Introduction Health is one of the most important sectors that contribute to the growth of societies and their prosperity, which is the title of human advancement. The health of the individual and his freedom from diseases means the development of societies and countries, and this is the reason for the growth of most other sectors such as the economy. Most of the world's countries seek to provide the best health services and technology to develop their community members and improve the standard of living. Health and services developed over time after the techniques were primitive , traditional and slow become human perseverance and studies and research to discover what is the latest and provides the finest services Health services have become
The representatives concluded that there are a number of fundamental conditions that are required to ensure health and they include the following; Peace, shelter, education, food, income, stable eco-system, sustainable resources, social justice and equity. Also, they made mention that improvement in health involves the use of basic principles that public health workers are to go by such as Advocacy, enabling (facilitation) and Mediation. (W.H.O, 1986). The charter provided 5 main action plans by which health promotions can be met and they are as
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People (2015), these factors underlie preventable disparities in health status and disease outcomes. Poor health outcomes are often the result of the interaction between individuals and their social and physical environment. Policies that result in changes to the social and physical environment can affect entire populations over extended periods of time, while simultaneously helping people to change individual-level behavior. Improving the conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age will ensure a healthier population, thereby improving national productivity, security, and prosperity through a healthier nation.The importance of social determinants of health is growing initiatives to address these determinants of health. The development of integrated solutions within the context of the health care delivery system needs to focus on patient centered care.
In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.
2.9 The importance of Effective Health Commodities Management The proper management of health commodities ensures that they are available and accessible to all staff serving patients at health facilities. Thus all staff has an important role to play in ensuring good commodity management even if they do not directly handle the commodities. AMREF (2009) says Commodity management is important for the following reasons such as demand for health care services, quality of health services, cost, wastage, ensures continuous availability, ensures full supply and avoids irrational or incorrect use. These are explained in turn as follows: 2.9.1 Demand for Health Care Services The availability of
The customers, health care professionals and assisting organizations are integral part of health care system of the state. Every system has important objectives or goals to deliver heath care to its people. First and foremost goal is accessibility of health care to every individual of the state equally with stated standards with respect to its quality. Another major goal is to be cost effective system for the people of the state. Below listed are important components which are important for health care to function.
Effective understanding and communication is a vital key in healthcare and is very important to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. By doing so, we then build healthier communities. These ethical and racial groups need to be recognized and addressed because of their cultures, languages and/or health literacy of these diverse patients and their communities. “The ideas people have about health, the languages they use, the health literacy skills they have, and the contexts in which they communicate about health reflect their cultures. Organizations can increase communication effectiveness when they recognize and bridge cultural differences that may contribute to miscommunication.”
Great patient outcomes should be the main focus throughout the healthcare system. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in health care, where good patient outcomes hinge on team synergy and interdependence (Eggenberger et al., 2014, para. 3). When working as a team each person involved in the patients care provides their expertise. By coming together each and every aspect of the patient care is reviewed and the appropriate care plan is implemented.
The first view is the teamwork between health care professionals and the second view is how to incorporate the patient/ patient’s family into their specific treatment plan, leading to a positive patient outcome. Definition According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the word teamwork means, “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole” (Teamwork. n.d.). It is essential to work in an environment that supports this positive type of setting and without having it, it can be detrimental to staff and patient’s health. Team Work between Healthcare Professionals The health care team consists of many individuals who aim to help and heal others.
To understand how to reduce these imparities, they need to be identified. The purpose of this essay is to explore what these inequalities are and how they have come to manifest in health care. This will be done through addressing subjects such as economic status, accessibility for service users, gender and ethnicity. How have Inequalities Come to Manifest in Healthcare? There are clear differences in quality of health between social classes.