Healthcare Articles

These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

November 8, 2012 – 1,285 views
Alison Major
The ICN further states that the need for nursing is universal. Inherent in nursing is respect for life, dignity and the rights of humanity. It's unrestricted by considerations of nationality, race, colour, age, gender, politics or social status. The code has five principal elements that outline the standards of ethical conduct... Full Story 
November 2, 2012 – 1,357 views
Mr. Warren Miller Jr - Us Helping Us, People Into Living
Transgender individuals are often marginalized and disenfranchised within society. To add insult to injury, these individuals experience much intentional and unintentional discrimination with social work clinicians and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community. Research and information made available to the social work profession is scarce in the realm of working and implementing change with transgenders. This article views some of the limited literature for professionals to provide a more important description of this population, known effective practices and implications for social work clinicians beginning and currently working with transgender individuals... Full Story 
October 31, 2012 – 1,222 views
Chandan Kumar
The most revolutionary idea in the medical record keeping practice is the introduction of electronic medical records technology. Earlier, before the introduction of electronic medical records system, the records of the patients like their personal details, reports, x-ray reports, scan reports and other billing related information were kept and stored manually. Usually record books and files were used for the same purpose, which in turn made it impossible to access at the time of immense requirement due to its space consuming nature. Apart from that due to the lack of proper privacy law the data with record keeper most often landed in the hand of an ancillary medical service provider, who in turn used these data to sell his goods and services. Same type of discrepancy was also found in case of electronic medical records of that time as well. A proper law in this accord was the need of the hour; otherwise the practice of medical record keeping would curve to a very bad state of distrust. Finally the HIPA Act was introduced. The Privacy Rule and the Final Rule on Security Standards under HIPAA saved the practice of medical record keeping from this evil... Full Story 
October 23, 2012 – 1,167 views
Jill Cohen
The work of a social worker is not limited to domestic violence issues, but some social workers are trained to have an eye for domestic violence and work to provide refuge, relief and empowerment for victims of domestic violence. Working with domestic violence victims is a special calling, and it takes someone who is not only a trained professional, but someone who has a big heart, can exercise tough love, and be courageous in such a chaotic situation... Full Story 
October 12, 2012 – 1,353 views
Sherry Krueger
We all have them, but no one wants them--difficult patients. I'm not talking about patients with complex medical conditions. I'm talking about patients who try your patience. The occurrence is so frequent that Seinfeld had an episode devoted to the problem, though for the doctor and the real patient it is not so humorous. For over 30 years researchers have found that doctors have consistently described about 15-20% of their patients as ‘difficult'. More detailed surveys have found that doctors who are younger and female tend to have more ‘difficult' patients in their practice... Full Story 
October 12, 2012 – 1,177 views
Sharad Gaikwad
In the world of medicine, innumerable patients walk the lobbies of the hospital strutting along possessing different diseases, defects or even disabilities. It is a dire necessity to systematically organize and arrange their history and details under the watchful eye of the concerned health provider and their/its jurisdiction. Medical records are methodical compilation of patient's details, doctors and drugs administered, symptoms, prescriptions etc. This procedure is vital for the reference of the patients past history in association with their present condition. These records must be... Full Story 
October 12, 2012 – 1,387 views
Tim F. Clark
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by several mood disorders, the most notable of all being Bipolar Depression. Bipolar depression is marked by at least one "manic episode," and is assumed to be a chronic condition due to the fact that most individuals who suffer from a manic episode almost certainly suffer more in the future... Full Story 
October 11, 2012 – 1,139 views
HealthTec Software
Almost fifty percent of hospitals in the United States are now using Electronic Medical Records, but what are Electronic Medical Records and why have they become so popular? There are two different ways to keep medical records in hospitals. The information can be stored on paper or it can be stored digitally. Healthcare professionals are, apparently, divided when it comes to their opinion of the storage of medical records. A survey in 2009 revealed that 48.3 percent of hospitals were now using... Full Story