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The Medical Transcriptionist and Medical Record Privacy - In today’s age of electronics and gadgets it is harder than ever to keep medical records private especially when you work from home. It is very important that medical transcriptionists take care of the information they work with as top secret, and guard it from anyone not permitted to have this information. We cannot talk about our day at work like most people, we cannot even share amusing stories at a dinner party or at girls night out. As a medical transcriptionist, it is very important that we keep a high level of ethics for both professional and legal reasons....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Medical Marijuana: A not so new form of medical treatment - Marijuana usage for the purpose of medical treatment has been a debated issue in many states and Countries around the world. The United Kingdom and Canada have both adopted laws that are directed at protecting patients and doctors from prosecution due to possession and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Australia has passed laws, but has not put them into effect, and the United States has not made any allowances, leaving marijuana in the same category with other illegal drugs and allowing for prosecution if a person is found to be growing, possessing or using marijuana, regardless of the reasons....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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A Medical Revolution - In the spring of 1918, the first wave of one of the deadliest influenza pandemics began plaguing its victims (Peters, ix). Over the span of three lethal waves, the pandemic claimed approximately forty million victims, eradicating nearly twenty percent of the entire world’s population, or about one out of five individuals (Peters, ix). To make matters more dire, the ill-suited medical community was exceptionally unprepared for such a wide-scale pandemic: Doctors had very basic tools, knew little about diseases, and had no experience with vaccinations or prevention (Peters, 1-5; “The 1920s: Medicine and Health: Overview”, n.p.)....   [tags: Medical History ]
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The Evolution of Law of Medical Negligence - That the negligence is a relatively new legal concept is evident in that it was in 1883 when the foundation of negligence law was laid in Heaven v Pender (1,2), and only as late as in 1932 were all of its essential components came into definitive and widely acceptable shape in decision of the famous case of Donoghue v Stevenson (2, 3). Ever since then, the legal responsibilities embedded in and the scope and categories of negligence have been so constantly evolving and being expanded, that it is hardly to be overlooked that its relevancy and application to medical malpractice have assumed a significant role in modern medico-legal issues and centred on the debate....   [tags: Medical Negligence]
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What is a Medical Library? - The question arises what is a medical library. When the students are going to college for the first time, they are choosing to learn about becoming a Licensed Practice Nurse, Register Nurse, Physicians in all fields of medicine. During the course material the students are using in college, will show and teach them what a medical library is. With the website of National Library of medicine has article on bibliographic data for journal writing, book, the library has audio visuals aid. Then the library has computer software, electronic resources and other valuable information on any medical field the students needs....   [tags: Medical Technology]
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A Look Into the Medical Profession - 1. Introduction I’m interested in becoming a doctor. I’m not sure what type of doctor, but I hope that this project will help me decide. 2. The History and Development of Medicine There were many developments in ancient medicine due to the fact that people get injured and get diseases. In prehistoric times, people used herbs as healing agents. When tribes were formed and the caste system enacted, there were shamans or apothecaries who were the healers. In 700 B.C., there was a medical school in Cnidus that is the first known Greek medical school that started the idea of observing patients....   [tags: Medical Field]
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Technology in the Modern Medical Office - A small medical office of four doctors and support staff decides they want to set up a wireless LAN to let them to take their laptops with them from room to room for real-time data entry on patient records. The doctors know they need to comply with HIPPA controls over patient records and are concerned that a Wi-Fi LAN could compromise security. The intent of this paper is to offer advice to the medical office manager about the implementation of a Wi-Fi access point for their network. I will cover the elements needed within a policy, and the development of a high-level standard that will address the considerations for implementing Wi-Fi under HIPPA security rule constraints....   [tags: Medical Technology] 1725 words
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Exploring Medical Coding and Billing - Exploring Medical Coding and Billing When I was younger I use to pretend to be a doctor or nurse. It was always fun to go around and check to see who had a heart beat, who was bleeding, and who was hurt. I knew that I wanted a career in the medical field, but was unsure if I really wanted to be a doctor or a nurse. I thought the only career was to be a doctor or nurse. Of course, the medical profession is larger than that. It includes office staff, EMT’s, nurses, physician assistants, and several other kinds of physicians....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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The Role of Medical Anthropology - This paper seeks to show the inter-relationship of bio- medical professionals such as doctors and nurses in comparison with medical anthropologists and try to show their relevancy in the healthcare system and their collaboration in inter-professionalism. Medical anthropology is an advancing sub-discipline of anthropology. Medical anthropology is intended to provide a framework, which should enable students to identify and analyze social, cultural, behavioural and environmental factors in relation to health and disease/illness in any given society....   [tags: Medical Anthropology] 940 words
