Patient satisfaction on health care services has become significant part in defining the quality of health care. It is reminded that providers mostly ignored the psychosocial part of health care however; its Significant has been Confirmed in many studies ( ommen et al., 2006 ) . Measurement of
It is against such back drop that a study of this nature is important in helping the patient, patient’s family and the care givers to understand the phenomenon in order to help control it. The significance of the study is: 1. To help patient understand their role in curbing the effect of hypertension in chronic kidney disease. 2. To help caregivers understand the importance of their role in controlling hypertension in CKD.
The author explains that cases use science because "one great appeal is the idea that it can erase uncertainties" (203). This statement that Gawande wrote would be a reason that the child abuse case would use the science. However, not much later, Gawande presents the irony of the use science in that he writes, "it tends to raise as many questions as it answers,"(203) thus, showing one of its limits. Providing another limit that science has, Gawande writes a disease-like condition called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This condition that he wrote is out of human control that infants die.
One of the main techniques suggested by the World Health Organisation to prevent TB is the Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation approach (WHO 2007:1). It is defined by three strategies: firstly, the call for advocacy by non-governmental agencies on individual governments to improve their work on TB prevention (rather than by treating TB once it has erupted). Advocacy aims to keep the issue of TB on the table of health departments. Secondly, it argues that communication is critical for how populations can be alerted to the issue of TB and educated about how transmission takes place. By educating the public through channels of communication that the public can access and understand, behaviour around TB can be changed.
This is an interesting study for the journal since it addresses with a novel approach the nursing diagnoses of surveillance in cases of patients suffering from cardiac arrest. There are few published studies dealing with this issue and, even less, using a non-NANDA-I taxonomy. The authors introduce the ATIC terminology that seems to have a wide range of adequate risk diagnoses to improve the nursing surveillance interventions planning for patients with severe health status in the hospital setting. Therefore, we believe that the research approaching is appropriate and pertinent to advance in these issues´ knowledge. Introduction: page 2, lines 48: the sentence ending with "... cardiac arrest is predictable" should be accompanied by its bibliographic
This model was devised in the mid-nineteenth century and was used widely by physicians until the biopsychosocial model came into existence. There is no doubt that the biopsychosocial model is by far superior to the biomedical model, as it takes the patients needs into account. Engel devised the model as he “questioned the dominance of the biomedical model” (Wise Geek,2014). Engel’s model became the preferred model to use in healthcare as many physicians felt that the biomedical model didn’t take into account all the factors which affected a patient’s health. The biopsychosocial model is an extremely useful tool to physicians but it can also be argued that since its birth doctors have a more difficult job.
 Whitney L. Jackson (2012) in his article revealed that James Lipcamon, out-patient imaging services manager for East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC, “patient satisfaction is a big deal for today’s radiologists, both in the hospital and private imaging center setting. For any patient coming into a hospital setting or an imaging center, they already expect our competency. That’s not what they’re mainly concerned about; they’re looking for the warm fuzzies,” he said. “And, if you’re in a competitive market, patient satisfaction is critical because word-of-mouth drives a lot of health care business.
Other studies did not reach the same conclusion and stated that the use of checklists might not be superior over a simple “glance and grade” approach in each case (Sharaf, AbdelAziz, & El Meligy, 2007). However, grading clinical procedures against criteria on checklists remains a valid and practical approach which is well accepted by students (Chadwick & Mason, 1997). In the following section we describe how the clinic for periodontology, endodontology and carieologie (PEK) at the University of Basel has introduced such a system in 2012 as part of the ongoing effort to improve the
et al in 2012 on the relationship between nurses caring attitude and Patients satisfaction. The objective of the study was to find out the patients expectations and its correlation with the satisfaction of nursing care in the medical and surgical wards of a hospital in Iran. It was carried out on a randomly selected sample of over 200 patients admitted to the medical and surgical wards of the hospital. Part of the inclusion criteria included a minimum age of 16 years and being hospitalized at least for one day. The exclusion criteria included unwillingness to participate and serious changes in mental and physical conditions during the data collection were considered as exclusion criteria.
Overview of the article: In many countries in the world nurses are doing aseptic procedure in general ward site, but different in practice has been report and evidence shows that the principles support aseptic technique are not understood, the aim of this article is doing a survey to know if the nurses are understanding the mean of aseptic technique and procedure and to know if they are confident when applying it and there is an opportunity to update their knowledge and skills regards the aseptic procedures and are they competence, So what they did they select randomly 10% sample of registered clinical nurses employed on acute surgical and medical wards in each hospital that they responsible of doing and applying procedure which requires
Budgetary constraints are currently limiting our ability to hire more healthcare provdiers, so an ability to utilize licensed caregivers more efficiently would be helpful. By installing a pneumatic delivery system, the hospital system could have the licensed caregivers focus more time on providing excellent care to our patients. There are some noted concerns that using a pneumatic tube system for laboratory specimen delivery may increase the risk of hemolysis in a blood sample (Lima-Oliveira et al., 2014). However, this risk of hemolysis does not pose a substantial harm to patients and is clinically insignificant in the vast majority of cases. This is particularly true in the case of the Alvin C. York Medical Center as the units that would utilize the pneumatic tube system are units that do not serve patients with acute medical conditions.
For instance, Sagbakken, Bjune and Frich have recognized that the Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) is an effective treatment method but also serves as an obstacle for many tuberculosis patients. They have stated in their article, “to avoid experiences of disempowerment and humiliation among patient, treatment and care should be organized in a way that safeguards patient’s right to consent to treatment and that allows patients to negotiate an individualized treatment schedule” (2011, p.1). The solution provided by Dr. Farmer was for the healthcare providers to reach out to the patients and remove the
The Six Sigma is a popular and data driven, customer-centered approach and methodology applicable to health care with its step-by-step DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve & control) process that draws upon a strong infrastructure but the certification process is quite rigorous (Davis & Goetsch, 2010). However the LEAN process incorporates aspects of Kaizen, TPS, and just-in-time is focused on removing waste (i.e. non-value-added activities) while meeting or exceeding predefined standards (Martin, 2007). Lean provides a total system approach but is short on details where Six Sigma offers fewer standard solutions but provides a general framework for problem solving while the Kaizen helps organize the work space, therefore a matrix of the systems would be appropriate, but any single quality management models is only a means to the end and the end is enhancing total quality (Martin, 2007). Therefore as the leader of the physician clinic a plan would be formalized to gather data, develop a quality council and develop a matrix of the Six Sigma, Lean & Kaizen to move the clinic toward total quality
I believe that the key issue is to attain evidence-based study to ensure the vaccine safety and effectiveness for both HCW and patients. Therefore, when making a decision on whether or not to adopt a mandatory flu vaccine policy, health care workers would consider carefully about the state law, employment contract about the issue, and whether you have a legal right to an exemption from the policy
Theory in Research Southern New Hampshire University Daneen Breitenbach Nursing 506 Theory in Research Article Reflection According to Marchant (2014) in an article entitled "Neonates do not feel pain: A critical review of the evidence," Marchant provides evidence for and against the hypothesis "Neonates do not feel pain." The neonatal nervous system was considered to be underdeveloped and up until 1985, clinicians did not think it was possible for neonates to experience pain. Advances in neonatal research, however, have demonstrated that newborns do in fact experience pain and controlling that pain can have both short and long term benefits. Neonatal pain or discomfort occurs during patient care, moderate, and severe invasive procedures. There is no known direct biological marker of pain, just behavioral and stress-related physiological correlates (Marchant, 2014).