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The current trend of shorter hospital stays has heightened concern about the adequacy of preparation of patients and their families to understand and follow prescribed medication regimens properly following discharge. Cooperative Care, an education-intensive unit incorporating a living-in family member or friend acting as a 'care partner,' has had a… (More)
One of the responsibilities of the physician in overseeing home care is to periodically assess overall functional ability in the home. Specific home visits for this purpose--whether by physician aides or the physician--should incorporate a home care "review of systems," exploring the adequacy of the home environment, the patient's capabilities, the family's… (More)
The New York University Medical Center Cooperative Care (CC) program is a model of a delivery system of acute inpatient hospital care characterized by a live-in family member or friend acting as a "care partner". It has an emphasis on education in order to encourage full patient and family involvement in care during the acute hospitalization, thereby… (More)
Assessing a patient's functional status and psychosocial conditions is accomplished more easily and with greater accuracy in the home. But how can physicians organize a database to convey information about specific clinical problems?
The New York University School of Medicine has a rich tradition of cultivating programs in medical humanities and professionalism. They are drawn from the departments, centers, students, and faculty in the School of Medicine, have linkages throughout the university, and are interwoven into the fabric and culture of the institution. Some are centrally based… (More)