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Electronic Medical Records and Charting - Electronic Medical Records and Charting Today’s healthcare is changing, and more hospitals are commencing to go paperless using computers for both medical records and charting. Computers are widely accepted, in personal and professional settings. It is an essential requirement for computer literacy. Numerous advances in technology during the past decade require that nurses not only be knowledgeable in nursing skills but also to become educated in computer technology. While electronic medical records (EMR’s) and charting can be an effective time management tool, some questions have been asked on how exactly this will impact the role and process of nursing, and the ultimate effects on patie...   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Medical Ethics in Drug Trials - Medical Ethics in Drug Trials Thousands of people voluntarily enroll in clinical drug trials every year. They are putting their health and safety at risk by participating in a drug trial. One would think they would be doing this to promote medical advancement, but in all actuality, it is for the high dollar amounts they receive for compensation. People that frequently enroll in drug trials are often called “guinea pigs.” The monetary amount people are paid can go as high seventy-five hundred dollars....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Medical Malpractice and Tort Systems - Health care organizations, particularly hospitals, currently face numerous legal issues, several of which will be examined in this paper. The first issue to be examined is medical malpractice and the tort system. The medical malpractice and tort system makes up one of the major legal issues encountered by hospitals and health systems. Showalter (2012) states that with the decline of charitable immunity in the 1970s, healthcare was one of the areas impacted by personal injury law and was held liable for negligent acts....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Haven’t you always been fascinated that something our government restricts and makes illegal could in fact save and help many people who suffer and are in need of help for medical reasons such as cancer patients, aids patients, and those who suffer from depression. How can something be illegal if it helps 7.6 million people who approximately die just from cancer on a yearly basis’s. 23.5 million Americans that are affected from an auto immune disease. Auto immune disease’s is when the body starts to destroy itself; it’s also the leading cause of death as well as disability....   [tags: Medical Marijuana ]
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De-regulate the Medical Profession - De-regulate the medical profession. The government has to many regulations on who can do what in medicine. Someone who is a 3rd year medical student can perform surgery and medical task and a nurse with 30 years of experience can’t. We live in a county with more than 300 million people and only have 600,000 doctors, that’s 500 patients for every doctor. There are many potential students who can make it through medical school but cannot afford it, or a family crisis. Over 95% of forms are rejected and its true we want the most proficient team of medical students but in a health care crisis like we have we have to take our chances....   [tags: medical profession, ] 729 words
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Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare - Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare As I sat listening silently outside the hospital room, there lay an elderly man, clad in his hospital gown, crying in pain as he battles his severe kidney cancer. His daughter nervously paces around the room, as she is faced with a decision of whether to go with the doctor’s choice of giving her father the prescription of medical marijuana for treatment. The doctor enters the room, asking for the decision, so he can start treatment. The daughter struggling with the decision between using a substance abusing drug to help lessen her father’s pain, or request some other potent drugs with harmful side effects....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 2413 words
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Companies and Technology in the Medical Field - In United States medical care, the instrumentation and supply industry forms a focal unit in ensuring that the field is well equipped to deal with the ever growing medical requirements for both, the people living in and out of the country. Medical device companies produce a massive amount of products used for diagnosing and treating ailments. These incorporate surgical and professional medical instruments, electromedical, and also electrotherapeutic apparatuses, precise appliances and materials, ophthalmic goods, and clinical equipment (Scannell 2004)....   [tags: medical care, accuracy inc, medical devices ]
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Novatek Medical Data Systems - Novatek Medical Data Systems Executive Summary Novatek Medical Data Systems is a leading provider of state of the art solutions to healthcare facilities helping save patient lives and providing a better working environment. It meets healthcare technology challenges in Patient management, Cognitive Assessment, Ambulance Trauma management, Anesthesiology, Disease Control, Clinical Assay management, Organ Donors and Tissue management. Novatek applications substantially improve patient care, enhance healthcare processes, while drastically decreasing the costs....   [tags: Medical Science] 1149 words
