"Closing Death's Door explores innovative legal strategies to address the challenge of medical error. In the United States today, several hundred thousand patients die in hospitals each year because of errors in medical treatment-the nation's third leading cause of death. The legal mechanism designed to deal with this epidemic of injury and death is the medical malpractice system. It has failed to stem the tide of iatrogenic harm. Among the reasons are the costliness of the malpractice system, its availability to only a minuscule percentage of those harmed, and decades of "tort reform" efforts that have effectively extinguished the system for all but the most egregious claims. In 1999, in To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) sounded an alarm about the toll taken by medical error. Its proposed solution-a set of reporting systems to document problems and generate data on which solutions might be based-has been a failure. The time has come for a fresh look at what the law might do to contribute to patient safety. To begin a conversation about legal innovations designed to spur healthcare system improvements directed at reducing harmful medical errors, this book explores a number of possible steps, including: Well-designed economic incentives to stimulate greater investment in safety. Promotion of systems approaches to safer delivery of care. Government regulation and surveillance in especially risky treatment contexts. Encouragement of a range of technological improvements, especially involving information technology"--
As cars flooded onto the roads there was a rapid and dramatic increase in vehicular accidents and deaths . Within 25 years of the first recorded auto fatality ( the running down of Henry Biss by an electric taxi in New York City on ...
Author: Michael J. Saks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book discusses the emergence of a new class of genes with a specific anticancer activity. These genes, recently defined as “Anticancer Genes”, are reviewed in individual chapters on their mode of action, the specific cell death signals they induce, and the status of attempts to translate them into clinical application. Anticancer Genes provides an overview of this nascent field, its genesis, current state, and prospect. It discusses how Anticancer Genes might lead to the identification of a repertoire of signaling pathways directed against cellular alterations that are specific for tumor cells. With contributions from experts worldwide, Anticancer Genes is an essential guide to this dynamic topic for researchers and students in cancer research, molecular medicine, pharmacology and toxicology and genetics as well as clinicians and clinical researchers interested in the therapeutic potential of this exciting new field.
... the road to death's door. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 3:401–410 Nagata S (1999) Fas ligand-induced apoptosis. Annu Rev Genet 33:29–55 Peter ME, Krammer PH (2003) The CD95(APO-1/Fas) DISC and beyond. Cell Death Differ 10:26–35 Galluzzi L, ...
Author: Stefan Grimm
In Breast Cancer Chemosensitivity, a group of world leading experts review critical aspects of resistance to systemic therapy in breast cancer patients. Beginning with a clinical overview of the problem, the book then focuses on the latest findings of molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. Coverage provides an example of using novel approaches for chemosensitization of breast cancer cells that gives readers an idea about the future direction in breast cancer treatment. It allows those who are interested in breast cancer therapy to get a jump-start on critical issues in breast cancer therapeutic resistance.
Two C. elegans genes control the programmed deaths of specific cells in the pharynx. ... Caenorhabditis elegans gene ced-9 protects cells from programmed cell death. ... IAP proteins: Blocking the road to death's door.
Author: Dihua Yu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A collection of near-death experiences shares descriptions of historic events, the encounters of such celebrities as Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Seymour, accounts by children, and scientific findings. Original.
At first I was very upset , but I got a lot of help from thinking that if he was going to go down the same road that I had been down , he would be feeling good . “ I'm not at all frightened of death for myself .
Author: Jean Ritchie
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
During the early weeks of 1848, as U.S. congressmen debated the territorial status of California, a Swiss immigrant and an itinerant millwright forever altered the future state’s fate. Building a sawmill for Johann August Sutter, James Wilson Marshall struck gold. The rest may be history, but much of the story of what happened in the following year is told not in history books but in the letters, diaries, journals, and other written recollections of those whom the California gold rush drew west. In this second installment in the projected four-part collection The Great Medicine Road: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, the hardy souls who made the arduous trip tell their stories in their own words. Seven individuals’ tales bring to life a long-ago year that enriched some, impoverished others, and forever changed the face of North America. Responding to often misleading promotional literature, adventurers made their way west via different routes. Following the Carson River through the Sierra Nevada, or taking the Lassen Route to the Sacramento Valley, they passed through the Mormon Zion of Great Salt Lake City and traded with and often displaced Native Americans long familiar with the trails. Their accounts detail these encounters, as well as the gritty realities of everyday life on the overland trails. They narrate events, describe the vast and diverse landscapes they pass through, and document a journey as strange and new to them as it is to many readers today. Through these travelers’ diaries and memoirs, readers can relive a critical moment in the remaking of the West—and appreciate what a difference one year can make in the life of a nation.
As the grass at the springs had been eaten up, we drove five miles to the four springs on the left of the road, where grass was ... who was nursing a young man just at deaths door, with consumption, named Duc Chandler of Yancey County, ...
