Obesity is an epidemic in America that is continuously becoming worse than it was a few years ago. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 40% of U.S women are obese; also, the prevalence of childhood obesity remains at 17%. Obesity in America has been attributed to many factors. For instance, over consumption of fast food. The fast food industry in America is a vast industry that makes quick, satisfying meals at a very low cost.
The four principles of biomedical ethics serve as the foundation of decision-making for healthcare professionals. There has been significant debate over which principle is most important to consider for achieving the best health outcome for patients. In this paper, I will argue why no single principle is more important than the other. My primary argument is to demonstrate multiple instances where a different principle is most important, which would imply that no single principle is most importance across all possible cases. Furthermore, I will interpret outcomes as they relate to the improvement in a patient’s health or condition.
Utilitarianism, Kantian/deontological, and virtue ethics are some of the moral theories that have been touched upon in class. These theories apply to our everyday life and in many ways make their way into the medical field and our everyday life. There are positive and negatives for each of these theories and all have their own take on biomedical ethical issues. In the article “Autonomy Trumps All? A Kantian Critique of Physician-Assisted Death” by Hoa Trung Dinh, the article explores the views and thoughts of physician-assisted deaths and if they are morally ethical.
Most people around the world that purchase insurance and pay a premium or out of pocket expense feel that their insurance should cover what they need done weather its deemed medical necessary by insurance guidelines or not. “Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that covers the cost of an insured individual's medical and surgical expenses. Depending on the type of health insurance coverage, either the insured pays costs out-of-pocket and is then reimbursed, or the insurer makes payments directly to the provider.” (MNT) The Affordable Care Act which now covers most beneficiaries in the USA and has effect on plastic surgeons.
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the principles of empowerment in nursing practice. The essay will define what health promotion is and how it is important to empowerment and how they both link. I will also be discussing my artefact and what health promotion models have been researched and used throughout my essay and in the making of my artefact and the reasoning behind the decisions. The main topic of this essay will be focusing on how I can empower someone with a learning disability to communicate using a communication board to express their wishes and needs to the medial staff.
As we all may know, change is at times difficult to implement but at times necessary. In addition, we need to obtain value increasingly when we serve our patients. A little update on how we have been doing; our post-op success rate is down by 20% than in previous years largely due to increased length of stay from surgical wound infections. Recently, post-op recovery patients who normally recover in three days or less are recovering in six days or more due to the onset of infections in the surgical site. This drastically increases the length of stay and out-of-pocket expenses for our patients.
The word “euthanize” means to bring about a person’s death to relieve them from serious distress. The topic of euthanasia in medicine has evolved since intensive care was first instituted. Before the 1950’s, a simple model was used to determine when someone was dead: the individual was dead when his or her heart stopped beating. In the modern light, the answer to this question isn’t as clear. With advancements in organ transplantation and other medical technologies, the stopping of a beating heart is no longer a definite death sentence.
Seclusion is defined by the Mental Health Commission (2009 p.19) as ‘the placing or leaving of a person in any room alone, at any time, day or night, with the exit door locked or fastened or held in such a way as to prevent the person from leaving.’ Newton-Howes (2013) further describes the seclusion room as a locked room, which is sparsely furnished with little detached or hazardous objects in a reduced stimulus environment to promote the regaining of self-control following a period of acute mental distress. The Mental Health Commission recorded 1,403 episodes of seclusion in 2012. According to Gutheil (1978 as cited in Muir-Cochrane 1995) the purpose of seclusion can be identified through three dimensions: the management of unwell persons,
Description A patient I formed a therapeutic relationship with was a 72-year old man, Robert O’ Brien. Robert was a regular at the hospital. However, when I met him he was uneasy as he was new to my ward. He was familiar with nurses and other members of staff on another ward.
In healthcare practices reflection has been described as the process of reviewing, analyzing and evaluating one’s own experiences, depict upon theoretical concepts or previous learning to enhance future action (Reid, 1993). A proficient reflective nurse continuously reflects on experience and is able to reflect in action, constant learning from experience to benefit the future actions (Schon, 1983). Today I am also reflecting on one of my experience which is confronted during my Senior Elective Course rotation. I still remember that day it was Tuesday morning around 11:00am I was in HN office helping Liza (CNI) to finalize the names of staff members who have completed successfully ACLS.