Dedication or commitment shown by employees to organizations or institutions where they work.
A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)
Association with or participation in an act that is, or is perceived to be, criminal or immoral. One is complicitous when one promotes or unduly benefits from practices or institutions that are morally or legally suspect.
The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.
Differences of opinion or disagreements that may arise, for example, between health professionals and patients or their families, or against a political regime.
An approach to ethics that focuses on theories of the importance of general principles such as respect for autonomy, beneficence/nonmaleficence, and justice.
The principles of proper conduct concerning the rights and duties of the professional, relations with patients or consumers and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the professional and interpersonal relations with patient or consumer families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
The individuals employed by the hospital.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
The interactions between physician and patient.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in an organized facility, institution, or agency.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
Nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.
An infraorder of CRUSTACEA, in the order DECAPODA comprising the hermit crabs and characterized by a small fifth pair of legs.
The largest of the TARSAL BONES which is situated at the lower and back part of the FOOT, forming the HEEL.
A common name for fish of the family Percidae, belonging to the suborder Percoidei, order PERCIFORMES.
Fractures of the articular surface of a bone.
Allied health personnel who assist the professional nurse in routine duties.
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
A viral disorder characterized by high FEVER, dry COUGH, shortness of breath (DYSPNEA) or breathing difficulties, and atypical PNEUMONIA. A virus in the genus CORONAVIRUS is the suspected agent.
A species of CORONAVIRUS causing atypical respiratory disease (SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME) in humans. The organism is believed to have first emerged in Guangdong Province, China, in 2002. The natural host is the Chinese horseshoe bat, RHINOLOPHUS sinicus.
Formerly known as Siam, this is a Southeast Asian nation at the center of the Indochina peninsula. Bangkok is the capital city.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.