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The Mayo Clinic: A Performance Management Assessment

- At its most fundamental core, quality improvement of healthcare services and resources requires disciplined attention to the measurement, monitoring, and reporting of system performance (Drake, Harris, Watson, & Pohlner, 2011; Jones, 2010; Kennedy, Caselli, & Berry, 2011). Research points to performance measurement as a significant factor in enabling strategic planning processes and achievement of performance goals (Tapinos, Dyson & Meadows, 2005). Thus, without a system of measurement that accounts for the performance behaviors of healthcare professionals, managers and administrative employees, quality improvement remains a visionary abstraction (de Waal, 2004)....   [tags: Mayo Clinic Case Study]

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The Clinic

- The Clinic The Clinic is one of a series of Alex Delaware novels written by Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware is a psychology doctor who is often employed by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to provide psychological profiles of both victims and killers. The book is 465 pages long. In this novel Dr. Delaware has been asked to provide a psychological profile of the victim of a particularly gruesome murder. The victim is Professor Hope Devane, who was found murdered under a large elm tree in front of her home....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Strategic Plan for Mayo Clinic

- A strategic plan is a tool that delivers guidance in achieving a mission or goal with maximum proficiency and control for an organization. Strategic planning is used to transform and revitalize organizations. The plan helps provide an inclusive understanding of opportunities and challenges both internally and externally for the organization. The plan delivers an assessment of the strengths and limitations that are realistic within the company. A well-developed strategic plan will offer a comprehensive approach and empowerment for the stakeholders involved....   [tags: Healthcare, Strategy, Plans]

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Free Clinic Project

- ... The other need is the control after the hospitalization and treatment. Most people live in poor conditions which do not let them follow the prescription after their recovery (Swartz, 2009). According to Notaro et al. (2012), one in four patients come to the clinic for examinations are required to have employment. The research identifies that community requires increased attention to preventive measured to deal with smoking, obesity and substance abuse. The most critical group of people is represented by adults aged 18-64....   [tags: health care systems, medical world]

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Women's Community Clinic

- Women’s Community Clinic The Women’s Community Clinic is a clinic serving the health and wellness needs of girls and women in the San Francisco Bay area. This clinic, which opened in 1999, is a volunteer based, nonprofit business. (Women’s Community Clinic website, 2014, history 1) The Women’s Community Clinic (WCC) provides services to women, the transgender and gender variant community, and girls age 12 and older who live in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, or Marin County regardless of their ability to pay for the services....   [tags: cultural inclusion, birth control, nurses]

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Alpine Village Clinic Case Study

- Alpine Village Clinic is located in a winter resort near the city of Aspen, Colorado. Although open year around, it is mostly a seasonal business since the bulk of patients seen at the clinic walk in during the winter months of December to March, when skiing is in full swing and pertaining injuries are common. The doctors thought about closing the clinic during the summer months, however running the clinic for a portion of the year is inefficient, and in addition, there seems to be a sufficient summer demand for the clinic’s services....   [tags: Alpine Village Case Study]

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Review of Lowes' Gardening How-To-Clinic

- Lowe's How-To-Clinic What nutrients do plants need to stay alive. Most plants need nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in order to grow to maturity. Commercial fertilizers contain all the ingredients that are necessary for plants to thrive. Commercial fertilizers are a gardeners asset. Fertilizer assists in growing a stunning and colossal flower bed, unfortunately, commercial fertilizers have a grave effect on the environment, and devastates the lives of animals. Fertilizer is applied to plants to help them grow, then it eventually seeps into the ground, and pollutes ground water....   [tags: agriculture, horticulture]

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The Gross Clinic

- In 1874, Thomas Eakins took a second course in anatomy at Jefferson Medical College. He attended surgical lectures and clinics presided over by Professor Samuel D. Gross. Eakins painted “The Gross Clinic,” to show the emotion involved in medical procedures. It appears as if the doctors performing the surgery have emotionally removed themselves from the situation at hand. By removing themselves from the emotional aspects of the surgery, the doctors can complete the task much easier than they would have been able to do if they had become emotionally attached to the patient....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Trip to the Abortion Clinic

- When my college roommate, Sandra, came out of the bathroom with her pregnancy test and this funny expression on her face, we just knew she was pregnant. Teen pregnancy is a common occurrence, and, yes, it can happen to you. People in general seem to have an idea of the stereotypical teen that becomes pregnant; uneducated, low-income, or "easy". Sandra, however, is attending a very good four year university, was raised in an upper middle class family and is also a peer educator. She gives seminars on birth control and STD prevention and knows all the risks involved in having sex....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Organizational Issues inside a West Virginia Free Clinic

- The state of West Virginia advances special insight of the economic adversity our country is confronting. As the unemployment rate continues to increase so does the demand for medical care, however, numerous people still have no health insurance. West Virginia Health Right (WVHR) extends free medical care to the underserved and poor population of West Virginia. Although the benefits they offer may appear uncomplicated to many, there are numerous organizational ordeals WVHR must deal with. This paper will present an analysis of WVHR, extending a look into the strategic planning adversities its leadership contends with in addition to potential solutions to make their strategy succeed....   [tags: free medical care, health insurance, west virginia]

