Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy While occupational therapy and physical therapy are frequently discerned as distinct and separate forms of treatment, it remains a difficult task creating a distinct boundary between the two faculties because they are closely interrelated and emulate one another on several aspects. There exist many grey areas, as a result of which they appear to be seamlessly interconnected (Bateman and Holmes 337). From the outset, it can be recognized that both therapies aim at the overall recovery of the patient. While undertaking either approach, the therapist is tasked with diagnosing the patient’s authentic ailment and coming up with a plan of treatment which would result in the best outcomes. It is impossible to draw a clear boundary, as it pertains to the anticipated end results (Rogers 75).
Notions of apprehension and fear of a paperless system is brought to the fore front by those who are deemed to commission the latest and greatest EMR technology. Medical Record Security State laws are specific on the access to patient’s records to only those authorized to do so. A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and well being. The Rule strikes a balance that permits important uses of information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing. What information should be protected, How to deter security as well as how to keep this organization patient’s records safe.
Abstract The goal of this paper is to inform those who may not understand the principles and benefits of Person- and family-centered care, and persuade those that believe in “disease centered care” that health care is not just a “cookie cutter” matter and needs to be addressed on an individual case basis. Using both research and personal experience, from the hospital floor, I will explain all the benefits of family centered care and how it can outweigh any and all complications. Person- and family-centered care is a coordination to the delivery of health care and supportive services that address an individual’s needs, goals, preferences, cultural traditions, family situation, and values. Person- and family-centered care can improve care and quality of life by its focus on how services are delivered from the perspective of the patient and when appropriate, his or her family. “Patient-Family” Centered Care versus “Disease-Based” Approach to Health Care Medicine faces several critical and conflicting challenges.
Upon an observation of a healing property, a medicine needs to be developed that contains such a healing property but also should not be easily replicable. For this reason, many of the western world’s medicines are chemically based. “While proponents of EBM eventually acknowledged that skills beyond an ability to obtain, interpret, and integrate the results of clinical research were important to clinical practice, the centrality of the evidence said to derive from such research remained immutable. With the acceptance of evidence as the currency of the medical realm, attention and argument has concentrated on establishing hierarchies of evidence, a process where the most important decision is not the rank order, but what is included in or excluded
Lewis, “We should maintain our scientific hypotheses with a due diligence, because new data may always turn up to overthrow those hypotheses.” (p. 3-16). Progresses in science and technology have fashioned a new philosophy that disturbed the foundations of religious philosophy. Modern scientific insights of the world have shown an excess of solutions towards long-standing uncertainties that are contrary to the justifications presented by religion. Solid technical data emerged which is, unlike the existing religious faith.
Non-compliance with medication is often due to adverse effects however involving the clients in the recognition and management of them can help to overcome this. The author has chosen to set up a clinic with the primary focus is to monitor and assess for any/all side effects which are commonly attributed to antipsychotic medication use. The clinic will also be used as a platform to encourage and promote healthy life styles, offer education regarding the illness and management of side effects and a great emphasis will also be placed upon encouragement of concordance with prescribed medication. Regular assessment and monitoring of medicines is essential to ensure optimal treatment for clients. Consideration of both the positive and negative effects of medication and the consequences of these on the clients is essential.
Furthermore, although the patients have the autonomy to take their medical decisions, it is the physician’s duty to limit treatments that are considered medically futile for the patient. One of the most challenges faced by medical professionals is the demand made by patients or their family members for treatments that are considered futile in accordance to the professional standards of care. This paper discusses the ethical challenges associated with medical futility. First, the paper dicusses the conceptual and ethical analysis of medical futility provided by Mark Wicclair. This analysis presents three different aspects of futility and the difficulties associated with them.
FASD/FAS: Diagnosis, Phenotypes and Myths "Diagnosis, the Heart of the Medical Art Diagnosis is the heart of the medical art; it is what separates medicine as a definite, rational science from medical magic and superstition. Diagnosis is also the central, golden link in the chain of medical knowledge that brings together all its theoretical aspects to provide the practical key to treatment. Diagnosis, to be accurate and sound, must be built upon a broad yet definite base of knowledge regarding all aspects of human anatomy, physiology and pathology." [David Osborn] Whether or not a condition can be designated as a diagnosis is not determined by its complexity. FASD is a complex condition.
Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation Sherry Roberts University of Kentucky Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation Medicine and health in its earliest beginnings focused on treatments and cures. People were expected to blindly obey what a doctor said just because he was a doctor. There has been a shift of simply “doing” what a doctor or medical professional tells you, to trying to understand the motivations behind behavior. Much of human cognition and behavior is characterized as inherently purposeful, directed to achieve goals and to reduce and remove obstacles to those goals (Cameron & Leventhal, 2003, p. 42-43). In other words humans are known problem solvers.
Comparative effectiveness research has proven itself to be an important component in health care for identifying the best and most cost-effective interventions and standardizing their use. “A Comparative Effectiveness Research System (CER System) is a mechanism for synthesizing research about different medical interventions and translating it into guidelines for or restrictions on the use of different types of therapies, in an attempt to maximize good outcomes for patients” (Jonas, 278). The main goal of the CER System is to maintain and standardize quality and of health care and control the costs. In the comparative effectiveness research system, researchers can compare the benefits and harms of treatments, procedures, medications, and many more aspects in healthcare to see which one is more effective in preventing, diagnosing, treating, or even monitoring patients conditions. Treatments and procedures can be very different depending on the situation, and the comparative effectiveness research system develops the most effective approach to every situation.