A nurse who worked at the Baltimore hospital, in the example referred to in the text, decided to tell the firefighters that they had been exposed to AIDS. Do you believe that she did the right thing? Explain your answer. Do you think that breaking the rules of confidentiality was justified in this case? Do you think this nurse should be fired for her actions? Did the nurse commit slander against the woman? What might you do in a similar situation? What consequences would you be willing to accept in order to carry out what you believe to be your […]
Thinking It Through Medical errors are a cause for growing concern. According to studies conducted by HealthGrades (2008), 238,337 Medicare patients died in the years 2004 through 2006 from potentially preventable, in-hospital errors. In 2000, President Clinton made an unsuccessful request for a law to require the public reporting of medical errors. Congress addressed the issue again in 2005, but no legislation was passed. People in favor of a reporting law believe it will improve the overall quality of health care. Those who are opposed, argue that it will result in increased attempts to cover up errors and thus prevent […]
Thinking It Through Dr. C. Everett Koop, formerly Surgeon General of the United States, presents the following situation. It involves a 5-year-old girl who has a type of childhood brain tumor that Dr. Koop has studied for many years. The child’s original tumor was removed, but it has recurred in spite of all known treatment. Dr. Koop writes: “I know her days are limited and that the longer she lives the more likely she is to have considerable pain. She might also become both blind and deaf.” He goes on to explain that the child is severely anemic and this […]
4-7Thinking It Through Mr. Fiacco is complaining of an irritation on his left arm where he had been applying a cream prescribed by the provider. You know that Mr. Fiacco has a skin condition and he was given a prescription for a cream he was to apply to his left arm q.d. for 10 days. You examine Mr. Fiacco’s arm and note that the skin condition is gone, but now there is a red, irritated-looking area. You check the instructions on the prescription packaging and it says to apply the cream four times a day. Is the patient applying the […]
Main content 4-8Thinking It Through Charles Grant, LVN, is given Mr. Grover’s chart and asked to take the BP and P stat. Charles reviews the notes and sees that Mr. Grover has hypertension and tachycardia and that the physician has ordered the patient to be NPO. The chart also states that he has polyuria, rhinorrhea, eupnea, and a history of cholelithiasis. When Charles greets Mr. Grover and informs him that he is going to take his BP and P, Mr. Grover requests a drink of water first, as he is feeling quite thirsty. What are BP and P? Is there […]
Main content 5-4Thinking It Through Ms. Cree is a new graduate and has just been hired as a medical assistant in Dr. Albright’s office. She is anxious about learning the new routines and doing a good job. She has always struggled with math calculations, but was able to develop her skills to pass her courses in school. However, when Dr. Albright orders a medication that needs to be calculated, Ms. Cree panics. She is unable to find her calculator, and even though she has been able to manually solve this type of problem in the classroom setting, she now becomes […]
I desperately need this to done please Summarize ANY of the Public health research study article in PubMed web page https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed Include the following: 1. URL for the article and the APA citation 2. 250 to 300 word SUMMARY of the article IN YOUR OWN WORDS! 3. Briefly (<200 words) describe why you liked or selected this article.
• Imagine that you are working with an epidemiological team. The lead investigator has asked you to analyze and communicate health research for sound, evidence-based practices in epidemiology. Using the Web Resources provided http://www.who.int/topics/epidemiology/en/, identify a current tuberculosis epidemiological concern at the global level. Your report should demonstrate your ability to analyze the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism and diversity in a global context and recommend solutions by addressing the following questions • What is the epidemiological concern? • What population is it affecting? • What potential population may be affected if this concern is not addressed? • What are […]