Both men and women face health care disparities, the difference are each genders health concerns, access to healthcare, financial barriers, preventive and follow up care. In the 2013 Kaiser Men Health Survey and 2013 Kaiser Women Health Survey presented that women’s health concerns, preventive treatments, and follow up treatments, are of greater expense compared to men. So women are most likely not to access health care due to high cost and lack of insurance in comparison to men. This same study also found stereotypical gender roles plays a big part,when it comes to accessing health care. Women are most likely not to see a provider due to childcare, lack of transportation, lack of time and inability to take time off work.
“Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” (Healthy People, 2010) It includes knowing how to control with your own health and to benefit your own health through making informed health decisions, seeking appropriate treatments. Anyone can be health literate. Anyone at home, at school, work, or even the society as a whole. Health literacy can impact our health overall and all aspects of life. Even if you’re intelligent and educated people in the stress of medical situation when you’re ill, you can be health literate too.
Age discrimination in health care is primarily hidden and individual rather than institutional (Lievesley, 2012), where statistical evidence demonstrates this relationship with registered nurses and the severity and presence of discrimination towards patients of the older generation. Furthermore, patient outcomes are indirectly affected by ageism (Nelson, 2005). For example, health care workers who are biased towards the elderly often result in a reluctance to trial certain treatments which could benefit the individual along with the dismissal of older patients from clinical trials (Nelson, 2005). It is evident that registered nurses distance themselves from seniors due to feeling powerless to help or the patient might be at the end stage of life (Kane & Kane, 2005). Additionally, it has been found that people of the older generation who suffer a disability, such as a hearing of visual deficit, tend not to choose to receive rehabilitation in order to assist with day-to-day life (Kane & Kane,
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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.
The legislative body (1991) asked the IOM to appraise the degree of ethnic and racial inequality in the health care considering the elements assuring the social status and their capability to afford the care, recognizing the resources of theses discrepancies and propose the recommendation strategies. The IOM committee fulfilled this demand and reviewed approximately hundred studies that help in the evaluation of quality health care services for different minority groups. Some of the studies that employ that more precise research plans perusing patient’s perspective while using the clinical data extracted from patients visual aid. In addition to it, a vast number of published research studies conclude that minorities receive fewer services than the white, counting the clinical measures. In common this study reveals
These differences have a huge impact, because they result in people who are worst off experiencing poorer health and shorter lives. Some differences, such as ethnicity, may be fixed. Others are caused by social or geographical factors (also known as 'health inequities') and can be avoided or mitigated. Local authorities are uniquely placed to tackle health inequalities, as many of the social and economic determinants of health, and the services or activities which can make a difference, fall within their remit. The challenge is to reduce the difference in mortality and morbidity rates between rich and poor and to increase the quality of life and sense of wellbeing of the whole local community.
According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2012), health and health care disparity refer to differences in the health and health care between population groups. The health disparity generally refers to a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality experienced by one population group relative to another. A health care disparity typically refers to the differences between groups in health coverage, access to care, and quality of care. While disparities are commonly viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, they occur across many dimensions, including socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual
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Decisions about health care that reflect the values and beliefs of the entire population will be made. It will also enhance cultural sensitivity of health services that will be delivered by providers. Providers will be able to better respond to the needs of minority and underserved populations. Thus, by increasing the number of minority groups in the health professions, many existing health disparities may be reduced or
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According to Page-Reeves et al.,(2013), fear of cost is not something that the individuals with health insurance or adequate incomes experienced. The uninsured minority face health problem because they cannot afford to pay for health care. Many of them are not working and even managing to buy thing for their basic needs first than to think of health care, which results to health problems being untreated and undiagnosed at the earlier stage and can lead to chronic health problems. The predicament then will develops to more difficult health problems later on in