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Thesis: Physician assistants are well-recognized and highly sought-after members of the
health care team who, with doctors, provide quality care to patients. In order to do that,
training, hard work, and a good education are required.
I. As history says, physician assistants have always been a much needed commodity in
A. Who came up with the idea for a physician assistant?
1. Dr. Eugene A. Stead, Jr. came up with the idea in 1965.
2. He was chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke University.
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16 November 2015
Dying With Dignity
The right to physician-assisted death is a major issue that concerns people all over the United States. Today, different types of fatal diseases can now be identified through the use of science and high-level technology. Thousands of innocent people fall victim to these different types of illnesses each year in the United States. Physician-assisted death, also known as PAD, is the practice of a physician providing a patient the means to take his or her own life through the use of a lethal prescription. If taken, this prescription can kill instantly and painlessly. (Quill) The term euthanasia should not be
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Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide
Stacy L. Free
Top of Form
PHI103: Informal Logic (ACL1248D)
Instructor: Stephen CarterBottom of Form
January 14, 2013
Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide
“To be or not to be ” the infamous question brought about by Shakespeare in his famous play called Hamlet (No Sweat Shakespeare, 2004-2013) begged Hamlet to question whether to exist or not exist. As in the play, there are people who have struggled to answer this question throughout human history. In modern times a debate has sprung regarding the sickly who are terminally ill. Although some believe that physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized because it is a moral issue that
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This paper reviews the disclosure of physician information, their report card. What does the consumer really want to know about the health care plans and the doctors that are involved in the plan? “Information technology has made it possible to assemble and adjust performance data so that physicians, hospitals, or managed care plans, can be compared on a wide variety of parameters of importance to consumers” (Sultz & Young, 2010 pg. 174). The answer to this and many other questions will be reflected in this paper.
People should be able to get information on their physician to be able to make an educated decision on which doctor that they would like to go to. Information disclosure about
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Physician Assisted Suicide
Physician assisted suicide is a very controversial subject in today's society. Physician assisted suicide is when one voluntarily makes the decision to end life due to a terminal illness. In my opinion, physician assisted suicide is not ethical because; many people feel taking of a life is morally wrong, it shows no respect for humanity, and it takes ones dignity away.
Physician assisted suicide and Euthanasia exist and neither are morally correct.
Nothing about ending one's life is ethically right. An act as such would be considered
an act od virtue ethics.
"Virtue ethics is distinct from both utilitarianism and deontology. Rather than
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Imagine yourself lying on a hospital bed. Your breathing is raged and you body is in agonizing pain. You try to move, but the pain hits you full force. You hear the door open and footsteps walking to your bed. You try to move your head, but the pain is unbearable. Thankfully the voice you hear is the voice of your doctor telling you about the progress of your illness. He greets you warmly and asks about your day, how you felt, and if there are any changes. An eerie silence falls in the room and you adjust your eyesight to see your doctor having a look of regret in his eyes. “I have the pills that you requested,” he says. He comes to your side and looks you in
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Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
Computerized Physician Order Entry
Information technology has consistently been identified as an important component of
any approach for improvement. One major improvement in healthcare would be Computerized
Physician Order Entry (CPOE). CPOE is a computer application that physicians use to place
orders electronically. This replaces the standard use of hand-written orders on an order sheet
or prescription pad. Orders entered into the system are communicated electronically to the
departments and personnel responsible for their implementation. The value of computerized
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Should Physicians Be Allowed to Assist in Patient Suicide
Ethical Issues in the Biomedical Science
PHI 352- PK
The issue of physician-assisted suicide has come to be one of the most controversial legal issues in recent history. In my opinion I think that the law is designed to lay out guidelines for the social conduct of individuals in society. Yet, within this definition there are extremes on both ends of the spectrum in which the law encompasses. The question of whether or not physicians can legally prescribe and administer lethal doses of medication to mentally competent patients who suffer from the issue of physician-assisted
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available and follow the patient’s preference regarding what should be disclosed and to whom—the patient, a designated caregiver or family member. Physicians should disclose medical information in a sensitive and respectful manner, and should assess the amount of information the patient is able to receive at a given time.
