Main barrier found was unawareness of treatment (44.3%) Furthermore, unreal belief about the maturity of cataract and necessity of surgery (11.4%) Ojo P Odugbo (2012) – Cataract blindness, surgical coverage, outcome, and barriers to uptake the cataract services in Plateau State, Nigeria Population-based cross-sectional survery 4200 adults Costs may be recued by decreasing the cost of surgery -reducing cost of supplies and equipment and efficiency. Cataract services were unaffordable to most individuals who are blind due to cataract. Most frequent reason 53 (41,1%) 43 (33.6% subjects were unaware of treatment. Zelalem Addisu Mehari (2013) – Barriers to cataract surgical uptake in central ethiopia 146 subjects were
Haiti structural violence factor can be prevented by addressing the negative social factors such as poverty and social inequality, by doing this the negative effects of structural violence on health can be decreased, which will improve both healthcare access and health outcomes in Haiti. This country also needs a stable, modern health care system that can respond to the surgical or medical needs of all citizens and is structured and staffed by Haitians
It was reported that the African American uninsured health coverage rate decreased by 9.2%, therefore providing coverage for 2.3 million adults. The uninsured health coverage rate has declined as a whole for the country since Presidents Bush’s presidency from 16% to 11.9%, significantly impacting health care equality as a whole in American (NBC, 2015). President Obama has also worked to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through The Affordable Care Act. This health reform advocated increased racial and ethnic diversity of professionals in health care through the HSS Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities and the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equality (White House, 2015). United States being the number one superpower in the world was not able to provide its
When I say they have some medicine, It still isn 't quite the best type. In the United States we should all know about the shortage of right medicines in Africa because just like were people with needs, so are the African people. That is the information about
The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesize the existing literature related to the potential impact of increasing minority representation in health care system on ethnic disparities. Therefore, the research question is: “How does minority representation in the healthcare workforce affect ethnic disparities in the medical field?” First of all, I will discuss the conflict of ethnic disparities in the United States. Second, I will discuss the impact on minority’s interest and communication. The following sections will explore discrimination
Historically, for African Americans, the effects of slavery resulted in a “less instutionalized” (lecture) system of marriage, as women under slavery were not able to marry due to their restrictive conditions. After that, when African American women did begin to marry, many marriages were unsuccessful and troublesome due to conflicts with power. Because black women were used to being independent in living on their own and caring for their kids, the clash of power as well as roles between husband and wife restricted one or the other. The effects of slavery also influenced the economic life of African Americans. For men, stable, good paying jobs were and are scarce due to racial discrimination.
There are also health insurance issues that raise a concern. One in every African American do not have access to health services nor insurance to get medical attention. African Americans are also less likely to trust medical treatments. Furthermore, the individuals who cannot afford insurance are more valuable to illnesses, including sexual health issues. LGBTQ African Americans also experience mental health
Mental health care is certainly viewed in a more positive light today than in previous years, however, poor insurance coverages show that many do not take it as seriously as they must. Often, those who are most in need of mental health care tend to be the ones that receive the least amount of benefits from insurance companies and the federal government. Although mental health care is much more accessible today than it was in the past, there remain problems for those who suffer from mental illness and do not have the money, or insurance, to afford the care they need. This is a social welfare problem because many people who
It is because of the mistrust of healthcare providers, and the lack of health insurance. Although Henrietta Lacks helped cure different diseases and viruses, without informed consent, her family was suffering. Just like the victims of the Tuskegee study, Henrietta was also a poor patient. Scientist and healthcare providers like to take advantage of the poor for their research. “The research subjects didn't ask questions.
As most blacks couldn’t read, Literacy Test reduced massively freed slaves who wanted to register to vote as well as did Poll Taxes because it was too expensive for them to pay. Intimidation also reduced the numbers freed slaves that wanted to register to vote as they were under constant threatening. The Voting Rights Act failed to rebuild the nation as freed slaves rights were not protected by the constitution and eventually help restore White Supremacy in the South that would eventually last for another 100
Most Americans citizens who are not insured is poor, black and Hispanic. In spite of targeting to insure everyone in the United States, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) left remarkable gaps in coverage, and denied many people to access insurances under this law. The government keeps establishing these new programs for people who do not have health care, but most
With the opposite being true with lower reimbursement rates (Thomas, Parish, Rose, & Kilany, 2012). Minorities that have the Medicaid medical insurance, now have two things against them. They have a lower percentage of ability to communicate effectively to advocate for their children’s
He remembers what happened to his mother when she became sick with cancer and remembers that her cells were taken. Together with the stories of kidnapped African American people he is very distrusting of the medical system and does not want to have anything bad happen to him. Add to the fact that African American patients were known to have sub par health care in the days of Henrietta and that segregation was still something that happened, he might not have ever felt comfortable seeking medical attention. Also, due to lack of jobs in some areas as well as less education leading to less job opportunities, many African Americans are not able to access health care. Many clinics in low income