An orthopaedic nurse is a specialty nurse trained in orthopaedic problems such as fractures and is an expert in neurovascular status monitoring, traction, casting and continuous motion therapy.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing is commonly referred to as critical care nursing. Critical care nursing deals specifically with the human response to life threatening conditions. Critical care nursing is challenging due to the life-threatening health situations in the ICU.
A Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), also known as Venereal disease (VD), is a disease that is transmitted primarily by sexual contact including vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex. STDs are also transmitted via the needles, birth canal and breast feeding.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterized by perceptional impairments and impairments in expression of reality manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid delusions in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction (Castle et.al, 1991).
In case of a physician assisted suicide, a doctor helps a patient to take his or her own life; Euthanasia denotes the intentional termination of a patient's life by a doctor who thinks that death is of benefit to the patient; involuntary euthanasia denotes euthanasia being carried out against the wishes of a competent person.
In This Issue
Agency San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Charles L. Berman
Liz Di Bernardo