Due to an increase in tuberculosis cases in a heavily populated Latino community, many patients have been placed in isolation or quarantined. Local Latino community leaders have recently cited discrimination and violation of patients’ personal liberties. What can a physician tell the public, media and Latino members of the hospital staff about the importance of
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Military Detainees and Physician Ethics
Medical Law and Ethics
November 11, 2013
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP: I certify that I am the author. I have cited all sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for this course.
Medical Law and Ethics
Military Detainees and Physician Ethics
The article I have chosen for this paper is entitled “U.S. Military Doctors Abetted Prisoner Abuse, Study Says” and comes from the November 4, 2013 edition of the Chicago Tribune. This article caught my
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Bryan Nguyen English 102: Sec 141 01/28/09 *Final Draft*: The Journey of a Physician Therapist What would I like to become once I have finished college? There is a plethora of choices, yet one final decision can decide my future. Everyone always talks about becoming doctors, firefighters, famous actors/actresses, etc, at such a young age. I never like to be in the spotlight, so the saying â€œIf youâ€™re not a star, there is humiliation and degradationâ€ (Terkel 81) does not matter to me. As, we continue to grow over time, our experiences and personalities will change our perspective. Throughout the years, it has been an intrapersonal battle in a final decision. As of this moment, the
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Do you believe that doctor-assisted suicide should be legalized?
The debate regarding the “rightness or wrongness” of assisted suicide is an age old one. The controversy was brought to the forefront of public awareness when Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a much publicized case was prosecuted and subsequently jailed for providing material support for a terminally ill patient who wanted to end his life.
The majority of people in western societies frown upon suicide as “a permanent solution to a temporary problem”, a cop out, an incredibly selfish act, a cowardly response to some challenge, even a sin. Opinions on physician assisted suicide (PAD) however, seem to be
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The article Poll Results: Doctor’s Disruptive Behavior Disturbs Physician Leaders written by David O. Weber examines the relationship between physicians and medical staff. The American College of Physician Executives produced a survey in 2004 where approximately 1600 physician executives revealed insightful information regarding disruptive physician behaviors (Weber, 2004). The American Medical Association defines disruptive behavior as “a style of interaction with physicians, hospital personnel, patients, family members and others that interferes with patient care”. The survey’s questions make it evident that physician behavior problems are common within hospitals, large group practices
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ABSTRACT: Medical professional have long prohibited physician involvement in assisting a patient's suicide. However, despite ethical and legal prohibitions, calls for the liberalization of this ban have grown in recent years. The medical profession should articulate its views on the arguments for and against changes in public policy and decide whether changes are prudent. In addressing such a contentious issue, physicians, policymakers, and society must fully consider the needs of patients, the vulnerability of particular patient groups, issues of trust and professionalism, and the complexities of end-of-life health care. Physician-assisted suicide is prominent among the issues that define
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Emotional and Psychological
Effects of Physician-Assisted
Suicide and Euthanasia on
Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr., M.D., FACR*
Abstract: This is a review and evaluation of medical and public literature
regarding the reported emotional and psychological effects of participation
in physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia on the involved
Materials and Methods: Articles in medical journals, legislative investigations
and the public press were obtained and reviewed to determine
what has been reported regarding the effects on physicians who have
been personally involved in PAS and euthanasia.
Results and Discussion: The physician is
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Physician Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia: Shouldn't We Have That Choice?
Everest University Online – Tampa/Brandon
Physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia has been a heated debate amongst many people and physicians since the 5th century. Most people do not think about their death or how and when they would like to die, if they were terminally ill. Until people start speaking up about their wishes about how and when they want to die, they will continue to slowly fade away and be in pain during that process. There really needs to be someone to step up and finish where Dr. Kevorkian was forced to stop helping people. There are hundreds, if not thousands of people that die every single
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wishes and involuntary euthanasia where the individual concerned does not know
about the decision and has not approved it in advance. I will be dealing
specifically with the concept of voluntary euthanasia, for it seems intuitive
that involuntary euthanasia is not only illegal but also profoundly immoral.
