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  • Rational Decision The Doctor
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    Organizations should make their decisions in a rational manner. As we see business fall daily by the wayside we see that many are failing to act in such a manner. Much of these failures are due to poor decision making processes which can be tied to numerous factors as misplaced loyalties, greed or just plain ignorance. I will try to describe the manner in which a successful business should have its decision making processes. In any decision that one makes there is a problem at hand. Wither its s...
  • Treatment Plan For A Patient
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    An occupational therapist is a trained and licensed health care professional who can make a complete evaluation of the impact of disease on the activities of the patient at home and in work situations. Hobbies and recreational activities are considered when an assessment is made. The most generally accepted definition of occupational therapy is that it is an activity, physical or mental, that aids in a patient's recovery from disease or injury. The Occupational therapist takes a history from the...
  • Decisions Of Competent Patients
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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 a...
  • 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...
  • Medical Treatment For People With Hiv
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    AIDS caused by HIV infections through the transmission of human body liquids. It is recognized now as the most lethal virus among the world. There's no exact cure for it; drugs (medical treatments), physiotherapy, and the recent developed "Cocktail Treatment" seem to be the choices that a patient can relay on. Even though there is reports that people with HIV infected are being denied medical or surgical treatments either with security reasons or doubts. One of the most persistent controversies ...
  • Patients With Aspirin Overdose
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    Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs in history. Aspirin is used for many different reasons. People use Aspirin for its cardiovascular blood thinning properties, for its pain relieving properties and for it antipyretic properties, to name a few. Most people don't know what Aspirin is, but only what it does for their particular needs. I will attempt to describe some different aspects of Aspirin and Aspirin overdose. I will give a brief description of what Aspirin is, chemically speaking...
  • New Standard For Patients With Testicular Cancer
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    THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Following surgery, a single dose of the cancer drug is just as effective, and less toxic, than the standard three weeks of radiation therapy traditionally used to fight stage 1 semi noma, a form of testicular cancer, British researchers report. In addition, treatment with results in the development of fewer new compared with traditional radiation therapy, according to the report in the July 23 issue of The Lancet. For the past half-century, the standard care...
  • Patient With The Intern
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    Transference and counter transference is one of most important aspects of treatment between patient and practitioner. In a clinical setting we do not always have the opportunity to have consecutive treatments with the same patient and as a result may not be able to acknowledge or notice these occurrences. It is not often that I have the opportunity to see a patient on a regular basis or even twice for that matter. As a result, it is not possible for me to notice or recognize any transference tha...
  • Patient Into A Course Of Treatment
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    The case of Dr. Lowell and Mrs. Jackson revolves around a conflict between the doctor, who advocates the implementation of a particular treatment and the patient who disagrees with the doctor and wishes to do things her own way. The doctor feels that the suggested course of action is disastrous and threatens to have the patient declared mentally incompetent. The question now is whether or not the doctor is morally justified in taking action against the patient in order to implement the course of...
  • Life Of The Patient
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    Extraordinary means of treatment For many years now there have been people who center their lives on giving medical attention to sick patients in need of their care. There have also been many doctors who spend their lives developing techniques to help keep people alive as long as possible, even when the person quite possibly should have died a natural death a long time ago. Does this make what the doctor is doing wrong? Doesn't the patient deserve a chance to live the longest and fullest life th...
  • Hmo's And Other Health Plans
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    Mark Miller ENG 101 December 2, 2000 HMO Regulation Health Maintenance Organizations, or HMO's, are a very important part of the American health care system. Also referred to as managed care programs, HMO's are combinations of doctors and insurance companies that are formed into one organization. This organization provides treatment to its members at fixed costs and decides on what treatment, if any, will be given based on the patient's or doctor's current health plan. Sometimes, no treatment is...
  • Related Esld Patients With Liver Transplantation
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    How Should The Medical Field Handle Patients With Esld Caused By Alcohol Abuse In Regards To Liver Transplants How should the medical field handle patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) caused by alcohol abuse in regards to liver transplants This is the issue at hand within the writing of Alvin H. Moss and Mark Siegler, and the collective work of Carol Cohen and Martin Benjamin. Due to the scarcity of livers, the fact that they are a nonrenewable resource, and the expense of the lifesaving...
  • Process Of Treatment Refusal In Nancy's Case
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    In order for the interests of family members to be taken into account in medical decision making, I think that two principles have to be balanced. I think that patient autonomy and respect for persons have to be a part of every medical decision that an individual makes. The two principles are obviously going to come into conflict with one another in the decision making process, in which case autonomy should have more weight over the respect for persons principle. I do not agree with John Hardwig...
  • Study As The Type Of Patients
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    Critique of Immediate Versus Delayed Fluid Resuscitation for Hypotensive Patients with Penetrating Torso Injuries using the Stetler Model David Johnson Scientific Inquiry in Nursing Introduction The purpose of this paper is to utilize the Stetler model of research utilization to critique a research article pertinent to my area of specialization. The Stetler (1994) model is based on an earlier model (Stetler & Marram, 1976) for critiquing and evaluating research for its use and application of fin...
  • Ordinary And Extraordinary Medical Treatment The Court
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    EUTHANASIA A critical analysis. Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends of disagreement, advocates say euthanasia (which in Greek means "easy death") is a good, or merciful, death. Opponents of euthanasia say it is a fancy word for murder. Between the two extremes, there are various positions for and against euthanasia. One position opposes cases of "active...
  • Form Of Treatment In Some Bipolar Patients
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    Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for help. Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is a mo...
  • Medications In The Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder
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    This article is based on bipolar disorder in everyday people. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness is identified by intense and random mood swings. Most everyone effected by this illness go into relapse. This paper analyzes the research by Weisman et. al. (2002). They conducted a study on bipolar individuals, which consists of a three-element treatment. The segments include Psycho education, Communication Training, and Problem Solving. Weisman et. al. (2002) wanted to discover whether their trea...
  • Use Of Shock Therapy
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    Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT as it commonly referred to is defined as a "medical procedure in which a brief stimulant is used to induce a cerebral seizure under controlled conditions". (Webster's, 1462.) This type of therapy has evolved over many, many years. It was actually first noticed by Hippocrates, that malaria-induced convulsions seemed to calm insane patients and give them a little relief. In A.D. 47 Scribonius Larg us treated the headaches of the Roman Emperor with electric eels; th...
  • Patients And Scientists
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    Current biomedical research defines the future of patient health care. It provides us with vaccines, gene therapies, drugs, and chemo therapies. It has supplied us with a means to diagnose our diseases and it helps us watch over our unborn children. It has raised the life expectancy of someone with HIV over ten-fold. Research has freed us from the fear of polio, tetanus, and the bubonic plague. Scientific research has given us more time with our loved ones and increased our overall quality of li...
  • Used As Indicators Of The Patient Status
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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...

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