Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

8 Ways to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls in Social Media – Part One

Thursday, April 25, 2013 17:07 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Do the ethical rules of law apply to medicine?

 
Ethical issues in social media are a concern for attorneys, and health care professionals can learn from attorneys on how to avoid ethical blowups.
In a recent article in the New York State Bar Association State Bar News, it states that attorneys face […]

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Delirium? Now what?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:16 No Comments

By Derek S. Mongold, MD
My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium?
Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine […]

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TEDMED Challenge of Health and Medicine – Improving Medical Communications

Thursday, October 11, 2012 20:05 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Health care is about you being in charge of your health. It’s about you partnering and communicating with your doctor and other health care providers. Patient engagement is essential and it begins with you being an empowered and proactive patient.
How can we improve communication between doctor and patient?
A […]

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Social Media: Barbara Ficarra on FOX News Live Talks About Medical Social Networking

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 21:21 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Social networking and health care
Part One

Medical Professionals are using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to engage patients in their health.
They are using it to provide accurate information to help educate patients and to help empower them to be proactive and take charge of their health.
I joined […]

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