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The Crowded Clinic: The Importance of Office Duties to Help the Patients

- The case study: Crowded Clinic provided some good examples of what many busy clinics have to deal with on daily basis. Lately, there have been multiples computer systems to improve scheduling problems for the outpatient clinics, such as “Open Access”, “AdvancedMD”, “Medical Office Online”, and many more. These programs do help with daily operations of a medical office, however, in order to make patients feel more welcome few other things can be implemented. Such as letting receptionists handle arriving patients right away, instead of making patients wait while the receptionist handles phone calls, assist with prescriptions, and/or handle emergencies....   [tags: cross train, computer, phone, room]

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Tampa Bay Super Clinic Risk Identification

- The recent risk identification and analysis report had provided us with potential issues that would expose Tampa Bay Super Clinic to risk. We will review the risks recognized in the earlier assessment and provide solutions that will help control costs as well as limit the financial loss to our organization. In order for this organization to be proactive and protect our developing investment we must achieve a financial balance of retaining risk and transferring risks (Epstein, Metz, & McLaughlin, 2013)....   [tags: property risk, insurance, success]

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Thomas Eakins, Affection for Realism in Paintings

- Going against the crowd challenges perceptions and allows people to be innovative. The ability to create and change people’s perceptions can come with the price of being an outcaste and ostracized if society disapproves. Once rejected by society for his controversial and scandalous artistic styles, today Thomas Eakins is recognized as one of America’s greatest painters for his collective body of work. His body of work combined perception, strength, character, and commitment to achieve realism. Through his paintings and photography Thomas’s interests devoured most of his time as he thoroughly studied the anatomy and muscles of the human body....   [tags: The Gross Clinic, The Agnew Clinic]

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Neonatal Followup Clinic Report on Infant Patient

- Michael was seen in the Neonatal Followup Clinic on November 14, 2013 at 4 months 11 days corrected age. As you may recall, Michael was born at 32 + 2 weeks gestational age with a birth weight of 1600 grams. His neonatal course was complicated by respiratory distress and CPAP for 8 days. He had some hyperbilirubinemia and rule out sepsis. There were issues with IV access and he was on TPN for 12 days and required a PICC line. He had cellulitis and excoriation of the right arm which resolved quickly....   [tags: hospital, diet, physical, infant, growth]

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DREAM Clinic's Overview and Treatment of Oral Cancer

- Desire to Relieve and Enlighten All Mankind, Inc. (DREAM) Clinic offers excellent health care services at relatively low costs for individuals residing in the rural south. Services currently provided include primary and precautionary health services, such as health education, dental care, gynecology, and disease management. Health education involves the discussion of rather basic health issues such as blood pressure and weight management. Our gynecology department offers a full range of services encompassing pap smears and mammograms....   [tags: Late Stage Detection, Screening]

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The Value of Branding in Health Care

- The value of branding in health care. What is branding. Branding has been advocated as a potentially successful response to heightened market concentration; it offers the possibilities of centralized control and format standardization, and an added value or cost driven strategy can be used to differentiate the retail offering and reinforce market positioning. Brands provide informational cues for buyers about the store's merchandise quality, and favourable images of brands positively influence patronage decisions." Successful retail branding can provide a form of "insulation" against price competition and states: "Where the store brand name is itself a brand name based on a quality appeal, i...   [tags: cliveland clinic, mayo clinic]

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The Presidio Army Health Clinic’s SWOT-Analysis

- The Presidio Army Health Clinic’s SWOT-Analysis The current health care system can be difficult to navigate and often medical centers need management tools to help them develop strategic plans within their organizations. The SWOT-Analysis is one strategic tool that health care centers can use to formulate a roadmap for their organizations. The SWOT-Analysis examines internal capabilities (strengths and weaknesses) and external developments (opportunities and threats) when determining a strategic plan for an organization (Van Wijngaarden, Scholten, & Van Wijk, 2012)....   [tags: medical centers, strategic plan, US army]

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visiting a rehab clinic

- The first thing I notice when I walk in to the center on an early Monday afternoon is the smell, that acute smell of spray-on cleaning solution used in hospitals. Everything is completely static clean, and the entrance lobby reminds me off my dentists’ office. Tasteful blue chairs and maroon couches surround a large waiting area in full view of a receptionists’ desk on the side. The magazines on the coffee table are of the inconsequential type, stuff like “Parenthood” and “Popular Mechanic.” A couple people are casually waiting; pleasant, normal looking people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vulnerability Assessment for Urban Medical Clinic

- Vulnerability Assessment for Urban Medical Clinic 1. Use the Probability & Severity Legend below to rank the probability and severity of the disasters listed on the worksheet. Consider how each potential disaster might affect employee attendance, job performance, technology ‘downtime,’ and client services, among other consequences. The ranking process is subjective, so there is no “right” or “wrong” answer. 2. Calculate the Vulnerability Level for each potential disaster by multiplying the Probability ranking by the Severity ranking....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: An Intervention for Early Childhood Neglect

