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shared decision making

The active involvement of patients and carers and significant others in the UK in choosing management options—e.g., eliciting utilities and preferences by discussion, through interactive CDs, etc.

Shared decision programmes may improve healthcare services, as patients
• Better understand the types of procedures available and chances of success;
• Are more confident in their choice, reducing the likelihood of a lawsuit; and
• Often choose less invasive (i.e., less expensive) procedures.


Managed care An agreement between Medicare and health care providers–ie, hospitals, physicians, to 'accept assignment'–ie, Medicare's fees, as payment in full, for any health care services rendered; also, acceptance of an insurance or health plan's established fee as the maximum amount collectable for services rendered. See Participating provider.


occupational therapy Involvement in a life situation.


In rehabilitation, a person's involvement in life situations despite physical impairments, limitations on activity, or contextual factors, such as social or physical barriers in the environment. Participation in life activities, tasks, and roles is an aspect of living that is considered important within the framework of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). See: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

Patient discussion about participation

Q. i am diagnosed as bipolar ii and my doctor told me that i will not be able to participate in any activities. I am a son of a single parent. My father left my mom when I was 14. My mom worked hard and brought up me and my younger sister. For the past one year I forced my mom to stop going for job then I became the bread winner of my family. But recently I am diagnosed as bipolar II and my doctor told me that I will not be able to participate in any activities to prepare for work for more than six months, am I eligible for social security to take care of my family who is depending on me. I don’t want my mom to go for job again after she is used to be at home. Kindly be in my shoes and guide me please.

A. It is very refreshing to see a person so concerned with their family. It is however a big responsibility, you have to be careful not to put too much pressure on yourself. Look into the social security and I agree with Smith talk to a lawyer and see if they can help you. You have to be sure with all of your responsibility that you are taking care of yourself and taking time for yourself. You are very lucky to have a great family, if they want to help out and get jobs to help financially let them. Think of it in terms of the long run. They may have to work for 6 months or a year but in that time you are going to be working on you and your health. You will be more help to them in the future if you take the time to help yourself now! In six months or a year you will have learned the tools to manage your illness and you will be able to offer your family some stability. There are options here make sure you talk to your family and educate them along the way about your illness. I bel

Q. Regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer? I am a regular participant of aerobic, so the regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer?

A. You have some reason to be happy. Research suggests that exercise often modifies some of the risk factors associated with certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been linked to cancer of the breast and the female reproductive system. Regular exercise has been shown to help promote weight loss. Several studies have also found that men who worked at sedentary jobs for most of their lives had a greater incidence of colon cancer than those in more active jobs. Exercise will not compensate the effects of a high-fat diet or smoking. Still it can contribute, even indirectly, to a reduced risk of cancer. As such, exercising regularly is recommended by the ACS [American Cancer Society] as an integral part of its cancer prevention program.

Q. when i do sport i feel kind of a weakness all over my knees and i get really tired moving forward .. is there any medical explanation for this ?

A. It is hard for me to understand if the weakness you're describing is originally from your legs, or it is general weakness / shortness of breath like symptoms. Also, not knowing your age it is hard for me to think about several arthritic conditions that occur mainly to adult over 50. In any case, if this tiredness bothers you, you should see your doctor or an orthopedist, to see if they can examine you more extensively and try and help with this problem.

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A larger proportion of students participate and they appear to do so more often than in the classroom.
If taxpayers have net income from rental real estate activities in which they do not materially participate, retaining passive status for those activities will allow passive income to offset future passive losses.
Also, the promoter must submit with the registration form any written materials presented in connection with an offer to participate in the shelter.
enrollment of consumers in the demonstration (open enrollment for 1 year), including personalized outreach to potential participants to inform them of their eligibility to participate,
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In addition, the students participate in fund-raising efforts to pay for an end-of-the-year trip to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
With each passing year, the Hmong population is becoming more acculturated; they are gaining many of the basic western survival skills needed to participate in mainstream society (Tang & O'Brien, 1990).
Instead, could we be willing to admit that full participation does not mean the participation of everyone in everything, but rather that everyone should strive to participate to the fullness of their capability at that stage of their spiritual journey?
And second, if the taxpayer doesn't participate in the timber activity for more than 100 hours during the tax year, he or she cannot satisfy the facts and circumstances test for the year.
a percentage) is sufficient for an instrument to be deemed to participate in corporate growth to a significant extent.
Specifically, in such a case, the House and Senate versions of the Revenue Reconciliation Act each provide that a corporate taxpayer that signs a confidential agreement in connection with a "tax shelter" offering must either (i) send a written notice to the promoter of the taxpayer's decision not to participate in the shelter, or (ii) register the shelter with the Secretary of the Treasury, even if the taxpayer ultimately decides not to participate in the shelter.
The study concluded that adults who participated as students in high school government or community service projects are more likely to vote and to join community organizations than are adults who did not participate in government or community service.