Opponents arguments against euthanasia which fail to substantiate their claims,
many proponents arguments highlighted by the right to autonomy, and empirical
examples of legalized euthanasia all prove the moral legitimacy of physician-
Opponents of euthanasia generally point to three main arguments which I
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Should Physician Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?Physician assisted suicide, or enabling terminally ill patients to die, is a rather controversial topic that not only delves into humanitarian issues, but also financial and legal sides. . Through this research, I intend to prove that assisted suicide would have adverse effects if legalized. Not only would the physicians have the power to suggest this option, but they could also ignore alternative solutions. The physician may also ignore or misunderstand patient ambivalence, and even put to death patients who have not requested it What is the historical background of assisted suicide? Should physician assisted suicide be legalized? Would
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Zinc oxide-eugenol cements are considerably better tolerated by tissue than other dental materials. As they alleviate pain and are bacteriostatic and antiseptic, they are well tolerated by patients. The cements are good insulators and possess better sealing properties than zinc phosphate cements. Because of their poor mechanic properties, the conventional zinc oxide-eugenol cements are mainly used as temporary fixing contents and filling materials, for gingival dressings and together with filling materials as impression materials. Recently, reinforced zinc oxide-eugenol cements and cements containing ethoxy benzoic acid (EBA) have been developed. These new cements have considerably
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Technology and Health Care Paper
The product that I chose to use is the virtual physician visit. This visit would be structured to finance standard care for any patient with trivial sicknesses.Patients would be able to log onto a specified website where they would be able to openly communicate with a physician. After logging in and connecting with a physician, the patient would be able to communicate the symptoms that they are experiencing to the physician via instant messaging or leaving an email and waiting until a physician can respond to their concerns. This will allow the physician to make a diagnosis and send a prescription to the patient’s pharmacy if needed or provide the
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and may cause us to have to make some difficult decisions to want ease the patient from suffering. There are ethical issues surround anything that is done in the medical field, particularly concerning the treatment and voluntary euthanasia of a patient that is dying. There are strong controversy whether voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, of a patient that is dying, is morally right or wrong. Should it be up to the patient and their family to make the decision for end-of life care? The choice for end of life a mission for many individuals, “the nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that individuals are, ultimately, the best judges and guardians of their own
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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 diagnosed with a terminal illness that would lead to death within six months. After meeting these requirements patients are able to request a prescription for lethal medication from a licensed Oregon
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Computerized physician order entry
HCS 533: Health Information System
Professor: CHONG DALEIDEN
Computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
The computerized physician order entry also referred to as computerized provider order entry is an information structure utilized in many hospitals whereby physicians enter the medical practitioner instructions for the treatment of patients electronically (Yazer, 2013). The entered orders are communicated via a network of computers to the departments such as laboratories, pharmacy or radiology or to the medical staff that is responsible to fulfill the order. In this technology, a physician requests a service to be given to
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Week 2 Assignment – EMR Speech
University of Phoenix
Electronic Medical Records
Hello everyone, I am here today to talk about Electronic Medical Records (EMR). You may be asking yourself, what is an EMR? It is a digital version of a paper medical record that a physician keeps on an individual. They can only be seen by the physician and the staff of a single facility (Rouse, 2011). Eventually every practice, hospital, healthcare facility in the United States will be using Electronic Medical Records to keep track of a patient’s information. These facilities will still need to keep a paper record of a patient’s information for
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Originally, the term "physician assisted suicide" meant the provision by a physician of the means of which a suffering, terminally ill patient could initiate his or her death. The "euthanasia" means the killing of a terminally ill person to end his or her suffering. Now, by practice, the term "physician assisted suicide" has been expanded in meaning to include the administration of a lethal substance by a physician to a suffering patient-a form of euthanasia. Thus, physician assisted suicide can now be defined as any action taken by a physician to provide death to a patient.
Many people argue that the decision to kill oneself is a private choice which society has no right
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consent and not encouraged or forced by any medical staff member. The patient should also be in right mind before consenting to any procedure. If the patient is under the influence of medication, the consent will have to be given to the next of kin.
