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June 2009 - Posts

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Discharge Planning is a Responsibility
by Toni Patt
For the better part of last week I was the bad guy. I made several decisions that weren't popular with both patients and physicians. That sounds strange on the surface. The decisions were made in the best interest of the patients. In one case I recommended Read More...
Some Thoughts on Aging and PT
by Toni Patt
I started a new class this week about geriatrics and the process of aging. The opening chapter addresses the definition of aging and theories of why it occurs. It wasn't very exciting. I've read most of it before. The section on increasing life expectancy, Read More...
We Must Be Professionals
by Toni Patt
I learned something interesting today. Only APTA members are bound by its Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. No disciplinary action can be taken against a non-member for violation of either code. That made me sit back and think. Just about every conversation Read More...
Questionable Discharge Decisions
by Toni Patt
During rounds today we ran into a problem. There is a patient with a right CVA, left hemiparesis and impaired cognition who is insisting on returning home at discharge. While that is an ideal discharge plan for most patients, it isn't realistic for her Read More...


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