Sunday, October 27, 2013

Medical Profession Ethics From Different Viewpoints -

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Ethics of the Medical Profession from the Islamic Viewpoint

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By Hossam Arafa
Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00
Medical Ethics
Medical ethics draw their essence from Islamic teachings.
The medical profession has been characterized since its dawn in history by the tremendous responsibilities its practitioners shoulder: extensive knowledge, proper morals, performance dedication, self-denial, and mercy towards all people without discrimination.
Medical ethics draw their essence from Islamic teachings, which call for honesty, sound performance, and God consciousness in every act. They also accommodate what is commonly recognized as noble characteristics and upright traditions, evolved from local heritage and imparted from other cultures, but not contradicting the laws of Islam.
The regulations governing the practice of the medical profession stipulate that the physician must practice his profession for the benefit of the individual and the community within the framework of respecting man's right to live, safety and dignity. And, he must observe in his practice the upheld customs and traditions of the country.
The physician has certain obligations towards his community, patients and colleagues.....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Treatment for nurses improving with creation of wellness programs

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Treatment for nurses improving with creation of wellness programs

Jack, an operating room nurse at a Philadelphia hospital, had always enjoyed his drink but began boozing too much -- and he knew it. Yet he might have never sought help had his employer not referred him to a new rehab and assistance program built for, and run by, fellow nurses.
"As a health care professional, it's really scary to ask for help," said Jack, who didn't want his last name published. "You're afraid of the stigma that goes with it. You're afraid your employer isn't going to want to help you.
"Ultimately, as nurses, we think we can fix ourselves."
Nurses have stressful, emotionally draining jobs. Erratic hours. Easy access to prescription drugs. And many have an indefatigable sense of heroism, determined to care for everyone else before taking care of themselves.
For some, it's an unhealthy combination -- one that could cost them their careers.

Every month, the Pennsylvania Department of State's Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs issues a list of state-certified professionals who have lost their licenses for any number of reasons.
And every month, dozens of nurses lose their certifications -- either permanently or temporarily -- for stealing prescription drugs, "inability to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of addiction," and "physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol, hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs or other drugs."
Still others have licenses suspended because, having previously been flagged for drug or alcohol use, they couldn't abide by the terms of state-mandated recovery programs...

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