The difficulty of assessing students' competence in patient care.
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Professor of clinical psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; email@example.com.
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Name: Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130257
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182358b04
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
Progressive Patient Care
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
Continuity Of Patient Care
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
Work consisting of a set of directions or principles to assist the health care practitioner with patient care decisions about appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic, or other clinical procedures for specific clinical circumstances. Practice guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. They can provide a foundation for assessing and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of health care in terms of measuring improved health, reduction of variation in services or procedures performed, and reduction of variation in outcomes of health care delivered.
Advance Care Planning
Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.
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