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The Moral Distress Syndrome Affecting Physicians

The Moral Distress Syndrome Affecting Physicians

Author: MD, MBA, FACS, Eldo E. Frezza Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

There is a crisis going on affecting physicians, one which we thought only affected soldiers, called moral distress syndrome. Moral distress syndrome is evidenced by the rise of suicide and burn out among physicians and other clinicians and can include the following conditions: depression, PTSD, risk of suicide, divorce, emotional detachment, and the inability to build relationships and the lack of empathy. While military veterans can report to a Veteran's Hospital for treatment, physicians cannot find treatment or support because they are at risk of losing their medical license, hospital privileges and their jobs. As a result, their condition mostly goes untreated and many have to deal with the issue themselves or count on their family or circle of friends for support. The Moral Distress in Physicians by Eldo Frezza, MD raises awareness of this problem and details the struggles physicians are struggling with. The book is designed to start a dialogue by having one physician talking to other physicians about the condition and their struggles in a safe and open environment. The author brings all aspects of the moral distress syndrome together in a format familiar to the physician: Grand Rounds with a Magistral lecture. This is presented in a format where the audience can ask questions and directly participate in the discussion. Told in a business novel format, the book is divided into three parts: In the first part of the book, the research, the data, and the crude numbers of the condition are given. Moral Distress Syndrome, PTSD, Burnout, suicide, divorce rates, emotional detachment, legal distress syndrome, and physicians leaving medicine are all topics covered. The second part of the book describes the pain, the emotions, and the distress by having the main character define some personal experience to get the audience and the reader feeling the depth of moral distress. In the third part, the author focuses on society, the suffering of physicians and the introduction of the term moral distress as it relates to the medical community. Part of the narrative focuses on the main character, a physician who uses his empathy to try to point out his problems, weaknesses, and issues and to find possible solutions to the situation for him and all physicians who are also struggling. The section ends with a discussion of the societal, patients' and physicians' responsibilities, the birth of moral injury and the American Medical Association recommendations for physicians to find good friends and a safe space to discuss these issues. To make it easier to follow the material, each chapter begins with an outline of points to be discussed, much like a speaker providing an outline of the material covered in a presentation. Even though the format of the book is a business novel, the reader can read each chapter separately and be able to understand the points made without having to follow the storyline. However, the storyline personalizes the topic to every physician who is experiencing this condition or struggling with the day-to-day challenges of their work.

The Moral Distress Syndrome Affecting Physicians

The Moral Distress Syndrome Affecting Physicians

Author: MD, MBA, FACS, Eldo E. Frezza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

There is a crisis going on affecting physicians, one which we thought only affected soldiers, called moral distress syndrome. Moral distress syndrome is evidenced by the rise of suicide and burn out among physicians and other clinicians and can include the following conditions: depression, PTSD, risk of suicide, divorce, emotional detachment, and the inability to build relationships and the lack of empathy. While military veterans can report to a Veteran's Hospital for treatment, physicians cannot find treatment or support because they are at risk of losing their medical license, hospital privileges and their jobs. As a result, their condition mostly goes untreated and many have to deal with the issue themselves or count on their family or circle of friends for support. The Moral Distress in Physicians by Eldo Frezza, MD raises awareness of this problem and details the struggles physicians are struggling with. The book is designed to start a dialogue by having one physician talking to other physicians about the condition and their struggles in a safe and open environment. The author brings all aspects of the moral distress syndrome together in a format familiar to the physician: Grand Rounds with a Magistral lecture. This is presented in a format where the audience can ask questions and directly participate in the discussion. Told in a business novel format, the book is divided into three parts: In the first part of the book, the research, the data, and the crude numbers of the condition are given. Moral Distress Syndrome, PTSD, Burnout, suicide, divorce rates, emotional detachment, legal distress syndrome, and physicians leaving medicine are all topics covered. The second part of the book describes the pain, the emotions, and the distress by having the main character define some personal experience to get the audience and the reader feeling the depth of moral distress. In the third part, the author focuses on society, the suffering of physicians and the introduction of the term moral distress as it relates to the medical community. Part of the narrative focuses on the main character, a physician who uses his empathy to try to point out his problems, weaknesses, and issues and to find possible solutions to the situation for him and all physicians who are also struggling. The section ends with a discussion of the societal, patients' and physicians' responsibilities, the birth of moral injury and the American Medical Association recommendations for physicians to find good friends and a safe space to discuss these issues. To make it easier to follow the material, each chapter begins with an outline of points to be discussed, much like a speaker providing an outline of the material covered in a presentation. Even though the format of the book is a business novel, the reader can read each chapter separately and be able to understand the points made without having to follow the storyline. However, the storyline personalizes the topic to every physician who is experiencing this condition or struggling with the day-to-day challenges of their work.

