Something terrible has just happened. You received a call earlier this afternoon from your mother she informed you that your father has had a terrible accident. He was outside on the tractor doing his daily afternoon chores when something bizarre happened. Your mother found him sitting there unconscious and unresponsive. Fast forward.
Furthermore, single mothers during the second half of the century faced the concern of poverty (Ingoldsby & Smith 172). Most Canadian single mothers in this era had financial difficulties in meeting the fundamental family needs of their children, such as food, clothing or school fees. In fact, the financial strain to these women was even more when they headed a large
The nursing faculty shortage has compounded the nursing shortage since there are not faculty to teach the students. According to Nardi and Gyurko (2013), over 75,000 applicants to nursing programs are denied acceptance due to lack of nursing faculty, clinical sites, and budget constraints. Factors that influenced the faculty shortage included: aging faculty, reduced qualified members in the hiring pool, poor salaries, lack of funding for full-time positions and job dissatisfaction. According to Allen (2008), the nursing shortage will continue to increase healthcare cost, increase the potential risk of harm or injury to patients and decrease access to
1. Statistical data was given to define the problem. That is the alarming number of children (9.8 millions) under 18 with no health insurance. (Sultz & Young, 2013, p.328). Also, the social, physical and academic problems children have to deal with because of lack of healthcare.
Because of the cultural traditions, aside from her treatment at Merced Community Medical Center, they utilized traditional healing methods. This was because her parents and the Hmong culture believed that they needed to call her soul back. Through the Lee’s story, Fadiman highlights the dangers of a lack of cross-cultural communication in the medical
She goes on to shine light on how the health care system fails to provide adequate treatment for American Indians. She gives information on how the government should create a trustful relationship with Native Americans, and provide the best quality care, which she later states that undoubtedly they do not. She backs this up with a study from the U.S. commission on Civil Rights showing that in relative to the U.S. population, Native Americans recieve low funding for services. She argues that since the government has failed, there needs to be a “rights-based approach that recognizes and attempts to address the root cause of mental health problems” in order to solve the issue among Native Americans. It is implied that the root cause is historical trauma.
Health Care Disparities Health care disparities are unfortunate and being culturally competent is an essential step toward eliminating these inequalities. In this discussion, I will review what disparities are associated with the Appalachian culture and how they affect health status, employment, and education. I will also identify two nursing interventions that could be taken to help decrease the affect that health disparities have on the Appalachians and review what the biggest challenge would be when implementing the interventions. There are about 27 million people that live in the area defined as the Appalachian region, which spans 13 states.
6.2 Unemployment According to Swanepoel (2016:7) unemployment is regarded as a source and effect of poverty in which people suffers from. It is a source because no job, no income. In addition, poor people cannot afford decent houses, nutritious food, medical aid and sending children to decent schools. Unemployment is the effect of poverty because weakness is caused by eating unhealthy food, poor housing and lack of access to education stop people from getting jobs.
Some actions by the Save the Children organization have thus focused on providing children with equal access to health and education. Save the Children claims to be a secular child focused development organization. In saying so, Save the Children do not identify as part of any political party or religion. The ongoing focus is upon issues pertaining
According to the German Federal Statistical Office, “changes will result in a shortage of more than 150,000 full-time nurses in Germany in 2025”. Moreover, this study considered the all European countries which was dealing with the high work volume and stress level at healthcare systems. Sample size of 115 nurses who were divided into intervention group and a wait-list control group were selected working at multicentre department in Germany. The people who were excluded in this particular study are with occupational disability, cognitive impartment and serious physical or with
Health Factors of a Caucasian-American Reflecting on the Caucasian-American culture required for me to first look into what my culture actually entails. In this paper I will discuss what elements of my culture are beneficial as well as detrimental to my health, the health disparities that my culture faces, what about my culture causes those disparities, and how society contributes to these disparities. Only upon this analysis of my culture and myself will I truly understand the health risks of being a Caucasian-American. The main benefit of being a Caucasian-American is that we have access to great medical care.
I want to participate in efforts to end the days people refuse to seek care in fear of taking loans or ruining their credit score because they have to declare bankruptcy. Health is a basic human right and Americans shouldn’t have to decide between seeking medical help or supporting themselves. In order to make effective contribution to improving healthcare, I will need to learn as much as I can from my colleagues, professors, patients, and school administration. The school dean, Larry Kaiser, has been instrumental in the financial transformation of Temple University Hospital, turning a fiscal deficit into surplus. Dr. Kaiser has a heart to advocate for those who may not have the resources or time, and I want to practice that philosophy.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs in order to help guide the practice of advance practice nurse (APN). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care to patients. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can impact healthcare reform and quality improvements for the patient, institution and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), a effective leader assumes and applies the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination. APN’s must establish and maintain healthy working relationships