Congestive Heart Failure Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) is a clinical syndrome of worsening signs or symptoms of heart failure requiring hospitalization or other unscheduled medical care (Felker 2014). ADHF formerly known as congestive heart failure is one of the leading cause for hospitalizations in the United States. ADHF accounts for approximately 1 million hospitalizations per year in the United States (Arnold & Porepa 2012). According to the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry, patients hospitalized with ADHF have a substantial risk of in-hospital mortality and rehospitalization. Pathophysiology Patients with existing heart disease are at higher risk of ADHF, causing dyspnea, edema, and fatigue, which can lead …show more content…
The United States is composed of many cultures, traditions and religious beliefs, sometimes making it difficult to find the right treatment for each individual patient. Some may believe their religion will cure them from any disease and therefore reject any medical care, which can lead to unplanned visits to the emergency department, and to add to the situation there is also language barriers. “Members of certain religious communities are convinced that their religious beliefs and practices reduce their risk for chronic diseases (Christiansen et al). Religious beliefs can influence members to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, which will decrease their risk for heart failure. The Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) communities advocate against alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking and recommend a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, members are expected to be physically active and have stable social relationships (Christiansen et al). If more people were devoted to their religion as the SDA, we might see a decrease not only in heart failure but also in a lot of other diseases. Socioeconomic status is a factor that influences the lifestyle and it shows that African Americans and Hispanics suffer from poor quality of life, which causes more frequent hospitalizations. In some cultures for example the Pacific Islanders, is not about culture or religion is mostly about not being educated of the seriousness of the disease or poor communication between patient and doctor, or even family can influence the patient in not taking their medication as directed by the physician, it can also be a lack of trust. The participants strongly expressed that a lack of knowledge about heart failure and its management was a significant barrier to managing their heart failure or that of a loved one, they believed that their healthcare provider did not spend adequate time getting to know them as a person, and often did not adequately
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After reading “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman, is an interesting book because it talks about the Hmong culture and their believes in medicine. A lot of cultures have their own way with handling medical issues, whether it is with some sort of herbs or whatever that culture uses to help the sick. In the book it’s about a little girl that suffers from having seizures and how the family is trying to use their cultural believes but also uses Western medicine to stop the seizures. It’s really hard for different cultures to assimilate to the American way because they do not fully understand what they’re trying to do which is helping their daughter. They want the help of the doctors but not too much because they still have
L.M. affiliates herself with Christian beliefs, she attends church regularly and describes her faith as a “saving grace through very trying times.” Both family members seek and are treated with Western medicine practices and they are both currently free of any diseases and/or ailments. L.M. describes health and wellness as “free from disease and good overall physical and mental wellbeing.” She also believes that to be truly well one must have faith in God and attend church regularly.
Especially between the American, Western medicine and the Hmong. Many Americans have grown up learning to trust medicine, the doctors word, and the treatment prescribed. Almost anything considered a health issue or illness is consulted with a doctor and generally medications are prescribed to help the problem. These doctors also understand that the cause of these health issues is due to biological factors within the individual. This means that it is one’s genes, alleles, body fluids, or bacteria is causing the problem.
The ever-growing Latino population in California has been using an alternative way to address their health problems. They are going back to their roots and using folk medicine or curanderismo. Curanderos are citizens of the Latino population who heal individuals through different herbs, massages, bone setting, counseling, spirituality, and midwifery (Hoskins and Padrón, 2017). This practice is important because many Latinos within California rely on non-traditional western practices to receive care for their illnesses because they don’t have access to other forms of health care or they want to follow their religious backgrounds. For example, in psychology, western psychologists don’t always understand the spirituality of the patient, which
The United States culture is a completely different experience for the Hmong people, something that is very foreign and unusual for them. The Hmong people and Lia’s family especially are faced with huge culture shock when it comes to the United States heath care system. They are use to more spiritual practices, while the doctors are focused on using strictly medication in order to heal patients. These completely different methods make it difficult to finding a common ground when trying to heal Lia. Many things that the Hmong culture is accustom to are not very well excepted in the US culture.
1.Congestive Heart Failure also known as (heart failure) is a life threatening condition. Heart Failure is caused when someone has a weak heart. It usually happens when the bodies blood pump to the heart is not pumping blood to the heart correctly.
