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Medicine

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Virtue Character and Medical Mistake

Virtue Character Aristotle defined character as a state of being or having proper inner states. For instance, he indicates that the virtue of kindness entails having the right types of emotions as well as the inner states regarding the feeling that a person has towards others. Character according to Aristotle...

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Toxicology

The World Health Organization (WHO) forcefully endorsed the use of DDT across Africa (Dugger). One million people in Africa die each year from malaria and 800,000 of those dying are children (Tren & Bate, 1). South Africa hit hard by malaria with an increase of 1000 percent in five years...

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Sex Reassignment Surgery

Sex reassignment surgery is also referred to as sex change surgery which is the last stage that is done in the physical transition in relations to transgendered or transsexual female-to-male or male-to-female. The procedure in this case involves the removal of the genitalia of an individual’s sex and replacing or...

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The Ethics and Legality of Medication Error Disclosure

The ethical demands on a nurse practitioner do not always come to the fore when working individually with patients. Nurses often consider ethical regulations in the context of oversight from medical superiors rather than with respect to the knowledge of the patient. However, the question of what a patient knows...

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Medicaid – “To Expand or Not To Expand”

Should states agree to expand the provision of Medicaid, given that it is the hospitals that will pay the price for the money losing proposition of increased access to health coverage for those who cannot otherwise afford it? This question has major implications for the financial sustainability of healthcare and...

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Drug Company Medical Costs

Rising costs in healthcare are a product of both greedy pharmaceutical corporations and poor consumer behavior from everyday citizens. During the economic collapse and dawn of financial recession in 2008, costs for healthcare reportedly rose almost 7 percent (approximately double the inflation rate). However, as the years continued and the...

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Osteoarthritis Treatment And Opioid Analgesics Vs Medical Marijuana

Despite the fact that opioid has been used by most people to address pain disorders amongst the patients, cannabis should be legalized and consequently used to treat pain disorders in people. Cannabis is one of the most globally investigated therapeutic substances, and to date there are over 20,000 well researched...

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Medication Administration

Strict adherence to policies in childcare facility is important. Certain procedures help healthcare providers understand the law regarding administering medication in early childhood settings. Policy that requires the use of parents’ consent form for each of the OTC and prescription medication to be administered to children. The consent form includes...

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Cultural Factors and Their Influence on Medication

Medication use among specific cultural groups is often diverse due to personal and cultural beliefs and expectations regarding healthcare practices and associated behaviors which are influenced by cultural norms, values, and expectations. For example, African Americans are often prescribed medications for a variety of health conditions, and their beliefs regarding...

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Patients and Unaffordable Medical Treatments

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also informally known as Obamacare, has bring the U.S. closer to the idea of universal healthcare system that has existed in many other developed countries including Canada, U.K. and Australia. But the implementation of ACA has not been without controversy as judged...

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HIPAA and Medical Billing

One of the things we love most about this great country is our freedom. At times, we take advantage of the amount of freedom we are given and occasionally underestimate the kind of power having freedom holds. Needless to say, because of that freedom, we are also subjected to rules...

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An Overview of Georgia Medicaid

Medicaid is a program that has provided free or low-cost health care to millions of low income Americans since 1965. According to Klees, Wolfe and Curtis (2009) congress first elected to approve access to medical care for certain segments of the population in 1950. At this time the government began...

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Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases

Problem Area The authors of the article ‘Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases’ are concerned with the effects of the damages caps reform. Specifically, they focus on whether liability caps reduce the cost of medical liability insurance, their effects on improved access to health care, and their ability to lower...

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Medical Malpractice

Tort reform and medical malpractice are the major matters in question in medical care rule. Tort is also known as Personal lacerations is a mistake of one being to another. According to the rules and of a country mistakes such as Junker mishap and slip unfortunate incidents are judged as...

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Self-Medication With Antibiotics And Antimicrobial Resistance

One of the most significant health challenges that has emerged in the 21st century is antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (Littmann & Viens, 2015). This problem is an increasing one, with evidence of significant resistance among anaerobic bacteria increasing globally (Schuetz, 2014). The primary cause of AMR is over-exposure to antibiotics and...

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Synaptic Transmission

Barden (2004) presents an assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) changes that can result from successful antidepressant therapy. Barden asserts that evidence indicates incorrect action by the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) system may have an important involvement in these HPA changes. The key mechanism for HPA activation is in hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone...

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Smallpox Vaccine

Until the eradication of smallpox in 1980, it was one of the most feared diseases of mankind. Although smallpox is very similar to pox viruses of other animals, it is targeted to humans and there is no animal known which can "store" the virus and infect people. This fact made...

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Pain-Prone Personality

Each day, millions of people across the world experience chronic, recurrent and acute pain. In most of the victims of the pain, neither pharmacological nor surgical interventions fail to stop the pain and suffering in most of the victims due to the physiological and physical influencing factors that trigger the...

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Drug Discovery and the Development

Prior to the time when any prospective new medicine can be determined, researchers need to have a comprehensive understanding of the disease they are looking to cure, as well as the condition's underlying cause. They look at various factors such as: how any alterations in the genes have transpired, what...

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Why Vaccinations Are Important

The decision whether to vaccinate is a substantial one in light of the available medical evidence but this does not mean that people should simply reject vaccinations as unsafe, ignoring the numerous benefits because of general concerns about the potential risks. Vaccinations afford many health benefits and have a long-standing...

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