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Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very controversial and obtrusive issue in our society today. Although many have made malicious remarks about it in the past, and even still in the present, the truth and beneficial facts of marijuana are finally resurfacing. Unfortunately, our society has become a very critical crowd towards the legalization of marijuana due to the stereotypical view of the kind of people who are considered “pot smokers”. This contorted perception of a lazy and unmotivated America is the logic behind keeping marijuana unattainable to our citizens....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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Advances in Medical Science - New long-term painkiller: The scientists are working on a new painkiller, which will be very useful in daily life for everyone. It is a painkiller which will work for almost a week. It is discovered by the combination of saxitoxin with liposomes. Saxitoxin blocks sodium ion channels on the nerve cells and can prevent the transmission of action potentials. Liposomes are some particles that dissolve real slowly which helps the distribution of drug slowly so that its effect can last long. The news caught my eye because; if this painkiller comes in the market it will be revolutionary development in medical science....   [tags: Medical Science] 684 words
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The Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes - ... Roughly three million people in the United States suffer from glaucoma and the disease has actually impaired two million of those people. Glaucoma is the number one cause of blindness in the United States. Smoked marijuana does have properties that lower high internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP), alleviating the pain and slowing, sometimes stopping the damage to the eyes. Just as important of a medical issue as glaucoma, More than 300,000 Americans have multiple sclerosis, in which the body attacks myelin, the sheath that insulates nerve fibers....   [tags: medical conditions, treatment] 2163 words
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My Experience Working as a Medical Student in Selayang Hospital, Malaysia - My decision to do elective in my country, Malaysia during last summer is indeed a wise choice. In addition, I need to go back to Malaysian to serve the government for ten years after I graduated. This elective has opened my eyes and give me a flavour about Malaysia’s health system in general and what to expect about the local working environment. Aims The main aim of the elective is to find the differences between Malaysia’s and British health systems particularly in terms of public health, patient education, health staff, health service that could be offered to the multicultural population both in the urban and rural area....   [tags: medical] 1059 words
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The Current Status of Medical Marijuana - In the year 2008, Michigan voted in the use of marijuana for medical purposes. I will be exploring two papers, the first is Prohibition Works: Keeping Marijuana Illegal, the second is Legalization of Marijuana. In the paper Prohibition Works the author discusses numerous reasons marijuana should be kept illegal, and the second paper Legalization of Marijuana the author makes many valid points on why marijuana should be legalized for medical use. Michigan now joins 15 other states that have passed laws for consumption of marijuana for medical purposes....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]
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The Medical Field: Crimes by Physicians - Introduction Laws are important in the society for they govern individuals to live in peace and harmony with other individuals. Laws not only control and regulate the behavior of people, but also guide how various professions conduct carry out their duties tasks. Coupled with these is the code of ethics in different professions that guide them on how to conduct themselves on various issues. This paper will attempt to analyze some of the matters that pertain to criminal activities by doctors and as well how some of the criminal activities are dealt with by various state medical boards....   [tags: medical procedures, hiv positive]
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Taking a Look at Medical Anthropology - Medical anthropology addresses the symbolic, narrative, and ethical dimension of healing, medicine and medical technology in many different ways. One way they address these dimensions is by exploring how local and international communities view wellness, illness, disease and healing through different perspectives. Their goal is to examine how communities are able to function individually as well as look for themes within the structure and systems of different communities between various cultures....   [tags: medical treatment within a community] 620 words
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Medical Errors in Healthcare System - Background It is shocking to know that every year 98000 patients die from medical errors that can be prevented(Kohn, L. T., Corrigan, J. M., & Donaldson, M. S. (Eds.), 2000). Medical errors are not a new issue in our healthcare system; these have been around for a long time. Hospitals have been trying to improve quality care and patients safety by implementing different strategies to prevent and reduce medical errors for past thirty years. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in America (Allen, 2013)....   [tags: Medical Errors Essays]
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Medical Information Systems in Malaysia - INTRODUCTION Many countries have established national initiatives to implement integrated medical information system to improve nation’s healthcare system and to ensure patients with quality and efficiency of health care services, and Malaysia is no exception. According to Ching et al (2012) the rapid changes in the medical environment have greatly accelerated and increased hospitals’ demand for the quality and quantity of information processing. In Malaysia currently, the Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has announced that the government hospitals nationwide will be able to serve patients faster by 2015 when medical records are accessible online....   [tags: Intergrated Medical Information Systems]
