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abstractHealth care is a rapidly developing field in which new technologies are introduced continuously. Not all new technologies have the same impact however: most represent only small changes in existing technologies, whereas only a few - like organ transplants - really are revolutionary new developments. Some of these new technologies eventually lead to an improved health status or to an increased survival probability. But, unfortunately, over the years the introduction and application of new technologies has also led to a steady expansion of the budget necessary to maintain the ever increasing level of health care in most Western countries. Therefore, concern about costs nowadays plays an increasing role in many decisions surrounding the use and implementation of medical interventions.'·2 Whereas in the past technologies were intro...
Acceptance of the concept of medical futility facilitates a paradigm shift from curative to palliative medicine, accommodating a more humane approach and avoiding unnecessary suffering in the course of the dying process. This should not be looked upon as abandoning the patient but rather as providing the patient and family with an opportunity to come to terms with the dying process. It also does not entail withdrawal or passivity on the part of the health care professional. In addition to medical skills, the treating physician is responsible for guiding this process by demonstrating sensitivity and compassion, respecting the values of patients, their families and the medical staff. The need for training to equip medical staff to take responsibility as empathetic participants in end-of-life decision-making is underscored.
This report examines the influence of legal perceptions on medical decision-making, focusing on care concerned with life-sustaining technologies for elderly.
The building complex erected for training in the area of medicine is described in relation to the thinking which forms the background for these physical facilities. Provision is made for training of students in medicine, nursing and the paramedical services of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Stellenbosch is also on the site. Facilities exist for training of a wide spectrum of medical technologists and technicians, and nursing colleges have been established for the training of both White and Coloured nurses. There are supporting services such as workshops, a laundry and animal facilites. A creche for the children of working mothers, both White and Coloured, has been established, and a post office have also been built on the site. The Tygerberg Hospital provides a comprehensive servic...
This report focuses on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA is primarily a direct service provider of primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to veterans through the nation's largest integrated health care system.
This report focuses on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA is primarily a direct service provider of primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to veterans through the nation's largest integrated health care system.
This report focuses on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA is primarily a direct service provider of primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to veterans through the nation's largest integrated health care system.
This report focuses on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA is primarily a direct service provider of primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to veterans through the nation's largest integrated health care system.
This paper reports the Tunisian experience of medical abortion. The project started in 1998 with a small introductory study at the obstetric and gynaecology department of a university hospital and was later extended step by step to other family planning and public health centres that provided abortion services. The study was first conducted on 264 women using the modified regimen of 200mg mifepristone, followed 48 hours later by 400µg misoprostol in women seeking pregnancy of maximum 56 days of amenorrhoea. This gave a success rate of 91.1%. Results from further studies in other locations showed increasing success rates of 94.4% and 95.6%, with high acceptability and satisfaction among users and providers. The registration and effective introduction of medical abortion was quite rapid. Following successful conduct of the pilot study, i...
Scintillating materials are used in a variety of medical imaging devices. This paper presents a description of four medical imaging modalities that make extensive use of scintillators: planar x-ray imaging, x-ray computed tomography (x-ray CT), SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography). The discussion concentrates on a description of the underlying physical principles by which the four modalities operate. The scintillator requirements for these systems are enumerated and the compromises that are made in order to maximize imaging performance utilizing existing scintillating materials are discussed, as is the potential for improving imaging performance by improving scintillator properties.
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