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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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Health and Medical Care of Infants

- Every day, physicians called pediatricians are helping and treating children’s illnesses and making sure they are healthy. Dr. Ananya Mandel describes pediatrics “as the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18” (Ananya l). Pediatricians work with children and care about their health. Without pediatricians, children wouldn’t receive special treatment, which is highly necessary since caring for children’s health is not the same as adult care....   [tags: children, health, pediatrics, physicians, career]

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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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Poor Medical Health Care

- Semester 1 Advanced-Writing Problem Solution Essay Name: ID: Poor Medical health care is something prevalent in many countries. Every family all over the world has suffered deaths due to poor medical healthcare and insurance. The decreasing in the quality of health services provided to the individuals and patients is Poor medical healthcare. Poor Medical Health care is a critical problem that has to end, as studies about it showed that adults in the United States receive half of the needed health care services (EA & RH, 2001), and not only adults but also all types of citizens including children, if this problem did not end deaths of people will significantly increase (Ce...   [tags: healthcare, health insurance, health care system]

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Treadmill Development for Health and Medical Care

- Development of treadmill for health and medical care This research looks at the development of treadmill for health and medical care. It will touch upon the origin of the treadmill from its invention for agriculture uses to how it has developed for health and medical care in the present. It will also list the usage of treadmills in the medical field, some advantages and disadvantages of treadmills and common features treadmills in the present have. Ever since the first treadmill was invented for agriculture uses over 4000 years ago, much improvement have been made to them and today, treadmills are no longer commonly used for agriculture but for health and medical purposes such as keeping f...   [tags: animal power, prisons, rehabilitation]

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Medical Care for Human Trafficking Victims

- Human trafficking is a rising global issue and is a dark human behavior that has been happening since the beginning of recorded history. These victims experience both mental and physical effects that are damaging to their lives, stripping their identity as individuals. Millions of women and children go through these traumatic experiences and have psychological consequences that need to be addressed but get little attention. This literature review suggests steps to be taken in order to treat these patients with the proper medical care by responding to the following questions: 1....   [tags: global issues, human behavior]

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Public Health versus Medical Care

- Simply put, Public Health has its origins in and is focused upon preventing the spread of disease and illness, whereas Medical Care is focused on treating conditions, disease and illness. While there is some overlap (more so at the community level with the Health Department model), Public Health’s attempts to cross more prominently into Medical Care in this country since the early 20th century have been met with great opposition by medical professionals and their trade organizations, who did not want the government to reach further into the provision of health services in a way that might lead to a national healthcare program and thus make all practicing medical professionals government empl...   [tags: prevention, treating conditions, illness]

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One Family's Thoughts and Opinions Regarding the Medical Care Bill

- This medical care bill has brought disagreements to families across the country that either loved or hated the concept. As a daughter to aging parents, a sister to ill siblings, a mother to children unable to afford insurance and a grandmother to children in desperate need of medical Advertisement coverage. I am one of the Americans the majority of the population sees as a threat to increased taxes. I am not going to pretend to understand the numerous pages outlining the bill nor will I go so far as to say I have read it cover to cover....   [tags: Health Care]

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Evidence Based Nursing Practice (EBNP) to Analyze Medical Care

- EBNP Nurses are the archeologists of the healthcare field. They research, examine, and resurrect the information needed to perform appropriate medical procedures on a daily basis. Refining that process helps utilize time to expedite sound knowledge into practice. Implementing this practice involves a community of nurses in order to keep the profession moving forward in a progressive, innovative, and improving manner. Imagine a ladder with all of its steps. Without each previous step we cannot climb any higher....   [tags: Patient, Care, Diagnostic]

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Palliative Care and Care for Older Adults

- The age expectancy continues to increase in society. More people are live very far into old age; this is why the number of elderly people continues to rise. Disease patterns are changing continually. Chronic disease is often the cause of death, over those that are caused by acute illness. The population that requires care is becoming much older. High quality care is necessary for end of life. Older people have more complex problems and disabilities (Ebersole, Hess, Touhy, Jett, & Luggen, 2008). The care provided for these older adults require an established partnership between the nurse and the patient....   [tags: Health, Elderly, Medical care]

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Patient's Rights and Medical Care

- Patient's Rights and Medical Care In the face of the threat of euthanasia, does the patient have the right to the final word. What are his rights in the area of medical care. This essay will explore this question, and provide case histories to exemplify these rights in action. For legally competent adult patients, regarding medical care per se - according to Anglo-American law -- every competent adult has the freedom to seek or not to seek medical care and to refuse to consent to any specific treatment proposed, under the common law right of bodily integrity and intangibility: 1....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]

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Medical Scientists and Health Care System Funding in Australia