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The Status of Medical Marijuana - Medical Marijuana is a growing legalization movement throughout the United States consisting of 16 states and the Washington D.C area. This movement has grown immensely as a hot topic issue since 1996, when it began in California. The main issue behind Medical Marijuana results mainly from an ethical standpoint, yet this essay will refrain from discussing any morality and will strictly be structured through factual information. Arizona recently passed Proposition 203, also known as Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), on November 2, 2010 as an initial measure to decriminalize marijuana for those with chronic and debilitating illnesses as defined in the Act....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]
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Medical Marijuana is the Future - How long does it have to take for Indiana to recognize that marijuana is the furture of medicine. For years marijuana has been referred to as a bad drug but just recently people are now understanding that marijuana has so many uses towards medicine. That is why 20 states (including Washington D.C) have legalized medical marijuana in their states. So why hasn’t Indiana legalize medical marijuana. Well there are three reason that could change Indiana’s mind. Medical marijuana should be legalized in the state of Indiana: it has proven to kill a portion of cancer, Indiana could charge tax on it, and marijuana is safer than alcohol and tobacco combined together....   [tags: drugs, tobacco, medical marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - The cannabis plant is most commonly referred to as marijuana. The United States views marijuana as an illegal substance within its borders. This law seems simple, but a huge curveball has been thrown the government’s way: medical marijuana. Numerous clinical trials and studies are beginning to show a more benevolent side to the “drug” previously thought to produce nothing more than invalids. The federal government should legalize the use of medical marijuana because it does not inflict the harm critics claim, it possesses known medical qualities, and it can generate billions of dollars for the economy....   [tags: Legalization of Medical Marijuana]
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana would have been helpful to my family-if it had been legalized in the state of Nebraska. Why is marijuana not legal in the state of Nebraska if it has been proven to help others in other states. The benefits of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes outweigh the cons. Many other states have recognised the benefits of legalizing medicinal marijuana. Marijuana has been proven to help conditions such as cancer, seizures and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (A.D.H.D). Medical Marijuana is also proven to be safer than the use of prescription drugs....   [tags: Legalizing Medical Marijuana ]
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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal - On July 8th, 2011 “"...in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that [marijuana] has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis...” (procon.org). The debate about medicinal marijuana has occurred for years in the United States. Though research provides substantial evidence that marijuana is medically significant, the federal government seems to turn a blind eye....   [tags: Arguments for Medical Marijuana]
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Medical Marijuana Should be Legalized - Medical marijuana is a controversy in today’s society. Currently the community is divided on the issue. Questions are constantly being thrown around such as “How does it affect the body?” and “What good does it do for a person?” Researchers have tried to answer these questions with studies and they have shown how positive medical marijuana can be. If something can benefit an individual why not use it for the sick in an attempt to find a better drug for those who really need it. Medical use of marijuana should be legal all across the United States because of all the good it can do for a person’s overall health and the fact that everyone deserves all possible methods of treatment when they ar...   [tags: Benefits of Medical Marijuana]
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Diagnosis Of Medical Conditions: Ultrasound - A very important reason for the New Zealand Medical Journal to consider nominating Ultrasound as the most important piece of medical equipment used today is because of its medical use in Fetal Echocardiography. When 3D ultrasound is used there are 3 steps that should be considered separately; volume acquisition, Glass-body with colour Doppler and Rendering. Firstly, 3D volume acquisition is a key technique that uses ultrasound when examining the fetal heart. This technique contains digital information of the cardiac structures and their spatial arrangement; therefore cross-sectional views can be obtained at any desired orientation, direction and depth....   [tags: medical equipment, surgery] 655 words
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Positive Effects of Medical Marjuana - Marijuana is not as harmful as a lot of people think. In Colorado medical marijuana saved a little girls life. Charlotte Figi, 5, had 300 grand mal seizures a week. Only 5 years old and she could not walk, talk or eat. Her father, Matt, gave up his career and searched for a way to help his little girl. After trying every type of medication he could, he finally found a way to help his daughter. He came across a video of a little boy from California. The little boy had been treated with medical marijuana and started showing positive reactions....   [tags: legalizing, government, medical, marjuana] 2303 words
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The Ethical Roles of the Government in Medical Practice - The ethical roles of the government as it pertains to the rights of medical practice are a slippery slope. One may argue “How can the government make decisions based solely upon the best interest of itself”. With this being focused mostly in regards to it’s stances on abortion and the rights of doctors to make ethical and moral decisions on whether or not they want to practice abortions in their clinic. While bearing in mind ethical values relating to medical practices, the role of conscience is extremely substantial....   [tags: Medical Ethics] 1564 words
