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  • practice
  • According to a report in The Legal Intelligencer reprinted by the Pittsburg Post-Gazette , the court ruling reverses a 2009 split decision by a lower state court that all doctors, regardless of practice, 'need to maintain the same trust when rendering psychological care. (newsmax.com)
  • The woman and her husband argued in the lawsuit that under Pennsylvania law a general practice doctor is licensed to provide mental health services and should therefore be held accountable, as a psychiatrist or psychologist would be, to engaging in an affair with a patient. (newsmax.com)
  • Physicians in this group will do the much-needed work of measuring the clinical impact of doctor-patient relationships and finding ways to improve the practice, through the rigorous process of scientific inquiry. (uchospitals.edu)
  • Few issues set off such impassioned debate as euthanasia and assisted suicide, but until now, no one has shown what their practice means in the actual experience of patients, doctors, and families. (powells.com)
  • Note, please, that with general public health issues such as doctors not using proper aseptic techniques, lack of access to blood transfusions and antibiotics, and overall poor health to begin with, there was likely little difference between the performance of a legal abortion and illegal practice, and the aftercare for either type of abortion was probably equally unlikely to do the woman much, if any, good. (blogspot.com)
  • It's unfathomable to me that there are providers out there, some of them medical doctors, who blithely and blatantly practice non-evidence-based medicine on unsuspecting and vulnerable humans. (mothersinmedicine.com)
  • medical
  • They feel overwhelmed by medical details and would rather leave most decisions to the doctor. (cancer.org)
  • Physicians do not have to provide medical services in opposition to their personal beliefs. (washington.edu)
  • To find out how well people understand their diagnoses and treatments, doctors in New York surveyed patients when they were discharged from the medical service of a teaching hospital. (harvard.edu)
  • Although the New York State Patients' Bill of Rights specifies that all patients should "receive complete information about their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis" and that they should be able to "participate in all decisions about [their] treatment and discharge from the hospital," only 42% of the patients were able to state their correct diagnosis in medical or everyday language. (harvard.edu)
  • Trust is an enormously important part of medicine -- if people aren't straight with you, you do not trust them," said Dr. Tom DelBanco, a professor of general medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School. (drugs.com)
  • People who care deeply for a patient affected by a medical mistake often shoulder their own level of guilt after the incident. (drugs.com)
  • Gallagher said Delbanco's and Bell's article echoes the findings of studies he has led, which revealed profound differences in the ways doctors and patients communicated after a serious medical error. (drugs.com)
  • Although a physical exam and medical tests give valuable information about you, it is the symptoms you report that help guide your doctor to the right tests. (rwjuh.edu)
  • Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine examined and compared the primary care physicians' use of paper medical records and an electronic health record (EHR) in order to gain insight into doctor-patient interaction . (noldus.com)
  • In the panel discussion that followed yesterday's announcement of The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence , it was clear that even physicians who graduated from medical school decades ago remember exactly when and from whom they learned those important lessons. (uchospitals.edu)
  • Perhaps with serendipity, the panel represented that kind of mentorship family tree, with Dr. Siegler seated next to his former trainee Holly Humprey , dean for medical education, and Dr. Humphrey adjacent to current Pritzker 4th-year medical student Rebecca Levine. (uchospitals.edu)
  • It makes sense then to start with doctors-in-training, and the foundation of the Bucksbaum Institute is the financial support of three to five new medical students a year as Bucksbaum Student Scholars [read more on the Insitute's organization in the FAQ ]. (uchospitals.edu)
  • Once doctors are under a duty of confidentiality, they cannot divulge any medical information about their patients to third parties without patient consent. (ecarediary.com)