- There is a vast array of health care benefits that are offered in Australia in which many people benefit from such as the regulation of health products, workforce and health services as well as public dental care. These health care benefits are funded to ensure that the appropriate benefits are given out. Primarily, the funding strategies for the provision of Australian health services are managed by the Australian Federal Government as well as both State and Territory governments with the contributions of citizens and residents within Australia....   [tags: Health Care Funding Strategies ]

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Demand For Medical Care

- Demand for Medical Care The demand for medical care is derived from our demand for good health. Michael Grossman was the first to do econometric research on this topic. “Grossman’s work established two approaches for consideration. In the first, medical care is viewed as an input in the production function for health, and in the second, as an output produced by medical care providers (Henderson, p.142).” There are two main factors that determine the demand for medical care. The first is the patient factor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Health Care and the Marxist Theory

- In the past centuries, health care was the responsibility of individuals and their own families but today Medicine comes to be an institution only as societies are more productive and people take on specialized work. At the same time as people become dependent on governments and organizations to provide them their health care and insurance, here is the problem. Social conflict analysis points out the connection between health and social inequality. Following the ideas of Karl Marx, we can match health to the operation of capitalism....   [tags: medical care, profit, politics]

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Uncompensated Care in Public Hospitals

- Introduction Public hospitals, as a primary destination for low-income residents seeking medical care, play a crucial role in our society. Through constant changes in the healthcare system of our nation, these institutions remain true to their mission of caring for disadvantaged populations who lack stable access to health care. Over the past decade, the government experienced increasing difficulty in operating public hospitals due to scant revenue generation and constant budgetary constraints. In 2010, while the average national hospital profit margin was approximately 7%, public hospitals have hovered around 2%, which often resulted in operating at a negative margin when factoring in Medic...   [tags: Uncompensated Medical Care]

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Pain Management and Palliative Care

- Pain is neither objective nor seen or felt by anybody other than the person that is experiencing it. Pain is subjective, therefore there is no way to distinguish whether or not someone is hurting and the only and best measurement of pain is that what the patient says it is. In settings such as end of life care, patients present with many different disease processes and ultimately are there because they have an average of six months to live. Along with this stage in their lives, palliative care patients can encounter a myriad of symptoms, which can result in these patients experiencing tremendous physical and psychological suffering (Creedon & O’Regan, 2010, p....   [tags: Pain, Cancer, Medical Care]

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Comparison of Medical Care During The American Civil War and Medical Care During World War I

- Medicine has developed so dramatically over the last century that it is difficult to imagine a world in which its many benefits did not exist. Even as humans manage to eradicate some diseases, a look at history reminds us that there was a time when these and other diseases were rampant, and good health was the exception rather than the norm. There are many comparable time periods that medicine was needed and was used. With each, there were drastic changes to medical procedures and medical rules....   [tags: korean war, vietnam war, battlefield medicine]

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Medical Care

- Medical Care The United States has moved from an agricultural country, to an industrialized country and from predominately an industrialized country to more of an information and services country. Health care has changed in the way it has operated just as the country has changed. When the United States was an agricultural country, health care was operated by doctors that worked independently providing health care to patients within a set communities or counties. This health care was a fee for service system....   [tags: Medicine Health Research Papers]

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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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Picking The Health Care Industry and Making It Efficient

- Healthcare  Introduction The field of public health care has been a topic of utmost importance all over the world. Especially in the cases when any part of the world suffers from any kind of natural calamity like floods, earthquakes or outbreak of some dangerous and infectious disease. This is the one sector that needs major attention. Protecting the lives and improving the health standards of communities with the help of certain measures has been termed as the science behind the public health care....   [tags: medical care, public health care]

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Why should medical editors CARE about case reports?

- „Always note and record the unusual…Publish it.“ (1) -William Osler While contemplating the evolution of medical publishing, one might be tempted to think of it under terms of the Recapitulation theory. Namely, as ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, similarly it might be conjectured that both evolution of medical publishing, at least in its forms, and the stages of scientific production in a clinicians` career follow similar progression of evolutionary stages. In other words, a modern „evidence-based“ clinician, trough his publications, climbs the steep „Level-of-evidence“ pyramid, recapitulating much the growth of the pyramid itself; during his first clinical steps, he writes case report...   [tags: Record Keeping, Medical Novelty]

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History of Public Medical Insurance Care in Canada

- The first execution of public medical insurance care in Canada began in Saskatchewan in 1946 under the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Social Credit party. At this provincial level, Medicare was first implemented and utilized. This would be the first instance of a government controlled, universal medical insurance plan ever to be achieved in North America. The North American medical institution and the whole insurance establishment were adamant about their stance against Medicare; they were determined to discontinue the growth of its popularity (Bernard)....   [tags: Saskatchewan, medicare]