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CCSVI Medical Tourism in Canada - The heightened popularity of CCSVI treatments for MS patients is increasing in spite of the many ethical issues presented by it. As such, the Canadian government has a moral obligation to consider the implications brought on to Canadians seeking this treatment as well as the rest of its’ public. In this paper I will argue that due to increased media attention, multiple stakeholder desires, and different future health repercussions; the Canadian government needs to find some sort of regulatory measures to increase the ethical obligations warranted in such an experimental procedure while still maintaining the agency of its public....   [tags: Medical Tourism in Canada]
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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal? - Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that is mainly used as an illicit drug and for medicinal purposes. It I said to be the most commonly used drug worldwide today. Its legalization has been a topic of contention among many with both sides giving strong reasons about their stand. Due to its psychoactive effect, the drug has been legalized in many nations except for a few who have legalized it for medicinal purposes. The question is should medicinal marijuana be legalized. Yes, medicinal marijuana should be legalized in order to save lives that are being lost, yet something can be done....   [tags: medical conditions, pain relief]
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Patient Education and Medical Ethics - It is understandable a family member of someone who needs a feeding tube would be scared and apprehensive of this procedure. There are fears associated with placing a feeding tube including malnutrition causing the patient to starve; however, it is the healthcare provider’s responsibility to thoroughly explain the procedure and its benefits to the family. A large aspect of the nursing profession is being an advocate for the patient and explaining to the family that certain procedures are important for the benefit of their health....   [tags: Medical Ethics Essay] 1457 words
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Medical Practices in Third World Countries - The Global Health Council, in its article Infectious Diseases cites “poverty, lack of access to health care, antibiotic resistance, evolving human migration patterns, new infectious agents, and changing environmental and developmental activities” as the contributing agents of the widespread of disease within third-world nation. While these agents are unquestionable in their own right, one more agent – that can possibly be derived from the above agents – needs to be added to their ranks. This agent is the lack of faith in western medical system within third-world nations....   [tags: Medical Practice] 1079 words
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GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATION IN DIGITAL MEDICAL IMAGES - ABSTRACT One of the important areas in information technology is computer graphics. The use of computer graphics is very important because it can help users in daily work efficiently and properly (Yuwaldi, 2000). Among the most important in the field of computer graphics is geometric transformation. With the process of geometric transformation, an object can be manipulated (Yaglom, 2009). Examples of object manipulation in computer graphics are translation, rotation, reflection and scaling. An object can be manipulated in accordance with the requirements of users such as object rotation on normal images like JPEG and bitmap....   [tags: Medical Science] 1997 words
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Different Physician Specialties in the Medical Field - Becoming a physician can be only the first step in a gratifying medical career, but many choose to continue their education in a specialist area. Every physician participates in residency training in a particular medical specialty before going on to specialize in an area of medicine. In order to understand the importance each specialty plays in the successful treatment of a patient, the history of medicine must first be understood. 2000 B.C.—Here, eat this root. 1000 A.D.—That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer....   [tags: medical career, physician, medical schools]
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Eliminating Abbreviations Errors in the Medical Field - • How can eliminating abbreviations reduce errors. The use of abbreviations shortens length of many words thus really help healthcare professionals in saving time spent in writing notes. Abbreviations however do not always provide positive contributions due to misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations leading to commitment of errors in the practice. Similarities in abbreviations for instance could root to a grave mistake. For instance the q.d. which an inscriber would like to indicate as every day could be erroneously interpreted as q.i.d....   [tags: Medical Field]
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Phrase 1 Introduction Medical Terms - I choose the medical coder because I enjoy the field of nursing. I enjoy helping the elderly in the nursing home. With the medical transcripts or coder a person can work from their own home, it really acquires some training, patience. Working at home generally get paid 10-15 per transcript that may take up to an hour to complete. Once a person gets the hang of it you may be able to knock out 2 easy ones in an hour the individual have to be reliable and get them done on time. I choose this career choice because to help the insurance company to get right medical code on paper and on the patient chart....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Joseph Lister's Contributions to Medical Science - Imagine for one moment that you are living in the 1800’s and are in need of medical help. During this time surgeons were known for the treating of wounds, amputations, and treatment of broken bone. Picture yourself lying on a dirty cot, or soiled table waiting for the surgeon to come in. When he finally enters he is wearing a bloody, dirty apron and informs you that the only option is to remove your limb. He calls in for help in holding you down and picks up a stained saw and prepares to remove your leg....   [tags: Medical Science] 1070 words
