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acquiescing, or yielding. The patient is passively abide by the advice and yield to the health care professional. It has a dictatorial connotation. The patient abides by the goals of the health professional. In contrast, the terms adherence and collaboration are used to describe implied that patients have more autonomy and independent in following their treatment planning. Adherence is based on patient-centered model; through research, it has shown to promote patient satisfaction and health outcomes...

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Patient Portals

Patient Portals HCS/490 January 28, 2013 Russell Wettstein Patient Portals Every day more and more people use the internet to communicate with friends, family, and coworkers. The internet is used for banking, making reservations, reading books, and now they can manage their health care online. Many providers now offer health care portals to their patients. They can email their physician, check lab results, and even make appointments right from the comfort of their home. Portals have...

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Patient Empathy

Having empathy with the patient can increase the comfort and trust in the provider-patient relationship and can also psychologically be better for the patients. Participants in this study were students from different universities. They watched a DVD simulation-based empathy workshop and then self reported their sympathy through a survey. The background section of this article goes over the differences between “emphatetic medical care” and just general care. In emphatetic medical care, the caregiver...

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Patient Dumping

and even more to generate the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) by Congress in remedy to its torts, patient dumping still appear to be an issue in our society today. In fact, patient dumping occurs when hospitals deny treatment to emergency patients -- often because those patients can't pay. As Patient dumping is the practice of refusing to treat patients who cannot pay for healthcare services. Federal anti-dumping law, initiated by Congress as part of the Consolidated Omnibus...

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Patient Satisfaction

Patient Satisfaction Patient satisfaction is at the core of patient centered medicine. Improved patient satisfaction not only leads to an enhanced patient experience—something every sick or injured patient deserves—it is also associated with improved treatment outcomes. Measuring and reporting on patient satisfaction with health care has become a major industry. Background Patient satisfaction is a widely used health care quality metric. However, the relationship between patient satisfaction and...

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Patient Care “I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” William Penn (1644-1718) There are many ways to define patient care in my own words. Doing my job to the best of my ability not only for myself but the patients that are in my care is of the utmost importance. My dedication to my work is defined by my ability...

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Pediatric Patients

understanding. Can do simple fractions. Patient is talkative and understands the hospital setting and his illness. He speaks about his personal life and communicates his needs. Patient was in pain and did not want to ambulate; however, he had been told that he needed to walk in order to go home. Patient used logical thinking and ambulated so he could go home on time. Under the circumstances of his hospitalization, we did not observe the patient using mathematical or organizational skills. ...

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Patient Safety

Title: Access and Patient Safety Issues Author: Dorcas Moore Capella University Access and Patient Safety Issues Patient Safety: Multiple failed organizational and departmental processes may lead to wrong patient, wrong procedure, wrong side or wrong site. Prevention of these errors requires a safety system to ensure accurate scheduling and procedure ordering. Proper patient identification will also eliminate these errors. Ensuring correct patient identification is a recognized healthcare...

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Patient Navigator

interventions and outcomes Initiates communication with patients before screening and diagnostic procedures/treatments Informs patients of services and resources Increases health awareness in individuals The Patient Navigator will establish early contact with cancer patients within the community to eliminate the barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment. This position will compassionately provide patients with resources, support programs and services available through...

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Patient Confidentiality

Patient Confidentiality 1 Article background: “Some 13 per cent of US medical schools have reported that their students have leaked confidential information about patients via blogs or social networking websites. The students didn't name names, but did provide enough personal information, such as the medical condition involved and hospital, for patients or their families to recognize who is being described…The information was provided by medical school administrators as part...

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