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Medical Students and Rural Health Care

- Unenthusiastic to serve in villages. But this is a global phenomenon. There is no doubt that medical students should be unprotected to challenges of rural health care. This could be easily done through proper implementation of the up-to-date undergraduate medical curriculum and not through coercive tactics such as outspreading the 5.5 year-MBBS course to 6.5 years by making one year rural service binding and banning doctors from settling abroad. In ideal state both basic health and education needs of a citizen should be public sector programmes....   [tags: urban health, rural hygiene]

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Medical Futility: An Increasing Legal, Ethical, and Moral Dilemma

- Futility of Care: An Increasing Legal, Ethical, and Moral Dilemma A divergent set of issues and opinions involving medical care for the very seriously ill patient have dogged the bioethics community for decades. While sophisticated medical technology has allowed people to live longer, it has also caused protracted death, most often to the severe detriment of individuals and their families. Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, believes too many Americans are “dying badly.” In discussing this issue, he stated, “Families cannot imagine there could be anything worse than their loved one dying, but in fact, there are things worse.” “It’s having someone...   [tags: Futility of Care, Medical World]

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The Morally Praiseworthy Actions of Medical Professionals who Provide Care for Enemy Combatants

- Many Americans assume that medical professionals are generally helpful of others. However, a controversial question has been raised about the use of medical professionals and their involvement with torturing enemy combatants during war. Is it morally right or morally wrong for them to be involved in these sorts of practices. I believe that medical professionals who are involved in overseeing and treating tortured enemy combatants are morally praiseworthy. Medical professionals are praiseworthy because its undoubtedly correct for a medical professional to help preserve the life of tortured....   [tags: medical, nursing]

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We Must Change the American Health Care System

- We Must Change the American Health Care System I came to the United States sixteen years ago. Being a European, I have watched with great interest and disbelief about the ongoing disagreements regarding a socialized health care system, which President Bill Clinton has proposed. I am a native of Poland and experienced positive benefits of socialized medicine, so I can't understand why some people are so negative towards changes in the health care program. Are we really happy with our current medical insurance....   [tags: Medical Care Insurance]

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Medical Errors: Exploring the Healthcare System's Role in Errors

- Critical Analysis Paradigm Shift According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which has been on the forefront in undertaking research studies, pertaining to the prevalence of medical errors; systemic flaws are largely to be blamed for the high number of medical errors (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2011). The Hastings centre also shares the same sentiments when they state that “Many errors can be traced to flaws in complex systems of healthcare delivery, not flaws in individual performance” (The Hastings centre 2011, 5)....   [tags: Health Care, medicine, medical]

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Mental Health Stigma and the Healthcare System

- The mental health stigma has become a prevalent issue in the world of medical care. It can prevent people from receiving proper medical care and the quality of care people may receive. Stigma is defined as members of groups who violate the norms established by the dominant or privileged group and, as such, are marked as deviant (Jr. and Kite). Stigma can also lead to discrimination. The way we can try and diminish the severity of the stigma is to create transparency and openness about mental illness....   [tags: medical care, hemoglobin]

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The Dengue Virus is Affecting The Health of Millions Worldwide

- Introduction Dengue fever affects the health of millions of individual’s worldwide living in tropical and subtropical areas. This virus has swiftly spread across the world and has caused an endemic in all WHO regions, except the European region and Indonesia (Bouri et al., 2012) . The occurrence of dengue fever around the world has increased dramatically with over 2.3 million reported cases in 2010 from South-east Asia, North and South America and the Western Pacific. In 2013, 2.35 million cases of dengue were reported from the Americas alone (“WHO | Dengue and severe dengue,” n.d.)....   [tags: endemic, serotypes, medical care]

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Health Disparities Among American Women

- Yes, I know there are health disparities that exist between American women. Many women in America are not of same race, some are employed while some don’t have a job or any source of income to seek for medical care. According to statistics, the number of white women with high paying jobs is high compared to black women, Latinos and Hispanics. Women who are not legally here in America cannot receive medical care except if they pay out of their pocket, there are not even qualify to get free medical care under the state or the county where they live....   [tags: medical care, insurance, race]

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Domestic Violence, Abuse and Neglect

- Domestic violence is the act of being angry and taking the wrong actions about the anger. “Violence and neglect are a part of many families’ everyday lives” which should not be considered a normal thing. Physical neglect is just one portion of domestic violence. “Failure to provide food, medical care, or shelter” is described as physical neglect. “Abuse can be a whole range of physical behavior—slapping, hitting, beating, or using weapons to hurt someone. Abuse includes verbal and emotional abuse, where someone is constantly insulted [and beaten down] to feel sad and worthless.” This can also cause one to have mental issues, like depression....   [tags: food, medical care, shelter]

