Jo's problem by Mr. Tom which could have had bigger repercussions in the end depending on the phobia's severity. Effective communication coupled with team work is the basis for the delivery of high quality services and patient safety care. Failures in communication are one of the main causes of inadvertent patient harm. As an anaesthetic nurse trainee being confronted with unexpected scenarios out of my comfort zone is an enrichment for my knowledge and practice. In this particular situation, I can conclude that Mrs. Jo could have had a better approach regarding her phobia and her level of anxiety, from the onset of her pre-assessment with Mr. Tom.
Although the movie credited antineoplastons as the “most important discovery in cancer treatment – ever” (Burzynski), clinical evidence as well as dangerous results do not support this biased claim. Upon further research, the antineoplaston treatment did not follow proper protocol for the clinical trials, and the treatment was found to be dangerous in some cases. Because of these omissions, the documentary manipulates the viewer into believing its embellished claims. The real travesty is that Dr. Burzynski was selling false hope in a medicine bottle, and desperate families were willing to blindly take the treatment instead of seeking protection from the
David Feldshuh play, Miss Evers Boys depicts a fictionalized tale regarding the Tuskegee study. By analyzing the actions pertaining to the medical practitioners in the play, we can not only see that Feldshuh argues the dangers observed when physicians omit the truth from their patients regarding treatment, but also that strict adherence to standard medical conduct and the focus on the benefit of a greater good dehumanizes patients leading to outcomes that are parallel to those observed in Nazi Germany. Feldshuh characterizes the medical practitioners as possess vocations or jobs with strong connotations on adhering to the standard medical practices of the time. Nurse Evers’s first lines involve her reciting an oath, vocalizing the ideals
Deontology suggest that health care workers have a ?moral duty, to maintain and preserve life? (Timby, Barbara 45). Therefore, deontologists believe that it is immoral for a nurse to assist with the abortion process, assist with suicide for the terminally ill patient, or execution of a convicted murderer (Timby, Barbara
Environmental factors tend to modify the inputs received by the sensory pathway. The developing brain is most vulnerable to these alterations and interacts with the environment to modify its neural circuitry. In addition to other sensory stimuli, auditory stimulation can also act as external stimuli to provide enrichment during the perinatal period. There is evidence that suggests that enriched environment in the form of auditory stimulation can play a substantial role in modulating plasticity during the prenatal period. The molecular mechanisms of various changes in the hippocampus following sound stimulation to effect neurogenesis, learning and memory are described.
The use of alarm in healthcare is one of the key technology of improving the safety of patients. Alarms can help save individual patient’s life when providers respond to it, and can avoid fatal consequences when used properly. With the benefits of alarms in healthcare, there are also disadvantages of having one. One disadvantage is called alarm fatigue. Alarm fatigue is “a sensory overload when clinicians are exposed to an excessive number of alarms, which can result in desensitization to alarms and missed alarms.” (Sendelbach & Funk, 2013).
Direct cause occurs when there is a failure to deliver the proper care that results in injuries to a patient. Damages are the actual result of the improper care that follows with an injury to another. The dentist duty was to make sure these children received the best care that they paid for, but he failed to deliver that so he owed them an explanation in court.
Acute stress or single exposure to stressor of minutes to hours will be not produce any ill effect as body have protective and adaptive effects managed by hormones and other physiological agents. However re-exposure has proven to be more enigmatic or difficult to reverse. Conrad et al (1999) stated that severe or prolonged exposure to stressors is harmful, brief or moderate stressors actually enhance neural function. Various behavioral studies focusing on the memory functions of the hippocampus have demonstrated that moderate stress enhances memory performance but severe stress causes adaptive plasticity and impairs memory. Prolonged stress produces interaction between local neurotransmitters and hormones leading to structural and functional damage causing suppression of neurogenesis.
The choice of using Charlie Gordon in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, for an intelligence altering surgery was unethical and biased. The first reason that Charlie should not have been chosen for the surgery is that it left him and his life in worse condition than when before the surgery. “ I dont want Miss Kinnian to feel sorry for me. Evry body feels sorry at the factery and I dont want that eather so Im going some place where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant reed a book or rite good” (Keyes 210). This quote illustrates that Charlie has
Hearing Loss and Symptoms According to Claridge, an expert in hearing aid development, hearing is a complex sense involving both the ear's ability to detect sounds and the brain's ability to interpret those sounds.13 Therefore, understanding hearing loss can be difficult. However, The National Institute of Health believes that it can be placed into two categories, sensorineural and conductive. A sensorineural hearing loss is when damage affects the nerves or hair-cells of the inner ear. The nerve and hair-cell damage not only reduces the sounds that can be heard, but the ability to understand these sounds.14 This is supported by Smith an Otolaryngologist who states that, "The first indication of a mild loss (of hearing) is difficulty in understanding speech." 15 As the inner ear contains a variety of hair cells, which are specific to set frequencies, a person suffering from sensorineural hearing loss may hear certain frequencies perfectly and others not at all.16 The American Ear Science Institute confirms that this type of hearing loss is