In order to minimize the pain, the patients are administered opioids and analgesics, which are accompanied with general side effects such as nausea, sedation, respiratory recession etc. (Brennan, 2011). Pain management requires more than simple treatment of the tissue injury. The management strategy for pain costs and burdens the postoperative care, as there is a lack of knowledge and resources for treating pain (Harsoor, 2011). It has known to be associated with poor wound healing and demoralization of the patient, leading to slow recovery and increased care costs (Woldehaimanot, Eshetie, & Kerie, 2014).
The case study describes about the tragic incident of Dorothy J.Drury, who died from injuries sustained in a fall while living at an Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Drury had signed a Residency Agreement when his mother moved into the home, though he was not then his mother’s guardian, conservator, personal representative, or trustee and he did not have power of attorney for her. Drury’s mother suffered from dementia, chronic confusion, and memory impairment. The Residency Agreement included an arbitration provision. Drury sued ALC for wrongful death, in ALC defense they moved to compel arbitration, but the trial court denied the motion. On appeal, ALC argued that the agreement bound Drury because his mother was a third-party beneficiary of
Do you ever wonder if just one person could make that much of a difference to the life that you and I have today? Someone that I know will make a difference in history forever is Dorothy McKibbin, she was a very important and influential person during the time period of the making of the bomb. Dorothy was a very caring person who always wanted to help and wanted to do anything she could to make a situation better. Dorothy was known for being a hard worker and she always seemed to be happy and kind to others even through all of the hardships she went through in her life. From moving 800 miles from her family and everyone she knew to get treated for her disease to her husband dying and leaving her and her two year old son alone. Dorothy was approached by three different people in Santa Fe to work as the
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have strongly recommended the use of PT, non-drug, non-opioid as the first-line of treatment for chronic pain. The public tends to think that physical therapy deals more on the physical aspect of health. As we have learned in Health and Wellness, there is more than to the physical aspect of health. Wellness do not only include
Some patients prefer not to take pain medication because they fear addiction or may have a history of substance abuse. Educating the patients on their right to be free of pain and having their pain managed aggressively is a priority in the recovery phase. The goals that I hope to achieve during this clinical practicum
FACTS: Jenny Stracner an employee of the Laguna Beach Police Department was told by several people that there several vehicles were seen in front of Greenwoods resident and the vehicles were only there for a couple of minutes. Stracner investigated these claims by staking out the residence and witnessing the vehicles at the residence for herself. After staking out the residence, she asked the garbage man to isolate garbage picked up and Greenwoods residence and hand them over to her. While looking through Greenwoods trash, Stracner located evidence that led her to believe Greenwood was involved with drugs. Stracner then received a search warrant and found large amounts of cocaine and other substance in the residence.
Officially, she is the second woman to hold the title of governor in the state of Texas. However, Dorothy Ann Willis Richards is regarded by many as the first woman who earn the election for Texas's top office of governor. Thanks to many years of volunteering in numerous gubernatorial campaigns, because she was the first woman to become Travis County commissioner twice, and since she was also the first woman to serve as state treasurer, the 45th Governor of Texas earned her title. For these reasons and many more, Ann Richardson, as she was better known, won the race 1990 gubernatorial race against Clayton Williams, fair and square. Unlike former governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, who is often disregarded as the stand in for impeached governor James "Pa" Ferguson, Mrs. Richardson dedicated many years of her life to the local and state government, prior to her race for governor (Brandeis University).
CASE Linda Williamson v. The City of Houston Citation LINDA WILLIAMSON, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS; Al, Defendants, versus THE CITY OF HOUSTON< TEXAS Defendant-Appellant. No. 896-21110 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT 148 F.3d 462, 1988 U.S. App. LEXIS 16771; 77 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas.
Case Citation: Linda Williamson v. The City of Houston, 148 F. 3d 462 (5th Cir. 1998). Facts: Houston Police Officer Linda Williamson was working in the Organized Crime Squad and was sometimes assigned to partner with fellow Officer Doug McLeod. Williamson alleged that over an eighteen month period, McLeod harassed her every day creating a hostile work environment. More specifically, Williamson stated that McLeod conducted obvious and demeaning inspections of her appearance. He made comments to her on how her body looked in different clothes and remarked specifically on the appearance of her buttocks and the size of her breasts. Williamson related that McLeod became bolder and would wedge himself into a cubicle beside her where he could pull her hair, lean over her, breath heavily into her ear, bump, tap or slap her. McLeod allegedly whistled and
Procedural history. Barbara Grutter (Plaintiff), a white resident from the state of Michigan, was denied admission to the University of Michigan Law School (Defendant). She sued the Law School in a federal district court, and alleged racial discrimination against her in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment on the basis of the Defendant’s consideration of race as a key factor in the school’s admissions process. The district court upheld the Plaintiff’s claim. The court of appeals reversed.
Ms. Conley is a sixty-two-year old African American female with a history of Schizophrenia. She was referred for Mental Health Skilling Services by the case manager at Tuckers Psychiatric Hospital after she had been hospitalized for twenty-two days at the hospital due to her acute psychotic symptoms. Prior to Ms. Conley’s most recent hospitalization she was living independently in her own home where she was struggling with being able to recognize personal danger as evidenced by her placing unsafe items in the electric shock (at least once a month); noncompliance of medication treatment (daily); delusions that individuals are plotting against her (daily) which results in her acting out in an aggression manner; and spending a disproportionate amount
In the article, “Sometimes Pain Is a Puzzle That Can’t Be Solved”, Abigail Zuger, the author, describes her own experiences with pain along with some examples and generalizations about the feeling. She claims that she is “ruled by (her) elbow” and “it is (her) constant companion, whimpering, and tugging at (her) sleeve.” She goes on to say that many people have the same problems, especially when drugs, “like naproxen and ibuprofen” are unhelpful and “might as well be cornflakes.” Finally, she explains how far we have advanced in the medical field, but “ none of (the) knowledge has translated into new treatments,” to help people such as herself.
Although it may seem easier to the family to push the analgesia for the patient, they must be reminded that the patient is the only one who can truly determine the type and feeling of pain they are experiencing and then have the authority to decide if they need additional medication or