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The Morality of Managed Care

- The Morality of Managed Care "The preservation of health is a duty" according to Herbert Spencer, an English philosopher (Andrews, 1993). Managed care conglomerates provide health coverage for increasing numbers of Americans. Many critics question whether these businesses provide care dutifully. At the very least, the present managed care system requires health care providers and recipients to reexamine established principles underling physician-patient interaction. Although health maintenance organizations are commonly misunderstood, Americans hope these institutions will dampen runaway health care expenditures....   [tags: Health Care Medical Medicine Essays]

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The Field of Medicine

- Introduction One among the fields that have profited from the rapid technological progress in the previous centuries is the field of medicine. Conditions and Diseases that scientists had trouble in understanding and curing are now cured successfully and with virtual ease. More people as well as the incurably-ill now survive longer than before. Development in the global population has been distinguished in the 20th century. The old and young population has increased pressure on medical care resources internationally with the intention that no nation is currently capable to compete with the demand for medical -care and its supply....   [tags: Medical Care, Treatment]

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Individuals with Mental Disorders

- Many groups of people have experienced disenfranchisement over the years. Some groups included people suffering in political prisons to the of abusement towards the elderly people all over the world. The mentally ill are a part of this vast group of people. Mental illness is any disease of the mind and also the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems that are serious enough to require psychiatric intervention. People with different mental disorders are given different kinds of medical care, given different treatment by everyday people, and are put into hospitals which is like “living in hell.” (NY Daily News)....   [tags: Medical Care, Mental Illness]

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Tommy Douglas and His influence on Medicare in Canada

- Have you ever been sick. Chances are you have. Medical care is very expensive; a simple check-up can cost up to and over $100. If a check-up costs that much money, think about how much an operation might cost. If it weren’t for Medicare or (Free) Universal Health Insurance, it is possible that some of you would be bankrupt by now. The inventor of this system is Tommy Douglas, voted the greatest Canadian of all time by the CBC broadcasting channel. This remarkable man was the former premier of Saskatchewan for 17 years and the father of Medicare....   [tags: Biography, Health Care, Medical Care]

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Baylor Medical Center And Emergency Care Issues

- Baylor Medical Center and Emergency Care Issues Description of Organization Baylor Health Care System is a medical network that services seven counties in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. It is a not-for-profit, faith-based network of hospitals, primary care centers and practices, rehabilitation clinics, senior health centers, affiliated ambulatory surgery centers, and the Baylor Research Institute....   [tags: Management Medicine Analysis Business ]

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Managed Care

- The advantages of managed care to the consumer are medical expenses completely covered, no deductible, and lower monthly premium payment. The consumer under managed care coverage would only need to make his monthly premium payment and co- payments. Managed care makes health care more affordable to the consumers. The disadvantages of managed care would be the consumer would only be able to see caregivers affiliated with the managed care organization, having to pay co-pay every visit, rising premiums, under treatment, and too much reed tape to get necessary treatments....   [tags: Caregiver Medical Health Care]

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ACA and HIV/AIDS

- The government is changing again this time it will affect the medical care and housing that HIV/AIDS patients get. It has been announced that as of January 1, 2014, that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come into action (Munar 25). This action will change many people’s lives that live with HIV/AIDS. Their rent will be paid and distributed differently under a new program guidelines through Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) which is paid through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (HUD.org)....   [tags: Medical Care, Housing Patients]

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Emergency Shelters: Friends of the Homeless

- Identification of Community Resource The community resource chosen to report on is the Friends of the Homeless. They are located at 755 Worthington Street Springfield, MA. The main phone number for the Friends of the Homeless is (413) 732-3069 or they can be reached through their website, www.fohspringfield.org. Depending on what services are needed the service hours vary. The resource center was the main focus of the interview which is in operation from 8am to 5:30pm. The dining services are open for an hour during breakfast, lunch and dinner....   [tags: homeless population, housing, medical care]

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The Use of Complementary Alternative Medicine

- In the year of 2013, the number of new cancer cases was estimated to be approximately 1,660,000, causing the death of approximately 580,000 people in the United States. Across America, both, alternative medicine and traditional medical care is used by men and women. Approximately 50% of Americans have found the use of Alternative Medicine to be more appropriate for them and their families compared to traditional medical care in relation to general medical conditions. A study included in the National Library of Medicine states that 193 patients of a 316 patient study used Complementary Alternative medicine following a cancer diagnosis....   [tags: chinese medicine, medical care, cancer]

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Informed Consent, Refusal, and Competence

