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Patient

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 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 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 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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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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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 Education

Psychosocial Factors and Patient Education 09 Oct 11 Zahava Ohana Homework Week Two (1) Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the health care professional and the effect those factors could have on the patient education; Patient’s background. For example, that patient came from a background that does not believe on any medicines. They go to a “voodoo doctor” for some spiritual interventions and they are content on that. Because they are not too well educated or maybe it is...

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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 Advocacy

Patient Advocacy: How it affects the delivery of patient care Geneva Heath NR 451: Capstone Course Melanie Gawlik July 7, 2011 Introduction There tends to be a major direct affect that patient advocacy has on the delivery of health care. For a patient to be able to address their health care needs, their rights to health care, and making sure that they are being treated fairly are important issues and it only seems right for these patient's to have a voice other than their own in order...

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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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