The public health model is more difficult to define than the other two models due to not everyone understands the concept of public health. The public health model is concerned with individuals’ who have problems but extends the concept of health care beyond just the normal medical treatment due to individuals problems may be linked to social issues as well (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The public health model looks at larger populations and not just individuals by actually collecting data and examining this data to determine the overall problem (Woodside & McClam, 2015). By collecting and examining this data the public health model is used to alleviate health problems that have consequences for society in general, like health insurance for
More and more Plans to move the health care system towards the goal of cultural competence is being realized due to the health implications of being stagnant (Seeleman et al, 2015). Greater morbidity and death from prolonged diseases are found amongst cultural and ethnic groups. The magnitudes can be higher monetary problems to greater activity restrictions.
For example ICD-10 has expanded diagnoses codes from around 14,300 to around 69,000) and so the suggested need for a greater understanding of the logic and relationship affect between ICD-10 codes and current ICD-9-CM contracts and reimbursements means significant change to the status quo. In my experience is that change is feared or at least distrusted. So as I read the article the need for training to both reassure and build confidence seemed the key point. I think if providers can show staff system wide how use of ICD-10 codes will benefit the system and patient care, if the providers can fully integrate ICD-10 codes into the fabric of the organization then in time ICD-10 will become the familiar model to all (including insurers), just another part of daily work probably leading to that same mix of ambivalence. I think the trick is to do exactly what Padarthy suggests, to proactively and methodically integrate ICD-10 across the whole system in a measured and methodical way with due care to the impact on
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People (2015), these factors underlie preventable disparities in health status and disease outcomes. Poor health outcomes are often the result of the interaction between individuals and their social and physical environment. Policies that result in changes to the social and physical environment can affect entire populations over extended periods of time, while simultaneously helping people to change individual-level behavior. Improving the conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age will ensure a healthier population, thereby improving national productivity, security, and prosperity through a healthier nation.The importance of social determinants of health is growing initiatives to address these determinants of health. The development of integrated solutions within the context of the health care delivery system needs to focus on patient centered care.
In my opinion, in order to understand how socioeconomic status of Hispanics affects the quality of health care, more research still needs to be conducted. This research should be a collaboration between Hispanic communities and researchers, which would build trust and potentially increase sample sizes. Future studies should also take into consideration the cultural variety of Hispanic population. For example, current federal standards require federal agencies use Hispanic or Latino term. Hispanics are identified by Spanish surname, Spanish origin, Spanish language and birthplace in a Latin American country.
The Columbian Exchange is a mark in history that has lead to pivotal outcomes that has affected the world today as well as the past. The Exchange between the old and new world has brought advances to today’s world due to sacrifices and interactions between two distinctly different populations. Both worlds introduced one another to new diseases, and resources that overall lead to advancements in research and new resources of survival to help sustain populations in both worlds, which have carried over into present day and has allowed for the development of the human population. Sustainable populations allowed individuals to no longer concentrate solely on survival rather have time to research and expand knowledge about health practices and give attention to preventing deadly epidemics. Although the interaction of disease did give rise to deadly epidemics in the new world the advancements made in medicine changed how disease and illness were treated and further allowed a change in perspective about health and survival.
Addressing the specific values and needs of the Hispanic community can create more engageable and effective treatment for the Hispanic community. Alvarez et al. (2007) suggested that research should exist about the influence of cultural affiliation on treatment access, retention, and outcomes of substance use treatment among the Hispanic community. Culture and community are an important aspect of the recovery for the Hispanic community. Considering the influence of the culture in Hispanic clients can facilitate their
Understanding the Healthcare system can be very challenging due to the system is constantly changing from new technology manage care, health care reforms, aging populations and other economic factors that have a significant impact in the service provided. Understanding plays an important role in the health care system because the improving quality in the healthcare system requires the implementation of internationally and recognized evidence based guidelines and protocols. EBP is necessary to integrate the best research with clinical expertise and patient value to establish best health outcomes. We believe that openly outlining and understanding some form of theory that explains the reason for why an intervention may work to induce planned
The theory has produced new nursing knowledge that is useful in practice. Thus, the scope and purpose of Reed’s theory are such that it can be applied to a wide variety of human health situations. The purpose of the theory is to enhance nurses’ understanding about well-being (Reed, 2008). Initially, Reed’s work focused on developmental resources in persons confronted by challenges of later adulthood related to indicators of mental health symptomatology, specifically, clinical depression (Reed, 1983, 1986b, 1991). In linking self-transcendence to mental health as an indicator of well-being, the scope of the theory expanded to include persons other than older adults who were facing end-of-own-life issues (Reed, 1991b).
Limiting language barriers Because of the overwhelming evidence that cultural competence in healthcare add to better health outcomes, an obligation towards culturally competent care is growing among healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations are starting to incorporate broad approaches to answer to the requirements of racial and cultural minorities. In addition, there are progressively more government guidelines that dictate better awareness of health organizations towards the increasing population diversity. Also, numerous health care organizations are concluding that creating and employing a cultural competence strategy is a noteworthy business move that augments the attention and contribution of both providers and patients (Dejesus, 2008) Growing the cultural competence of health systems also has the benefit of minimizing organizational and language barrier. The literature review demonstrates that culturally competent healthcare organizations create policies that attempt to address cultural concerns on all levels, from the establishment's Executive leadership to clinicians and administrative workers.
The legal system is in place not only to protect our rights and administer justice, but to increase the quality of life in a society. By legalizing doctor-assisted suicide, the quality of life increases. First, more lives can be saved with the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide. Many diseases such as cancers can take away use of certain organs. By detecting incurable cancers earlier, it is possible to harvest organs such as kidneys (cancer.org, 2014).