Christina Markevich 10/29/2015 Congestive Heart Failure What is Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive Heart Failure is something that occurs when the heart is no longer able to pump enough blood to the rest of the body, or when is just is not able to pump blood as well as it should. Some people happen to have either of these problems, some people have both.
Case Study 2: CHF Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a disease process in which the cardiac function as a pump cannot meet the body requirements resulting in fluid buildup in tissues such as arms, abdomen, limbs, and lungs. Symptoms can include fatigue, edema, dyspnea, and reduced tolerance to activities. Causes of CHF are cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, etc. Cardiomyopathy is an illness that affects the myocardium (heart muscles) and includes three types: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Managing a patient with this condition requires a proper treatment plan, techniques for education, and an all-inclusive teaching strategy.
Many people in our country have the challenge of not only accessing, but also having the actual availability of seeking proper heath care and services. Disparity is created when one group’s outcome is seen to be greater or lessor than another’s and factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, disability, socioeconomic status, or geographical location affect this outcome (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2015). This discussion post will describe how health disparities affect one group, particularly those living with the Appalachia area, and how it affects their education, employment, and health. There are many health disparities with the Appalachians that need recognized and considered by health providers whenever
Koenig and Gate-Williams (1995) defined heritage as the degree at which a person reflects his or her own culture as he/she refers to the lifestyle. Heritage assessment is one of the diverse section of nursing assessments that community nurses must conduct in their profession. The formulation of heritage assessment allows the community nurses to gather relevant information relating to a patient’s culture which defines his/her beliefs. The information gathered during the assessment include the patient’s beliefs, family beliefs, religious and ethnic communities. Heritage assessment of a family is conducted to help in enhancing health protection, health restoration and health maintenance of a patient as per the cultural requirements.
Coronary Heart Disease: Risk Factors, Goals & Objectives, And Educational Interventions Patti Maisner Kaplan University Coronary Heart Disease According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014), the number one cause of death is Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) with 611,105 deaths per year; a rate of 193.3, based on a population of 100,000 adults. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente (2013) reports that the mortality rate for SPA 2 (Service Planning Area 2) 208 per 100,000 adults Risk Factors associated with Coronary Heart Disease There are several risk factors associated with CHD, some are not controllable, like ethnicity, gender, or heredity.
ST2 is a member of the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1) family that exist as both a transmembrane ligand (ST2L) and a soluble, circulating form (sST2).35 ST2 can be measured from various matrices without substantial differences in results and can be measured with highly sensitive and precise methods with well-defined reference limits.36-38 It is applicable as a biomarker for HF , both acute and chronic, due to its dose-dependent expression as a result of cardiomyocyte stretch which is known to cause diastolic HF in humans as a result of hypertrophy. 39, 40 Elevated ST2 levels are also associated with ACS, but have not proven to be a reliable diagnostic marker for either HF or ACS. The same does not hold true for its prognostic value. For acute
Religious and spiritual beliefs play a very important role in the medical care of Hispanic groups, they believe that their medical problems are a result of God 's verdict. The medical care is very expensive and because lack of money, they choice to traditional healers. Healers use herbs, aromas, and rituals to treat the ills of the body, mind, and spirit. Its ceremonial practice for healing has existed for centuries. However, for
Introduction Objectives of the chapter The purpose of this dissertation was to study religiosity and resilience among persons suffering from chronic renal failure and to determine the relationship of these factors with the socio- demographic and disease related characteristics. This chapter focuses on establishing the conceptual variables, operationally define the factors being studied, iterating the need for the study, and discussing the scope of the study. The chapter also acts as a preface to understand the methods used, and the results obtained through the study.
An example of these types of “spiritual intervention method” is the world practice of the indigenous healing systems. “Although the practice of healing may appear different across cultures, healing traditions have elements in common and all have theories of etiology, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic measures formalizing the interactions between patients and healer,” (Wiley &Allen, pg.31). In these small-scale societies, these healing traditions are cultural products that produce models of health that can be explained. The openness to these forms of medicine suggests that beliefs are related to the behavior of health and are aspects of culture that “make sense” to the given group. In comparison to the Western civilizations such as the United States, the biomedical approach