Category Archives: Doctor-patient relationship

Should doctors ever lie to their patients?

We expect our physicians to always be truthful; this survey apparently shows that there is a considerable amount of lying going on, withholding of the truth, and not being forthright. What’s wrong? more

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Vilniui – sifilio rykštė

Ligonis susitinka ir bendrauja tik su jį gydančiu gydytoju, kuris vienintelis žino apie jo ligą. Pacientui pageidaujant, visuomet išsaugomas anonimiškumas. Tačiau savo lytinius partnerius jis taip pat turi informuoti pats – tai paliekama jo sąžinei. more

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Naujagimio netekusi šeima norėtų prisiteisti 10 mln. Lt

Kretingos apylinkės teisme – šalyje rekordinio dydžio ieškinys, kurį prašoma priteisti už medikų padarytą žalą. more

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Slaugytojų vergovė išblizgintose ligoninėse

Tačiau kas iš tų švytinčių sienų, jei naktį skubiai operuoti atvežtai pacientei slaugytoja tiesiai į akis drebia, kodėl ši negalėjusi palaukti iki ryto? Arba jei Alzheimerio liga sergantis senukas, kad neišeitų į gatvę ir nepasiklystų, slaugos namų palatoje tiesiog užrakinamas? … Continue reading

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Kas stato barjerus tarp mediko ir sergančiojo?

Anot filosofo Krescencijaus Stoškaus, humanistinė medicina žino, koks svarbus mediko lūpose yra žodis, galintis ir prikelti, ir sužlugdyti, tačiau dabar šioje srityje toną duoda ciniškas pragmatizmas. Diagnozavimas artėja prie paprastų techninių sprendimų, kuriuos gali atlikti net kompiuteriai. more

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E-mail gaffe reveals HIV, AIDS names

WEST PALM BEACH – A highly confidential list of the names and addresses of 4,500 Palm Beach County residents with AIDS and 2,000 others who are HIV positive was e-mailed Thursday to more than 800 county health department employees. more

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Operation 21st century

Will the much-vaunted 6.2 billion NHS e-revolution work? Sam Lister visits the first hospital phasing it in. more

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GPs dissatisfied with IT system

Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the British Medical Association’s GPs committee, said there were concerns over patient confidentiality that needed to be addressed before the scheme was rolled out. more

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Medicare data left on hotel computer

Social Security numbers and other personal information for nearly 17,000 Medicare beneficiaries could have been compromised when an insurance company employee called up the data on a hotel computer and then failed to delete the file. more

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Government takes soft line on medical privacy

Of the 19,420 grievances lodged so far, the most common allegations have been that personal medical details were wrongly revealed, information was poorly protected, more details were disclosed than necessary, proper authorization was not obtained or patients were frustrated getting … Continue reading

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