The physician is responsible for providing all details of the procedure and treatment that will occur to the patient. This conversation should also be noted in the patient’s medical record. The physician has the right to assign another staff member to obtain the informed consent form, but only if the physician has performed the requirements needed.
When consent is needed from other family members, the physician is required to provide the
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. It is
Crucial to have a patient-physician awareness and understanding of each other and their cultures.
Building a relationship between a patient-physician is a trust factor that cannot be ignored.
When trust is developed the patient mainly complies with the medical treatment and health is
improved. Patients have a more open communication with their physician because of this trust
and are able to open up and supply the physician with more workable knowledge that the
physician can work with for the patient’s treatment, relating to health issues. “Without trust
patients may not access services at all, let alone disclose medically important information”
(Rowe & Calnan, February
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The progress of EHR adoption and efforts in Washington state has exceeded the amount needed for participation for incentive payments that are given to participating states. The national average is 78% for physicians who have choose any EHR adoption measure. Compared to the national average of 81% of Washington state physician practices that have implemented. More specifically however, only 61% physician practices have adopted a basic EHR system and 56 % of primary care physicians have done so. This is a stark contrast of the national average of 48% physician practices and 53% primary care physician practices who have carried out this program.
In an effort to increase adoption, the
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profitability and financial progress. This situation and possible alternatives were analyzed to develop a recommendation of how DHC can keep their patients and continue to achieve its service and profitability objectives.
B. Alternative Identification
There have been many options in consideration regarding how to meet the patients needs more efficiently to prevent them from leaving DHC and moving to the new facility as well as attaining their profitability. The two main alternatives that can be analyzed are:
1. Extend operating hours
2. Provide gynecology services
1. For a second physician to be hired
2. Build long
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help individuals to cover their medical expenses which leads to increment in the demand for physicians
ii) Medical and insurance facilities
According to NY Times dated, November 2014, the cost of coverage under affordable care act increased, therefore it will affect the demand for physician, and this will decline as people will end up paying more compared to what they use to do.
iii) Resources and technology available
The rate of resources and technology advancement keeps on changing. The innovation of new technologies in the health department will led to higher demand for physicians for example more innovations in fertility technology and gene therapies. On the other hand, new
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became effective on January 1, 1992 (Taromina, 2013, p. 83). It prohibited a physician from referring a patient to a clinical laboratory with which they, or an immediate family member, had a financial relationship.
The second phase became effective on January 4, 2001 (Taromina, 2013, p. 83). Stark II applied the already-enacted laws to Medicare and Medicaid patients, and extended the restrictions to include additional designated health services (DHS): physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, radiology services, radiation therapy, durable medical equipment and supplies, parenteral and enteral nutrients, equipment, and supplies, prosthetics, orthotics, and prosthetic devices and
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Law and Health Care System Administration
Fall Quarter 2013
HSA 515: Health Care Policy, Law, and Ethics
Law and Health Care System Administration
1. Justify your position about the importance of the physician-patient and hospital-patient relationships.
In the typical physician-patient relationship, the physician agrees to diagnose and treat the patient in accordance with the standards of acceptable medical practice and to continue to do so until the natural termination of the relationship (Showalter, 2012). Once the compensation for services are rendered, it is the physician’s responsibility to conduct a medical
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in section 301.002. Thus, by signing prescriptions for the physician the nurse went beyond her scope of practice. The ANA states, “When acting within one's role as a professional, the nurse recognizes and maintains boundaries that establish appropriate limits to relationships."