- We believe that it is exceptionally important to monitor all progress made in our clinic in order to ensure the best treatment is being administered to this population in need. This requires individual assessments to inform each individual’s treatments and to inform clinic success overall. To accurately monitor all treatment success, we must first test each individual upon entry before treatment is developed, continually throughout the treatment process, immediately post-treatment, and again at a follow-up visit a year after treatment ends to ensure the sustainability of all functional advancements....   [tags: monitoring treatment, clinic, neglect]

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A Case of Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

- ... I found it very difficult to assess Janice at today's clinic visit. She is slightly tangential. I can gather that she feels significantly better. She is not having any significant pain. She does have some ongoing bogginess to the right knee, however, it is not painful and she is able to move the knee with a relatively preserved range of motion. She did have ischemic-looking right toes during her hospitalization and these have not progressed. They are nonpainful in nature. She denies fevers, chills, anorexia or night sweats....   [tags: therapy, clinic, intervention, skin]

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Communicating with the Opposite Gender in Deborah Tannen's Genderlect Theory

- Introduction Few things can be as frustrating as trying to communicate with the opposite gender. Every day each one of us is faced with the struggle of trying to relay our thoughts across the gender gap, and Deborah Tannen attempts to explain why we have those complications with a theory called the Genderlect theory. This theory was developed to explain the fundamental differences between the methods each gender use to communicate. I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time shadowing a PA at a local clinic and through that I gained first-hand insight into the principles of the Genderlect theory....   [tags: patient, clinic, socializing]

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Reflective Journal - A Nurse's Duty in the Surgical Ward

- PART C: REFLECTIVE JOURNAL AND EVALUATION OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE Aseptic Technique Although the importance of aseptic technique has been continually reiterated, I have realised its substantial role in the perioperative environment. Aseptic technique refers to the practice of creating and maintaining a sterile environment used for sterile procedures (Laws, 2010a). This is incredibly important as repetitive minor breaches of the sterile environment is one of the major factors increasing the risk of surgical site infection (Harrop et al., 2012)....   [tags: operation, clinic, recovery ]

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The Rewarding Career of a Veterinarian

- Many people have lost their pets and close family members because there is no way to get the help or medical attention that the animal so desperately needed. Every day in the United States, veterinarians are working hard to save animal’s lives. People will always continue to want and to breed pets. Therefore, to help and cure all these pets, a steady stream of veterinarians will be needed for many years to come. Over the years, the requirements and processes to becoming a veterinarian have changed....   [tags: animals, clinic, reasearch facility]

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American Indian Health Care Coverage

- ... A report called “ Health Services for American Indians” was prepared and published in 1957 and is known as a landmark attempt at outlining the challenges that faced the new department of Indian Health Services (IHS). Today the IHS provides heath care to about 1.5 million of the 3.3 million American Indian and Alaskan Natives (Wallechinksy). Stemming from the Constitution, to be considered eligible for this health care, a person must be a member of one of the 557 federally recognized tribes....   [tags: government, insurance, clinic]

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Golfer with Brachial Neuritis Misdiagnosed

- ... since she fell and she said she didn’t. Dr. Wallace asked her if she had had the flu recently and she said no. He offered a steroid pack to reduce the pain, but she didn’t want them. He told her to rest from any activity and that he would reevaluate her in 2 weeks. One of the key characteristics of brachial neuritis is pain in the shoulder and arm of the affected side. Since the brachial plexus involves motor, sensory, and autonomic functions, the patient will most likely show weakness and a loss of muscle mass during the evaluation....   [tags: clinic, athlete, flu]

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Case Analysis: Leadership Dynamics

- Case Analysis D: Leadership Dynamics Case Analysis D: Leadership Dynamics Capital Veterinarian Clinic, CVC, is a veterinary clinic that offers preventive and curative health care services to animals. It was founded by Dr. Robert Stevenson, in 1971. CVC’s staff has significantly grown over the years. Leadership is a critical part of the organization, just like any other venture. Leadership is the process of planning, coordinating, motivating, and organizing in order to influence others so as to attain set objectives and goals....   [tags: Veterinarian Clinic, Leadership]

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The Abortion Act of 1969 and Its Impact on Society

- It’s Impact on Society Throughout the 1900s, women had to resort to unsafe abortion methods because of the lack of laws that implement to protect women. In 1969, Henery Morgentaler opened the first abortion clinic to assist women with unwanted pregnancies. This clinic was one of the main factors that brought full legalization of abortion to the attention of the Canadian government. Previous studies have indicated that abortion debate has been a growing agreement surrounding moral and legal status of abortions....   [tags: unsafe, abortion, clinic, history, court]

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Reasons for Flu Immunizations

- ... Our part in participating in the flu clinic as student nurses was interesting and informative as well as a great learning experience and I’m glad that I was able to help. We were able to vaccinate the public with the flu shot and as well as educate the community on the importance of the flu vaccine and for them to spread the word to their families and friends to also get vaccinated. Having our instructor there to help and guide us was very important. And she served as a great example to follow on proper technique on how to give injections to children and adults and how to pass on our knowledge to the community....   [tags: affects, health, clinic, public, shot, safety]

