Paul Kalanithi is both the protagonist and the author of When Breath Becomes Air. Not only was he a talented neurosurgeon, an intelligent litterateur but also a thoughtful and empathic man. Paul wrote his memoir When Breath Becomes Air to share his passion and journey of fighting back and dealing with cancer. The story shows the fortitude and intelligence in one's life. The story starts with an image of him flipping through CT scan, as a neurosurgeon, instead of looking through cases of patients, he was the one that was diagnosed with cancer, stage IV.
AGIOS – THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POSSIBLE Company Overview: Agios is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, MA, United States of America. It is a coming together of dedicated professionals who are passionately committed to application of their scientific capabilities and leadership in the field of cellular metabolism to confront the problems posed by the cancer. The company’s motto is to help in transforming the lives of cancer patients and patients with rare genetic metabolic disorders which are a subset of orphan genetic metabolic diseases. The company believes it is a pioneer in using cellular metabolism. Cellular metabolism has been a unexploited area in cancer research before a stream of companies led by Agios started foraying
which flows out of the facility to third party payers’, management is able to determine if the facility is receiving proper payment for services that are rendered to the patients. Administrative staff are able to review denied services and determine how the facility can maximize revenue while still providing adequate care to the patient population. In my opinion, through the use of analytics, Fox Chase Cancer Center has progressed by continuing to partner with scientist through many innovative research opportunities within the facility to better treat our cancer patients in providing access to clinical trials and multidisciplinary care. Fox Chase Cancer Center has developed administrative strategies and tools that ensure collected data shows accuracy and validity. They have also utilized analytics to assess readmission rates of their patients and provide and analysis of care needed during the post-acute care stage through a company called RightCare (George, John, pg.
Vision and Mission of Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence General Hospital’s vision and mission are clearly stated and published on their website home page for anyone to view at any time. The vision of Lawrence General entails the following, “Become a stellar regional health system known for the highest quality, highest value, service, efficiency, and compassionate care” (Lawrence General Hospital, 2018). This particular agency’s mission focuses on, “providing quality medical care and related services to the people of the Greater Lawrence community (Lawrence General Hospital, 2018). It also encompasses equality by stating, “Our physicians and caregivers offer treatment to all patients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender,
Why? What is lung cancer? What causes lung cancer? These are common questions one faces after receiving a lung cancer prognosis. Luckily, there are organizations whose sole purpose is to decipher the disease, work on treatment, and conceivably one day a cure.
By continuing to partake in the Quality Assurance program and self-regulating, behaviours can fulfill the standard of being “safe, competent and ethical practitioners” (CNO, 2014, pp. 3). Setting of First Year of RN Practice The ideal setting of my first year of practice, as an RN will be at the Juravinski Hospital in the hematology unit. I have always known that I wanted to work in oncology and my placement on the hematology unit solidified my decision to pursue this goal. During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections.
Introduction Have you ever thought about the mystery of medicine? Medicine is a unique major, it is not just like any other major, it is more as a life saver, changer, and protector. The study of medicine is very exciting, as the medical students study everything in the human body including its cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and how these organ systems combine and work together to make the whole human body that appears to us. The college of medicine will graduate doctors who have the knowledge to help patients to get rid of their pains and have the communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with them. There are two points of views about medicine, either it is a science or it is an art.
Type O is a highly demanded blood type for lots of donations • IIL: Topic revelation: Blood is needed daily your donation will count towards a great cause. Blood donations help saves lives and can be used for future purposes. • IV: When I got my hip surgery and knee scope I had to have a blood transfusion, because of all the blood loss from surgery. If it weren’t for the blood transfusion I would not be here today. Always knowing that there is someone out there generous enough to give you their blood makes you feel happy.
Another way cancer treatment is advancing is with precision medicine. "MSK scientists are working relentlessly to extend the promise of precision medicine to people with all kinds of cancer, both common and rare"(The future). Precision medicine is
Imaging technologies are often essential to medical diagnosis, and are typically the most complex equipment found in a hospital including: - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - Projection radiography such as X-rays and CT scans - Ultrasound Medical devices: This is an extremely broad category essentially covering all health care products that do not achieve their intended results through predominantly chemical (e.g., pharmaceuticals) or biological (e.g., vaccines) means, and do not involve metabolism. A medical device is intended for use in: 1- The diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or 2- in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Some examples include pacemakers, infusion pumps, and the heart - lung machine. Medical devices are regulated and classified (in the US) as follows: 1- Class (I) devices present minimal potential for harm to the user and are often simpler in design. Devices in this category include examination gloves, and hand-held surgical instruments and other similar