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    Barriers in Human Services

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    Identify 3 barriers to services, planning, funding, or empowerment in a selected aspect
    of human services, and thoroughly discuss how applications of technology could be used as a means to overcome each of these barriers.

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    Barriers to Overcome in Medication Services to the Public
    Introduction
    Medication mishaps happen all too frequently and some may say that once is once too many; however, no real steps to implement technology have been implemented to help the prevention of this trend. In fact, most doctors and hospitals still rely on the old fashion method of writing prescriptions on pads. These practices leave much to be desired; however, there are barriers in the drug services area which may be addressed by the creating of intricate technological systems to combat the issue of human error.
    According to the Food and Drug Administration (2003) there have been over 20,000 reports of medication errors; however, these are only voluntary reports and may mean that the errors are much higher than the currently reported numbers. Not just one person type makes these errors; they can be from health professionals, patients, and their families are all involved. Some examples taken from the FDA are as follows:
    A doctor ordered a chemotherapy drug called Taxol but the patient was given Taxotere instead. They are both cancer drugs; however, must be given in very specific different doses. The patient died several days later; however, it was not linked directly to the prescription error due to the patient's illness. Another example is a patient who had rheumatoid arthritis who died because the prescription was misread as being a 10 milligram daily dose as opposed to the true prescription of 10 milligrams per week. Finally, one patient died because the ...

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    Medication mishaps happen all too frequently and some may say that once is once too many; however, no real steps to implement technology have been implemented to help the prevention of this trend. In fact, most doctors and hospitals still rely on the old fashion method of writing prescriptions on

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