  • Each person is different, and the medical treatment a patient receives should be tailored to private needs. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • To achieve the best results from personalized medical care, the medical professional and the patient must be completely open with one another. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • Approximately 29% of hospital patients did not know who was actually in charge of the medical care they were receiving. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • If treatment is denied and the doctor does not explain the repercussions of refusal, then the doctor can be held liable of medical negligence. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • Machtinger and co-lead investigator, Dr. Dean Schillinger, associate professor of medicine at UCSF and director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, developed the tool and conducted a study on its effectiveness. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Using interviews with leading medical and legal architects of Dutch practices, and evaluating actual cases, Dr. Hendin addresses the difficult questions: Who actually makes the decision that a patient will die? (powells.com)
  • Many feel less comfortable opening up to their physicians, and only 56 percent have a primary care doctor.Finally, one in four say they've "lost trust" in a doctor or medical facility in the last two years - more than any other generation, the study said. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • All MMR products, including its flagship MyMedicalRecords PHR, its Electronic Safe Deposit Box, and its professional service for doctors, MyMedicalRecords Pro, send alerts to the individual account-owner or medical professional when a record is received into the relevant account. (medindia.net)
  • A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights. (cpmission.com)
  • A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated. (cpmission.com)
  • A physician shall, in the provision of appropriate patient care, except in emergencies, be free to choose whom to serve, with whom to associate, and the environment in which to provide medical care. (cpmission.com)
  • A physician shall support access to medical care for all people. (cpmission.com)
  • We initiated this study with the aim to assess the leaning of medical students, who are the future physicians, towards either a doctor-centered or a patient-centered care, and to explore the effects of personal attributes on care such as gender, academic year, etc. (harvard.edu)
  • Students should be adequately exposed to the patients from the beginning of their medical education in clinical settings which are more sympathetic to a patient-centered care. (harvard.edu)
  • WASHINGTON, March 07, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) today released results of a membership survey that overwhelmingly indicate that NMA physicians are even more positive toward direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising now than they were in 2001. (drugs.com)
  • Burzynski, who estimated that he has treated 5,000 cancer patients with antineoplastons, announced a new site for an FDA-approved trial of the drug: the Hyman- Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. (chron.com)
  • clinical
  • BACKGROUND: When 2 treatment choices (ie, mastectomy vs. breast conserving therapy) show no difference in a primary clinical outcome (ie, survival), patient satisfaction becomes an important marker of the quality of care received. (rand.org)
  • Joe told us that everything was important, [including] science and clinical inquiry, but patients came first, patients were the absolute first priority. (uchospitals.edu)
  • The physician is influenced to a great extent by external forces including health plan policies, professional guidelines, clinical information, and internally by experience, education, culture, and personal values. (mmm-online.com)
  • Mean PPOS score of the entire sample was 3.40 (± .49 S.D.). Mean sharing sub-scale score was 3.18 (± 0.62 S.D. Mean caring sub-scale score was 3.63 (± 0.56 S.D.). Characteristics associated with most patient-centered attitudes were advanced academic year, having a clinical rotation, foreign background and studying in a private college. (harvard.edu)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • A recent study of men with early-stage prostate cancer found no difference in 10-year death rates, regardless of whether their doctors actively monitored the cancers for signs of growth or eradicated the men's cancers with surgery or radiation. (peterubel.com)
  • prescribe
  • Yet, as alleged, former drug company employees Jonathan Roper and Fernando Serrano corruptly induced doctors to prescribe millions of dollars' worth of Fentanyl through thousands of dollars in kickbacks disguised as phony educational programs. (justice.gov)
  • Not only did the defendants in this case allegedly bully sales reps into pushing this highly addictive drug, they paid doctors to prescribe it to patients. (justice.gov)
  • Because of the risk of misuse, abuse, and addiction associated with prescription products like the Fentanyl Spray, only doctors who have enrolled in a mandated U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") program and completed necessary training are permitted to prescribe the Fentanyl Spray. (justice.gov)
  • 2016
  • Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades When Leapfrog released their Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • acknowledge
  • Doctors who acknowledge that a mistake has happened, and outline steps to prevent such mistakes going forward, can ease a lot of distress for themselves and the patient, experts say. (drugs.com)