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10 Principles Regaarding Ethical Clinic and Set of Guidelines on Clinical Research

- Nuremberg Code is a set of 10 sophisticate principles regarding ethical clinical research on human being (Grodin, 1994). It is mainly for protection of subjects’ human right (Shuster, 1997), such as compulsory of informed consent and the equal authority of subjects as the physician-researcher to end the experiment. 1.2 Helsinki Declaration (1964) Helsinki Declaration is a set of guidelines on clinical research for physician as their responsibility toward protection of their research subjects (Williams, 2008)....   [tags: nuremberg code, helsiniki declaration]

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Mini Clinics in Hospitals

- Recommendations/Course of Action Hospitals recognize the issues of overcrowding and lengthy wait times so they’ve taken the initiative in an attempt to reduce and alleviate some of these issues. Addressed first in this paper will be solutions hospitals are currently experimenting with, and then recommendations will be given for further solutions to fix the issue. “At least two Southern California hospitals are installing systems to offer automated ED scheduling over the internet.” This will allow patients with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries to choose what day and time they prefer to see a Physician....   [tags: overcrowding, lengthy waits, emergency]

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Local STI Clinics

- The local sti clinic is funded by the federal government to help prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases or STDs. Most will give free vaccines to prevent infection from the hepatitis viruses and the human papillomavirus. It is not necessary to make an appointment, and most clinics are open at night and on weekends. All patients are treated with the strictest confidentially, and even those who are underage can receive services without the consent of their parents. The patient will be informed about the purpose of their exam and treatment, and they may consent or not consent to the procedure....   [tags: STIs, STDs, ]

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Free Health Care Clinics are Effective for The Uninsured

- Health has become an expensive affair to most people especially those that suffer from long term diseases such as diabetes. Most of the uninsured people in the neighborhood do not get the relevant healthcare service and hence they need a source of better services such as free clinics that can deal with the major issues affecting health (Huntington, 2012). The mobilization of these free clinics comes with a price as they affect the community both positively and negatively. Free clinics can either be temporary or permanent and this incurs different expenses depending on the type of structure chosen....   [tags: health, uninsured poeple, low income]

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Quality of Care in Student Run or Free Clinics

- Introduction Hypertension is one of the most prevalent disorders in the US, affecting about 1 in 3 adults. Since uncontrolled blood pressure has been linked to consequences such as stroke, congestive heart failure, and chronic kidney disease, it poses considerable risk for a significant portion of the population. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension was responsible for 46,284,000 ambulatory care visits in 2007; and it is estimated that this condition will be either directly or indirectly responsible for $76.6 billion in health care costs in 2010.9 The morbidity and mortality associated with uncontrolled hypertension make initiatives to improve the quality of care in thi...   [tags: Healthcare]

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Social Workers in Mental Health Facilities and Outpatient Clinics

- When thinking about social work, there are different avenues that a worker can explore in this vast field. Because a social workers job is multifaceted, workers can not only integrate themselves in an already created avenue, but can also tailor a field, specifically for a need in the community. Looking at the many different fields in the area of social work, the area of Social Workers in Mental Health facilities and outpatient clinics stands out as an area of depth and interest. This field is important because it allows social workers to play an integral part in assisting patients, some of who have been kept in large inpatient facilities for vast periods of time, to become functioning and...   [tags: Career Research ]

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Shoulld You Live Or Die? The Debate Over Abortion

- What if I told you that right now someone was deciding, without even knowing you, whether you would live or die. What if I told you that this choice wouldn’t be based on what you could or couldn’t do, it wouldn’t be based on what you have done in the past or what you will do in the future. And what if I told you that there was nothing that you could do to change their mind. That choice is abortion, and that someone is a child’s mother. Millions of innocent children die every year simply because they can’t speak for themselves, the unborn are humans and we can’t continue to take their rights away....   [tags: pregnancy, clinics, unborn]

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Health Care Marketing Plan for Primary Care

- Health Care Marketing Plan for Primary Care When promoting primary health care services, there are many factors that must be considered when developing an effective marketing plan. Primary care providers are the gatekeepers of health care in the United States; many patients have to visit them before being referred to specialist providers (Bodenheimer, 2003). They are also being tasked with ensuring patients are receiving preventative services and managing more complex chronic diseases (Akinci & Healey, 2004)....   [tags: Care Services, Clinics]

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Suffering from Untreated HIV in Partner to the Poor, Paul Farmer

- In the book Partner to the Poor, Paul Farmer gives detailed cases of individuals suffering from untreated HIV. He reveals how societal influences such as poverty, unemployment, sexism, and violence are important aspects in the development and spread of diseases. These factors are all forms of structural violence and impact public health. Farmer describes structural violence as “…visited on all those whose social status denies them access to the fruits of scientific and social advances.” The lives of five disadvantaged individuals are detailed in the book....   [tags: poverty, health clinics, violence]

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Cements in Prosthodontic Work

