List 10 drug substances found in your home. This includes prescription medication, herbal supplements, over the counter products, foods and beverages, vitamins and minerals. Examples : topical acne medicine cream, spermicide treated condoms, daily vitamin supplements, ibuprofen, coffee, wine, cigarettes, cough syrup, allergy medication, toothpaste… For each type of drug list the following: generic name and trade name(s) active incredients(s) (chemical name) Classification of drug dosage method of delivery on or into the body indications contraindications mechanism of action / general effect of drug on the body side effects of drug other info ex: addictive potential, overdose potential, need to […]
What is holding back decisions on implementing U.S. health care reforms? Ethically speaking, what interests are supporting the focus on medical treatments and thwarting the shift in priorities to prevention of diseases? Are incentives in health care often misaligned?
What probability of success determines whether a treatment is worth undertaking (a question of odds), and what quality of outcome is worth undertaking a treatment (a question of ends)? Does the justice principle affect how much decision-making power and authority health care professionals should have in debating the odds-and-ends of treatment decisions? Does the principle of personal autonomy require the odds-and-ends of treatment decisions be shared with the patient receiving the care? Alternatively, should patients have absolute authority to decide what treatment odds-and-ends they will accept?
The community health RN is caring for a family with a child who has significant developmental delays. The child is 9-years-old and exhibits the development of a 6-month old infant. She can move her extremities spontaneously, hold her head up and cry out occasionally. She has a gastrostomy tube for her medications and she receives continuous tube feeding via pump. She was discharged 2 days ago after a 5-day hospitalization for failure to thrive. During the hospital stay, the child’s tube feeding formula was adjusted to meet her growing needs. The community health RN is monitoring the child after discharge, […]
Should everyone who pays into insurance risk pools be forced to pay higher health insurance premiums to cover the costs of the uninsured when they become seriously ill? Is this situation fair, especially when the higher premiums lead to the insured becoming underinsured? What values are making the legislation mandating universal health coverage controversial in the United States? This is for a discussio post. Please provide 125 words in your response. Thanks in advance.