Monday, April 26, 2010

MOAS - after reading Chapters 7,8 & 9

1.) Describe the composition and functions of blood. Why is monitoring blood and blood pressure so crucial to maintaining a patients course of treatment?

2.) What type of information is gained from an autopsy? An autopsy involved cutting open the patient and removing and studying several organs. Would you give permission to have a deceased family member autopsied by the medical staff? Why? Why not?

Please respond by Cinco de Mayo.

Friday, April 16, 2010

MOAS-After reading Chapter 4, 5 & 6

What is meant by the term “differential diagnosis?” What is the benefit/drawback of this term?

Please respond by Tuesday, April 20th.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MOAS-After reading Chapter 2 & 3

Respond to these two questions by Friday April 16th:

1.) Do you think Dr. Nolen should have asked the Attending Physician for more help during his first appendectomy operation? Why? Why not?

2.) Dr. Nolen describes treating wealthy patients differently than poor, indigent, alcoholic ones. This is a problem with our health care system. What do you think could remedy this situation so that all patients are treating fairly and equally?