- The clinical work of fixed prosthodontics centres around 6 stages including pre-operative consult, soft tissue management, tooth preparations, impressions, temporisation and permanent crown cementation. In order to ensure longevity of an indirect restoration the correct type of cement needs to be chosen with ideal properties relating to the tooth preparation design and type of indirect restoration to be seated. With the influx of new materials available it is important to have a sound understanding of the properties and classifications of the different kinds available, in particular those found and accessible within the ADH student clinic....   [tags: New Resources, ADH Clinics]

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Veterinary Ultrasound Applications

- When someone hears the word “ultrasound”, they probably immediately think babies, pregnancy, and those fuzzy black and white computer screens displaying the picture of a developing fetus. Modern medicine has now gone much further than those often grainy flat images a mother used to see. Three dimensional and even 4-D imaging is possible, and not only in medical facilities, but in veterinary clinics. Only a few universities were using this technology in the 1970 and 1980s, but today, modern advancements and availability allows clinics to depend on this technology for all kinds of cases....   [tags: ultrasound, technology,clinics]

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Universal Health Care

- National and universal health care is not only a worldwide matter, but also an even bigger topic in the United States. Why. Because America does not yet support and fund a national single payer health care system for its citizens. Many brilliant presidents, persons without insurance, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, have addressed this issue. Being one of the few industrialized nations that doesn’t have national health care puts the United States farther behind many satisfied countries justly and socially....   [tags: insurance, hospital, clinics]

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A Comparison of Digital and Analog Radiology

- The debate over the best type of radiology, analog or digital, is ongoing as new improvements along with new problems and concerns continue to fuel the fire. Analog and Digital, both have their own share of positive and negative aspects. Here, we will look at the three types of radiology that can be used in modern vet clinics, and describe the “pros” and “cons” of each type. The three types are: Digital Radiology, Computed Radiology, and Analog Radiology. Digital radiology, or DR, refers to a computer-based form of X-ray technology that uses digital imaging instead of traditional X-ray film to create medical images....   [tags: vet clinics, computed radiology,x-rays]

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Retail Clinics

- Problem America spends more money on health care than any other nation in the world. It is surprising to note that despite the amount of money spent on health care, 16.7% of the total population in the nation still remains uninsured. According to World Health Organization reports, ‘America ranks 37 in health system’ (Gardner, 2010). A close look into the issue will reveal the fact that physicians in the US are getting a wage two times higher than those in Europe. In addition, the nation is facing acute shortage of doctors, thus compounding the problem....   [tags: Health Care ]

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Pharmacist-Run Diabetes Clinics

- As the gap between reaching optimal medication therapy for diabetes management grows, so does the need for improved medical centers. But how does this happen. If pharmacists were to “utilize their clinical expertise in monitoring and managing diabetes medication plans to positively impact health outcomes and empower patients to actively manage their health,” then the number of people with diabetes could decline (Smith, 2009). Pharmacists are highly accessible medical professionals that are not used to their full potential (Smith, 2009)....   [tags: health optimal medication, pharmacists]

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Therapeutic Lasers

- An increase in technology and efficiency of therapeutic lasers used in veterinary clinics has gained an increasing amount of attention recently. As veterinarians learn more about how they can make this service available to their clients, pet owners seem to be increasingly seeking new alternatives for pet health. What is laser therapy and how does it work. More importantly, is purchasing this technology going to be able to provide the return on investment a practice is hoping for. Laser therapy works by decreasing inflammation, increasing endorphins, and restoring cellular metabolic function....   [tags: technology, veterinary clinics, ]

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The Clinics of Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo

- Every organization, be it small or large, experiences some type of business risk. A well-prepared organization can anticipate risks, however not all risks are foreseeable. It is therefore beneficial for an organization to determine the weaknesses and threats that they may experience. In the health care industry, it is especially important as the environment is constantly changing, with complete reform becoming a strong possibility. For Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, minimizing the weaknesses and threats of the wellness program that is to be created, is of the utmost importance....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Exploring the Practice of Sonographers within Antenatal Clinics in the U.K.

- This research concerns diagnostic radiographic imaging and specifically focuses on the practice of sonographers who perform ultrasound scans within antenatal clinics in the U.K. The aim is to define the characteristics of communication between sonographers and pregnant women during the obstetric (foetal) ultrasound scan, which is a routine procedure associated with prenatal testing. Obstetric ultrasound scans and maternal serum testing form part of the prenatal testing/screening process alongside diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling (CVS)....   [tags: maternity, nursing, medical]

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America Must Not Close Abortion Clinics

- America Must Not Close Abortion Clinics In 1973, the Supreme Court’s decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from well-trained medical surgeons, and therefore led to dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death (“abortion”). Now there is a new proposal to close abortion clinics. This proposal takes away the privacy rights of American women that are guaranteed by our Constitution. By closing abortion clinics the government is not only taking away women’s rights, but is also punishing those whom want to exercise their right to have an abortion....   [tags: Pro Choice Abortion]

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Abortion Clinics Must Remain Open

