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  • Confusion Between Euthanasia And Other End-Life Decisions

    Euthanasia is one of the most common argument in our society. Euthanasia, the act to end one’s life painlessly who is suffering from incurable or painful disease. However, Euthanasia is illegal in many countries because many people refer it as assisted suicide. Euthanasia can be referred as painless and happy death without going through suffering. According to Wikipedia, Euthanasia was first used in medical context by Francis Bacon. Nevertheless, I supported Euthanasia because every patient has…

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  • Uc Davis Medical Center Internship Reflection

    My internship is at UC Davis Medical Center in the Clinical Social Services Department. This semester, the interns are doing rounds in the hospital. What that means is that each week, I am in a different unit of the hospital shadowing a Social Worker and taking cases if I feel comfortable. With that being said, I have not had the opportunity to have a client for a long period of time. Next semester, I will have to chose one or two units that I want to work in and that is where I will have my own…

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  • Mr. Gee Case Summary

    At the time of evaluation, Mr. Gee was a 57-year-old white married heterosexual male that was referred by his PCP, Dr. Lois Lane, to assess whether or not his frequent medical visits and chronic weak stomach complaints were psychologically related. Specifically, Mr. Gee complained of anhedonia, low energy, and severe gastrointestinal issues (i.e., constipation, diarrhea, discomfort). Furthermore, Mr. Gee endorsed mild anxiety symptoms (i.e., difficulty relaxing and controlling worrying), along…

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  • Legionaries Disease Case Study

    the impact of Legionaries’ Disease to public health and its association with the role of a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer. Legionaries’ Disease is caused by roughly 35 Legionella bacteria species, with symptoms of severe pneumonia and psychological changes. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2015) With an increase of the elderly population in North America and the use of statistical data, the predicted trend of Legionaries’ Disease cases is on the rise.…

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  • Essay On Dysentery During The Civil War

    soldiers died in the line of duty. Two-thirds of these didn’t die from wounds. They died from diseases such as typhoid and dysentery. Civil War medicine was not yet advanced enough to connect a lack of hygiene with an influx of disease. Lack of hygiene in hospitals and camps also contributed to the spread of disease. Placing a latrine downstream away from the clean water supply was sometimes also overlooked. Disease spread more quickly due to the foul water supply. The main killer during the…

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  • Leptospirosis: A Zoonotic Disease

    Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, caused by the bacteria genus Leptospira, that can cause a variety of symptoms and which, untreated, may lead to meningitis, kidney damage, or even death (“Leptospirosis”). Leptospires, bacteria of the genus Leptospira, appear as tightly coiled spirals and achieve optimal growth at 28-30°C, thriving in warm and humid regions. However, because most tropical, humid countries are also developing counties, chances of exposure are greater in those areas (Levett).…

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  • Fee For Service Model Essay

    The study also concluded that there was no correlation between the administrative costs and quality, so the U.S. did not perform better than other nations even though it has spent more (Himmelstein et al 2014). Moreover, the fee-for-service model gives health care professionals an incentive to conduct extensive tests and unnecessary services in order to get extra payments. According to the Bipartisan Policy report, FFS incorporates high technology to medical practices whether or not they are…

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  • Osteomyelitis In The Human Skeletal System

    The adult human skeletal system consists of 206 bones, in which are held together by a network of ligaments, tendons and cartilage that connect them together. Besides movement the skeleton also provides protection to vital organs such as our brain, our heart, lungs and abdominal organs. Although our skeleton provides us with such protection it is still prone to injury, wear and tear, infections, tumors and other conditions that can damage bone and become life threatening.…

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  • Argument Against Animal Testing

    For example, “Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Instead, signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease"(Cruelty-Free International Organisation). Experimenters are attempting to mirror human diseases by artificially creating symptoms in different species of animals, resulting…

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  • Arguments Against Gene Therapy

    States and Sweden discovered CRISPR-Cas9, the scientific community has been debating over how to use this new power in their hands. Germline gene therapy is a form of genetic engineering that involves transferring DNA into reproductive cells to treat disease, so that the inserted gene will be passed onto future generations. There is currently much controversy over this topic and whether…

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