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    Dementia And Dementia

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    will suffer Alzheimer’s due to aging of the general population, specifically the baby boomers. Total cost to society ranges from $157- $215 billion (Associated Press). Some would assume the cost of Alzheimer’s to be incurred by pharmaceuticals or medical costs, however RAND Corp suggests dementia cost to society is from care rather than treatment. Therefore, assistance provided by informal providers and directs caregivers incur a majority of the financial and social cost. Currently, the workforce

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    Healthcare: The Physician Gate Keeper

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    surgical procedures or other medical treatments with higher yields instead of medicine or a less costly treatment option are presented to patients and their families. For most individuals seeking treatment this can be a highly stressful time. Decisions sometimes have to be made in a rushed manor leaving patients subjected to making quick decisions and being potentially taken advantage of with unnecessary costs and risks. According to the Webster dictionary the medical definition of “gatekeeper” is

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    For instance, Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer and was literally left with no hope for a recovery. She stated in an article on CNN “I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms” (Maynard). Brittany wants to take the matters into her own hands, and she deserves to control her own future. When diagnosed with an incurable disease that will ultimately lead to death she should be able to decide the time and place instead of slowly

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    her to communicate properly or be themselves. Adversaries of euthanasia will argue that “medical research is essential if medicine is to advance further,” and through the use of euthanasia, it threatens the advances of medicine by changing the focus from curing the condition to killing the individual with the condition. Is it ethical to make an individual suffer through unbearable pain just to advance medical research when he or she would rather die? As it has been mentioned, incurable illnesses are

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    Working as a clinical social worker in the Washington, DC area with patients diagnosed with life-limiting illness such as, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig ’s disease (ALS), has taught me to be dedicated to a person-centered approach to therapy with patients and their families. Person-centered care is a trend that has been building in the social work community over the last few years. And I had considered the idea of person-centered care as a decent and noble

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    bed ridden and some in vegetative states. In these situations, there is no quality of life. Physician assisted suicide is when a physician provides the necessary information to a terminally ill patient allowing them to end their life on their own terms at the time that they see fit. While it is still looked down upon by many, legalizing physician assisted suicide would be providing a great benefit and sense of relief

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    GeHS (Guardian eHealth Solutions, Inc.) began in 2009. However, VRI, the provider of our backend monitoring service, was established as a medical alert company more than 20 years ago. VRI added medication adherence 13 years ago and has provided vital sign telemonitoring services for the last 6 years. Its core competency is engaging at-risk patients in RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) to keep them safe in their homes, and rapidly getting accurate alerts into the hands of the healthcare providers.

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    148, a three-month sample of 98, and a thirteen-month sample of 54 surveys (Sand-Jecklin & Sherman, 2014). The valid and reliable survey for nurses was conducted from a review of literature focusing on bedside reporting and reviewed by medical experts such as medical surgical managers and consisted of a Cronbach’s alpha scoring of 0.90 (Sand-Jecklin & Sherman, 2014). Sand-Jecklin and Sherman (2014) state the following: The 17-item nursing survey contained items such as perceived efficiency and effectiveness

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    Coping with a Terminal Illness

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    overwhelmingly support an individual’s right to decide whether he or she want to be kept alive through medical treatment. 84% of those polled said that they approved of laws which say medical treatment which is keeping a terminally ill patient alive can be stopped if that is what the patient desires. 70% said there are some circumstances when a patient should be allowed to die while 22% said medical personnel should do everything possible to wave the life of the patient. (Parker, 2009) There has

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    Legalizing the Use of Medicinal Marijuana

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    Marijuana is a very controversial topic because of its high use as a recreational drug. However many people do not know that there are some positives to this drug. Studies show that at least 50 percent of people do not know the health risks and benefits of this drug (Shortsleeve Cassie). Legalizing the use of Medicinal Marijuana would impact people with terminal illness, those who suffer from chronic illness, as well as those who experience intense pain from injuries without the negative side effects

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