“Decisional capacity” refers to a person’s ability to make a decision for a specific clinical issue. This issue is usually related to treatment. After assessment, physicians can opine whether someone possesses or lacks decisional capacity for something specific: ……Appelbaum and Grisso published an important paper that provides a four-point rubric to assess decisional capacity. (At only four pages, it is a short, high-yield article.) Most psychiatrists apply this rubric when assessing decisional capacity in medical settings. …….
I’m not a physician. I don’t play one on TV. And I’d never heard of Sermo, the largest online physician community in the US (boasting 120,000 members) until @HJLuks mentioned them the week before.Mine was an innocent invitation to talk during last night’s #MedDevice chat (Thursdays, 8 pm EST).Who knew it could unravel the company. …….
As part of NPR's ongoing series, 'The Impact of War,' guest host Allison Keyes explores one of the tragic consequences of combat - burn wounds. Such wounds can subject victims to a painful and unpredictable recovery. Army Lt. Col. Maria Serio Melvin shares her experiences at the military's largest burn center, the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, where she treated service members injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars …………
James D. "Dusty" Smith, MD, and his surgical team were midway through a routine case, the draining of a patient's infected hip, when the tornado hit St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday. ……….
Though there are few subjects as immediate to my experience as that described in Gardiner Harris's article in The New York Times, "More Doctors Say No to Endless Workdays," (April 1st, 2011), perhaps the truest indication of my opinion on the matter may be the fact that, upon first glance at the headline, I didn't feel much need to read the rest of the article. More doctors say no to endless workdays? Well, of course we do. Duh. …..
……..we decided that loops and buttons would be a cleaner alternative.
Here are a few samples to show you what we did:
We started with strips of bias-cut fabric, making a sample or two to determine just how narrow we wanted the finished loops to be. ……….