(2013) and Hopkins Burke (2012). The article from the Huffington Post, titled “Let’s Stop Treating Mental Illness Like It’s a Crime”, discusses concerns with mentally ill persons not receiving proper treatment while incarcerated. Another problem noted is the inability of communities to meet the needs mentally ill individuals within them. The author contends that these factors initiate a cycle that turns jails and prisons into “de facto asylums” with the likely hood that those in need of care will return to jail. This is supported by statistics provided by an article from the Texas Tribune which stated that from a sample of 900 subjects who had been in and out of
Making elder abuse one of the most convincing challenges facing the nation’s future. No one knows the true incidence of elder abuse. But, it estimated that as many as 10% of older adults faced some form of abuse , neglect, or exploitation every year (Kleba& Falk, 2014). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defined elder abuse as any abuse and neglect of a person between the age 60 and older by individuals that could be family or non-family caregivers in a relationship involving a belief of trust (Kleba & Falk, 2014). Under the EJA act, older adults who can no longer live independently may be vulnerable to mistreatment in the forms of physical abuse, psychologic or emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, financial
The writer posited further that globally there are always disparities between host countries and immigrants as it relates to mental health. Canadian immigrants are least likely to get sick as compared to their global counterparts because of the stringent immigration policies here. The writer suggests further that social determinants both pre and post-migration plays a key role in the mental health of for immigrants in Canada in a both negative and positive way. The writer long with a team conducted a peer review on academics resources on mental health problems within the IRER communities. Over 1600 were perused covering depression suicide conduct disorder and mental illness amongst the IRER population.
Although a recent survey found more than half of all inmates had some form of mental illness (4), they had developed that mental illness before incarceration. On the other hand, I did find a bit of information regarding the effects of overcrowding on mentally ill inmates. Because many overcrowded prisons are understaffed in medical personal, inmates who are mentally ill often go untreated. Scholars and mental health practitioners have suggested that the combination of adverse prison conditions and the lack of adequate and effective treatment resources may result in some prisoners with preexisting mental health conditions suffering an exacerbation of symptoms (4). Nonetheless, overcrowding is a direct violation of inmates’ Eighth Amendment rights; prohibition of cruel and unusual
Abuse in nursing homes is more common than people think. The frequency of mistreatment in nursing homes and the role that staffing and staff training may play in the prevention of such mistreatment is explored in the article “Prevention of Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Competencies for Direct-Care Staff” by Dana Dehart. While nursing home residents are often out-of-sight thus out-of-mind for many in society, their population is significant. Dehart (2009) states, “There are approximately 18,000 nursing homes in the United States with an over-all 1.6 million inhabitants, and numbers are anticipated to multiply to 6.7 million occupants by 2045” (p. 360). Under the management of other medical staff, nurses are usually the ones helping residents
Incarceration and women’s physical health. Pre-incarceration health risks, including addiction, trauma, and mental illness, contribute to incarcerated women’s poor physical health. Data support that incarcerated women bear a disproportionate burden of illness, women having higher rates of physical health problems than non-incarcerated women as well as incarcerated men Findings from the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004, suggested that just over half (57%; n = 46,300) of women incarcerated in state prisons reported a current medical problem, such as arthritis (25%), asthma (19%), hypertension (17%), and hepatitis (10%).About 12% described having surgery since being incarcerated, and almost half (49%) described
This article focused on emergency department boarding expresses the idea that department crowding is not an emergency department–based problem. Rather, it is a symptom of dysfunction in interrelated parts of the broader health care system. The article identified that particular patients are more susceptible to boarding in the emergency department for longer periods. Blacks, females, the elderly, psychiatric patients, and patients suffering from pneumonia and congestive heart failure have longer boarding times than others in the emergency department. In large metropolitan areas, 48 percent of admitted patients board at least two hours, but in areas with populations of under one million, only 23 percent of admitted patients board at least two
In some cases, only one female soldier represent this minority in a squad of males, so sexual harassment and trauma issues appear. According to a study published in December 2007 in the American Journal of Public Health, sexual harassment and assault are the most significant problems in the military for women. According to Zuma Press, in the U.S. Army approximately 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in 2012 and they have done by their colleagues (Zuma Press). Dr. Kimerling mentions that sexual harassment and trauma need to be taken into consideration as potential risk factors for women who serve in the military—and clinicians must be prepared to respond efficiently
Currently in the United States less than one percent of domestic abuse is reported to police. Nevertheless, about thirty five percent of the American population will endure such cruelties. There is often a separation between public and private matters pertaining to relationships for fear of judgment. Gender stereotypes have the ability to inflict tremendous pressure upon a person’s reaction to mistreatment for there is emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse. Currently in the media a relevant discussion about sexual abuse in the workplace has surged a mass discussion.
Research on the concept of presenteeism has shown that the lost productivity associated with presenteeism is costlier than a worker staying home for a day due to illness; estimating the costs of presenteeism to be over $150 billion in lost productivity annually in the United States (Hemp, 2004). Although factors that affect presenteeism are similar across industries, research related to the concept of presenteeism has found that teachers, nursing aids, and nurses report presenteeism rates greater than any other profession (Rainbow & Steege, 2017, p. 616). As it relates to nursing, not only does presenteeism negatively affect a nurse’s well-being but presenteeism can also impact patient outcomes. Rainbow and Steege (2017) identify medication errors, patient falls, and missed nursing care as negative patient consequences due to presenteeism in nursing (p. 621). Moreover, if the nurse is acutely ill, there is the risk of transmitting a virus to an already ill patient.
Intervention Strategy Since the very first emergency shelters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence opened in the United States in 1967, survivors have continued to have problems finding available and affordable housing options (History of the battered women 's movement, 2009). In the state of Virginia alone, 3,639 families were turned away due to full shelters in 2013 (Herring, 2014). Of the homeless population surveyed in January 2015 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, 43% reported experiencing domestic violence in the last year (Ackermann, 2015). These statistics speak to not only the prevalence of domestic violence, but also the widespread homelessness that can result when survivors cannot find safe, affordable housing. If
Patients who contract the influenza virus while in the hospital have a shockingly high risk of death as a result of flu complications. A recent article from Henry H. Bernstein and Jeffrey R. Starke lists the average mortality rate of all patients with hospital-acquired influenza as 16%, but notes that patients with higher risk factors, such as people who 've recently undergone transplants, have a mortality rate of between 33% and 60%. Though the flu is typically non-life threatening for the general population, the same can not be said for hospital patients who have compounding health issues. Because of the increased risk of death for hospital patients, it would be in a hospital 's best interest to require mandatory influenza vaccinations for its staff to prevent as much transmission of the virus as