Antigoni Fountouki

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This article describes the provision of stroke services in Greece and addresses the possible effects of the hospital rotation system. Unique to Greece is a centrally administered rotation system for hospital 24-hour on-call systems in the major cities. This means that a hospital may admit new patients only during specific 24-hour periods every 3 to 5 days.(More)
INTRODUCTION The auditing of nurse teaching is in its infancy in Greece. One area urgently in need of audit is the teaching of male catheterization. AIMS To assess the current educational model regarding male bladder catheterization at a sole tertiary education nursing establishment in a major Greek city and to improve nurse undergraduate training by(More)
Stroke remains a leading cause of mortality, as well as of subsequent serious long-term physical and mental morbidity. This places special demands for updated clinical excellence and optimum organization of stroke care services. Stroke units have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Thus, many western countries have developed and implemented(More)
UNLABELLED Abortion is a major issue in contemporary Greece as it is often practiced but not debated openly and accordingly. AIM To present and discuss critically a real case scenario with strong ethical implications concerning abortion under two polar ethical doctrines, i.e. Utilitarianism and Deontologism. DISCUSSION From a Deontological point of view(More)
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