Kirsti Marohn and Stephanie Dickrell USA Today December 9, 2012
Health care regulations require medical providers who receive federal funding to provide interpreters. There's also growing research on the effects of bad communication on patient safety, said Izabel Arocha, executive director of the International Medical Interpreters Association.
my scientific training and subsequent career, I found
myself consistently gravitating not only to the science and medical sections of
bookstores but also to the metaphysical, New Age, self-help and spiritual
sections of such stores in search of answers to many of the ongoing mysteries
of science and to many of life’s most profound and perplexing questions.
Death panels -- a term that certainly influenced the healthcare reform debate in 2009. Now
we’re facing 2013 and implementation of the affordable care act, will the term
be resurrected? Or can we put a stake in it and say death panels are dead?
Carney of the Center for Practical Bioethics talks about it in this edition of The Bioethics Channel with
POLST coalitions -- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining
Treatment -- are developing across the
country. A conference on that subject was held in Kansas City November 16 2012
and one of the guests was Judy Citko, Executive Director, of the Coalition for
Compassionate Care of California. In
this edition of The Bioethics Channel with Lorell LaBoube Judy explains the
progress of POLST and the promise of TPOPP.
at the End of Life, Editorial, New
York Times, November 24, 2012. Standard devices have been greatly improved
in recent years by adding medical orders signed by a doctor — known as
Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST — to ensure that a
patient’s wishes are followed.
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