The first was that of acting on behalf of the patient which implies the nurse represent patients who are unable to or those that feel they are unable to represent themselves. The second attribute is protecting patients which entails actions that promote the respect of the patients. Lastly, intervene in the provision of healthcare. This attribute regards nurses addressing inequalities in healthcare and services. These attributes parallel the attributes identified by Baldwin (2003) in a concept analysis discussing patient advocacy.
Health Models: Biopsychosocial vs. Biomedical Several factors influence the way in which individual’s view health, such as culture, beliefs, and age. Health can be a very diverse topic for many, with varying views on what constitutes being healthy, how one should be treated to regain health, and how health problems should be approached. Typically, when one is feeling ill, they will visit a doctor. The way in which the doctor will approach the patient and the problems that they have is strongly influenced by the health model that they identify the most with (Engel, 1980). Two of these health models are the biomedical and the psychosocial models.
Health promotion in the health care services is therefore one of the key methods through which individuals can employ persuasive methodologies alongside personal one-to-one counselling from individuals which health to alter the behaviours, knowledge and attitudes of individuals towards the health choices they make. 1.1
Comparisons Between Inpatient and Ambulatory Care When a patient comes into the hospital or a clinic, it is given that the patient is in need of medical care. It can either be preventative or for an emergency care. Depending on the situation, there is a possibility that it can be serious in which a hospital stay is needed or a simple trip to the pharmacy can do the trick. Inpatient and ambulatory care are the types of services a person can have in a medical setting. Inpatient care is a type of care that requires a hospital stay while ambulatory care, or also known as outpatient care, is a service that can be treated outside of the hospital setting that does not require an overnight stay (Shi &Singh, 2013).
The garbage can and willful choice decision-making models act as strategies for healthcare leaders to assess problems and deliver solutions. The concepts focus on a rational view (willful choice) and realistic view (garbage can) of decision making amongst organizational chaos. While both exist to support the decision process, there are stark differences in methodology. The purpose of this essay is to define both models in a healthcare context with a focus on the pros and cons of each along with an analysis of the core similarities and differences. Willful or rational choice is a decision-making model that emphasizes order and an analytical approach in determining solutions.
Compare and Contrast Acute care and rehabilitation centers What is the difference between acute care hospitals and rehabilitation centers? To a patient both places may look and sound the same. Both centers offer care and rehabilitation services for anyone needing help. There are many differences between an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation center. Patients receive short-term treatment in acute care while in rehabilitation hospitals they receive longer care for things like speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Query-based exchange is the “ability for providers to find and/or request information on a patient from other providers, often used for unplanned care. Query-based exchange is used to search and discover accessible clinical sources on a patient” For example, a query-based exchange can assist a provider in obtaining a health record on a patient who is visiting from another state, resulting in more informed decisions about the care of the patient. Consumer-mediated exchange is the “ability for patients to aggregate and control the use of their health information
Povlsen and Borup explore how holism aspects were related to nursing and health promotion (2011). A qualitative analysis identified minor differences in the way holism aspects were related to nursing and health promotion. There is a chance that due to a patients’ perspective of holism in nursing, the practice may not reach particular groups of patients, the most vulnerable individuals, and especially those with chronic diseases and mental health problems (Povlsen and Borup,
The responsible clinician is usually a medical practitioner-although this role can be undertaken by professionals from other areas such as nursing or psychology, social work or occupational therapy. This professional is responsible for the treatment and overall care of individuals who are being assessed and treated under the Mental Health Act. Provided they are appropriately qualified, they can prescribe treatments, review the situation for those detained, and decide whether or not the individual should continue to be detained. They are also responsible for discharging patients who have been detained. SECOND OPIONION APPOINTED DOCTORS (SOADs) The SOAD service safeguards the rights of patients detained under the Mental Health Act who either refuse the treatment prescribed to them or are deemed incapable of consenting.
(Oliver A and Mossialos E, 2004) . Access can be measured In terms of utilisation of services or in relation to the ‘need...’(Donabedian A, 1973) . Access to health care is frequently used as misnomer for mere utilisation of health care services, although as explained above access is an opportunity provided to use the health care services. However, keeping in mind the complex relationship of ‘access’ and ‘use’ of health care as described above, I have considered use of health care as a way of assessing extent of access to health
Differences in Health Disparity Research and Quality Initiatives Conventionally, quality improvement (QI) and research are identified as two distinct areas, without significant connections in the health care field. According to Mode and Peterson (2005) research and practice integration is a complex task since it often needs new conceptual frameworks, categories of relationships, and languages for patients, clinicians, researchers, funding agencies, and academic institutions. Therefore, health research and practice possess different ways of addressing issues; hence, exhibit different characteristics in handling disparities. Sickle cell pain management is one of the areas that reveal most of the key differences in health disparities research and quality initiatives, which emanate from their different focus and orientation. Despite the existing differences, merging study and quality improvement efforts can be source of advantage in addressing health disparity issues due to the informational role played by research, and the evidence approach of QI.
- Safety provi¬sions are interpreted to protect patients from illnesses caused in the course of medical treatment as well as to provide hygienic and injury-free experience in the health care setting. Special provisions exist for safety in pharmaceuticals, blood supply, infectious disease treatment and diagnostics, and mental health services, among others. Ethical codes for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers contain provisions applicable to the patients’ right to safety. Medical errors and other actions that fail to meet safety standards can carry civil, criminal and administrative penalties
Because psychologists and psychiatrists are amongst the providers who may not accept insurance, one may also research other types of mental health providers who are more likely to be covered. If an individual’s health insurance plan will reimburse for out-of-network coverage, the math should be done to see and understand if this is a way to afford seeing the clinician of your
To begin with the ethical considerations include confidentiality, non-maleficence as well as consent. According to Brahams (1995), ethical issues that arise from the use of Telehealth involve the responsibility of healthcare professionals; patients confidentiality of their medical information; as well as issues of cross-border consultations (Brahams, 1995). Patient ethical