- In the medical field today, whenever a procedure is going to be done on a patient, informed consent must be given to the doctor from the patient prior the procedure taking place. Informed consent is the approval given by the patient to the doctor for treatment. In the case being discussed today, an 80 year old patient, with a history of congestive heart failure, is in the doctor's office complaining of chest pains. After an examination, the doctor believes the best course of treatment would be to have a surgical procedure, in an attempt to save the patients life....   [tags: the patients’ right to choose medical care]

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Need for a New Health Care System

- Need for a New Health Care System      One of the major problems nagging America is the need for a new health care system. The number of uninsured Americans needing medical treatment is rising. Medicare, a major part of the American health care system, is projected to go broke in 2019 according to USA Today?s article, 'Congress refuses to swallow cures for ailing Medicare.' I have seen this ruin people?s pursuit of happiness. I worked in a nursing home for the past five years. Many elderly patients run out of money to support themselves for their long term care....   [tags: Politics Health Care Medical Medicine Essays]

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The Idea of Community Healthcare

- With the advent of modern medicine, all aspects of medical care have changed. Health care providers have improved cleaning methods and limitation of transfer of bacteria. As a result of improvements in testing and reporting, Public health organizations and providers have improved their knowledge and attempt to educate the community to new information, with the hope of, improving effects of negative impact to the environment. Further breakdown on efforts to bring public awareness is the cohesive workings of both public and community health....   [tags: public health, healthcare, medical care]

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The State of Today's Health Care System

- The State of Today's Health Care System Today’s health care system is in a constant state of fluctuation and commotion. It is sometimes difficult for the health care consumer to identify a valuable resource when they need one. The purpose of this paper is to explore one of the many health care resources that are available in the greater Philadelphia area and then visit this site to learn more about it. Philadelphia, in itself is an outstanding resource to the people of the area. In terms of healthcare resource implications this is true....   [tags: Health Care Medical Planned Parenthood Essays]

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Healthcare Around the World

- Healthcare Around the World When someone gets sick or injured they expect to receive medical care, whether it be as a public or private practice. We tend to think that most everyone has some type of health insurance to cover the expensive costs of medical care but in reality there are many who cannot afford such. The universal challenge has been how to get medical coverage for everyone around the world, but is this ideal too radical. Each country has its own pros-and-cons with health care plans....   [tags: Medical Care, Public Private Practice]

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Hospital Administration Costs Analysis

- Hospital administration costs can be mercifully expensive costing $361 billion per year in the USA alone, three times what is spent on cancer. Therefore, finding a costing system that gets the most efficient results from administration is crucial, so that more can be spent on hospital's core duties of providing health care. However, despite the rather costliness it serves a central purpose of effectively overseeing the hospitals activities and making sure care quality and safety standards are kept intact....   [tags: hospitals, abc costing, medical care]

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Challenges of Having Premature Babies

- A baby’s arrival can be very joyful for a first time mother in a way that it brings particular challenges and experiences that could change a life forever. When a baby is born premature it can discomfort the family knowing that they’re child is at risk and even exposed to death. Some of the premature babies come for the first time in the world with a defect that causes agony in the family and especially in the mother. Premature babies are a very important issue in today’s society because it involves the health of a new born....   [tags: Dangers, Funding Medical Care]

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Burn Injuries in Small Children

- Burns could be characterized as a harm brought about to the body by contact with flames, hot substances, certain chemicals, electricity or radiation. Electrical burns are generally deep burns. Serious burns cause quick anxious shock. The exploited person develops pale and is confounded, restless, and startled by the agony and may blackout. The burn depends on the passing of tissue damaged and the quantity of the body surface affected. Human skin is made out of two layers: an upper layer called the epidermis and a lower level layer called the dermis....   [tags: medical care procedures]

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Legal Case Study: 62 year old woman with skin cancer

- Legal Case Study Following the review of a medical error about a 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery I will summarize the legal and liability aspects of this case, as well as explore the legal and ethical implications of disclosing errors. In addition, I will discuss the pros and cons of having the provider disclose and empathize for the error to the patient. Finally, I will identify ways the nurse leaders can learn from this situation, help prevent similar kinds of medical errors from happening, and assist the providers and organization to effectively disclose information to patients after such an error occurs....   [tags: medical, health care, solution]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

- ... Surrounding neurons can also die as well. This process exacerbates the preliminary effects of the injury. Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) parallels a TBI. Rapid formation of scar tissue due to the immense blood supply in the brain interferes with normal cognitive and motor functions. If severe swelling persists, doctors may induce a medical coma on a patient to allow the reduction of the metabolic rate of brain tissue as well as cerebral blood flow. Once brain tissue dies, it cannot regenerate; therefore, effects are permanent....   [tags: medical care, expenses]

