The anguish associated with conditions that bring us to the threshold of human mortality, and the difficulty of the decision we have to make, may tempt us to step back from the patient. Yet this is where, more than anything else, we are called to show love and closeness.
With the increasingly complex, confusing, and expensive nature of medical care, it is more important than ever that doctors understand the limits of their role. They must appreciate and respect the strength of their fellow man and the rights of every patient to choose their destiny.
Hospice care is seen as a potential profit centre by companies seeking government contracts while providing diminished service to those at the end of their lives. Medicaid, once intended to be a last-ditch safeguard for the poorest of the poor, is now the default payer for 61% of all nursing-home residents
A recent report points out that by 2050, the population of India's 80-plus would have grown 700% “with a predominance of widowed and highly dependent very old women. Aged widows with meager or no income, are especially vulnerable in the absence of a proper social security network. What’s more worrying is the fact that 10 % of them are living alone, and the number has been rising over the past few decades.
Moin Younis has a rare genetic skin disorder which causes the skin to blister or bleed at the slightest touch, but didn't stop this young boy from being a star. Moin received the 2017 Pride of Britain Award in the Child/Teenager of Courage Award in light of his charity efforts and ambassador role.
"I’ve always been a big fan of David Beckham," Moin said, unaware that David was in the vicinity.
"Is this really… erm hello. Am I supposed to believe this is David Be...
In geriatrics, frail is a syndrome marked by slowness, weakness, fatigue and often weight loss. Frailty tells doctors a lot about their patients’ likely futures. It can predict how well older patients rebound from physical stresses like surgery.