These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
As a nursing professional it will be my goal to improving the health and well-being of women, children and families. I am specifically interested in maternal and child healthcare. I would like to work with this population because there is a great need and the disparities in infant mortality rates have continued to increase over the years despite effort to decrease this trend. A mother’s health profoundly affects the health and well-being of her children so working to close the gaps in health disparities means reaching women prior to pregnancy and educating them on the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles. The current statistics indicate that maternal and child healthcare is experiencing great challenges in underserved and high-risk
Today, health disparities among minority populations is a growing phenomenon that can be prevented with extensive research. A health disparity is a disease that differs greatly in occurrence among different populations. The focus in this critique will be on health disparities among minority populations in the United States, since little nursing research has been done in this area. The more research conducted on health disparities among minorities could improve the gap that exists between minority groups and prevalence of certain diseases. The two articles I chose to critique are Gaskin et al.
Other than that,there are too much internal focus.The criticism on balance scorecard including the encourages towards an internal focus.Then, the measures missing in balanced scorecard have attention in national and having it critical in the management of health care.As example,on patient safety like related infections on care,daily hygiene and also prevention programs .As it was not the part of balanced scorecard system,it indicates the validity by balanced scorecard may be questioned. Beata Kollberg Mattias Elg,
(Why health, poverty, inseparable…) Children are seriously affected by health care inequality. Children who grow up in low-income families have worse health than their more affluent peers (Working Families) and a UC Davis study has indicated that the stress of early life poverty may be associated with serious health problems into adulthood. This stresses the idea that healthcare and poverty should not be treated as two separate issues, but should instead be addressed together, as the data shows that poverty itself can make people
The dominant root causes for this health inequality is individuals culture, education, treatment and fear of stigmatization. Put forward, one of the major causes of the mortality rate between mothers and new born are the decision to not seeking out medical treatment from clinics or hospitals out stigmatization. (Kakuma, Kleintjies, Lund, Drew, Green & Flisher, 2010). Stigma is obtain paired with the fear of being judged by others (Silal et al., 2012). Silal et al.
Patient education, tele-medicine, expanding urgent care and primary care hours, urgent care departments, and co-pays in combination could help curb the number of non-emergent visits. Overuse of the emergency department causes overcrowding, ambulance diversion, long waiting times, frustrated staff, and cost inflation. These impacts are caused by inconvenient urgent care clinic and primary care office hours, quick results, emergency department referrals from urgent care clinics and primary care providers, EMTALA, and finally lack of co-pay. If the number of emergency department visits are decreased, staff can focus on caring for those who have life threatening conditions, and could result in cost savings for the entire healthcare
In addition, nurse leaders have knowledge of wider contemporary issues in nursing and an understanding of factors that can affect or improve the profession as well as service delivery (Antrobus & Kitson, as cited in Scully, 2015). In this regard, Wilson & Fowler (2012) argue that strengthening nursing leadership will help in restructuring the weak health care system at all levels, local, national and
Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014). Wagner et al. (1996) had argued that, for chronic conditions patient’s they learned to empower self management by gain knowledge and skill from nurses whom had done the plans for discharge. Lorig et al. (2009) had agreed that, the concept of empowering patient in self management is crucial.
This implies that disparities in health continue to exist despite the efforts of the health care systems to provide patients similar access to care, which according to Woolf, and Braveman (2011), suggests that disparities originate outside the formal health care setting. The authors concluded that environmental and social variables especially income and education are often the underlying causes of illnesses and are key to understanding health
Therefore, it is important for health care organizations to be prepared to adopt eMedicine. Second, the medical apps endanger the privacy of personal and medical information of the patients. For some people easy access to care is more important and on the contrary, for some privacy is the priority. Health care managers need to reassure that the application of eMedicine will not increase the chances of fraud and misuse of the confidential information. Third, high-cost patients like dual-eligible- both enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid- consume most of the health care resources.
On the community/group level, cultural factors such as diet, spirituality, and beliefs about illness/health can all influence the health status of the population and how they seek healthcare. There are also factors of poor living conditions and poor quality of food based on socioeconomic status, which is usually lower in LEP communities (Powell, 2016). Individual factors to look for in assessing the LEP patient can include stress related to potential immigration status, which can be higher in immigrants with a language barrier (Ding & Hargraves, 2009). Family and or social support, employment, financial status, and access to interpreter services can be other factors influencing health and access to healthcare (Derose, Escarce & Lurie 2007). According to the Robert Wood Johnson foundation (2014), the LEP population makes up 21.7% of the uninsured population, decreasing preventative or routine healthcare.
These inequities in health can be linked to poverty, inequity, and violations in human rights that should be address by health institutions in a collaborative manner with government, charity, and social organizations. These inequities should also be assessed in a holistic comprehensive manner in order to identify the root causes behind the social determinant(s) contributing to poor health. In many times, this can be the result of a violation of human rights as is the case with LGBT persons. Alternatively, it can be attributed to poverty and social determinants caught in a cyclic
She also believes that the infrastructure that small grassroots projects need to be successful is not currently in place, therefore, that must be built. Finally, her social innovation plan is to help heal women who have been through trauma that prevents them from acting on the behalf of others. By helping to heal these women, they can be enabled to go out into their community and create more social change. It is possible that previous attempts to help grassroots programs have failed because they failed to take into account that the change agent must focus on themselves first and help those who are most deeply invested in