  • tells
  • Here are some ways to help you remember everything your doctor tells you. (cancer.org)
  • If you think you might have trouble remembering what to ask the doctor, or remembering what the doctor tells you, bring a family member or close friend with you to the exam room. (rwjuh.edu)
  • We were always taught that 90 percent of the diagnosis in medicine was based on what the patient tells you," said Kenneth Polonsky , dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine. (uchospitals.edu)
  • researchers
  • In addition, the researchers found that the effect of the VMS tool was principally among those patients who, at the start of the study, had misunderstood their prescription instructions. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Among this "at-risk" subset of patients, the VMS worked even faster (28 vs. 49 days), presumably by helping to correct the original misunderstanding that led to them initially being out of target range, the researchers say. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • important
  • It's important to feel at ease with your doctor. (cancer.org)
  • This therapeutic alliance involves specific and important physician obligations. (washington.edu)
  • That's why it's important to find a doctor you feel comfortable with, someone who listens to your questions, and takes the time to ask his or her own. (rwjuh.edu)
  • But where in that process do they learn the very important skill of listening and talking to their patients? (uchospitals.edu)
  • It is also important for the patient to convey full information on any lifestyle habits or changes. (medicalmalpracticehelp.com)
  • Calhoun, who is still at the University of Washington School of Medicine, says there's a delicate balance in giving patients hope without giving them false hope, but it was important that Allison see a positive path forward. (stanford.edu)
  • medications
  • Only 28% could list their medications by trade or generic name, even though the average patient in the study received fewer than four medications on discharge. (harvard.edu)
  • Whether or not they knew the names of their medications, 37% of patients did know their general purpose, but only 14% could state the common side effects of their pills. (harvard.edu)
  • Further, NMA physicians said that consumer-focused advertising of prescription medications provides substantial educational benefits and enriches the doctor-patient dialogue. (drugs.com)
  • diagnosis
  • Two-thirds (65%) said that DTC advertising can increase patient second-guessing or questioning a diagnosis. (drugs.com)
  • We all have patients, friends, and family members who fervently believe that they have a diagnosis that we know doesn't exist. (mothersinmedicine.com)
  • study
  • To be eligible for the study, the patients had to have a good command of English and be alert, oriented, and able to understand the researcher's questions. (harvard.edu)
  • The study involved only 47 patients from one hospital, and it did not explore the possible harmful effects of this insufficient knowledge. (harvard.edu)
  • Most patients in the study suffered from atrial fibrillation , a common heart condition in which the heart pumps irregularly, leading to formation of clots in the heart that travel to the brain and result in stroke . (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Study findings showed that the blood anticoagulation status of patients in the VMS group reached the target, safe level almost twice as fast as those patients who were in the standard group -- 28 vs. 42 days. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Despite ongoing debate and the emphasis on a patient-centered curriculum, our study suggests that the current curriculum and its teachings are not producing the results they are designed to achieve. (harvard.edu)
  • A very disturbing new study was just published, in which physicians viewed a video of a patient with back pain asking for OxyContin. (peterubel.com)
  • effective
  • An instrument set reserved for use on patients with infectious diseases was rusty, preventing its effective sterilization, and the office autoclave - a pressurized cleaner - was used improperly and hadn't been certified as effective in at least six years, according to the complaint. (nwherald.com)
  • outcome
  • Using multivariable analyses, the authors evaluated the impact of physician-patient outcome discussions (ie, BC recurrence, BC survival, breast appearance, and arm swelling/pain/movement difficulty) on patient satisfaction at baseline and follow-up. (rand.org)
  • safeguard
  • In many cases, doctors who frankly admitted their mistake and told patients how they would safeguard against future errors avoided litigation by doing so, Delbanco said. (drugs.com)
  • caregivers
  • In the emergency department (ED), such patients may be expert at manipulating staffers and may divide caregivers against each other. (medscape.com)
  • family
  • Many patients may feel more connected to a physician when they know something of the physician's life, and it may sometimes be appropriate to share information about family or personal matters. (washington.edu)