Understanding Health Care in America

Understanding Health Care in America

Author: Michael (Fairfield University, USA) Pagano Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2020

This book examines the current state of American health care using a social science lens to focus on the interdependent, intercultural, economic, and communication aspects of access and delivery. This text explores how the cultures of health care organizations, health professions, governments, and capitalism, as well as communication, all contribute to a disease-focused, economically driven, technology-centered health care system. It seeks to understand twenty-first century health care from a macro-level view based on historical realizations and the current plethora of interdependent, but self-serving realities that provide few, if any, incentives for organizational collaboration and change. The fact that the most expensive health care system in the world does not provide the healthiest outcomes is a driving force in this exploration. By reflecting on American values and beliefs regarding health care from philosophical, clinical, communication, and cost perspectives, this text is designed to encourage an organizational transformation at every level, from government to providers to patients. This comprehensive survey is an important guide for those studying, or working in, health care professions, as well as health care policy and administration. It should also be of interest to any reader who seeks to better understand U.S. healthcare policy from social science, economic, and/or health communication perspectives.

Understanding Health Care in America

Understanding Health Care in America

Author: Michael (Fairfield University, USA) Pagano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

This book examines the current state of American health care using a social science lens to focus on the interdependent, intercultural, economic, and communication aspects of access and delivery. This text explores how the cultures of health care organizations, health professions, governments, and capitalism, as well as communication, all contribute to a disease-focused, economically driven, technology-centered health care system. It seeks to understand twenty-first century health care from a macro-level view based on historical realizations and the current plethora of interdependent, but self-serving realities that provide few, if any, incentives for organizational collaboration and change. The fact that the most expensive health care system in the world does not provide the healthiest outcomes is a driving force in this exploration. By reflecting on American values and beliefs regarding health care from philosophical, clinical, communication, and cost perspectives, this text is designed to encourage an organizational transformation at every level, from government to providers to patients. This comprehensive survey is an important guide for those studying, or working in, health care professions, as well as health care policy and administration. It should also be of interest to any reader who seeks to better understand U.S. healthcare policy from social science, economic, and/or health communication perspectives.

Indian Medicinal Plants

Indian Medicinal Plants

Author: Srinath Rao, Akula Ramakrishna Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2020

The demand for medicinal plants is increasing, and this leads to unscrupulous collection from the wild and adulteration of supplies. Providing high-quality planting material for sustainable use and thereby saving the genetic diversity of plants in the wild is important. In this regard in vitro methods of propagation of some important medicinal plants are provided along with the traditional methods of propagation. 'Indian Medicinal Plants: The Plant Profile and Propagation Aspects' offers unique compendium of approximately 200 medicinal plant species from India with detailed taxonomic classification based on Bentham and Hooker's system of classification. Salient Features: Provides traditional methods of propagation and discusses tissue culture propagation of the medicinal plants Presents plant properties, plant parts and chemical constituents Discusses Traditional modes of propagation and tissue culture propagation of medicinal plants This book would be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of Ayurveda, the research and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists.

Phytomedicine and Alzheimer's Disorder

Phytomedicine and Alzheimer's Disorder

Author: Atanu Bhattacharjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Alzheimer's disease, one of the most rapidly growing neurodegenerative disorders, is characterized by progressive loss of memory. Despite several advancements in the field of medicinal therapeutics, a viable treatment for Alzheimer's disease is the need of great importance. Medicinal plants represent a great deal of untapped reservoir of natural medicines and potential source of anti-Alzheimer's drug. The structural diversity of their phytoconstituents makes them a valuable source of novel lead compounds for the quest of drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. Based on the traditional literature, various new therapeutically active compounds have been isolated from phytoextracts useful in cognitive disorders. The book Phytomedicine and Alzheimer's disorder presents information on Mechanistic aspects of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease and role of phytochemicals as restorative agents Helps in understanding the complex biochemical aspects of Alzheimer's disorder Pre-clinical approaches to evaluate drugs targeting Alzheimer's disease Aternative approach to encounter Alzheimer's disease and role of alternative medicine to delay the symptomatic progression of the same Epigenetic alterations in Alzheimer's disease and its therapeutic, dietary interventions This book serves as an excellent resource for scientific investigators, academician, biochemists, botanists, alternative medicine practitioners who are intended to emphasize the role of phytomedicines to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Clinical Tuberculosis

Clinical Tuberculosis

Entirely updated and revised, the 6th edition of Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB physician with a definitive and erudite account of the latest techniques in diagnosis, treatment and control of TB, including an overview of the latest guidelines from the CDC and WHO. With an increased emphasis on the clinical aspects and treatment, this book will be an invaluable resource to the TB practitioner in public health or clinical practice and an ideal reference to laboratory staff. Key Features Completely updated and reorganized Includes brand new chapters on radiology and an overview of the latest WHO, ATS/CDC/IDSA, ERS, NICE, CTS and IUATLD guidelines Clinically focused to provide up-to-date guidance on diagnosis, treatment and control Edited by three renowned experts in the field of tuberculosis

Virtue Ethics in Social Work Practice

Virtue Ethics in Social Work Practice

Author: Richard Hugman, Manohar Pawar, A. W. (Bill) Anscombe, Amelia Wheeler Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2020