Author: Michael L. Tate
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
On June 22nd, 2007, following a conviction for securities fraud, Jerry Byrne was sentenced to prison for 2 1/3rd to 7 years. Byrne is led away in tears. That very afternoon he is shackled and put on a steaming hot bus, along with 30 other prisoners, for the 2 hour drive out to notorious Rikers Island prison, NY. He spends his first night shuttled from cell to cell, one more overcrowded than the next. His journey begins........ His nightmarish 3 week stay at Rikers is followed by 3 weeks at Downstate Correctional Facility, a processing prison, where inmates get "state ready" for their eventual trip up North. Byrne eventually lands at Mohawk CF, in Rome NY, his new home for the next 11 months. What began as letters and a blog to his parents and family, turns into a 'daily diary' detailing all that he experiences during his ordeal. He takes you from the heartache and despair of his new surroundings, introducing the many characters he meets along the way. From a double murderer who befriends Byrne on day 1, to the kidnappers, drug dealers, and sexual predators he encounters along the way. Every move is watched, there is no such thing as privacy. Byrne works hard at gaining respect, befriending one or two inmates who look out for him, but the slashings & fighting are everywhere. He lives in constant fear of making a false move and winding up in the dreaded "Box," a prison within a prison. Follow him as the despair eventually turns into redemption and strength. For with the loss of freedom comes the realization that all those 'little things in life' that he once took for granted, mean so much to him now, and how he can't wait for the day to reclaim them. Vowing never to lose them again. Not being able to bear the thought of subjecting his loving sons to witness him 'behind the wall, ' Byrne is eventually released after 13 months and is reunited with his two sons.
You could be on deaths door here and it would not mean shit to these dudes. In fact if you did die, the only thing they'd be upset about would be. the paperwork that needed to be filled out. Inmates get shuffled around constantly.
Author: Jerry Byrne
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Come if you dare and walk with Cheryl through her past. Step onto the path of Bowen's all consuming fire. There are events in life that draw you in like fire. Can you feel the heat? Can you see the flames dancing and calling out to you? Bowen's Road will take you on a journey through flames that dance and promise beauty, but in truth lead straight to the very gates of Hell; consuming her instead and leaving her broken and alone. Yet; along the path of mystical flames she finds a ray of hope.
THE ONLY WAY OUT is through in Iesus Christ, the way of escape open to all who believe him.” ]esus answered my prayers. Once again he saved me from deaths door. I accepted the horrible event in my life. I took time to rest and then ...
Author: Cheryl Bowen Hance
Brianna and the Lieutenant take trip to the Rutherford Plantation in Fredericksburg, Virginia. While they are there they expose a horrifying secrets of rape, torture and neglect that has taken place down the hill. Back in Williamsburg, a former disgruntled lover from the Lieutenant’s past wants revenge against him, his wife and unborn child. She has a contract put out on them and the assassin waits for their return. But little does she know is that he too was plotting to kill the Lieutenant. As for Brianna he has different plans for her. He too had a vendetta against the Lieutenant and murdering him was already part of his plan. But he had different plans for Brianna. He had been secretly in love with her and now he would make her his. The saga continues in part three of the trilogy. A Conspiracy for Love
She is not that far from deaths door as it stands,” he said going between him and her. The Lieutenant left the cabin and Sam made Brianna lay back down. He sat down, bent over, put his arms around her, and hugged her.
Author: Diane M. Unger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Beyond the Pain by Nora Ellen Shaw Grover This book is meant to be a self-help book for its readers. This is an autobiography of the author’s history, including her struggles as a child during an era of indifference. It is designed to serve as a mentorship to all individuals with flawed characteristics and unusual circumstances.
My father and aunt were already there; my dad was an experienced truck driver and had witnessed people decapitated in automobiles while on the road over the years. But, having his only child at deaths door had changed everything, ...
Author: Nora Ellen Shaw Grover
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nat, Lise, and Sofia are best friends. This year, their last year of high school, none of them foresees the changes that will occur in their lives. This is the year that Nat—the go-between, the peacemaker—gets a job and meets a drop-dead gorgeous chef named Josh. This is the year that Lise—quiet, shy, and solitary Lise—decides to take control of her life by taking control of her weight. This is the year that Sofia—the ultimate guy magnet—gets her nose pierced and falls seriously in love for the first time in her life. This is the year that will change each of them forever.
Oh, she doesn't look as if she's at deaths door anymore, but she's much thinner than she was I)(_'/I711' she became anorexic. And she still doesn't eat very much, you know. I've seen her at lunchtime, scrumpling up bits of sandwiches in ...
Author: Rebecca Burton
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Category: Young Adult Fiction