Older Patients' Unexpressed Concerns About Orthopaedic Surgery
- PUBLISHER'S NOTE. Schneider, Frank // Reflections;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 3, pii
An introduction is presented in which the author discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the patient-doctor communication, the physical and psychological aspects of surgical treatment and the improvement of the overall health of local communities.
- Surgery Lite. Oz, Mehmet // Time;12/13/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 24, p53
The author offers opinions on surgery and the physician-patient relationship. The concept of minimally invasive surgery is said to be a subjective one which is best defined by the patient's willingness to undergo the procedure. It is noted that surgeons are likely to regard relatively minor...
- Avoid dysmorphic patients, senior surgeon cautions. Nash, Karen // Cosmetic Surgery Times;Jun2005, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p16
Reports on the lecture by cosmetic surgeon Mark Gorney on dysmorphic patients at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Aesthetic Meeting 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Advice for surgeons to avoid dysmorphic patients because their problems are not physical; Causes of dysmorphic...
- Septorhinoplasty-Aspects of the Consultation and Patient Selection. Eynon-Lewis, Nick // Otolaryngology: Current Research;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Special section p1
The article discusses the psychological aspects of patient selection and expectation in septorhinoplasty surgery. The surgeon needs to consult with patients to ascertain his or her psychological preparation before undergoing the procedure. Sans questionnaires about the mental fitness of the...
- Futility and the Care of Surgical Patients: Ethical Dilemmas. Grant, Scott; Modi, Parth; Singer, Eric // World Journal of Surgery;Jul2014, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p1631
Futility has been a contentious topic in medicine for several decades. Surgery in critical or end-of-life situations often raises difficult questions about futility. In this article, we discuss the definition of futility, methods for resolving futility disputes, and some ways to reframe the...
- PRACTICE PERFECT. Controlling Patient Expectations. SHAPIRO, JARROD // Podiatry Management;Jun/Jul2012, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p49
The article discusses the benefits that podiatrists and their patients will find from entering into conversations about what each expects from surgical treatment which is provided to the patients. In the article the author offers his opinions on differences in the expectations of surgical...
- Listening to tapes improves surgery outcomes. // Modern Medicine;Sep96, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p3
Reports on the research finding that pre- and post-surgery patients who listen to soothing music and tape-recorded readings that suggest positive outcomes heal better and feel better. Positive result from listening to music.
- Helping Children Cope During and After Medical Treatment and Procedures. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Dec2002, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p4
Reports the findings of a study on the psychological effect of medical procedures on children.
- Psyched-op. // Men's Health (10544836);Jun94, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p82
Discusses various aspects of why patients fare better undergoing surgery when they know all the details of the surgery. European researchers found patients had better mood, less pain and medication, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.