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2012 | July-Dec | Volume 1 | Issue 2

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V. N. Mahalakshmi

From The Editor's Desk

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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Bill Runciman

Incident Reporting and its Implications for Patient Safety

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:1 - 1]

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Ian W R Anderson

Equity in Healthcare - Perspectives and Prospectives

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:2 - 2]

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B Krishnamurthy

Making our Hospitals Patient Friendly

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:3 - 4]

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Kathleen A Holloway

Minimizing Health Care Errors: A Problem-Based Approach

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:5 - 5]

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Subramoniam Rangaswami

Healthcare-Patient Interface

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:6 - 11]

Keywords: healthcare, medical care, interface, paradox, patient-centered medicine, system failure, communication, health financing, universal healthcare, social networking

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Abstract

Modern medicine has fixed its own birth date around the last years of the 18th century. The healthcare-patient interface must have gone through significant changes as caring for the sick emerged from being a noble mission, evolved into a consulting profession and advanced to its current standing as healthcare system. This commentary examines the reasons for the paradox of the growing discontent with modern medicine against the backdrop of one of the most impressive epochs of medical achievements in the past fifty years. While reliance on a decidedly technological base has been charged with weakening the humane face of today\'s biomedical science by some, the tangled interconnectedness that the health delivery system has introduced into its complex organizational structure is pointed out by others. The role and effectiveness of ‘patient-centered care’ as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and implemented by some hospitals and academic medical centers are reviewed. The question of the disturbing incidents of preventable medical errors recurring with alarming frequency and some of their remedial measures are examined with the observation that just as it is crucial to address technical and safety issues in the healthcare environment, it is equally important to pay attention to patient experience issues. Finally, the serious consequences of the ‘healthcare vs medical care’ schism pervading the minds of health policy makers in India are highlighted. The essay concludes with a brief look at the healthcare scenario of the future with specific reference to the interface and the emerging trends in health communication through social networking and transactional models in our rapidly emerging ‘Connected Age.’

Colin Perry

Diabetes in Adolescents - Challenges and Rewards

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:12 - 12]

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Miles Fisher

New Treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:13 - 13]

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B. Sivaprakash

Brain-Body Medicine & Health Outcomes

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:14 - 14]

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Abstract

Mental functioning is fundamentally interconnected with physical and social functioning and health outcomes. For example, depression is a risk factor for cancer and heart diseases. There is also evidence that depression predicts the incidence of heart disease. People suffering from chronic physical conditions have a greater probability of developing mental disorders such as depression. Research has confirmed that mental & physical comorbidity results in poorer health outcome. Psychosomatic medicine seeks to promote and advance the scientific understanding and integration of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in human health and disease, and to foster the application of this understanding in health care. Related fields include mind-body medicine, behavioral medicine, integrative medicine, and health psychology.

Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Yoga in Health Care

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:10] [Pages No:15 - 24]

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Abstract

We are today faced with numerous debilitating chronic illnesses related to aging, environment, and hedonistic lifestyle, such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases as well as many incurable diseases such as AIDS. Modern medical advancements provide the rationale for the integration of various traditional healing techniques including Yoga to promote healing, health, and longevity. It is imperative that advances in medicine include the wholistic approach of Yoga to face the current challenges in health care. The antiquity of Yoga must be united with the innovations of modern medicine to improve quality of life throughout the world. While modern medicine has a lot to offer humankind in its treatment and management of acute illness, accidents and communicable diseases, Yoga has a lot to offer in terms of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative methods in addition to many management methods to tackle modern illnesses. While modern science looks outward for the cause of all ills, the Yogi searches the depth of his own self. This two way search can lead us to many answers for the troubles that plague modern man. It is suggested that a two way integration of the experimentally tempered modern science with the experientially modelled science of Yoga can lead us to many answers for challenges plaguing modern humankind such as debilitating chronic illnesses related to aging, environment, and hedonistic lifestyle. Modern medical advancements provide the rationale for the integration of various traditional healing techniques including Yoga to promote healing, health, and longevity. It is imperative that advances in medicine include the wholistic approach of Yoga to face the current challenges in health care. The antiquity of Yoga must be united with the innovations of modern medicine to improve quality of life throughout the world.

Thirumalachari Mythily

A Critical Appraisal of Current Status of Music in Health Care

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:25 - 27]

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Achariya Shruthi Chaitanya

Spirituality and Well Being

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:28 - 30]

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Moses Kirubairaj

Efficiency and Effectiveness in Emergency Room Services

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:31 - 31]

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S Balakrishnan

Ethics in Clinical Trials

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:32 - 32]

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Mirudhubashini Govindarajan

Assisted Reproductive technology - Adverse outcomes associated with multipleconceptions and multiple births Assisted Reproductive technology - Adverse outcomes associated with multipleconceptions and multiple births

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:33 - 33]

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Nrip Nihalani

Setting Clinical Data Standards and Data Portability

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:34 - 34]

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Bill Runciman

Tracking and Reporting of Adverse Events

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:35 - 35]

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Narmada P. Gupta

Is Robot Safe and Legal?

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:36 - 37]

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N. Ananthakrishnan

Safe Surgery Saves Lives - An Appraisal of the Who Initiative

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:7] [Pages No:38 - 44]

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Abhiram Mallick

Central Venous Access and Ultrasound

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:45 - 45]

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Ramkumar Raghupathy

What do patients expect when things go wrong?

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:46 - 48]

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S.V. Jogga Rao

Alternate Dispute Rednessal Mechanisms In Healthcare

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:49 - 49]

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Seetesh Ghose

Patients for Patient Safety

[Year:2012] [Month:July-Dec] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:50 - 52]

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