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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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Examining the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diagnosing and Prescribing

- Historically, the American Medical Association (AMA) has continuously contended the progression of nursing practice, in particular advanced nursing practice (Keeling & Bigbee, 2005). They have done so by opposing the advances of nursing practice claiming the broader and more specialized roles of advanced practice nurses (APNs), which includes diagnosing and prescribing, encroaches on physician practice and claim nurses are not educationally sufficiently prepared to take on these roles (Summers & Summers, 2007)....   [tags: nursing, medical, health care]

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Infection Prevention in a Hospital Setting

- Title: An algorithm to estimate the importance of bacterial acquisition routes in hospital settings. Introduction The significant increase in antibiotic resistance amongst pathogens is making it very difficult to successfully treat infections, especially in intensive care units (ICU’s). Prevention of the spread of infection among patients within the hospitals is fast becoming amongst the most important methods for controlling infections. This requires the identification of the different acquisition routes, that is, routes by which bacterial colonization occurs....   [tags: Medical Care Position Paper]

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Demand for Highly-Qualified Nurses is on the Rise

- ... Furthermore, the curriculum should be made future proof to facilitate academic advancement. However, the achieving the above targeted workforce population is not an easy mission. Factors that affect the achievement of this goal are shortage of qualified faculties, salary disparities, incompetent curriculum and inadequate workforce planning. Certain initiative that were taken to overcome these hurdles are, 1) Inception of VANA (Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy) that focused on partnering with nursing institutions to increase number of faculties for baccalaureate nursing programs and to promote and increase enrollment in nursing programs....   [tags: graduates, medical, health care]

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An Analysis of Another Delay in Health Law’s Employer Requirements by Ricardo Alonso

- What was the article about. These days’ people are inundated with so many new laws and policy changes regarding healthcare. One of utmost importance is the Affordable Healthcare Act. It has recently become a very important topic of much debate and controversy nationwide. It is an issue that will affect millions of Americans. There are so many questions that have come into play regarding how these new laws not only affect employers, but how they will affect people in general. In the article, “Another delay in Health Law’s Employer requirements”, by Ricardo Alonso, the author makes some interesting points in regards to the healthcare system....   [tags: insurance, care, medical]

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Parental Decision-Making

- ... Context of the Ethical Issue The discussion of parental decision-making for minors is not a new concept to the world of ethics. Historically, the age of ‘majority’ was twenty-one years until the year 1971, when the 26th amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, allowing eighteen year old men and women to vote, make contractual obligations, and consent to medical treatment without parental knowledge or approval (Weir & Peters, 2004). Even with this provision, there has remained much debate about the point in time where a minor becomes mature enough to make competent decisions about his or her health....   [tags: health sensitive medical care decisions]

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Health Insurance and the Need for Reform

- Insurance is a mess of mazes that leads to one outcome: one only reaps what one sows. The sowing involves lifetimes of work; hours tick away, and workers clock-in and clock-out. Near the big golden moment of retirement, some stress about their comfort in old age. It is the dream of many to find a pillow after slaving away, but for some, it is a time of discernment. Those who did not work need a cushion just as well. Maybe their children, grown and employed, could return the care they once received....   [tags: Medical, Healthcare, Health Care]

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Comparing Physician Assistants to Nurse Practitioners

- There are many occupations in the medical field that can go in many various directions. Have you ever wondered how the occupations are all similar, besides the fact that it is the medical field. Vorvick and Zieve say “more women than men have found an interest in the medical field for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Fifty-eight is the average percent of women PA’s in the medical field.” The two occupations: physician assistant and nurse practitioner are similar with the education needed, the specialties, and the work environment....   [tags: health care, medical fields]

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Nursing Profession: The patient-nurse Relationship

- The nursing profession is one that provides care, collaborates with others, and provides education in a variety of different settings. I choose to work in the field of nursing to advance my career from an operating room technician to a medical-surgical nurse. I enjoy the sensation of helping others and assisting with the surgical fixation of a medical complication. The American Nurses Association (ANA) created the nursing code of ethics to ensure proper moral care, goals, values, and professional obligations of the nurse where known....   [tags: education, care, medical-surgical nurse]

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A Simple Suggestion for Reducing Healthcare Costs in the United States

- There has been a great debate today over the future of healthcare for the United States. This simple suggestion will not only solve the issues surrounding healthcare, but it will also aid in the reducing of the United States Government’s rather substantial deficit and the issue of gun control. I would first however, like to point out that this is only a simple suggestion, which may be accepted or ignored. Considering though, the state of the legislation of this great nation, any suggestion is a possibility that leads the nation one step closer to resolving its current issues....   [tags: health care, economy, medical]

