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Keys to a Better Hospital Stay

Illnesses and accidents are unpredictable and we can’t always predict when we may end up in a hospital. Here are some tips to prepare and how to maintain a sense of control in the mysterious world of the hospital. PREPARING … Continue reading

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The Patient-Doctor Relationship: Making the Most of Every Medical Visit

Prepare for your medical visit by: (1) making a list of your concerns, (2) sharing it with the staff when you call for an appointment, (3) briefly reviewing that listat the beginningof your visit with your doctor and (4) bring a pen and … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics or Bioethics is the application of ethical principles to healthcare Dilemmas arise when these principles conflict. A treatment is considered appropriate if the potential benefits outweigh the potential burdens or harm. Life support (e.g. CPR, artificial feeding and … Continue reading

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Why Ethics Matters to You

Do you believe that medical ethics is an area of philosophy that doesn’t apply to you? Many share that misconception. The principles of bioethics – autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence and non-maleficence – certainly sound like high level philosophical concepts. No wonder … Continue reading

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Become empowered in your own healthcare

At some time, we will each play the role of the patient. In the 1991 film, The Doctor, William Hurt plays an arrogant physician who gets a taste of his own medicine when he is diagnosed with cancer. His experience … Continue reading

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Three keys to a better hospital stay

If you’re admitted to a hospital, you may lose your sense of control over your own healthcare. You’re expected to wear a gown instead of your own clothes. Many people pop into your room unannounced, and they write notes in … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Personal Bloopers

If your life was a movie, would you play your bloopers at the end? Maybe not if it was a major blooper that did you in. That could bring more tears than laughter. Laughing with others at our own bloopers … Continue reading

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