June 25, 2015

PATIENT BILL of RIGHTS

Posted in DOCTORS, LEGAL ISSUES, MEDICAL tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:31 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.nhballantynemedicalgroup.org/home/patient-bill-of-rights.aspx

Your Rights in Health Care:

PATIENT BILL of RIGHTS

You have the following rights. If someone is helping you make healthcare decisions, he or she may exercise these rights for you.

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Quality of care – you have the right to:

  • ~ Quality care by skilled doctors and staff.
  • ~ Be treated for your pain.
  • ~ Treatment that is as comfortable as possible.
  • ~ Emergency procedures without unnecessary delays.
  • ~ Help decide the details of your plan of care.
  • ~ Ask for a second opinion, at your expense.

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Safety – you have the right to:

  • ~ Safe care.
  • ~ Know when something goes wrong with your care.
  • ~ Have a family member or friend, as well as your doctor, notified promptly of your admission to the hospital.
  • ~ Be free from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • ~ Be free from all use of restraints unless needed for safety.

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Voice and choice – you have the right to:

  • ~ Get information in a manner you understand.
  • ~ Make informed decisions about your care.
  • ~ Refuse care.
  • ~ Make advance directives and have your medical wishes followed.
  • ~ Contact a person or agency to protect your rights.
  • ~ Have a support person with you for emotional support.
  • ~ Agree to refuse to allow pictures for purposes other than your care.
  • ~ Religious and other spiritual services that you choose.
  • ~ Complain without fear and have your complaints reviewed.

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Affordability – you have the right to:

  • ~ A detailed bill and an explanation of that bill.
  • ~ Information about resources to help pay for your healthcare.

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Authentic personalized relationships – you have the right to:

  • ~ Know the names and jobs of the people who care for you.
  • ~ Privacy and access to medical information as described in Novant’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
  • ~ Be treated with respect and dignity.
  • ~ Treatment without discrimination.
  • ~ Respect for your culture, values, beliefs and preferences.
  • ~ Visitors of your choices. We will inform you of any restrictions.
  • ~ Personal privacy.

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Easy for me – you have the right to:

  • ~ Sleep in the hospital without being awakened unless necessary.
  • ~ Know about rules that apply to your actions.
  • ~ Help in discharge planning from the hospital.

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What is your role in your healthcare?

  • ~ Be an active partners in your healthcare.
  • ~ Ask questions.
  • ~ Keep appointments.
  • ~ Be respectful to other people and their property.
  • ~ Follow the facility’s rules.
  • ~ Follow your care instructions.
  • ~ Share as much health information with us as possible.
  • ~ Tell us about changes in your condition.
  • ~ Tell us when you are in pain.
  • ~ Give us a copy of your advance directive(s).
  • ~ Leave your valuables at home.
  • ~ Pay for your care.

May 23, 2012

Medicine Causing Deaths?

Posted in MEDICINE TODAY tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:58 pm by PCOSLady

DRIFT WOOD LOOKING IS HOW YOU MAY FEEL and LOOK OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW OVER TIME… ~ … THE MEDICAL WORLD IS REAPING YOUR $$$$$ DAILY! .. ~ … GRANTED THERE ARE CARING DOCTORS and CARE PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE ~~~~ YOU HAVE TO FIND THEM !!! … ~ … PRIORITY = YOU!


