Suffering is the ultimate evil. Diagnosis with a poor prognosis Some illnesses are associated with a diagnosis that virtually always carries a poor prognosis. Rating Satisfaction Research: Is it c] Poor, 0 Fair, Good, 0 Very Good, or c] Excellent? Circumstances with a very poor prognosis Explain the categories for prognosis. We cannot change the final infinite prognosis. Think of it as an answer to a questionnaire: How likely is this patient to recover with no complications? * Fair (also satisfactory or stable): Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. The criteria for using any of these terms must be clear to the prognostician and must be readily communicated to the patient and Other therapists. Responding to A2A. At a pre-discharge meeting with the patient and his relatives, they inquire about the long term outcome, in particular about the chances of a recurrence in the next few years. As everyone ultimately dies, it’s not the full story. Will someone be able to have a decent quality of life? A. People often confuse the terms prognosis and diagnosis. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Just extract the tooth/teeth. Good Fair Poor Questionable Hopeless. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Therefore, prognosis is not just about length of life or therapeutic result, but about quality of life. has excellent potential to meet expected outcomes of therapy due to his excellent motivation to return to work, young age, no prior injury to the ® shoulder, & overall good physical conditioning prior to injury. Some of these “poor” prognostic factors have become less important in recent years as treatment has improved. What are some factors to consider before making a fair prognosis? Fair, Poor, Guarded, or Critical. It is intuitively more appealing than mea- sures of health care effectiveness or efficiency that are Joe has a “good prognosis.” Jim … not so much. “Prognosis” concerns the prediction of future events. PROGNOSIS: Pt. Sometimes not even disease. If your patient is unlikely to recover without complications, then his prognosis is guarded. B. Prognosis vs. Descriptive terms for prognosis include: hopeless. His outlook for recovery is good or excellent. One of your patients, a 24 year old student, has recently recovered from a first episode of functional psychosis. Those with a translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22 (the Philadelphia chromosome) or 4 and 11 tend to have a less favorable prognosis. It means the odds that there will be recovery or healing is low. Likely, Somewhat Likely, Unlikely, Very Unlikely. poor, questionable, doubtful, guarded, fair, good. Diagnosis . Michele T Di Palo Satisfaction is one of the core outcome measures for health care. Death is not the enemy. 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