Tag: "unprepared" at medical news
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
...roblems with flu vaccine supply showed us just how unprepared
we are," says Andrew T. Pavia, chair of IDSA's Pandemic Influenza Task Force. "If this had been a pandemic year, we would have been in serious trouble. Now is the time to fix these problems and develop the ability to respond, before the pandemic st...
Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients
...ives. They were also more likely to report feeling unprepared
for changes in the patient's condition as he or she neared the end of life. Researchers found, however, that families' perceptions of palliative care changed significantly once patients were admitted to palliative care units. Among 257 families who ...
Consequences of SARS revealed
...ith 774 deaths. Places worst affected by SARS were unprepared
to deal with the scale of the local epidemic. As described by Sue Lim and colleagues (University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,), when SARS arrived in Toronto in March 2003, there was no centralised public health system in Ontario, and the...
Women feel unprepared for operative deliveries
...K hospitals between 2000 and 2002. Many women felt unprepared
for operative delivery and thought that their birth plan or antenatal classes had not catered adequately for this event. "The emotional impact of the caesarean just wasn't dealt with anywhere," said one woman. Operative delivery also had a noticeable...