Integrative medicine means, at least, a healing environment, a passion for prevention and wellness and not just diagnosis and treatment.
Because of a combination of industry action, and government regulation the aviation safety model has made airline travel very safe indeed. Today passengers agree to get on airplanes not because of the brilliance of a particular pilot. They get on an airplane because they think the airline industry is making every pilot fly safely, and every plane run safely. There is an implicit social contract and social understanding involved with the decision to take a flight. Passengers will fly planes because airlines and their regulators make sure that all the systems it takes to a plane and flight safe are in place. Because of this no one would ever think to ask about the credentials of a particular captain or first officer, or member of the cabin crew. The fact that there are few crashes makes us believe that the system of air travel –a system created by hundreds of people who work in many different capacities (air traffic control, aviation enginners and airline manufactuers, airplane mechanics, pilots and flight attendants) work together to protect us. No one person is asked to do it. All of them work together to do it.
“Lady from Limerick,” a play revolving around a tragic surgery and being performed in a 60-seat New York theater, is attracting an audience that includes doctors, lawyers, insurance company representatives and patient advocates.Based on a 2005 true story, the play tells what happened to Kathleen Kelly Cregan, a woman from Limerick, Ireland, who went alone to New York where she died from post-plastic surgery complications.
"We have to go back to the basics. And the basics have to do with a society that is equal. Equal. All means all." - Don last night at the Medicare for All Town Hall
Investigation shows that more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, medical technicians and health care aides are abusing or dependent on drugs in a given year, and studies suggest the number could be far higher.
A long overdue discussion in healthcare…
2014 marks the 26th anniversary of an event that has shaped the course of health care quality in profound, enduring ways — the Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Lend your voice, share your ideas, and join a force of great minds that will inspire and challenge you on December 7-10, 2014, in Orlando, FL, USA. This conference is more than a chance to network with nearly 5,000 health care professionals and gain actionable ideas for your organization. It’s also an opportunity to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England have launched a series of videos to promote the benefits of the ‘Child Protection - Inf…
Nemours BrightStart! creates early literacy programs to help identify and teach children at risk for reading failure and dyslexia.
Created for The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conference 2014. Directed by Jason Armour Music by Ray Sharp
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
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As parents we lived through a hundred days of hospital visits after our teenage daughter broke her back and her neck. Some years later the same daughter spent a month
Erroneous intravenous drug administration has a high probability of causing substantial financial consequences along with patient morbidity or mortality. Anesthesiologists and hospital administrators need to be cognizant of the problem. National and international anesthesiology bodies should be involved with the medical device manufacturing industry to alleviate this long standing enigma. We propose our concept Vassopressors, Emergency drugs, Induction agents, Reversal agents, Opioids and Miscellaneous (VEINROM) as a conceivable solution to this paradox.
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To measure trainees’ exposure to negative and positive role-modeling for responding to medical errors and to examine the association between that exposure and trainees’ attitudes and behaviors regarding error disclosure.
A Statement by Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh
National Public Health Week is a time to recognize progress we have made in strengthening and protecting the public health and to rededicate ourselves to the work of improving the health and well-being of Americans by preventing disease, supporting medical research, and promoting safer and healthier communities.