by the bedside of the patient

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In By the Bedside of the Patient, Nortin Hadler places current efforts to reform medical education--from the undergraduate level through residency programs and on to continuing medical education--in historical context. In doing so, he traces the evolution of medical school curricula, residency and fellowship programs, and the clinical practices they promoted. Hadler examines crucial junctures in history to locate the seeds for reform. Some believe that medical education and training should highlight literature, ethics, and culture, while others emphasize science and efficiency to abbreviate the time from entry to licensure. Neither of these approaches, Hadler argues, maintains or improves patient care, which should be at the core of medical education and practice. Hadler contends that most reform attempted thus far constitutes, at best, little more than a reshuffling of the basic curriculum and, at worst, an augmenting of medicine's predilection to measure, grade, and record. Examining generational changes in medical education, Hadler mines sixty years of training and practice to identify mistaken approaches and best practices. Ultimately, in the contemporary era of managed care, Hadler argues for a clinical practice that draws on the best available scientific knowledge, transmits the wisdom of experienced clinicians, reforges an empathetic relationship between physician and patient, and treats each patient as an individual--all centered on restoring the mandate to care.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Nortin M. Hadler, M.D.
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2016-01-11
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781469626673

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Oncology Nurse, Christine Magnus Moore, stood by the bedside of cancer patients for many years, caring for them as they endured major surgeries, chemotherapy and even the aftermath of grueling bone marrow transplants. They fought a battle with an enemy in their bodies: cancer. Some triumphed and some did not. Fighting for her patients' health, she thought of herself as a soldier on the battlefield and was amazed at how they dealt with their difficult road and that they often thanked her with a smile. As connected as she felt to her patients, she didn't fully comprehend the courage it took to confront cancer every day until she became one of them. Christine navigates the rough road involved with cancer treatment, experiencing exhaustion beyond belief, debilitating nausea and pain, and other side effects which are overwhelmingly more difficult than she'd ever imagined. Her road is arduous and humbling and she is taxed to her core in every way: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Living on the other side of the bedside, she feels vulnerable when some of the doctors and nurses she's worked with become her caregivers...on top of all that her love life begins to present challenges as well. Christine emerges a cancer survivor and gains a profound understanding of the suffering her patients had weathered, discovering that her life has been re-calibrated. She embraces her higher purpose with an amplified vigor and empathy to help others dealing with the disease. Through the darkest of times, she finds the deepest grief and tears can produce the greatest strength and passion.

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Author : Bsn Magnus Moore
Publisher : Gray Matter Imprints
Release : 2015-03-17
File : 322 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0986285358

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The Story: Every day in the United States an estimated 550 people die from preventable medical errors, which is approximately 200,000 people a year, making it the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. (Healthgrades 2004) On April 14, my mom, Louise Batz, went to have knee replacement surgery. That night, a medical error caused Mom to sustain an injury from which she could not recover. She lost her life eleven days later. The Mission: The mission of the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation is to help prevent medical errors by ensuring that patients and families have the knowledge they need to promote a safe hospital experience for their loved ones and to support innovative advancements in patient safety. Our greatest hope is that families, patients, and caregivers will work together as a TEAM to improve safety in our hospitals. The Use of the Guide: Our hope is that you and your family can use this guide in order to improve the quality of your loved one's hospital stay. We hope that by using the guide, you will be better equipped to aid the care team in the reduction of adverse events. Organize your questions and concerns as soon as you learn about an upcoming surgery or procedure. This packet will be useful during pre-surgery appointments, during your time in the hospital, at home post-surgery and for follow up visits and appointments. We encourage you to include personal questions based on feelings or concerns and utilize the questions provided in the Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy. What's in the Guide: In this guide you will find all sorts of tools that will help you in all aspects of your hospital stay. You will find places to store personal information such as medication logs, the names of your medical team, and surgery summaries; you will find information on who to contact in case of emergency, charts of who is in charge, and who to call to get things done; and you will find advice, definitions, must ask questions, and places to keep and store all of those little details that can and will help keep you or your loved one more safe.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Laura Batz Townsend
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-12-13
File : 86 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1480180033

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In beautifully crafted vignettes, physician and NPR commentator David Watts explores the world of modern-day medicine and reveals the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. Bedside Manners is an engaging, often surprising investigation into what happens when we sit down and talk openly about vital issues of health and mortality. Combining the grace and precision of a poet with the down-to-earth, compassionate manner of a doctor who deals with the problems of real people every day, Watts describes situations both odd and touching: the patient who stays awake during an endoscopy to ward off demons; the woman who recites poetry to get through a frightening treatment; the man who arrives at Watts’s office bearing Internet research on syndromes that have little to do with his own condition; and the seventy-four-year-old architect who faces a tough cancer diagnosis with dignity and courage. Readers will come away from these tales of difficult diagnoses, irreverent colleagues, brave survivors, and examining-room poseurs sharing Watts’s own sense of humbled astonishment. As he tells each story, Watts closes for the reader the protective distance many doctors employ, and touches all of us who have felt vulnerable in the position of patient. Refreshing, wry, and reassuring, Bedside Manners holds important lessons for both healers and those who seek their help. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David Watts, M.D.
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2007-12-18
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307419873

