Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare will generate 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the eldery population.

The Use of Cognitive Reasoning in Medicine

Building from the concepts of schemata and cognitive load theory, pathologists and cytotechnologists alike uses cognitive reasoning processes such as perception, attention, memory, and search to collect data from the case, including radiologic, macroscopic and microscopic findings (Pena & de Souza Andrade-Filho, 2009).  For example, when looking at a histologic (tissue) slide, the pathologists can […]

Application of Cognitive Learning In the Field of Cytology

Cognitive learning approaches can be applied to any discipline.  It emphasizes problem solving and the facilitation of storage and retrieval of information for applications. One’s ability to learn is dependent on the way one perceives, organizes, store and retrieves information (Grider, 1993).  Most work in cognitive science assumes that the mind is analogous to the […]


What are the major challenges facing UK’s health care system? The English government determines how expenses are reimbursed, negotiates salaries and contracts with its 1.4 million NHS employees, and limits the availability of expensive technology through the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  NICE is a controversial body. At its heart is the Center […]


This is the second part of the Donabedian model for measuring quality of care developed by Avedis Donabedian (Donabedian, 2003). The first part reflected on United Kingdom’s (UK) historical background, government, and economy, including its healthcare overview. The keys to Donabedian’s approach to quality assessment and quality assurance are manifested in three ways of approach: […]

Informed Consent and Patient’s Right to Choose

This posting will identify and analyze controversial patient treatments including an explanation why other treatments are more controversial than others. In the construct of the informed consent, it is important to differentiate between patient’s preferences for specific treatment and patient’s preferences for specific health states.  Issues such as patient’s right to choose treatment or refuse […]

Ethical Issue: The Delicate Balance Among the Principles of Autonomy, Beneficence, and Nonmaleficence.

This posting will contrast the principles of nomaleficence and beneficence including a risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses of a course of action.  From the ancient maxim of professional medical ethics, “Primum non nocere: First, do not harm,” came the principle of nonmaleficence.  This principle implies an obligation not to do harm, thus a physician not […]