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- Education and Parental Involvement in Decision-Making About Newborn Screening: Understanding Goals to Clarify Content. Potter, Beth; Etchegary, Holly; Nicholls, Stuart; Wilson, Brenda; Craigie, Samantha; Araia, Makda // Journal of Genetic Counseling;Jun2015, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p400
A challenge in designing effective education for parents about newborn screening (NBS) has been uncertainty about appropriate content. Arguing that the goals of education may be usefully tied to parental decision-making, we sought to: (1) explore how different ways of implementing NBS differ in...
- Ethics of Commercial Screening Tests. Wallace, Erik A.; Schumann, John H.; Weinberger, Steven E. // Annals of Internal Medicine;11/20/2012, Vol. 157 Issue 10, p747
The author discusses the ethics of direct-to-consumer screening tests which are not prescribed by physicians. He states that there are many advantages like prevention of stroke and heart diseases along with measurement of blood pressure and sugar levels offered by companies. But the efforts of...
- Minimally invasive autopsy: the technological revival of autopsy? Vernooij, Meike // European Journal of Epidemiology;Jul2012, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p487
No abstract available.
- Decision Aids for Screening Aren't Used Efficiently. // Radiology Today;Jul2013, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p9
The article reports on a study from researchers at the University of Michigan, which reveals the inefficient use of decision aids for medical screening.
- Primary care physicians' reported use of pre-screening discussions for prostate cancer screening: a cross-sectional survey. Linder, Suzanne K.; Hawley, Sarah T.; Cooper, Crystale P.; Scholl, Lawrence E.; Jibaja-Weiss, Maria; Volk, Robert J. // BMC Family Practice;2009, Vol. 10, Special section p1
Background: Professional medical organizations recommend individualized patient decision making about prostate cancer screening. Little is known about primary care physicians' use of pre-screening discussions to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening. The aim of this...
- diagnosis. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p229
A definition of the term "diagnosis" is presented. It refers to the process of examining the cause of the disease. The doctor pays attention to a patient's story of his or her illness, and may conduct a physical examination. Medical tests or imaging procedures may be ordered after a provisional...
- WHAT DO PATIENTS WANT? Halpert, Julie // Newsweek;4/28/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 17, p63
Offers the author's experience in making a major medical decision during her preparation for breast-reconstruction surgery. Discussion of how one can take control of one's medical care by taking time to get the information needed to make an informed decision; Opinion that too many patients...
- Practitioners Must State The Case For Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Eaton, Richard // Positive Health;Jan2011, Issue 178, p1
The article emphasizes that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners should aggressively market the efficacy of their treatments to counter the negative media bias and regulatory challenges. It is stressed that failure to do so would seriously compromise the development of the...
- Doctors' Full Disclosure: The Author Replies. O'connell, Kerry // Health Affairs;Oct2012, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p2355
A response by the authors of the article "Narrative Matters: If Only I'd Known Then What I Know Now" in August 2012 issue is presented.