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Case study of Mrs. Oliver, a woman experiencing muscular pain.

Mrs. Oliver has pain and stiffness in the muscles and tendons of her shoulders, legs, and neck. She had osteoarthritis too. Her discomfort increases during stress. She is depressed. What may be the diagnosis? What is her substance P level? What are the other signs and symptoms? What are the treatments?

Negligence for Health Professionals

List five areas of negligence for allied health professionals. Discuss the standard of care in each area, and how that standard can be applied to the health care facility.

Ethical and Legal Courses of Action - Case Studies

In each case, answer the questions at the end of the case and also give researched references to support your assertions and explain what would be the ethical course of action and the legal requirements for action in the case. Case One Mrs. Lewis was head nurse on a medical surgical floor in a community hospital with 250

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

As required by law, every health care facility must maintain a medical record for each patient that it treats (Pozgar, 2004). Although the exact specifications may vary slightly across each state, there are still some basic legal principles to remember when dealing with the medical record. As a part of the risk-management depart

Ethical Decisions in Short and Long Term Health Care

What are the ethical considerations involved in deciding who receives short and long term health care? What ethical considerations should be considered in the micro-allocation of care within the health care facility, and how will the decision affect the long-term policy of the facility?

Organ Donor Process

Review the OrganDonor.gov website at http://organdonor.gov/ and then explain and discuss the donor process.

Online Patient-Clinician Messaging: Fundamentals of Ethical Practice

Read the Online Patient-Clinician Messaging: Fundamentals of Ethical Practice PDF. (attached) What are ethical implications of patient-clinician messaging? What measures/practices can health care organizations put into practice to assist clinicians with the ethical challenges of patient-clinician messaging?

What is Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics?

What is medical law,ethics, and bioethics in laymans terms (not dictionary)? What is the importance of each of these in the medical environment? Provide examples in a medical ethical dilemma, a bioethical situation, and a medical legal problem.

You are David Jamison, MHA, ethics committee chairman at Marion General Hospital. Coming before your committee today is the case of Margie Whitson, age 95, who wishes to have her pacemaker deactivated. Her physician, Dr. Rana Vijay, has declined to honor her request in this matter, citing ethical concerns with such an action. It will be your job to thoroughly analyze the issues in this case and to make a recommendation from the ethics committee.

You are David Jamison, MHA, ethics committee chairman at Marion General Hospital. Coming before your committee today is the case of Margie Whitson, age 95, who wishes to have her pacemaker deactivated. Her physician, Dr. Rana Vijay, has declined to honor her request in this matter, citing ethical concerns with such an action. It

Role provided by the break-even point and how to calculate it.

in 300-350 words, answer the following questions: What is the role provided by break-even point and how would you calculate this point? Please calculate break-even point in patient days under the provided contract. What are the limitations of using break-even point and how would you incorporate this point with management

Understanding Flexible Budgets

What are the roles played by a budget and how many budget types are available? Under what conditions is a flexible budget likely to be more effective than a forecast budget?

Legalized Euthanasia in the United States

Creative policies to legalize euthanasia: Assignment is to identify a public health issue (I have chosen end of life decisions) and create and discuss three proposed policies on this topic. I would like to focus on Dr. Kavorkian's actions and Physician Assisted Suicide also referred to as comfort medication. It is my u

Healthcare Virtues and Values

Please help with this part of the assignment. What is the differentiate virtues from values. What is the characteristics of both. How do they affect one's character? How are they acquired? How can they be helpful in resolving health care ethical dilemmas? How does virtues and value play a part in a health-relate

Conflicting Environmental Factors

How might external environment factors shape a consensus or create conflict among an organization's departmental missions, objectives, and goals? How do conflicting departmental goals and competing budgetary interests affect organizational strategic management? What role does the external environment play in determining reso

Government and Biblical References

Based on Christian principles, what are the three purposes of government? Describe each of these, using Biblical citations. Where are these three purposes of government evident today?

Public Health Ethics

What do you consider to be the top three current issues facing Public Health Ethics over the coming years and at least the next decade?

Issues faced by Ethics Committees in health care settings.

Identify an issue that an institutional ethics committee may have to face in a healthcare setting. Discuss what the ethics committee might do in that scenario and how its decision might impact the operations and policies of the healthcare organization. How do we train the members to be objective and not subjective? Should an

Romer's Theory deswcribed

1. List the main elements of the Roemer Model of a Health Services System. 2. Name at least two of the components of each of the five elements in Roemer's Model. 1.History 2.Ethics 3.State managed and free market both operate through government, defining social classes, but not seeing need as different between any...ho

Ethical Decision Making in Health Care. Is there really a decision when it comes to humans receiving the care they need. If this becomes a privilege and not a right, society will suffer in other areas, as the chronically ill and disabled have a great deal to offer to society and without a diverse society, we could all perish for lack of care by big business and privatized healthcare as the only option available

Some believe health care to be a fundamental right while others consider it a privilege. My question is this: If you consider how you and your family utilize health care resources. Is access to health care a fundamental right that you exercise or a privilege earned? This solution discusses the question: is Healthcare a funda

Ethical Decision-Making in Life Threatening Situations

Ethics Case Study: To Rescue Others at What Risk? ACME Medical Center has been damaged seriously by a recent hurricane. A helicopter that is trying to rescue people stranded by the hurricane has crashed, hitting the wing of the building where the pediatric unit was located. In the midst of the explosion, fire, and confusion,

What ethical dilemmas surround surrogacy and the donation of egg and/or sperm?

(1) What ethical dilemmas surround surrogacy and the donation of egg and/or sperm? Because surrogates are paid, is this a practice that exploits the poor, such as surrogate mothers in India? Why or why not? (2) Due to the high cost of fertility treatments, doctors often place multiple eggs back into the womb. Is selective abo

Telling the Truth: Ethical Decision Making in Health Care

Truth telling is very important and I have found that the patient and loved one will eventually find out about it at some point, so you might as well tell the truth from the get go. Do you think there would be times when telling the truth is not the best course of action? How does it affect or might affect you personally and pro