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Fundamental Critical Care Support
Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more
Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more
Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beyond scope: Of HealthTap. This would best be addressed through State, county and city departments. ...Read more
Critical care nurses: Critical care nurses are very important because they have a unique skill set to take care of patients who are so ill that they require support of their basic life functions. Some of these patients rely on mechanical ventilators to help them breath, dialysis machines to replace the function of their kidneys and powerful intravenous medications to support their heart and blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more
MDs, RNs, etc: Cardiac rehab, when done right, involves physicians to set goals and monitor vital signs during activity, physical therapists to oversee exercise, and various providers to counsel on diet, smoking cessation, etc. These latter can include social workers, nutritionists, psychologists/psychiatrists, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?
Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more
United Kingdom: The mental health act of 1983 is an act of parliament in the uk -- it pertains to people in england & wales. It describes the care and treatment of people with mental illness, and how they can be detained to have their disorder diagnosed and treated -- even against their wishes ("sectioning"). It was amended in 2007, with more description of process and mental health professionals too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...Read more
What are the cornerstones of care plan for elderly besides physical, mental, spiritual health programs?
Attention: Frequent visits from their loved ones!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?
Yes: If well trained, caring, thoughtful, & beholden to his/her expertise can bring doctor's concerns to insurance company & get case moved along. Unfortunately, as I have observed, such nurses sometimes get fired for not adhering to common insurance company posture of knee-jerk denials and cost savings. In any case the nurse enlarges target for the doctor's advocacy. So yes, get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more
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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