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Health systems need to set priorities fairly. In one way or another, part of this important task will fall to physicians. How do they make judgments about resource stewardship, and how should they do so? How can they make such decisions in a manner that is compatible with their clinical duties to patients? In this book, philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, lawyers and health policy experts make the case that priority setting and rationing contribute significantly to the possibility of affordable and fair healthcare and that clinicians play an indispensable role in that process. The book depicts the results of a survey of European physicians about their experiences with rationing and other cost containment strategies, and their perception of scarcity and fairness in their health care systems. Responding to and complementing these findings, commentators discuss why resource allocation and bedside rationing is necessary and justifiable. The book explores how bedside rationing relates to clinical judgments about medical necessity and medical indications, marginal benefits, weak evidence based medicine, off-label use. The book highlights how comparative studies of health care systems can advance more effective and fair bedside rationing through learning from one another. From a practical standpoint, the book offers a number of strategies for health care systems and clinicians to work in tandem to allocate and ration resources as fairly as possible: how to foster more attention to fairness when rationing at the bedside, how to avoid exacerbating health disparities when allocating resources, how to teach about bedside rationing to students, how to discuss rationing more explicitly in the public arena and in the doctor's office.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Marion Danis
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-10-02
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190225476

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Bedside Manner: How to Gain Your Patients' Respect, Love & Loyalty is the definitive textbook on bedside manner. This book teaches all healthcare providers how to manage the needs, wants and fears of their patients. Bedside Manner explores a multitude of techniques to make better doctors, all based on Dr. Fleisher's six pillars of great bedside manner: compassion, communication, confidence, character, class and comedy/charisma. Every healthcare provider and every patient benefits from a great bedside manner. Through lessons, scripts, the shared experiences of Dr. Fleisher and other specialists and their staff members, and an extra dollop of humor, Bedside Manner guides health-care practitioners of any age through simple steps to improve their attitude, their patient care, their practice, and even the quality of their own lives while also protecting against lawsuits. Seems like a big promise? Bedside Manner is a big idea that has been executed brilliantly. Bedside Manner is not just about charisma. By developing and instituting practice management systems, Dr. Fleisher teaches how office design, employee and doctor scripts, interpersonal techniques, and the six pillars of bedside manner combine to build a practice and to make sure your patients remain loyal, are kept happy, and love you. Bedside Manner is not just for new practitioners. Any competent practitioner with a sincere desire to provide better care, build his or her practice and avoid lawsuits can do so if they follow the program set out in, Bedside Manner: How to Gain Your Patients' Respect, Love & Loyalty. Bedside Manner is not just for doctors. Everyone in the allied healthcare professions who comes in contact with patients needs to have the knowledge and skills described in the pages of this book. Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, assistants, physical therapists, nutritionists, are just a few of the practitioners who need to read Bedside Manner. It is page after page of transformative magic.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Robert M. Fleisher
Publisher :
Release : 2010-01-01
File : 188 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0982844107

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Patients and families in acute hospital settings want to bridge communication gaps between them and the nurses that care for them. Standardized shift report common practice is nurse to nurse communication involvement. The patient is not any part of that report. With the start of every shift, including the patient and/or their families will improve communication, thus improving patient satisfaction (Baker, 2010). The importance of handoff is written in the literature, and it includes patient satisfaction and even accountability of nurses where communication is done at the bedside with the patient doing safety checks. By using a bedside communication tool called SBARQ (situation, background, assessment, recommendations and questions), critical patient information is transferred from one nurse to another while including the patient in their own plan of care (Effken and others, 2011). Surveys on patient satisfaction that focuses on bedside report will be analyzed and will show improvements of patient satisfaction.

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Genre : Communication in nursing
Author : Jamie Calderwood
Publisher :
Release : 2015
File : 31 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1109458925

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A comprehensive examination of concepts and strategies for humane and effective usage of health care technology. The authors provide a multidisciplinary framework for practitioners, educators, policy makers, and the public to utilize in health care decision making.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Stanley Joel Reiser
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1984-11-30
File : 363 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521318327

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A series of vignettes and anecdotes examines the practice of modern-day medicine in a revealing study of the practical realities and emotional truths underlying the doctor-patient relationship that offers important lessons for healers, as well as those who are seeking help, about what happens during a open dialogue about vital issues of health and mortality. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David Watts
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2006-02-28
File : 283 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781400080526

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Clinical Research in Practice: A Guide for the Bedside Scientist is a straightforward guide to reading, evaluating, and using research in these clinical settings. The text helps the bedside scientist take a study from question to design to practice.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Academic Dean Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Regis University Denver Colorado Janet Houser
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2008-07-07
File : 277 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780763767822

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