- Abortion Clinics Must Remain Open In 1973 the Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade, made it possible for women to have safe and legal abortions by well-trained professionals. This decision not only gave a woman the right to choose, but it drastically decreased pregnancy-related injury and death. Now the policy proposal has been made to close abortion clinics, thus making it virtually impossible for a woman to receive an abortion. Although this proposal's stated goal is to close the clinics, its hidden goal is to outlaw abortion altogether....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Artificial Sex Selection in Today’s Fertility Clinics

- Artificial Sex Selection in Today’s Fertility Clinics Thesis Statement: The method of sorting cryopreserved sperm for the purpose of separating the X and Y chromosomes has been an ongoing process for many years. However, recently this method has become a modern preconception technique in which numerous applications for safe and effective selection procedures now exist in clinical practices. I have chosen to explore how currently these uses have broadened to areas where many of us might see as a moral or ethical issue....   [tags: Genetics Science Biology Genes Papers]

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A Proposed Easy-to-Use Classification of Mandibular Fractures

- ... 2. Bilateral in the body and in the condylar process (b-c). 3. Trilateral in the body and in the condylar process (b-b-c). 4. Trilateral in the body and in both condylar processes (b-c-c). 5. Numerous fractures (n). Note: No consent was necessary because we reviewed only the patients' records and no patient personal data was taken. This study approved in accord with IRB standards. Results Records of 2767 fracture lines in 1745 patients, fracture line, mostly were found at the angle of the mandible (31.5%), and then in the condylar process (26.9%)....   [tags: clinics, practical, information, study]

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A Career in Nursing

- A career in nursing is a devotion to assisting those people who are ill and need to be taken care of. To become a nurse one must become qualified in health sciences and be able to have the patience to deal with all type of people. Nurses looks closely at the patience and keep an eye on them to insure that all of them are doing fine and receiving the best care that the nurses could possibly give them. Wanting to become a nurse one must have the strength, courage, dedication, motivation, and lots of hard work....   [tags: hospitals, clinics, compassion]

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Mini Clinics and Emergency Rooms

- Introduction Emergency rooms are severely overcrowded with wait times that are exorbitant. There are three different types of people who go to an emergency department. The first type of person is severely ill or injured and needs immediate care. Of course, when they go into the emergency room, their expectation is to receive immediate care and attention. The second type of person that goes to an emergency department for care is someone who tried to make an appointment with their primary care Physician but no appointments were available....   [tags: immediate care, emergency department]

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Teen Health Clinics Can't Afford More Budget Cuts

- Teen Health Clinics Can't Afford More Budget Cuts missing works cited “It was 1971 and I was 16,” said Deborah, of Methuen, who’d rather not use her last name as she talks about the time when she was a pregnant teen. “I, of course, freaked out and didn’t want to tell my parents, especially my father. I had to, though. There was no way around it. There was no where else to go.” In the 1970s, Massachusetts didn’t have half the teen pregnancy clinics they have now. Teens didn’t have a place to turn to if home wasn’t an option....   [tags: Medical Medicine Essays]

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Feasibility Study

- Feasibility Study: A feasibility study looks at the viability of an idea with an emphasis on identifying potential problems and attempts to answer one main question: Will the idea work and should you proceed with it. Feasibility studies provide in-depth details about the clinic to determine if and how it can succeed, and serve as a valuable tool for developing a winning plan. By utilizing the information collected in your community analysis, you will be able to ascertain if your clinic would be a viable option....   [tags: Business Management]

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Court Proceeding Against Petitioners at the Women Health Center

- ... The trial court then issued a broader injunction, which in tell that the Court create a 36 feet buffer zone and 300 feet no approach zone, for then the Petitioners challenged it as a violation of their First Amendment. This injunction to the Amendment prohibits the petitioners from coming into the premises of the respondents, blocking or impeding access to the premises, picketing and demonstrating or coming into a property line of the clinic, and from making noise from 7:30am to noon Monday thru Saturday....   [tags: abortion, protests, speech]

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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing Care

- Evidence based practice which is a problem solving approach in the way that health care professionals deliver care is based on studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. It provides scientific approach that helps nurses to deliver quality care to a particular population. Evidence based practice has earned energy in nursing. It provides possibilities to more individualized nursing care. It also offers opportunities for nursing care to enlarge his dynamist and make the best use of clinical judgment....   [tags: health, clinics, nurses]

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Improving Communication in Healthcare Organizations

- Introduction In healthcare one of the major obstacles employees attempt to overcome is the communication gap. The outpatient clinics in particular find it challenging to keep in contact with the hospital. In the healthcare market to have success you must have communication. Romano observed that hospitals are branching out; outpatient setting offer lucrative services that are rendered in a well-situated environment (2006). The outpatient sector is where the profit is made; this is clearly the way of the future....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Management]

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Coronary Artery Disease

- ... (Nordqvist, 2013) If Coronary Artery Disease is left untreated, it can result in heart attack, stroke and even death. (Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2009) A heart attack occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood and causes a coronary artery to be blocked. (Nordqvist, 2013) Treatments for CAD include drugs and medical procedures. Some medicines used to treat Coronary Artery disease include cholesterol-modification medicines, aspirin, beta blockers, Nitroglycerin, ACE and calcium channel blockers....   [tags: most common form of heart disease]

