For example, through the Socratic seminar I was able to learn that there isn’t a clear definition of bioethics or informed consent. It is really hard to define theses two key terms from the book. Informed consent could be about a lot of things. It could describe the medical procedure used, what’s its purpose, what is the significance of the results from the procedure, the financial value, and as well as the post procedure follow-up. Although the Socratic seminar and the novel left many questions unanswered for me, it made me understand more why things are they way they are in the healthcare and scientific research industries.
In the given case study, for instance, future provision of moderate sedation and additional backup must remain a mandatory exercise. Second, involves gathering of data and available evidence as a means of highlighting the occurrence of events, a behavior, or even condition (Clark &Taplin, 2012). According to most hospital regulations and ethics, when a patient begins to exhibit complications, it is upon the nurse and the ED physician to note the symptoms and offer appropriate treatment. Further examination of this scenario reveals a number of hazards/errors, i.e., shortage of qualified nurses, unfamiliar with appropriate medication dosages, the current procedure for conscious sedation was not followed, and the most fundamental hazard is the inability of the staff to prioritize and inform the administration (Nursing Supervisor) of the situation in the ED. The emergency department still failed to abide by medical ethics of practice.
Within the field of contemporary medicine, Occam's Razor is utilized in a form otherwise known as diagnostic parsimony, which in turn is a flourishing topic for discussion and debate within the medical field. Diagnostic parsimony advocates that when diagnosing a given injury, ailment, illness, or disease a doctor should strive to look for the fewest possible causes that will account for all the symptoms While diagnostic parsimony is often regarded as a salubrious theory, admission should also be given to the counter-argument modernly known as Hickam's dictum, that succinctly states: "patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please” (Thorburn 256). It's stated that statistically, patients are more likely susceptible to having multiple common
Aboriginal Spirituality is the oldest culture in the world that remains to persist for the foreseeable future; for many generations as it has been for over 40,000 years. Aboriginal beliefs and Spirituality have an inexplicable connection to the land through important aspects of Aboriginal identity. A few of the aspects consist of the Dreaming, Totems and Ancestor Spirits which will be thoroughly examined throughout this essay. The Dreaming is fundamentally considered as the essence of Aboriginal beliefs about creation and the spiritual and physical existence, it is also the central and deepest reality of the Aboriginal people. How the Dreaming connects the beliefs and spirituality of Aboriginal people to the land, is through the establishing
Their professional responsibilities exceed any personal values they may have while on the job. At the same time, the HIM’s road is paved with unexpected ethical dilemmas that must be dealt with precisely as outlined by federal laws, regulatory rules and a strict code of ethics. The management of patient health information has been an area for concern for everyone involved in the delivery of healthcare since the recognition and need to document scientific research and medical discoveries. Medical science would not be advanced as it is today had it not been for the enlightened foresight of our early physicians and scientists who aspired to share and record their experiments and outcomes. At the expense of human subjects, great medical breakthroughs occurred that are still in practice today.
In The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, it is evident that the Hmong people, through their culture, deem the human body and its purposes very different from Western cultures. However, most importantly, the Hmong recognize the application of modern medical treatment to be vastly diverse from their own. Understanding, or at least cognizant, of these differences has an impact on how prosperous medical treatment will be. The biggest difference, resides in the Hmong’s daily lifestyle practices which contain many spiritual and physical connections. By offering two very specific examples, the book utilizes Nao Kao and Foua Lee to exemplify these differences.
I am curious to know why the insurance companies started this trend on restrictive billing practices or how come the contracts were not clearly understood by each Payee. I was shocked to see how recent this article was. With updated national licensing requirements for PTAs, in a perfect world, these insurance companies should have been educated and informed on the PTA role before encountering these billing issues. PT being not only a focus on reactive but preventative medicine, I would hope that principal or prevention would be engrained in this profession; shouldn’t the role of the PTA been clearly defined
Shamanistic Cults: A shaman, or medicine man, is a person with a culturally defined special relationship to super-natural powers, which he frequently uses to cure sickness. In many societies (especially among many foraging peoples), the shaman is the only kind of religious practitioner; that is, he practices the only kind of ritual and possesses the only kinds of abilities not available to ordinary people. Kuksu Cult was a shamanistic religion in Northern California practiced in different degrees by many Native American people before and during contact with the arriving European settlers. The religious belief system was held by several tribes in Central California and Northern California, from the Sacramento Valley west to the Pacific Ocean. The practice of Kuksu included elaborate acting and dancing ceremonies in traditional costume.
While we all have a basic understanding that other cultures have different mindsets or rituals when it comes to viewing or healing the human body, this group seems to take things to painful extremes and rely on unscientific and rudimentary forms of healing. To the average American, we simply cannot understand how a culture could continue to live their lives this way, especially with so many advances in modern medicine that would be available to them. However, upon further reflection, the reader soon realizes that perhaps this group of people is not that different after
In our civil society today, there are many, many different kinds of cultures that each person lives in every day. Some of those cultures include a “Western Civilization Culture.” In this type of culture, these people are very interested in religion (especially Christianity), artistic, philosophic, literary, and legal themes and traditions. The many heritages that practice this culture include Latin, Celtic, Germanic, and Hellenic ethic or linguistic groups. These religions that practice this western civilization culture help our understanding of how the western culture was hundreds of years ago. In conclusion, the western civilization people from the past hundreds of years have made a huge impact on our society today and the way things are done in our life.