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Evaluation of the Medical Device Industry - Doctor's facilities buy many expensive medical instruments, including scanning devices utilized as a part of patients' treatment. In spite of the fact that a few products are sold in intense product markets, vendors of the more specific apparatuses work in oligopolistic markets with very few contenders. In these business sectors, not all purchasers pay the same cost to a merchant for a given or comparative item. Purchasers may not know the costs different purchasers have paid. A significant part of the apparatus advertising does not fit the portrayal of an intense market in aggressive balance, with the "Law of One Price" holding, value determined down to long-run minimal cost, and benefits c...   [tags: medtronic, medical instruments, cardiac rhythm]
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Marijuana Should be a Medical Option! - Medical Marijuana Why keep those pricey bottles and boxes of drugs in our medicine cabinets which are worthless. New research suggests that marijuana is a medicine. This is a concern which should be addressed for the citizens of United States who have to fight for their medicine to feel better and ease their illness. This is why marijuana should be a medical option. Marijuana is a natural herbal plant which is often called pot, weed, MMJ, cannabis, bubble gum, green goddess and there are several other names that follows....   [tags: drugs, legalize marijuana, medical, argument] 1299 words
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The Ethics of Reductionism in the Medical Sciences - Reductionism is a method of explanation that assumes the workings of complex phenomena are reducible to the relationship of their simpler, fundamental, constituents. This practice is utilized in some form or another throughout nearly all fields of science: including physics, chemistry, ecology, sociology, medical sciences, etc. Reducing complex systems to the mechanisms of their parts is risky – it neglects properties that may emerge from the system as a whole. These emergent properties may be unpredictable, unnecessary, or unprecedented and, therefore, must be observed from higher levels of organization....   [tags: anti-reductionism, holism, medical treatment]
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Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) - Introduction This paper will discuss the Mayo clinic and its involvement in National Health Information Network; The Mayo clinic is renowned for its outpatient clinic, and it’s diverse and complex organization. This paper will show financial considerations involved in implementing an integrative electronic medical record. Address ethical and legal issues that are involved in including the possible issues that might occur for a very small, a medium-sized, and a large organization or system when trying to replicate the Mayo Clinic’s health information system....   [tags: Health, medical records]
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Medical Marijuana Ethical Issues - The process by which society detects and interprets information from the external world in a utilitarian theory claims: one should always do the greatest good for the greatest number of people. When one has the motivation to reach goals for the benefit of one’s self it is known as ethical egoism. In this paper we shall consider a brief history of cannabis, the parallels of legalizing medical marijuana and prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s with regard to ethical egoism and utilitarian theories....   [tags: medicine, medical drugs]
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Medical Marijuana Home Delivery - Herbal Remedies Home Delivery Cannabis usage for medical purposes has grown in popularity amongst society, patients, and doctors alike. The marijuana industry is an industry that is relatively new and lots of opportunities to grow within. The company I am creating for an online non-profit venture is called Herbal Remedies Home Delivery. This company is an online site that medical marijuana patients can virtually order medicinal products via web chats to have delivered to their home address from a protected company van....   [tags: medical marijuana, cannabis]
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Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) - A normal doctor’s appointment consists of two hours mostly waiting to be seen by the doctor and around ten minutes of consultation with the doctor. Our society grows every day, by a little more, and it gets more difficult to make an appointment, it takes around 3 or 4 months after you scheduled an appointment to be seen by the doctor. There have been cases where, people need to go to the doctor for any kind of illness, they scheduled an appointment and from there to the time they get to see the doctor the illness is gone....   [tags: Doctor Medical Appointments] 671 words
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History of Medical Marijuana - According to Grinspoon (2005) marijuana, may have been a crop farmed as many as 10,000 years ago. The first evidence discovered that attests to the use of medicinal cannabis dates back to the Chinese Emperor, Chen Nung, who lived five-thousand years ago when this plant was recommended for malaria, constipation, and rheumatic pains, as well as, the inability to concentrate and pains in relation to the female body (Grinspoon, 2005; Guterman 2000). Even Queen Victoria had a physician recommend that she use marijuana as medicine for ailments such as “insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramps, and muscle spasms” (Guterman, 2000, p....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]
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Medical Disorders: High Cholesterol - The name of my medical disorder that I am researching on is called high cholesterol. According to Dr. Juan Alvarado high cholesterol "is an elevated grease in the organism that produces the arteries to harden". Also according to doctor Paulysney Guerrero her definition of high cholesterol is that it is "when the recurrent levels go over 250 mg. The LDL and the HDL always have to evaluate to check to the good and bad cholesterol”. The result of having high cholesterol is that it can lead to several medical catastrophes such as stroke, heart attack, heart disease, blood vessel disease, etc....   [tags: medical disorder, arteries, medication] 869 words