Nurses must also abide by a code of ethics which can be found at the ANA website. Provision four states “the nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum care” (ANA code of ethics -2001). This means that the nurse is responsible for determining which tasks are appropriate. Even if the
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Ethical and Moral Issues in Business
March 18, 2011
Professor Laura Brodkey-Scott
Ethical and Moral Issues in Business
When it comes to understanding the concepts of ethics and morality it can easily become confusing to many. It is perceived as personal values and systematic beliefs. We all struggle with the image of what is right and what is wrong however, when it comes to ethics imposes as to how one applies these values of right and wrong in some sort of an organizational setting like businesses, academically or legally. (Degeorge, 2010) An example; a nurse and a well respected Physician both work in the ER department and are good acquaintances. The
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The year is 1959, and Mr. Scott has had a migraine headache for the past few weeks and so he drives to the local Potsdam Hospital. The poignant antiseptic smell fills his nostrils as he steps unto the polished hospital floor but what catches his eye is the large number of people waiting in the lounge. Mr. Scott patiently stands behind the long line of people to sign the needed forms to be seen by the physician. An hour and a half passes, and it is finally his turn to see the receptionist. He looks at the woman behind the counter in the bright white uniform and asks, “Is it always like this?” The woman replies in a weary but irritated tone “It was not this hectic until Dr. Johnson and Dr
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November 13, 2012
This paper will examine the internal and external factors that have had an effect on shaping and defining an organization that I previously worked for. It will also examine how the need for additional accountability has affected the behavior of the organization.
One of internals factors that has affected on our organization was communication. Since we were a small company (one physician and four employees), good communication was key. We had to keep relationships open and strong. We depended on our monthly meetings, training literature and the reviewing of policies to keep us current on issues and
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Right To DieWeek 11Ken WinklerGE217February 25, 2012Steve Ryan |
This paper will discuss the topic of the right to die for people who are terminally ill. The issue is physician assisted suicide and should individuals have the right to decide for themselves that they want to have their life terminated. There are no laws against a person taking their own life but a terminally ill person would need the help of a physician to take their life, and that is legal in only 3 states (wrtl.org, 2011). The right to assisted suicide is legal in several countries including the Netherlands Belgium, and Luxemburg. Current state laws are varied but in 34 states there are laws that explicitly make it
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To many critics, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story about a symbol. Wallpaper, a furnishing associated with domesticity, is used to represent the cultural pattern of male dominance and female submission that circumscribes the Narrator’s mental freedom. Just as the wallpaper with its imprisoning pattern literally surround the Narrator, the course of rest and quiet prescribed by her physician/husband comes to repress her body and mind. Though the Narrator’s body remains trapped – forced to creep – by the house and the wallpaper; her mind frees itself, first through her journal and then by succumbing to insanity and delusion. The irony that insanity was the thing which her
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8 November 2015
Physician assisted suicide (PAS) or physician assisted death (PAD) is a physician providing medication or other sorts of treatment/interventions with the knowledge and understanding that the patient intends to use these medications in order to end their life. Arguments for and against physician assisted suicide or death have shown to be both very strong. Although at times the issues brought up may seem to be old or very similar and even repetitive, new ideas and concerns constantly are emerging. Many states throughout the United States of America have continuously tried to legalize it, and Oregon, Washington, Montana
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When the topic of death arises many people like to avoid the discussion, hence the number of people that don’t preplan their funeral and death plans. Regardless of whether we want to plan or not death is always 100% sure when its time. No human being has lived forever and for humans death is a part of life. Death comes in many different forms, but in the end all of these different forms still lead to only one thing death. Ethically there are two topics that always get everyone talking and is always a hot topic of debate. These two things are the ethical issues between natural death and physician-assisted death. These two forms of death both have
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1. Physician Users Authorized
* The system will allow authorized login input
* The system will allow physician order medicine
* System will allow physician search for medicine
* The system navigates to correct patient.