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Bundling in Health Care

- Bundled Efficiency In the U.S. alone, more than 366,000 people diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are dependent on kidney dialysis as their life sustaining therapy (Collins, Foley, Gilbertson, & Chen, 2009). The majority of these patients rely on costly in-center hemodialysis (HD) three times a week to filter their blood during four-hour sessions. Since 1972, Medicare had covered patients’ dialysis related costs along with the separately billed and frequently used medications that are part of the end stage kidney disease treatments....   [tags: Health Care]

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

- In Greek mythology, Narcissus is known for his beauty. Narcissus, because of his looks, is forbidden by the gods to see his reflection. He is unaware of his looks until one day he happens to catch his reflection in the water of a spring. He falls in love with his reflection and becomes fixated with it. Narcissus, paralyzed in awe over his own reflection, eventually withers away. Today, psychiatrists would diagnose Narcissus with a case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This mental disorder is one that can be identified by symptoms, can be treated, and is one that has a variety of possible causes....   [tags: Narcissism Essays]

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Infection Control in Dental Care

- Infection control is a central concept to every practice of health care providers. Its main objective is to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from both patients and health personnel (Martin et al., 2010). In dental clinic, infection control is a continuous concern for its professionals. They have to contact patients routinely and be exposed to their blood, saliva, dental plaque and pus that may contain infectious pathogens. It is important for the dental professionals to treat these fluids as if they are infectious and special precautions must be taken to handle them....   [tags: Health Care]

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Anti-kickback Implications of a Retail Medical Center (RMC)

- During the last two decades the health delivery system has been revolutionized. Many patients no longer visit the traditional medical facility system but choose to visit RMCs to receive limited medical care. The new phenomena are known as RMCs and are a new delivery service for health-care services. As far back as 1995, Newt Gingrich predicted that patients would “go to Canada or Wal-Mart.” For example, retail medical clinics appear in pharmacies, grocery stores, and big-box retailers like Wal-Mart, offering basic health care services....   [tags: Health, Ready Care]

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that happens when stomach acid, or even bile back flows (refluxes) into the food pipe, which is called the esophagus. The flow back of acid irritates the lining of the esophagus and results in signs and symptoms of GERD (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Signs and Symptoms of GERD includes: Signs and symptoms of GERD includes but not limited to, heartburn- A burning sensation in your chest which often sometimes radiate to the throat, hoarseness or sore throat, Acid reflux -regurgitation of food or sour liquid, and a lump in the throat sensation (Mayo Clinic, 2014)....   [tags: digestive disease, signs, symptoms]

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Should Drugs be Legal for Atheletes to Take

- The question that is debatable in today’s times is should performance enhancing drugs be legal for athletes to take. In today’s competitive world of all types of spots, athletes try to get a competitive edge over their competition by using performance enhancing drugs, even when they know it can be detrimental to their health and their lives in so many ways. In the society we live in today, many athletes are taking performance enhancing drugs. So many things point to why performance enhancing drugs should be banned, and if taken, the consequences can be severe....   [tags: steroids,doping,sports,performance drugs]

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The role of Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)

- ... A client centered urinary continence service will endorse the principles of participation, sharing and exchange of information, informed decision-making and respect for choice. Services will be provided in a culturally appropriate manner that is respectful of and responsive to individual client preference, needs and values. The Continence Clinic Services will use interpreters as required, will aim to provide information/ resources in a mode and language relevant to the needs of the local community and will ensure staff competencies and skill development in the area of cultural and linguistic diversity....   [tags: patients, health care]

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Design and User Experience : The Private Hospital

- Design and User Experience : The Private Hospital (calls Clinic in Chile) website in general are very well structured with easy access to all the services that these institution provides. The neonatology and pediatrics sections usually lacks of images and multimedia sections, the one reason of that can be that the information is oriented toward adults visitors or potentials parent patients. Additionally in general these WebPages provides information written by its own physician helping them to reach its potential patients, moreover the information about diseases are upgrade periodically....   [tags: Technology]

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Teen Pregnancy in Illinois

- In some regions of the world such as China, a one child policy was established due to overpopulation (Jian) . One of the reasons for overpopulation was because of the vast number of births from exceptionally young couples. Locally, in 2009, 1,991 children were born to women between the ages of fifteen and nineteen in Rock Island ("Illinois Teen Births by County") which was a shocking amount due to the dramatic drop in teen pregnancies nationwide (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 in 2009 the teen birth rate was the lowest it had been in previous decades....   [tags: china, one child policy, overpopulation]

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Unintended Pregnancies Among HIV Positive Women

- SCOPE OF PROBLEM Unintended pregnancies among HIV positive women in low-income settings is a significant public health issue with implications for the health and well-being of women of childbearing age, their partners, and their children. According to the Global HIV/AIDS Response Progress Report (WHO, 2011), Swaziland is a priority country for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world - nearly 26% of adults aged 15-49 in Swaziland are living with HIV....   [tags: public health issue, mother-to-child transmission]

