Monthly Archives: December 2013

ONE VISIT, ONE PROBLEM- What Do You Think Of This Rule?

The new rule that sets the agenda for a doctor-patient meeting is ONE VISIT, ONE PROBLEM. The ONE VISIT, ONE PROBLEM rule seems to work for the new doctors going into practice and for the walk in clinics that employ … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO HOSPITALS:

This the story of two hospitals.  Looking at the buildings from the parking lot, they looked very similar. Walking into the emergency room or riding the elevators and there were no big differences. But the outcomes for patients , in … Continue reading

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DESIGNING EXIT STRATEGIES IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS:

End of life management can become very complex because of the deep emotions involved, the uncertainty of the outcome, and the conflicting ideas about how to best manage the patient Case Study: The client was an 91 year old grandmother who … Continue reading

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Toronto Woman Turned Back At The US Border Because Of Mental Health Illness:

On Nov 28, 2013, the Toronto Star reported that Ellen Richardson, who had paid $6,000 for her March of Dimes cruise, was denied entry to the US  because she had been hospitalized for depression in 2012. The border agent told … Continue reading

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QUALITY OF CARE BIGGEST FEAR ABOUT GROWING OLD! UK STUDY FINDS

  The quality of care in old age is the biggest fear people in their 50s and 60s have about growing old, a poll has found. This came ahead of concerns such as NHS treatment and pensions, the charity Age … Continue reading

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