  • Anecdotally we learned from family members that they appreciated it greatly when compassionate end-of-life counsel was given to their loved ones," said Dr. Frankel. (emaxhealth.com)
  • How do the needs and character of family, friends, and doctors affect the choice? (powells.com)
  • good
  • That's why the perfect doctor for one person may not be a good match for another. (cancer.org)
  • Frequently, these patients use the defense mechanism of "splitting," describing individuals as all good or all bad. (medscape.com)
  • Though better tests, treatments, and procedures have saved and extended countless lives, an increased reliance upon technology can interfere with the "old-fashioned" methods of taking a good patient history and answering patients' questions. (uchospitals.edu)
  • assistants
  • According to the complaint, needles were reinserted into drug vials after being used on patients, expired drugs were found in a medicine cabinet and dental assistants, rather than the doctor, administered sedatives to patients. (nwherald.com)
  • competence
  • The RESPECT model, which is widely used to promote physicians' awareness of their own cultural biases and to develop physicians' rapport with patients from different cultural backgrounds, includes seven core elements: 1) rapport, 2) empathy, 3) support, 4) partnership, 5) explanations, 6) cultural competence, and 7) trust (see Box 2) ( 5 ). (acog.org)
  • people
  • Wondering how many people find that their doctors don't really talk to them -- I've had a few -- only one ever told me what was going on -- the rest say "take these pills" or "you have a cough" and come back in a month. (copdfoundation.org)
  • What have other people experienced and how do you communicate when doctors don't say much? (copdfoundation.org)
  • It's true for healthy people, who should collaborate with their physicians to plan a program to prevent illness. (harvard.edu)
  • It helped me learn to not just look at patients as patients but as people, and to see that it really does change their story. (stanford.edu)
  • The majority of physicians surveyed (76%) indicated that DTC advertising makes people think that medicines work better than they do. (drugs.com)
  • I am one of those people that still gets carded walking into 18+ establishments - and hopefully someday I will be grateful for this, but at times it's hard to take advice seriously from your teenage-appearing doctor. (mothersinmedicine.com)
  • help
  • Here are some basic questions that could help you talk to your doctor and start learning about cancer and the choices you'll have to make. (cancer.org)
  • Your doctor should communicate clearly, and your druggist can also help: Before you leave your pharmacy, make sure you understand your medication's label. (harvard.edu)
  • Tell your doctor if you need to use other devices such as grab bars, stair lifts, or devices to help you reach things. (rwjuh.edu)
  • Your friend can gently remind you about anything you forget to mention, and help you keep track of what the doctor recommends. (rwjuh.edu)
  • Teaching bedside manner may not be as straightforward as teaching biology, but creating a system of mentorship can help experienced physicians pass lessons down to young and aspiring doctors. (uchospitals.edu)
  • Remember that the patient has come to you for help. (acog.org)
  • Reassure the patient you are and will be available to help. (acog.org)
  • cancer
  • Pharma Company-1's Fentanyl Spray was approved by the FDA in or about January 2012, solely for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients who are already receiving and who are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying persistent pain. (justice.gov)
  • consequences
  • I believe billing patients for GP appointments is a spurious solution to a very thorny, complex and emotional issue, and doing so risks some serious unintended consequences. (gponline.com)
  • understand
  • There's nothing wrong with telling your doctor that you don't understand. (cancer.org)
  • But he says it also created a "separation between the science of medicine and the humanism and compassion of medicine" that must be addressed to nurture the ability of physicians to better understand and treat their patients. (stanford.edu)
  • principles
  • Charging patients to see a GP would overturn one of the founding principles of the NHS and the majority of GPs are committed to this ethos. (gponline.com)
  • Patient charges undermine the core principles of the NHS, and a system that allowed payments would be regressive, in that it would penalise the poor, the sick and the old - the most frequent users of the NHS. (gponline.com)
  • feel
  • In the wake of such errors, doctors often feel shame and guilt, as well as fear linked to the looming threat of lawsuits. (drugs.com)
  • compliance
  • in fact, a 1993 estimate placed a $100 million annual price tag on the problem of inadequate patient understanding and compliance. (harvard.edu)
  • Medicine
  • You may see other doctors-specialists, for instance-who may have prescribed medicine for a specific condition. (rwjuh.edu)
  • Thomas Elias , author of the newly published The Burzynski Breakthrough , said the controversial doctor deserves the Nobel Prize for Medicine. (chron.com)