Lifetimeofhealth

Lifetimeofhealth - ASSERTING YOUR MEDICAL RIGHTS As a...

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ASSERTING YOUR MEDICAL RIGHTS ± As a consumer you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect by ALL health care professionals! ± You have the right to refuse a specific treatment and/or leave the hospital even against your doctor’s advice. ± You have the right to designate someone to make decisions about your care when you cannot.
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CAM ( c omplementary & a lternative m edicine) ± Not widely taught in “western” medical schools or widely used (although becoming more popular). ± Based on holistic approach-whole body, mind, emotions & spirit which focuses on prevention. ± Some states have mandated health insurance coverage for CAM therapies i.e. $10 per acupuncture session.
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TYPES OF CAM ± Acupuncture -a Chinese medical practice of inserting needles at specific energy points. ± Chiropractic medicine- treatment based on the theory that many human conditions are caused by misalignment of the bones. ± Massage therapy-
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