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  • 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...
  • Cancer Patients
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    Cancer patients often report psychological distress at the time of diagnosis and treatment (Del Mastro et al., 2002; Jacobsen & Holland, 1991). Patients' distress is highly correlated with the frequency of side effects from chemotherapy and radiation (Leventhal, Easterling, Coons, & Luchterhand, 1986). Studies report that up to 50% of people report lingering anxiety and depression as long as three years after completing their treatment (Redd et al., 2001). Other researchers have found that subcl...
  • Patient's Participation In Medical Research
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    Human experimentation has been in practice for centuries and it was not until recently that it has been questioned. By definition human experimentation is when a researcher deliberately induces or alters a person's physical or mental functions. Human experimentation is preformed in ways that might prove therapeutic to the patient, but for which there is as yet insufficient evidence to make this reasonably certain. It can also be preformed in ways that will not be of any conceivable benefit to th...
  • Spiritual And Social Aspects Of Loss
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    Identify the psychological and spiritual components of loss which may result from the experience of cancer and critically discuss approaches to support a patient through this experience. Once a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, he or she will experience many different feelings. One of those feelings is that of loss. Loss has many different variances. Cancer patients can feel physical loss but they can also experience psychological, social and spiritual loss as a result of a cancer diagnosi...
  • Conscious Behaviour
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    Discuss the Psychoanalytic Model of Abnormality. All theories of human behaviour that claim to be psychoanalytic in nature adhere to a number of basic claims put forward by Sigmund Freud earlier last century. In it's simplest form Psychoanalysis suggests that the conscious behaviour of any individual is in essence determined not by their conscious decisions and intentions but instead by motives and processes that operate below the level of conscious awareness. Essentially then this means that an...
  • Research And Clinical Experience
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    The Anthropology Student Crayfish tails in tarragon butter, galantine of rabbit with foie gras, oxtail in red wine, and apple tartelletes. The patient had this rich meal and complained of "liver upset" (crise de foie). Why a liver ache? I always associate indigestion with a stomach ache. In studying French culture in my Evolutionary Psychology class, I learned that when experiencing discomfort after a rich meal, the French assume their liver is the culprit. Understanding and dealing with the min...
  • Carolina's Opinion Of Dr James Marion Sims
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    Among the immortalized on the Alabama Capitol grounds is a 19th century physician known as the father of gynecology. Represented by the second of two bronze sculptures facing Dexter Avenue on the right of the marble steps, Dr. James Marion Sims invented procedures, instruments, and techniques that helped the spectrum of female diseases to become recognized as a separate field of medicine. His monument was erected in 1939 by the Alabama Medical Association. Capitol Curator Melanie Betz notes that...

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