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The Disease that Infests The District

- The Disease that Infests The District There is a disease that is sweeping across this country. From this disease, no one person has immunity. It strikes the poorest of families and the richest of families. It has the ability to harm the old and young, male and female. It does not care what your sexual preference is, if it wants to infect you, it will. What is this disease that does not care who it harms. It is the acquired immune deficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS. Even the capital of the most powerful country in the world has a problem with AIDS....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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All About The Hoarding Syndrome

- The Hoarding Syndrome is characterized as the "excessive collecting and saving behaviors that result in a cluttered living space and significant distress or impairment" (Frost and Hart, 1996).  Hoarding symptoms often begin between the ages of 10-13 (Mackin, Arean, Delucchi, & Matthews, 2011) but does not "discriminate in terms of age, gender, educational levels, or socioeconomic status" (Singh & Jones, 2013). However, researchers have found a very strong association between having a family member who has a compulsive hoarder and coming a hoarder yourself (Mayo Clinic, 2014)....   [tags: Hoarding Syndrome, Excessive Collecting]

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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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Dorothy Case: A True Healthcare Professional

- Dott “Dorothy” Case was an extremely influential woman in the health care field. She became a doctor, instructor, associate professor, surgeon, and cheifship of surgery. She created her own private practice, became director of public health for the Philadelphia Federation of Women’s Clubs and allied organizations, and created the Dorothy Case-Blechschmidt Cancer Health Clinic of Doctor’s Hospital. In addition to all her accomplishments Dorothy was also a mother, and a wife. She is an exceptional example of the endless limits a woman can reach in the field of health professions....   [tags: Biography]

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Melanoma Symptoms, Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment

- Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells (Mayo Clinic). It is the most serious type of skin cancer. Melanoma is diagnosed less frequently than other types of skin cancer, but it has the ability to spread very quickly (About.com). It looks like dark spots on the skin. Melanoma develops in the melanocyte cells that produce the pigment that gives your skin its color called melanin. People under 40, most commonly women, are more likely to develop melanoma (Mayo Clinic). The exact cause of melanoma still isn’t clear....   [tags: Ultraviolet Rays, Mole Irregularity]

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Entrepreneurship within the Health Care Industry

- Health care industry has grown over the last 20 years. With technology advancing and health care growing entrepreneurships have flourished independently and corporate wide. This paper will touch on the affects of entrepreneurship in health care, describe the positive and negative ways that entrepreneurship has affected the health care field, give an example of a current entrepreneurial business, and how it has affected the way patients receive service. The United States has more Nobel Prize winners then any other country because of the commitment to innovations in health care....   [tags: business]

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Living with Schizoaffective Disorder

- “Oh he’s just different.” “They’re weird.” “I just don’t understand how someone could act like that.” These are all phrases that can be heard on any street, in any country, and in just about any situation. People are judged constantly by others based on weight, looks, clothes, marital status, wealth, personality, and so much more. Our society continues to impress what is acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to how others live their lives. However, some people cannot control the aspects by which they are judged....   [tags: Mental Illness, Condition]

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The Ethical Dilemma Illustrated in the Essay, "The Serpent Was There"

- When put inside an ethical dilemma, it is impossible to make a decision that everyone will agree is ethically sound. This is because different people have different methods of determining whether something is ethical or unethical. Different methods of evaluation exist because there are different opinions of what a better society would be like. Despite all these differences, decisions still have to be made when one is put in an ethical dilemma. The decision of the doctors in “The Serpent Was There” not to go public with their mistake was ethical....   [tags: ethics]

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Steering Committee

- Steering Committee Undertaking a task such as designing and developing a free clinic requires direction, support and research. Whether you have a formal process or an informal process, the shape and course of the tasks associated with this long term project is driven by an assembled group of individuals referred to as the steering committee. A steering committee is a group of individuals that sets the agenda and schedule for business. This committee may have 2 people or 10 people on it with representatives from several disciplines....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Uninsured in the Town of Prince's Lakes

- The demographics of the uninsured have changed to include many working families who can no longer afford health insurance. The cost of health insurance has increased radically over the past ten years. Both employee and employer are spending over 100% more (The Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust, 2011). Not having health care can impact individuals, families, and communities by decreasing physical, social, and mental health. Without prevention of disease and disability, or detection and treatment of health conditions, their quality of life decreases....   [tags: Healthcare]

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Malaria in Zambia

- Handing the underweight two-year old back to her mother, the clinic nurse turned to the battered register and wrote: malaria. When they arrived at Lusuntha clinic on the eastern border of Zambia earlier that morning, the mother explained that the child had spent three days suffering from diarrhea. Lethargic and miserable, she looked like she was on the verge of tears but her body, so extremely dehydrated, probably didn’t have any left. The nurse turned to me and asked me to hand her a regimen of Coartem – the World Health Organization’s “Essential Medicine” used to treat malaria....   [tags: Test, Treatment, Nursing]

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