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Well, Recuse Me
by Jason Marketti
There have been times that I recused myself from patient care. Once was when my landlord was in the hospital with a diagnosis of cancer. I knew my involvement might create an unwanted bias or a difficult decision-making process in the care or treatment Read More...
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Recovery Perceptions
by Jason Marketti
Families can play a wonderful role in a patient's recovery and then there are families that become too involved in care. Years ago, I had given my phone number to a family member. The daughter was there every day for therapy and we had seen remarkable Read More...
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My Voice is Loud
by Jason Marketti
Working in geriatrics is challenging and rewarding in the fact that we can get people to do things they thought were insurmountable just a few days ago. What I have a hard time doing is adjusting my voice to those who do not hear so well. One minute I Read More...
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Ancillary Personnel
by Jason Marketti
I went on a search to find out if therapy was still considered ancillary in the health care system despite the move to the DPT. You guessed it; OT, PT and ST are often still listed as ancillary (subordinate) staff. I find this remarkable. No matter the Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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