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Geriatric Nutrition Assessment: The Importance of Patient´s Nutrition Status

- ... Both of those condition cause en affect on her ability to assume the recommended nutrition for a regular 56-year-old woman. She stated that she has a difficult eating problem after the CVA happened. She also felt depress and lost her appetite. Besides that, because of her other existing conditions such as DM, hypertension, and kidney disease, she also has to maintain a strictly low sodium and fat diet while she was in hospital. This strict diet had a big impact on her appetite and her total food intake, because she used to consume a lot of salt at home....   [tags: weakness, patient care, medical history]

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A Career in Nursing

- Many people have always been undecided regarding the career that they want to pursue. As they get older and view the many choices in careers, they realize that a career in the medical field is the best choice. Being a nurse interests many people because it requires the study of the human body and many other great opportunities that nurses have in this career. Once the career of nursing has been researched, it is brought too many attentions that there are various types of nurses. The desire to help and care for those in need is the attitude needed to become a nurse....   [tags: medical art, women, basic care]

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The Prevention Concept Analysis

- Prevention consists of the measures that are implemented to prevent occurrence of a disease or a condition and are directed towards eliminating or minimizing the impact of disease and disability. Prevention, being an emerging concept, calls for a lot of attention because the health of any individual is determinant of any other activity they carry out. It is, therefore, important to evaluate the concepts of prevention as used in the nursing profession. Significance of concept Prevention started ages ago and even proverbial sayings show its importance in the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound.” Prevention is of great importance and is evident in vaccines saving millions of peopl...   [tags: health care promotion, medical prevention]

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Pros and Cons of Family Presence During Resuscitation of a Loved One

- Traditionally, when a patient arrests in a hospital the family is taken away from their beloved ones to a waiting room while life-saving measures are initiated. For many years family members were not allowed in the room during the resuscitation because healthcare workers thought family presence would interfere with the resuscitation process, but the approach towards family presence has improved in recent years. (Wacht, Dopelt, Snir & Davidovitch, 2010). Professional organizations and national guidelines recommend family presence (FP) during resuscitation, and interestingly only 5% of US hospitals have a written policy on the family presence concept and follow the guidelines according to the...   [tags: Health Care, Medicine, Medical]

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Utilization Management and Healthcare Management

- The balance between quality patient care and medical necessity is a top priority and the main concern of many of the healthcare organizations today. Due to the rising cost of healthcare, there has been a change in the focus of reimbursement strategies that are affecting the delivery of patient care. This shift from a fee-for-service towards a value-based system creates a challenge that has shifted many providers’ focus more directly on their revenue. As a result, organizations are forced to take a hard look at the cost of services they are providing patients and then determining if the services and level of care are appropriate for the prescribed patient care....   [tags: Quality Patient Care, Medical Necessity, Health]

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Patient Safety

- Introduction Patient safety has become a major concern in the healthcare sector because of the prevalence of medical errors. Patient safety has even stood out as its own ideal discipline and it encompasses certain areas of healthcare service provision such as reporting, analysis and prevention of medical errors (because of the upsurge of medical errors across the globe). Initially, medical errors were not considered a big issue in medical circles until there was an increased trend of medical errors across the globe which resulted into adverse medical events and a high number of patient deaths....   [tags: Health Care, Medical Error]

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EHR Implementation and Effects on Nursing

- EHR Implementation Background The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) continues to make an impact on nursing and patient care throughout the country. As a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, all public and private healthcare providers were required to implement electronic health records in their facilities by January 1, 2014. By demonstrating “meaningful use” of the electronic medical record, facilities are able to maintain Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels....   [tags: medical records, healthcare, patient care]

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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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Medical Problems in International Adoption

- Adoption brings a child born to other parents into a new family. Birth parents have a number of reasons for placing the child for adoption, but usually it is because they want better lives for their children than they feel they will be able to give or provide for the child. International adoption is popular around the world right now, but there are many problems with it. Pre-adoption evaluations, the development of mental health disorders, and overall health problems with the child are major problems with international disorders....   [tags: Health Care ]

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National Disaster Medical System

- Citizens of the United States face catastrophic disaster such as hurricane, tornadoes, hazmat spills and flooding. Emergency management situations varies. Managers have to put into consideration the type of disasters or the response of citizens. A great example, the hurricane in Tuscaloosa, AL required large amounts of medical and debris assistance from teams to help return the destructed site back to prior condition. National Disaster Medical Systems would be one of the first to respond if there is a tragic event like in Tuscaloosa, AL....   [tags: Health Care]

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Issues of Fatigue in Medical Residents

