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Name: American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Catholic hospitals operate under directives that prohibit the provision of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion. Little research has examined women's awareness of these institutions' policies, w...
No-cost contraceptive provisions as in the Affordable Care Act have substantially reduced the financial burdens patients previously faced with long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access. Such ...
Reproductive-age women have a high rate of contact with the health care system for reproductive health care. Yet, beyond pregnancy, little is known about psychological distress and unmet health care n...
In cancer care, communication and coordination across the cancer continuum is paramount for delivering effective, high-quality, patient-centered care. However, achieving optimally coordinated cancer c...
In any discipline, improving quality and efficiency of services acts as a unifying goal. In health care, the goal of achieving high-value care is the new doctrine for all individual entities: payors, ...
The ability to communicate with patients is profoundly impacted by their health literacy - the ability to interpret documents, read and write prose, use quantitative information and speak ...
Prior to the completion of biomedical research, any person undergoing it must receive a readable and intelligible information about this research, in order to give free and informed consen...
The principle objective of this randomised controlled trial is to assess whether an improvement in lexico-syntactic readability combined with adherence to French recommendations for good p...
A new law about the advance directives (AD) has been recently voted in France on February 2, 2016. This " Claeys-Leonetti " law has made the AD more binding, as in other countries. This sh...
Legitimized by the Leonetti law of April 22, 2005, advance directives (AD) appear in various places of care that alongside the end of life, and even tend to be generalized to all areas rel...
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Compliance by health personnel or proxies with the stipulations of ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (or similar directives such as RESUSCITATION ORDERS) when patients are unable to direct their own care.
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
An organized and comprehensive program of health care that identifies and reduces a woman's reproductive risks before conception through risk assessment, health promotion, and interventions. Preconception care programs may be designed to include the male partner in providing counseling and educational information in preparation for fatherhood, such as genetic counseling and testing, financial and family planning, etc. This concept is different from PRENATAL CARE, which occurs during pregnancy.
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.