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Medical Professionalism and Ethics - Anne is a single mother, and grew up in a deprived area of the inner city. She currently lives in a local authority housing estate near to where she grew up and leads an unhealthy lifestyle. She smokes, does not exercise and more importantly, does not follow medical advice given to her. This is detrimental to her well-being as in the long run, her health will deteriorate. Having grown up in possibly poverty, she probably does not have a fair amount of education as well. Being a single mother of two means that she has to shoulder the stress of bringing up the children in addition to providing for them, this emotional burden, coupled with her ill health, will have a likely impact on her upbrin...   [tags: Medical Case Studies]
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana - Smoke 15,000 joints in less than 20 minutes to die from marijuana overdose.(The Union) Medical marijuana is less harmful than most other legal tobacco products. Medicinal marijuana has potential to help bring thousands of jobs and help ailing people with pain. Medical cannabis has a negative stigma attached by the government and the public with it being addictive and harmful to the body. Many believe that marijuana is a gateway drug but false facts and naive people create false hope for those who truly know what cannabis can do to the mind.Medical cannabis for centuries has been used for its soothing and hallucinogenic qualities....   [tags: legal issues, medical marijuana, overdose]
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Three Medical Case Studies - Introduction This module of study has focused on many aspects of human health, anatomy, and the disease process. It has included such topics as the human organ systems, the mechanism of disease and the resulting disruption of homeostasis, the integumentary system, and the musculoskeletal system. The following case studies explore how burn classification will affect treatment, how joint injuries can disrupt mobility, and last, how a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to a decline in a person’s health status....   [tags: Medical Case Studies]
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Hospital Medical Errors - Medical mishaps occur more often than people may believe. According to John Bonifield from CNN, Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the United States yearly. Due to this large number of deaths relating to medical errors, hospitals and organizations are working together to lower the high number of mishaps. “Awareness about the problem has increased, but we clearly have to do more to get a lot closer to zero,” said Mark Chassin, President of the Joint Commission. The statistics of medical errors prove that mistakes are happening more often than they should....   [tags: Medical Mistakes]
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The Hemorrhaging Medical Malpractice System - A service used to protect individuals harmed by the unforgivable actions of a doctor has turned into a moneymaking scheme. Medical malpractice has been in the United States since 1794 and has since become a multibillion-dollar industry. Since the start of malpractice insurance, the cost of premiums that the companies charge has increased, causing the cost of medical procedures to subsequently increase. By capping monetary compensation for different injuries, this multibillion-dollar industry will run smoother and allow doctors to provide cheaper health services....   [tags: Multi Billion Dollar Industry, Medical Malpractice]
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My Experiences as a Medical Social Worker - Within the past week, I was able to meet a patient that had been through a very difficult life. He was admitted into the hospital almost one month ago because he had a stroke. He was a carnival worker and was only planning to be in Lexington for a temporary amount of time until the carnival left. When he was admitted into Saint Joseph Hospital, there were no indications that he had family and/or friends that should be contacted. At first, he was unable to talk, and his mobility was extremely limited....   [tags: career, medical social workers, ] 592 words
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Benefits of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) - Pace of technology adoption depends on perceived benefits in using technology. “Mr. Bush declared that every American should have an electronic medical record within 2014” (Pear, 2007). The goal was to move to EHR systems by year 2014. When President Obama took over he reinforced this goal and announced $20 billion in stimulus money to implement electronic record systems (Marcus & Nussbaum, 2009).According to an article by New England Journal of Medicine, EHR systems are widely adopted in countries like Europe, Australia but it is only fully adopted by 4 % of American physicians (Hoffmann, 2009)....   [tags: Electronic Medical Record] 1244 words
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Euthanasia Should Be Performed By Medical Professionals - Although, euthanasia was widely discussed in the eighteenth century (the era of enlightenment), this controversial topic only gained national publicity in the year 1915 when Dr. Haiselden refused to perform a lifesaving surgery on a deformed child, leading to the child’s death (Doug, 2013). The morality of Dr. Haiselden’s action became scrutinized, as America asked, Is it moral for someone to let another die through actions or lack thereof. There are differences of opinion concerning the morality of euthanasia; however, I conclude that physician-assisted suicide of the terminally ill is morally acceptable because not only is it permissible to kill terminally ill patients but also the goals...   [tags: Euthanasia and Medical Ethics]
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Parental Decisions about Medical Care - The rights of children and the rights of parents can sometimes cause conflict. A common conflict is in disagreements regarding medical treatment. The book “The Sprit Catches You and You Fall Down” details a conflict over the medical treatment of a Hmong girl with epilepsy. Her parents’ cultural and religious beliefs about medicine are very different from western beliefs. The extent of these differences is detailed in the movie Split Horn which shows a shaman healer from traditional Hmong culture....   [tags: parental rights, medical care, ]