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Can Medicine Cause Death?
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/23/can-medicine-cause-death.aspx?e_cid=20120523_DNL_art_1
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Worse than a Disease Diagnosis – Is the Medicine Choice!
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PCOS Lady:
READ THIS PLEASE….
It effects everyone today… Take an interest in your care and the ones you love… SERIOUSLY!
~ This article proves what i have been telling you!
~ Advocates are needed for some of you, seriously!
~ I decided to post the resource list below to show the sites and who is concerned…
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By Dr. Mercola
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In 1776, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, foretold a grim scenario that has now taken shape right before our eyes. He said:
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“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”
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Now, in 2012, we are very much facing this reality, as we live in an era where our medical freedom is increasingly under attack, and “healing” has been replaced with “treating” disease, most often with toxic chemicals and surgery. This drug-driven medical paradigm not only depends on the sacrifice and, some might say, torture, of animals in medical research, but also in many ways uses humans as sacrificial lambs.
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Modern Medical Care is a Leading Cause of Death
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There were nearly 4.6 million drug-related visits to emergency roomsi in the United States in 2009, with more than half due to adverse reactions to prescription medications – most of which were being taken exactly as prescribed…
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Story at-a-glance
~ We live in an era where our medical freedom is increasingly under attack, and “healing” has been replaced with “treating” disease, most often with toxic chemicals and surgery
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~ Conventional medical care is a leading cause of death, often causing humans to sacrifice their health instead of improving it
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~ The drug-based medical model depends on belief that your body needs chemicals to stay well; if we all embraced our bodies’ innate healing potential, the drug-based, disease-treatment medical system would crumble
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~ Until real systemic change takes place, your best health strategy is to employ and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle that will optimize your body’s innate healing abilities and minimize your need for drugs, surgery and conventional medical care
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NOTE:
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You may be tempted to point your finger at your physician. After all, he or she is on the “front lines” doing most of the prescribing and advising. But whether or not doctors succeed in upholding the Hippocratic Oath — the promise to Do No Harm — is not always entirely in their own hands.
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The conventional medical system is simply not designed to give them that freedom. It’s VITAL that you understand that regardless of their personal opinions, many times they’re simply not allowed to offer you any other alternatives than what the “standard protocol” demands. As written on GreenMedInfo.com
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As the article so eloquently points out, none of these arguments hold up, and most are based on medical and pharmaceutical industry propaganda. If they were TRULY concerned about patient care and safety, they would not be targeting natural medicine, which has an incredibly low incidence of adverse consequences and proven successes, but instead going after their own allopathic medical practices that are leaving a trail of death and destruction.
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Other medical associations whose claims that they exist for the betterment of public health are entirely questionable include the following:
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~ American Dental Association (ADA)
~ American Cancer Society (ACS)
~ National Cancer Institute (NCI)
~ American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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What Can You do to Support Real Health and Healing?
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Read the complete article at the site above… Copy it, pass it on …
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References:
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http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/drug-related-hospital-emergency-room-visits
~ InfoFacts: Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits, National Institute on Drug Abuse, May 2011.
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www.samhsa.gov/data
www.oas.samhsa.gov
www.rehabtreatment.info/Drug-Related-Hospital-Visits.pdf
www.cocainehelp.org/…/DAWN2k4ED.pdf
www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/hospitalvisits.pdf
~ Highlights of the 2009 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Findings on Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits, The DAWN Report, December 28, 2010.
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www.samhsa.gov … search title here…
~ Emergency Department Visits Involving Adverse Reactions to Medications among Older Adults, The Dawn Report, February 24, 2011. (PDF)
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http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/has-drug-driven-medicine-become-form-human-sacrifice
~ Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?, GreenMedInfo.com, December 29, 2011: Sayer Ji.
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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/bc-nss022110.php
~ New Study Shows Sepsis and Pneumonia Caused by Hospital-acquired Infections Kill 48,000 Patients, EurekAlert, February 22, 2010. (Press release)
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http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/05/02/prl20502.htm
~ Rx Side Effects Causing More Hospitalizations, American Medical News, May 2, 2011: Kevin B. O’Reilly.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-07/prescription-drugs-cause-more-overdoses-in-u-s-than-heroin-and-cocaine.html
~ Prescription Drugs More Overdoses in U.S. Than Heroin and Cocaine, Bloomberg, July 8, 2011: Oliver Renick.
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http://www.naturopathydigest.com/archives/2006/aug/editor.php
~ AMA Declares War on Naturopathic Medicine, Patient Safety and Freedom of Choice in Health Care, Naturopathy Digest, 2006: Alex Vasquez.
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http://www.amazon.com/NATIONAL-CANCER-INSTITUTE-AMERICAN-SOCIETY/dp/1462861342
~ National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest, Amazon.com, May 17, 2011: Samuel S. Epstein, MD.
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http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/ucm074201.htm
~ Cosmetics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, July 8, 2002.
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http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/QuestionsAnswers/ucm100102.htm
~ Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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http://answers.encyclopedia.com/question/does-cost-bring-new-drug-market-610059.html
~ What Does It Cost to Bring a New Drug to Market?, Answers Encyclopedia.
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http://www.pharmtech.com/pharmtech/Latest+News/How-long-does-drug-development-take/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/574805?contextCategoryId=45298
~ How Long Does Drug Development Take?, PharmTech.com, January 15, 2009.
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http://www.naturalproductsfoundation.org/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=20
~ Dietary Supplement Industry Contributes Billion to National Economy, Natural Products Foundation, April 5, 2010.
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http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/287/4/E744.full
~ Critical Role of Vitamin D in Sulfate Homeostasis: Regulation of the Sodium-Sulfate Cotransporter by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, October 2004: 287(4); E744-E749, Merry J.G. Bolt, et al.
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PCOS Lady:
~ Advance health care & caretakers important info…
~ See your pharmacist… Drug & dosage list in hand…
~ Question treatments, procedures, drug scripts, etc… posed to you…
~ Research all, join a forum(s), a group(s), etc…
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Knowledge is POWER!
YOU are in control of your body!
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