- How would you feel if you knew that the doctor inserting the stent in your heart was on the 24th hour of his shift. Understandably so, most likely worried. Thoughts going through your head would definitely include what would happen if this doctor fell asleep or inadvertently caused a severe injury as a result of drowsiness. Unfortunately, these are realities that all patients who are treated in teaching hospitals face. Medical residents often work unimaginably long shifts, sometimes exceeding 24 hours....   [tags: risks, continuity of care, errors]

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Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

- 1. Introduction As ravaging effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic spreads, many businesses are realizing that the spread negatively affects their workforce, market and ultimately ability to earn profits (Sithole, 2007). Organizations now realize that HIV/AIDS is not simply a health issue, but a core business issue, as it affects the performance of infected employees and the company’s production and investments (Lisk, 2002; IFC, 2002). In response to this problem, many organizations are setting up on-site HCT facilities at their work places as a strategy to improve knowledge of HIV/AIDS which is critical to both prevention and treatment goals (DoH, 2009) of the debilitating infection....   [tags: Medical Procedure, Health Care Logistics]

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The Benefits of Improved Medical Technology

- In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, technology has increased worldwide and affected many aspects of human life. Unarguably, advancement in technology over the years has made our lives easier. Advances in research, diagnosis, and treatment, (particularly during the past couple of generations) have significantly contributed to both the length and quality of human life. Medical Technology has improved humanity physically through Surgery, Diagnostics and the use of information technology in the administration of patient care....   [tags: Human Improvement, Patient Care]

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Medical Tourism in Southeast Asia

- Demand for healthcare has grown globally, associated with rises in income and education attainment among global populations. Changes in demography, such as aging populations in developed countries and shifts in disease burden from infectious to chronic diseases also stimulate the demand for more, high quality health services. The availability of these services in foreign nations at competitive costs combined with the lack of availability, long lines and high costs in their home countries has fuelled a new wave of healthcare consumers: medical tourists....   [tags: health care demand, patients]

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Mistakes in the Medical Field

- It’s very difficult to blame someone when mistakes occur in an environment in which we hope learning and improvement will take place. But eventually someone has to take blame for the mistake. Errors can occur anywhere but when it comes to the healthcare field there are more possibilities.It would include acute care, ambulatory care, outpatient clinics, pharmacies, and patient homes. Many people assume that medical errors involve only wrong medications administered or the wrong surgery performed (Dovey, Kuzel, Phillips, and Woolf, 2004)....   [tags: Critical Care, Medication Errors]

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Careers in the Medical Field

- Medical Scientist Medical Scientists conduct research on human diseases to improve human health. They could be part of the development of a new product, engage in a clinical investigation along with many more activities. These activities would include you carrying up to 20lbs., but regularly only 10lbs, wearing protective gear and being exposed to hazardous circumstances. You will also be standing and inside most of the time. Before you can do those activities you first have to go through schooling....   [tags: health care, research, education]

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Medicaid, a Medical Program, and Obamacare

- The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare; but, at the same time, it ruled that under the new health law the Federal government can’t withhold funding to states that decline to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. As a result, the expansion of Medicaid, a Federal-state program that provides health care for over 60 million low-income Americans, is now considered optional. The consequences of this decision are significant. Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion would have covered nearly half of America’s uninsured citizens, and this will now leave many of the nation’s poorest without health insurance....   [tags: low-income, health care, premiums]

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Codes of Ethics in Health Care

- Ethical Codes are in use today by many organizations to clearly establish their values and provide a procedure if a code violation occurs. Medical ethics began as a professional code for physicians and has now expanded and includes a variety of health care professions and health care organizations. The growth of medical knowledge and technology have grown so have the concerns that ethical standards and issues facing our society today may be compromised or not appropriately addressed (Littleton et al., 2010)....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Coverages for Alternative Medicine Modalities

- Coverages for Alternative Medicine Modalities The health care industry has a variety of policies and standards regarding coverages for alternative medicine modalities. From a sociological standpoint, unconventional, alternative, or unorthodox therapies refer to medical practices that are not in conformity with the standards of the medical community. The New England Journal of Medicine defines unconventional therapies, “as medical interventions not taught widely at U.S. medical schools or generally available at U.S....   [tags: Health Care Medical Illness Essays]

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Benefits of Medical Tourism

- Medical tourism, or the process of leaving a home location for health care treatment in other locations broad is becoming an emerging trend. Outbound medical tourism is most likely going to grow at a fast rate within the next few years. With health care costs rising exponentially, this concept is important to explore as consumers are becoming more open to the idea of traveling to seek care that is less expensive, safe, and effective. Most patients are going to become more interested in having treatment abroad if the quality is savings are possible and quality is close to the type of treatment available in the United States....   [tags: Health Care Cost, Revised Legislation]

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