Using evidence from research with practitioners, integrated with wider material about virtue ethics in the helping professions, this book explores important types of virtue that are central to developing and sustaining excellence in social work Comprised of ten chapters and drawing on extensive research with social workers, as well as wider debates and analysis, the discussion carefully concentrates on everyday experiences and achievements. This approach enables the book to avoid an idealized and prescriptive approach by making clear that virtues vary between contexts and individuals, while at the same time clearly marking out qualities and characteristics of social work that are foundational to the development of practitioners and of the profession as a whole. It will be required reading for students on all BSc/BSW and MSc/MSW courses on professional ethics or preparation for practice. It will also be of interest to practitioners in other professions, including human services, health, education and social development or development studies.

Virtue Ethics in Social Work Practice

Virtue Ethics in Social Work Practice

Author: Richard Hugman, Manohar Pawar, A. W. (Bill) Anscombe, Amelia Wheeler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2020

Using evidence from research with practitioners, integrated with wider material about virtue ethics in the helping professions, this book explores important types of virtue that are central to developing and sustaining excellence in social work Comprised of ten chapters and drawing on extensive research with social workers, as well as wider debates and analysis, the discussion carefully concentrates on everyday experiences and achievements. This approach enables the book to avoid an idealized and prescriptive approach by making clear that virtues vary between contexts and individuals, while at the same time clearly marking out qualities and characteristics of social work that are foundational to the development of practitioners and of the profession as a whole. It will be required reading for students on all BSc/BSW and MSc/MSW courses on professional ethics or preparation for practice. It will also be of interest to practitioners in other professions, including human services, health, education and social development or development studies.

Healthcare Digital Transformation

Healthcare Digital Transformation

Author: Edward W. Marx, Paddy Padmanabhan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2020

This book is a reference guide for healthcare executives and technology providers involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare sector. The book focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities for health systems in their journey toward a digital future. It draws from proprietary research and public information, along with interviews with over one hundred and fifty executives in leading health systems such as Cleveland Clinic, Partners, Mayo, Kaiser, and Intermountain as well as numerous technology and retail providers. The authors explore the important role of technology and that of EHR systems, digital health innovators, and big tech firms in the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. Importantly, the book draws on the accelerated learnings of the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic in their digital transformation efforts to adopt telehealth and virtual care models. Features of this book: Provides an understanding of the current state of digital transformation and the factors influencing the ongoing transformation of the healthcare sector. Includes interviews with executives from leading health systems. Describes the important role of emerging technologies; EHR systems, digital health innovators, and more. Includes case studies from innovative health organizations. Provides a set of templates and frameworks for developing and implementing a digital roadmap. Based on best practices from real-life examples, the book is a guidebook that provides a set of templates and frameworks for digital transformation practitioners in healthcare.

Medical Technology and Environmental Health

Medical Technology and Environmental Health

Author: Ade Gafar (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia) Abdullah Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2020

The proceedings of the Medical and Global Health Research Symposium (MoRes) provides a selection of papers resulting from the conference, either research results or literature review, on advanced medical technology and environmental health in the era of industrial revolution 4.0. Nine major subject areas were presented in the this proceedings volume, comprising halal medicine: challenges and opportunities; infectious and non-infectious diseases; drug discoveries and development; community and occupational health; health policy and health insurance; hospital and nursing management; disaster relief and management; environment health and climate change; and digital and health technology. It is expected that the proceedings will give new insights into knowledge and practice of medicine and global health. Therefore, parties involved in medicine and global health such as academics, practitioners, business leaders, and others will benefit from the contents of the proceedings.

Adoption and the Law

Adoption and the Law

Author: Lisamarie Deblasio Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

Using a socio-legal framework, this book explores the experiences that birth mothers face in state sanctioned adoption proceedings in the UK. Featuring personal, in-depth interviews and conversations with 32 birth mothers, the book highlights perspectives and voices that are seldom the focus in leading discourses of professional practice in this area of law. The book also demands that the statutory rights, support and care of birth mothers are recognised and strengthened. This book delivers a comprehensive insight into many aspects and controversies of legal child adoption, including the development and reform of adoption law over history, giving the reader insight into the deep-rooted political and social tensions around the use of adoption. The uniqueness of birth mothers' subjective stories of adoption contrasts powerfully with the legal theory providing the reader with an intimate paradigm of adoption. The book includes discussion of obiter dicta and authoritative guidance on adoption practice from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Appeal) [2013] UKSC 33 and Re B-S (Children) (Adoption: Leave to Oppose) [2013] EWCA Civ 1146. It also considers Court of Appeal's recent ruling on post adoption contact in Re B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29, the first case to come before the court since section 9 of the Children and Families Act 2014 amended the Adoption and Children Act 2002, with the new insertion of section 51A and 51B providing for court ordered post adoption contact. This book is ideally suited to undergraduate students, as well as a more multi-disciplinary audience.