactions more meticulously, wrangle with more complex managed care rules, keep track of an ever-expanding array of drugs, submit and track claims and pay rising malpractice insurance bills. In many cases, physicians must treat 20 percent more patients than they did five years ago to ge...
  • Pas As A Treatment Option
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    Policy on Physician Assisted Suicide St. Wilkes Medical Center, Georgetown University Washington, D.C. Submitted By Elinor Bazar & G. Konrad Brown April 11, 2000 Introduction The mission of this hospital is rooted in our emphasis on the individual, and directed toward providing the highest level of autonomy, beneficance, comfort, healing, privacy and respect for the dignity of the patient. With these as our guiding principles, we evaluated Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) as a possible treatment...
  • When A Patients Advance Directive
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    Abstract This paper presents an in-depth discussion about the issues involved in honoring a patients advance directive. Ethical considerations surrounding the issue as they relate to the nursing profession are addressed. The purpose of the paper is to express an informed position on the issue of honoring a patients advance directive and explore reasons why one may not be honored. The topic was chosen on account of personal observation and awareness in an acute care setting. The sources used to d...
  • Insurance Companies And The Patients B
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    Medical Bookkeeper Reports to: Department: Classification: Division: Date: Approved: JOB FUNCTION: This bookkeeper position is responsible for pricing of surgeries and other services provided by the physicians and also for telephone collections and patient inquiries. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Pricing: a. Obtains chart from secretary. b. Reads the operative report, applies appropriate fee schedule, posts to the batch, secures physician approval of any changes, follows through on the necessary chang...
  • Ill Cancer Patients
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    STUDY: TERMINALLY ILL CANCER PATIENTS FAVOR LEGALIZATION OF EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE 2000 SEP 19 -- (NewsRx. com) -- Patients with advanced stage cancer favor policies that allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide if pain and physical symptoms become intolerable, according to an article in the September 11, 2000, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Keith G. Wilson, PhD, from The Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa, Canada, and colleagues surveyed 70 terminally ill cance...
  • Their Patient To Medication
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    Assisted Suicide In 1997, Oregon became the only state allowing legal physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Although physician-assisted suicide has been legal in Oregon for four years, it remains highly controversial. PAS is when a doctor prescribes their patient to medication which would kill them. Patients must pass certain requirements in order to request a prescription for lethal medication. The patient must be 18 years or older, a resident of Oregon, able to make health care decisions, and diag...
  • Physician Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia Should Physicians
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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...
  • Patient Die The Physician
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    The word 'euthanasia' comes from the greek -- eu, 'good', and thanatos, 'death'. Literally, 'good death'. The dictionary describes euthanasia as 'a quiet and easy death, the means of procuring this or, the action of inducing a quiet and easy death. ' Euthanasia has a becomes a legal, medical, and ethical issue over which opinions are divided. I feel that if there is no hope for a cure for a terminally ill patient then if they want, let them out of their misery. There are two different types of e...
  • Behalf Of The Legalization Of Assisted Suicide
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    The Effects of Assisted Suicide Legalization While slowly experiencing an eventual death, the pain of a life-threatening disease is unbearable. The constant anguish of a helpless cancer patient, Richard, is driving away all sanity. As he lies there on the hospital bed near his family, Richard finally makes a grave decision. He decides to call upon a physician to end his pain. The doctor would give him medication which would lead to an inevitable death. As he knows he is going to die within a few...
  • Patient's Advance Directive
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    The Regulatory Environment October 1998 Advance Directives / Health Care Decisions The advance of modern medicine enables us to live longer and have healthier lives. Great progress has been made in conquering and preventing many serious diseases. Many challenges come with such progress. In time of serious illness or imminent death, health care providers are called upon to make wise choices about the means that are available to sustain life. Many may need to make such decisions either for themsel...
  • Mental State Of The Patients
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    Scott DeBoer DeBoer 1 9-26-2001 Physician Assisted Suicide How could someone wake up every day sick, in constant pain and feeling horrible every minute of existence This is not a good way to live from anybodies point of view. The time may come when suffering, just is not worth living. In instances such as this, taking ones own life maybe the only relief from pain. Faith and religion play a large role with the downward opinions about suicide. For example, the Christian faith believes that dying a...
  • Physician's Tale
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    Bad Medicine Before the age of television shows, movies, and the Internet people entertained one another with vibrant and exaggerated tales. Geoffrey Chaucer's, The Canterbury Tales, is a good example of this form of entertainment. The novel details the journey of a band of pilgrims, who engaged in a storytelling competition, as they travel toward the shrine of Thomas Becket. These Middle Age storytellers varied as much as the stories, and consisted of a knight, physician, monk, and many more. I...
  • 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...
  • 800 Washington Physicians About Patient Requests
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    Death with Dignity: An Argument in Favor of Physician Assisted Suicide Allow me to present you with a hypothetical situation: A patient walks into his oncologist's office at Tacoma General Hospital. His body has been ravaged by cancer and the aggressive treatments used to combat it. The patient has done everything that the doctor has suggested; chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and investigational drug therapy, and all have failed. Both doctor and patient agree that there is nothing else that can...
  • Information From His Patient
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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, b...
  • Staff To Retrieve Patient Information
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    In the past, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been in the dark ages with regards to the "paper shuffle". Patient records, clinical notes, test results, phone messages, physician orders, faxes, and many items were recorded and transmitted by paper. This process was not only costly, but very time consuming. Staff had to spend hours sorting, copying, transporting, filing, and managing records. Physicians had to take time away from patient care in order to complete all the paperwork necessar...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Physicians Acceptance Of Assisted Suicide
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    Assisted Assisted Suicide ASSISTED SUICIDE Assisted suicide has been around for a very long time. ever since man could be impaired physically or mentally. People with life treating illnesses have had to deal with law after law. Bills, laws, and proposals take a long time to put together and enforce. The political standpoint is a little on the week side. Being such a sensitive subject, politicians have to choose whether they are for it or against it. Medical insight is just as elusive as the gove...

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