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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Being Mortal By Gawande Chapter 3

FQ: When used by the Bureau of Health Insurance, what does "substantial compliance" mean?
FQ: How was the name "nursing" home coined?
FQ: Who described nursing homes, along with military training camps, orphanages, and mental hospitals, as "total institutions"?

DQ: In the chapter the author says: "The systems we've devised were almost always designed to solve some other problem." Is this true? What other systems could fall in this category?
DQ: How could we redesign nursing homes to be more suitable for elderly individuals?

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