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Doctor insights on: Ethical Issues In End Of Life Care

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Counting on your valuable support in seeking healthy living until the end of life. No questions to ask.

Counting on your valuable support in seeking healthy living until the end of life.

No questions to ask.

What a wonderful: attitude. Our "self talk" is very important. Cognitive psychology and an area of research called psychoneuroimmunology are topics you might enjoy reading about. Continued peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im a college student and I want to know about the roles of the members of the multidisciplinary team involved in treating renal failure in a patient?

Im a college student and I want to know about the roles of the members of the multidisciplinary team involved in treating renal failure in a patient?

Hope this helps ...: The nephrologist is the physician specialist who heads the team, and who may be assisted by a physicians assistant or nurse practitioner. The nurses implement the care and care systems, and dialysis. You have the dietitian, care plan/social services needs assessment specialists, and support staff who schedule appointments and manage the records. All are important. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Yes they do: Family physicians are trained to check, diagnose and treat functions of all vital organs.If there are any complicated cases they will refer the patient to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?

Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?

Most likely yes: Children are very tuned in to such issues. This would be one factor which will ultimately impact the mental & physical well being of children. Seeing a parent suffer with substance abuse can make a child empathic towards others and avoid substance abuse themselves. Other times it will be a patten and life style that will be copied with disastrous results. It is never too late to get help. ...Read more

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Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Communication: Just like any other industry or job, you have to be able to communicate accurately and effectively with others. Medicine is no different. ...Read more

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How could a history of depression/being on antidepressants restrict your opportunities in the united states?

Depression: A history of depression should not affect your opportunities in the us. Your medical information is private, according to hippaa laws. You should not have to disclose your history of depression to potential employers. If, however, you choose to disclose your history to your employer, be aware that some employers may treat you differently due to prejudice against people with mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could you please describe members of the multidisciplinary team in palliative care ?

Could you please describe members of the multidisciplinary team in palliative care ?

It varies: Most PC programs have doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and a chaplain/spiritual counselor. Psychologists are included in some programs. ...Read more

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What is the role of family physicians after health care reform passed?

What is the role  of family physicians after health care reform passed?

Family physicians: Family physicians in my opinion are the cornerstone to you health. In the healthcare reform they will have a greater role. However, keep in mind there will definitely be a shortage of doctors. ...Read more

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For psychologists: what is the best approach to deal with an overwhelming amount of stress from all aspects of life on your own? Can't afford therapy.

For psychologists: what is the best approach to deal with an overwhelming amount of stress from all aspects of life on your own? Can't afford therapy.

Dealing with stress: First, make sure you eat healthily and get at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Create a small group of reliable friends who will meet together regularly to hear and support each other. Find a type of exercise you'll enjoy enough to do regularly -- dancing, walking, hiking, yoga, etc. Daily meditation will help you stay aware and focused. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, ; street drugs. ...Read more

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Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?

Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?

If I understand: Correctly the final exit network provides guidance to individuals w a wide variety of “intolerable illnesses” enabling them to successfully commit suicide. This is an ethical & a medical issue. To assist another's suicide would violate my personal commitment to the principle “primum non nocere” or “first do no harm”. As a physician this is the first & most fundamental guide I use in making >>. ...Read more

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What is the model of psychiatry and mental health services up in canada?

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What is the model of psychiatry and mental health services up in canada?

Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read more

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What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude.If done in a group setting it may also provide social support.Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read more

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We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?

We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?

Infection: I think these infections should always be treated and I think that at 88 to leave them untreated could lead to a painful end and the amount of time before the end occurs is indeterminable ...Read more

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Psychological conditions that a lot of doctors might be suffering from in times of crisis (economy, general day to day, overwhelmed, procrastination)?

Psychological conditions that a lot of doctors might be suffering from in times of crisis (economy, general day to day, overwhelmed, procrastination)?

Physician stress: You're correct that many physicians are stressed these days. One recent study showed that 45.8% of physicians showed at least 1 symptom of burnout -- highest rates being in family medicine, primary care internal medicine, and emergency medicine. http://tinyurl.com/k4zjlhh having treated hundreds of my colleagues, i feel that additional methods such as mindfulness training can be lifesaving. ...Read more

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What is the age of consent for children who want to be apart of their health care decision?

What is the  age of consent for children who want to be apart of their health care decision?

18 or 14: Depends on the issue. For general medical issues the age is 18 years. For issues involving sex, drugs, alcohol, mild psych issues, smoking, or pregnancy, the age is 14 years old in most states. You might need to check your state laws to see what they are specifically but those are the general laws in most states. ...Read more

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If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one. There is also a strong hereditary factor which make the risk of becoming addicted higher. Sons of alcoholic fathers ; daughters of alcoholic mothers are at highest risk. ...Read more

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What constitutes interference of health care? Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

What constitutes interference of health care?  Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

The answer: is a LEGAL one NOT a "medical" one! 'Interfering" needs definition and more information needed to define! Forcing the RESIDENT out does NOT seem "fair"!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more