Physician Assisted Suicide Within the past decade, Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) has become a controversial topic within the medical field. However, many people are not entirely aware of the terminology regarding PAS (3). PAS is when a physician provides the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform a life-ending act (AMA). In regards to physician assisted suicide there are many positive and negative arguments that can help us decide for ourselves on how we feel about PAS.
Doctors take care of patients to make this world a healthier place- but that’s not all. Doctors are the necessary catalysts for change and order. They show the world what must be changed through new medical treatments, patient care, and more. Without them, there would be no difference between someone who wants to make a change versus one that actually does make a change. This part of the health field was something I was exposed to at a young age.
Intended Audience My audience for this informative speech will be for both new and experienced nurses working on any hospital floor that has regularly scheduled shift handoff reports. As this is a rather specific group, and terminology could be dependent to the type of care that is being done on a particular unit, a broader audience would be less appropriate. Bedside nursing experience will also be a large factor, as the information presented will be used primarily to reinforce and help guide already learned and used practices. The topic will be significant to help improve communication amongst clinical staff members by providing tools and solutions to help make a more concise, informative shift change report to prevent a lack of pertinent information, and allow for a more seamless transition in patient care.
The caregivers have to learn cueing strategies to encourage positive interactions styles with their loved ones, as well as using cues to help them access the information that is needed. Although technology is becoming a large involvement in individuals every day lives, they are rarely considered for persons with dementia. Another limitation is that because Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease, meaning the individuals abilities are constantly changing, the tools used to facilitate communication one month may not be helpful the next month. This provides a limitation because not only do professionals have to provide continuous follow up on these individuals, but they also have to rely on caregivers to give them pertinent information about their loved ones recent changes and abilities noticed in their daily
As the healthcare landscape continues to shift, medical providers and hospitals are continuously being challenged to develop clear and concise visions and redesign care delivery in ways that will usher proper transitions to value-based care. As value-based healthcare continues to take root, more and more hospitals and providers are finding themselves with little option but to join the movement. However, the jump from previously utilized fee-for-service models to value-based healthcare is not an easy one, and many healthcare organizations are finding it difficult to do so. The greatest challenge lies in successfully making the transition from volume to value-based healthcare in ways that are financially stable. Such inherent difficulties faced by those within the healthcare system are what have necessitated strategic
Potential health benefits, savings, and costs. Health affairs, 24(5), 1103-1117. Institute of Medicine. (1999). To err is human: building a safer health system.
Unsurprisingly, healthcare vital sponsors like administrators and decision makers are always on the lookout for appropriate methods to better manage the above-mentioned problems, streamline the system and as a result improve the outcomes and experience for the patient, and at the same time, optimize the escalating costs(4). Lean Six Sigma is one of the ways to try to achieve this end goal through better process management, removing non-value add components from the system and making the healthcare delivery system defect free. It is a suitable methodology for application to healthcare settings as it requires attention to detail and can support and sustain the volume, speed and precision involved in various healthcare processes(5). Objectives of the Review: • The objective of this review is to understand the basics of Six Sigma and Lean and what tools these methodologies use to improve different processes and solve certain business problems.
It is very well said that health is wealth. Everyone wants to enjoy life with good health. If someone gets sick, they seek personal attention from physicians. They desire that physician should give some medicine which should act quickly and they become healthy as early as possible.
Medical technology and technology in general is constantly evolving every day with many new breakthroughs. With more sophisticated technology making work for us easier, it is inevitable that the evolving technology will be used in emergency rooms whether we like it or not because it can only make the job for doctors easier and more efficient. I’d like to believe that we will not let it make decisions for us, but eventually it just might. Overall I think the most ethical way to use this technology is more as a reference, rather than a decision
This paper will illustrate how Hennepin County (HC) utilize monitor and maintain EHR records for the following business lines hospital, outpatient clinics, health, social and human service. Data sharing of EHR has allowed the organization to successfully provide care coordination for the population we serve. As healthcare evolves and service delivery continues to influence healthcare, it is essential that each business lines work together and collaborate to effectively access EHR within the Epic system. EHR systems, data bases, web portals are critical for a healthcare provider remain compliant with federal regulations. I am an HC employee, and my organization is unique, because we own and operate Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and
The hospital where I work switched from paper charts to HIS about 5 years ago. It was a difficult and intimidating transition for me and many other healthcare professionals, but with time and practice I understood its many benefits and I realized that this changed was for the best interest of the patients because “Information systems enable decision makers to examine trends and make informed choices during these times of healthcare reform” (Hebda & Czar, 2013). My experience with EPIC has been positive.