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Medical Marijuana: A Safe and Effective Alternative Medication - In today’s society, there are certain diseases that are debilitating and causing painful reactions to Americans throughout the United States. The patient with MS who cannot control the spasms created by their disease, the rheumatoid arthritis patient with pain so severe they cannot rest and nothing seems to be easing the pain. Then there is the AIDS patient who cannot eat, as they are so nauseated from the HIV medications that they are taking; these patients have just some of the disease scenarios that medicinal marijuana can help....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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A Comparison of Medical Transplants and Organ Donation in Canada and China - The term “medical transplant” is referred to the process of organ donation. In current modern trends, the world is moving towards the fifth generation. The new innovative medical techniques have enabled the people to reform from severe diseases. The phenomenon of organ donation and transplant is based on two primary persons. It involves surgical process to remove a body organ and tissue form from donor and fitting it into the body of recipient. In addition, the transplant that is performed within same body is called auto graft....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Assembly Bill 9016 - Legalization of Medical Marijuana - For my research paper I have chosen a topic, represented by Assembly Bill 9016, that has long been a hot button issue both in the State of New York as well as throughout the nation. The legalization of medical marijuana originated on the West Coast in California but has since seen the inside of legislative chambers in more than half of the states in the Union. Currently 14 states have legalized the use, possession, sale and growth of medical cannabis including some of our Northeastern neighbors in New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]
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When a Parent Refuses Medical Care for Their Children - Parents, with the extreme exceptions, want to do what is in the best interest of their child. They believe they are entitled to make decisions about the welfare of their child and that it is a violation of their right for anyone to order them to take measures they believe are wrong. The views of parents with binding religious and moral beliefs, greatly conflict all too often with the medical world. When is it justifiable to overrule a parent’s decision to refuse medical treatment for their child....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Harvard Medical School - Each year thousands of students enroll in a grueling journey to find a suitable Medical School for themselves. About 5,000 students will have the courage to apply to one of the most prestigious medical universities in the world, Harvard Medical School. Founded in September 19, 1782, Harvard Medical School was first established in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Located in the Longwood Medical Area, Harvard Medical School neighbors Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Massachusetts General Hospital (“Harvard Medical School”)....   [tags: Medical Education, Medicine]
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Chaperones Should Be Present During Intimate Medical Examinations - There have been many documented cases of doctors being falsely accused from behaving inappropriately during intimate examinations. It could be argued that a chaperone should be recommended for physical examinations of all parts of the patient’s body. Doctors have extensively been advised to have a chaperone present during any physical intimate examinations to provide protection to the doctor against false allegations. But the frequency of chaperone utilization in health clinics has generally remained low in the United States....   [tags: Medical Ethics] 1036 words
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Medical Patient Records - Medical patient records are organized domcuments created to obtain patient medical history and previous care. Medical records are personal documents stored by his or her health care provider. Each medical record has enough information to distinguish each patient . It contains their first and last name with gender and age. Every patient's medical records are different some contain more information due to their medical history. If a patient has alot of problems and have been treated then their file would have more information ....   [tags: Electronic Medical Records] 625 words
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The Aspects of Vulnerability Among the Exploited in Medical Research - Essentially, everyone is in some state of vulnerability. However, some of us are more susceptible to harm due to our vulnerabilities. The susceptible are the individuals with the greatest risk. These individuals risk the loss of their autonomy, and maybe even their lives. Vulnerable populations can be found in every subset of society. However, as previously mentioned, there are some vulnerable populations that are at an even greater risk than others. Such populations may include; but are not limited to; sick individuals, the economically disadvantaged, women, children, and men from numerous disadvantaged backgrounds....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Medical Waste Pollution - Have you ever wondered about why the air is so bad. Big cities across the world are experiencing drastically poor air quality. The reasons for this are plentiful and the overall hazards which accompany it are frightening. The incineration, or burning, of medical waste has been a major contributor to the current debilitated state of air quality. Unfortunately, society has not been sufficiently cultured on the causes and effects of medical waste pollution. I feel it is imperative that the Earth’s inhabitants become aware of this hazardous waste disposal and arm themselves with education....   [tags: Environment, Medical Waste] 1269 words
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