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Healthcare Basics Q&As
Is there a fee to talk with someone on the pastoral care staff?
There is no fee to talk with someone on the pastoral care staff. The pastoral care staff is employed by the hospital and their job is to assist patient's and family members during stressful difficult times.
- QWhat is a biological agent?
- QWhat are biologicals?
- QWhat is an adverse event?
- QWhat is an advanced practice nurse?
- QWhat is a nurse practitioner (NP)?
- QShould I talk to my doctor about different dosing?
- QWhat are Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)?
- QWhen should I tell my doctor about medication side effects?
- QAre assisted suicide and euthanasia the same?
- QWhat is a clinical nurse specialist?
- QWhat conditions does a nurse practitioner treat?
- QWhat is a certified nursing assistant (CNA)?
- QWhat is a hospital discharge summary?
- QHow should I follow up with my doctor after a hospital stay?
- QWhat is a physician assistant?
- QWhat is a patient care assistant?
- QWhat is regionalization of healthcare?
- QWhat are the benefits of having a family doctor?
- QWhat is an interventional radiologist?
- QHow can regionalization improve treatment for people with lung cancer?
- QShould I stop using medications from New England Compounding Center?
- QCan regionalization affect the frequency of VATS to treat lung cancer?
- QWhat are prescription drug monitoring programs?
- QHow are antibiotics and antimicrobial agents different?