Medical terms Essays

  • 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

  • Euthanasia: A Compassionate Response to Suffering

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    She’s been struggling everyday of her life for the past 10 years; battling and fighting this horrible disease has made it hard on her and her family. The cancer has now metastasized, making it difficult for her to take care of everyday responsibilities and participate in daily activities. Her 13-year-old daughter is watching as her mother suffers and becomes brittle and weak. Nobody wants to experience this great hardship, watching someone you love turn into almost nothing. I believe the concept

  • 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

  • Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia In the Right Hands Telling strange doctors with cold hands, in a Lysol filled hospital, which has horrible food, to kill the beloved great granny of the Johnson family seems pretty heartless. However, one must remember there are always two sides to every story. This lovely great granny has six children with thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren, plus one on the way. She is a two-time survivor of the most hated disease in the country, breast cancer. She stayed at home her

  • Social Support In The Film Wit

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    Instead of caring for her, they learned from her. In one scene, around four medical students were all touching her stomach at once while trying to learn more about her disease. On the other hand, the nurses are there to care for the paitent. The only one in the film who was ever nice to Vivian was her nurse, Susan Monahan. In

  • Physician Assisted Suicide Argumentative Essay

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    autonomy is critical, not having the right to die endangers a patient’s autonomy. Medical ethics support a patient’s right to refuse treatment, which can include life sustaining treatment (Sulmasy and Mueller). Logically, if a patient can legally refuse life-sustaining treatment, which will consequently end their life on their own terms, they should also be able to take a prescribed lethal dose to end their life on their own terms. The second argument in support of physician-assisted suicide considers not

  • end of life

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    Coping with a terminal illness or having someone in your family that has a terminal illness is a very difficult thing to address. These things usually come up unexpectedly and we are never prepared for something like this. When you first hear of your terminal illness you might feel isolated and even numb to the world. People are usually not comfortable with talking about their own problems but when you are experiencing something like this the best thing you can do is talk about it. There are pros

  • Cancer Informative Speech

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    die instantly and the healthy cells repair themselves back to normal. #3.Medical Oncologist: A medical oncologist is the most common cancer specialist. This specialist is the one who is in charge of a patient's frequent long-term checkups. A medical oncologist acts like an internist where he or she uses modern tools like internal medicine EHR software to treat a patient in a more organized, fast and efficient way. A medical oncologist is also in charge of immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy

  • Chronic Illness: A Case Study

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    lives lost amidst limited health care budgetary concerns.5 Disease management programs have been widely endorsed by both the private and government health sector as a potential solution for addressing growing healthcare costs and improving quality of medical care.1,6 Designed using elements from the chronic

  • Long-Term Care: Remote Patient Monitoring

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    Long-term care is defined as, “A variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.” (International Federation of Ageing) As people age, they become susceptible to multiple chronic conditions, and reliant on a caregiver to perform daily tasks and live safely. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) helps older adults to manage their chronic

  • Person Centered Reflection

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    of my experience with my therapy patients, person-centered care has now become the foundation of my practice. The primary reason why I’ve come to this view. Each patient diagnosed with a prolonged terminal illness has a unique response to their medical situation based on many factors such as; support

  • Exploring the Right to Die with Dignity

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    Everyone has a Right to Die In the medical dictionary, death with dignity is defined as “the philosophical concept that a terminally ill client should be allowed to die naturally and comfortably, rather than experience a comatose, vegetative life prolonged by mechanical support systems” (Elsevier). Then we must ask ourselves; why is this death with dignity such a philosophical idea? Why must a person’s right to their own life be haltered and prohibited by the law? In most cases, the right of a dignified

  • Lw's Physical Assessment

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    no longer has hyperkalemia instead over the time of her stay at the hospital she developed respiratory failure which is now her diagnosis. During my time with LW, I performed a full body system physical assessment while also obtaining a thorough medical history from the patient, her primary nurse, and her family members. LW is scheduled to be discharged to home on May 25, 2016, with her two sons wh are also her caregivers. While performing LW’s physical assessment, LW was noted with the following

  • Physician Assisted Suicide Case Study

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    a multitude of patients who suffer as their body slowly shut down has not increased. Patients have the right to choose the treatment they believe will be the best option for them when their life is about to come to an end. Patients also have the medical right to choose to continue to suffer through their illness for as long as their bodies will allow them. Yet, they should have the choice to end their life if they so desire because they know in the end they are going to pass away in just a few short

  • Argumentative Essay: The Legalization Of Assisted Suicide

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    physicians make to preserve life and creates a slippery slope, pressuring sick patients to end their lives because suicide is a legal option. Upon graduation from medical school, physicians take an oath, making a commitment to a code of ethics. A portion

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Interpreters

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    their interactions. Trust is often a deciding factor in whether people, herein patients, choose a family interpreter or a professionally trained interpreter. However, studies have shown that professional interpreters perform better in interactions in terms of accuracy of information communicated to either party (Flores 269; Rosenberg et al. 92). Professional interpreters are the better

  • 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

  • End Of Life Care Pathway

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    published under a document titled “More Care, Less Pathway”. The review team identified several issues surrounding end-of-life care and the pathway. The first confusion being of the term “end-of-life”, which covers prognosis from many months down to several days. In the case of applying the LCP to a patient the term caused confusion, as health care staff were likely to misinterpret the statement and lead to the pathway being initiated inappropriately. It acknowledged how hard it is to diagnose when

  • Chronic Illness Paper

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    care needs have more health care expenses. “Long term planning and resource

  • Chronic Care Model Essay

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    The uncertain nature of chronic illness takes many forms, but all are long-term and cannot be cured. The nature of chronic illness raises hesitation. It can disturb anyone, irrespective of demographics or traditions. It fluctuates lives and generates various inquiries for the patient. Chronic illness few clear features involve: long-lasting; can be managed but not cured; impacts quality of life; and contribute to stress. Chronic illnesses can be enigmatic. They often take considerable time to identify