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A promise taken by new doctors
"First, do no harm"
Hippocratic Oath
Identifying a disease
Diagnosis
Expected outcome of a disease
Prognosis
Alabama, where doctors did experiments on poor black people with syphilis
Tuskegee Syphilis study
Artificial kidney
used to clean the blood
Dialysis
Ethical questions on a big picture level.
Federal health care reform
Macro Level- Health Policy
Ethical questions on a mid-level
Hospital Policies/ insurance
Middle Level- Organizational
Ethical questions on a micro level
Individual patient care
Micro Level- clinical
effort to sequence the human genome (genome- the set of all genes in an organism)
Human Genome Project
A stem cell is one that can differentiate into other into other kinds of cells; embryonic stem cells can become any tissue in the body
Embryonic Stem Cell
Stem cell that can only become certain types of tissue
Bone marrow stem cells can only become red or white blood cells
Adult Stem Cell
Privacy Law that makes sure no one can access your medical records without your authorization
HIPAA
Not treating patients that you are required to treat by law
Patient Dumping
Intensive Care Unit
ICU
Telling about something unethical going on
"ratting"
Whistle-blowing
Unable to access medical care
Disenfranchised
You make your preferences for critical care known, before you are critically ill
Advance Directives
Patient able to make reasoned choices about their own health care
Patient Competency
Certain diseases carry negative associations
HIV/AIDS is stigmatized because it was originally associated with homosexuality and drug abuse
Stigmatization
Medical treatments that have no hope of curing the disease
Futility
Comfort care; not trying to aggressively cure a terminal disease, but only trying to keep the patient fed, comfortable, and pain free
Palliative Care
An institution devoted to palliative care
Hospice
Differences
Disparity