professional patient

professional patient

Graduate education
A patient with a particular disease, in whom all of the “classical” findings of that condition are present and who, for a fee, acts as a teaching model for medical students learning clinical skills.

Medspeak-UK
See Commissioning a Patient-led NHS.
 
Patient care
A patient who is a professional—e.g., doctor, lawyer, architect, etc.

Psychiatry
Fake patient. A person who feigns illness for various reasons, making the “illness” their job. Professional patients include malingerers filling a psychologic need—e.g., with Munchausen syndrome—and drug entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for drugs to be sold later.

professional patient

Fake Pt Medtalk A person who feigns illness for various reasons; PPs include malingerers filling a psychologic need, drug entrepeneurs seeking prescriptions or drugs to be sold later, and those with Munchausen syndrome.
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Daniel Ritacca & Leonard Lu pride themselves in exceptional procedure results and the most professional patient care.
The award-winning critical care nurse and professional patient advocate is expected to discuss how to identify qualified medical providers, receive the best hospital care and navigate what's regarded as a complex health care system.
"Only by working in a truly united and collaborative way can Neighbourhood Pharmacies members continue to deliver the most easily accessible and highest-quality professional patient care services on which all Canadians rely.
This is a professional Patient Advocacy Program based in Austin, Texas, to assist lower income patients with their medications and serve as a single point of access to over 270 Patient Assistance Programs.
Strong emphasis is placed on providing: high-quality care, preventive medicine, close follow ups, short wait times in the office, prompt office visits, patient education, and friendly but professional patient relations.
It offers professional patient care, treatment and advice and quickly gained a reputation for outstanding levels of care.
These include the "professional patient," who receives financial payment for his/her disability; the "addict," who is adept at manipulating the physician for drugs; and the "confounder," who seems to enjoy the process of stumping the professionals.
As professional patient advocate coaches and Warrior Moms, they give all healthcare consumers a voice through the myriad of free resources on their website, PatientAction.com, through fee-for-service in-person / telephone /online coaching, guest presentations and now through their new book.
The organization seeks to ensure that the highest quality of professional patient care is delivered, to ensure the sustainability of the business of pharmacy.
"The personalized patient advisory leaflets go hand-in-hand with professional patient consultations by our pharmacists," says Mike O'Neill, vice president of professional operations.
Kauffman (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) presents a practical resource for candidates preparing for the Level 2 Performance Evaluation component of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA), in which candidates interview trained professional patients in mock clinical settings.

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