* The system will allow search the medicine in ABC’s order
* The system will allow verification of doses based on age & weight
* The system check for allergies & contra-indications
* The system check medicine in stock
* The system send over to pharmacy
* The system alert the pharmacy with medicine order
* The system will allows approval from Pharmacist for
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Physician Assisted Suicide â€“ Death with Dignity
Citizens of the United States are entitled to many rights and freedoms. Although this is true, currently in the United States, people dying of from a terminal disease do not have many rights. These people do not have a right to end their own pain and suffering. These people do not have a right to remain in charge of their own life. These people do not have the right to remain independent without needing someone else for everything imaginable. These people do not have a right to spare their families additional emotional and financial distress. These people should be entitled to make their own decisions and die with dignity if they
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Assignment: Communication Opinion Paper
Student: Misty Applin
Course: HCS 320 Health Care Communication Strategies
Due Date: March 25, 2013
Instructor: Terri DeWees
* It is crucial for health care professional to be able communicate effectively between in the patients and providers (physician) in health care. The reason for effective communication between both the patients, and the doctors can mean the difference between life and death. Without the proper communication skills, the patient could receive the wrong diagnosis from the physician. When the
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PATIENT-CENTERED CARE 1
Patient-Centered Model in Primary Care
It was 8 years ago that I lost my father suddenly to Coronary Artery Disease, so when my mother began to complain recently to me about mild shortness of breath, fatigue, and indigestion I took it very seriously. I immediately performed a nursing assessment. She did not appear in apparent distress and her vital signs were stable, so I opted to take her to the primary care physician rather than the ER. I believe this was in the best interest of my mother. Not only were her physical complaints addressed, but also the emotional affect that heart disease has on our family. Stewart (as cited in Hart, 2010, p.8) states that
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In this article investigators describe the problems of extended wait periods for research subjects. The investigators describe the outcome of adding a CRC-based (clinical research center) advanced practical nurse (APN) to the research facilitation team.
The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) was created in 2006 by the National Center of Research Resources in an effort to improve the health of humans through clinical translational research (Schramp, Holtcamp, Phillips, Johnson, & Hoff, 2010).
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the time taken for standardized study visits requiring the services of a physician
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. The law “requires LPNs to practice under the direction of a registered professional nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, dentist, physician assistant, specialist assistant, podiatrist, or midwife” (Office of the Professions, n.d.). Jerry is aware of the rules and regulations concerning prescriptions and should not be intimidated by a pushy patient. Rules and laws are in place to protect both patients from injury and health care workers from malpractice.
The law covers all medications because a patient can have an adverse reaction to even a common medication which is why all prescriptions must be ordered by licensed professionals. It does not matter whether the patient requests a
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Joseph has recently lost 15 pounds at the advice of his primary care physician. His body mass index (BMI) is 24.0, meaning he is at an ideal body weight for his height of 71 inches. His physician also advised him to remove as much sodium from his diet as possible due to increasing blood pressure readings and his cardiac history. According to Joseph, his last blood pressure reading was 152/92 (J. Barbera, personal communication, March 12, 2013). He states the only pain he experiences is in his calves if he walks too far. He does not exercise regularly and he has recently lessened the amount of time he spends gardening. He states he does feel safe at home and since his wife is becoming more
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Assisted Suicide (Euthanasia)
There probably isn’t one person that can say that they haven’t watched somebody they love in some way suffer from and ultimately die from some sort of unfortunate disease. Assisted suicide is a very controversial topic in the United States. Physician assisted suicide is defined as suicide committed by a terminally ill person with help from another person. This subject causes many controversies of ethical and moral issues. Some of these issues are that it violates the doctors Hippocratic Oath, suicide is ruled wrong in many religions, and some even say it degrades the value of human life. However, physician assisted suicide should be legalized because it
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America is a country that allows its citizens to enjoy an abundance of liberties including the right to make many of their own decisions. The United States military stands guard to protect each member's right to personal freedom guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The United States Government has very little to say when it comes to a person’s choices about their life. Americans make decisions for themselves about pregnancies, jobs, education and marital status. It is surprising that among all of the liberty and freedom, one topic that seems to continue to draw controversy and government intervention is physician-assisted suicides. Physician-assisted suicides should be legalized
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Suicide and Euthanasia
Addressing the legalization of physician assisted suicide is complex. We really need to remove the term “suicide” and replace it with euthanasia. By doing so, it redirects the culpability of the physician. Why should it be considered a humane practice in regards to animals, but considered inhumane when practiced on individuals? It is imperative to note patient directed suicide is often the underlying factor in the exploration of Euthanasia. Their Hippocratic Oath prevents physicians from openly discussing the possibilities of euthanasia with terminally ill or disabled patients (physically or mentally), after all treatments have been explored.