Moreover, it requires cultural support. When it comes to health settings, cultural barriers describe any impediment a person can encounter, for instance differing languages and conceptions of gender roles (Wilson & Mutha, 2010). These impediments that can cause miscommunication between people from different cultural backgrounds remain the major triggers of unsatisfactory health outcomes among Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Such impediments result in unequal health (Mobula et al, 2015). Studies have demonstrated that the various beliefs, knowledge, and interpretations of value, health, principles and identity make it difficult for indigenous people to employ mainstream healthcare facilities.
Paramedics must communicate effectively and appropriately to service users, relatives and other healthcare professionals, failure to do so may result in disciplinary action (HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2012). When healthcare professionals communicate ineffectively Important information can be misinterpreted, creating confusion, ambiguity and anxiety, leading to hostile situations (McCABE & TIMMINS 2006).In England between 2011 and 2012, 10,986 complaints were made in relation to ineffective communication, and a further 12,571 related to the attitude of staff (NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE 2012). This emphasises the importance of ensuring that the health care professional’s verbal and non-verbal communication both convey the same positive
The main focus here would be to make patients aware of the laws that are set in place that allow them to care. Also, letting them know that if a patient denies them care or provides them less care than other patients. Another problem we are faced with is the fact that if we argue that patients have rights, then we also must look at the rights of the physician. That is why all of these laws have come about, because basically the patient is putting their lives in the hands of the physician. The physician has decided to go into this career and this career is for human service.
In conclusion it is clear that ageism exists within health care facilities and evidently has the potential to significantly impact upon seniors which notably effects the quality of care delivered by health care workers. However, these issues that were explained and described in this essay can be decreased and furthermore prevented through implementing the correct, relevant and necessary education and communication skills in order to enhance and elaborate knowledge of ageism in the healthcare
The report recognizes the numerous barriers preventing nurses from responding effectively to the rapid dynamism of both the health care setting and system and suggest ways of overcoming these barriers to better position nurses in leading change and advancing health (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Some of these barriers include regulatory and policy barriers as well as high turnover rates among nurses. Some states have different laws that regulate the scope of nursing practice. IOM’s report maintains that similar legislations are politically instigated and do not promote nursing education or improve patient safety. In addition, it regards these limits on the scope of nursing practice as an impediment to effective competition in the healthcare market and consequently recommends the intervention of the Federal Trade Commission in absorbing range of competent and cost-effective nurse practitioners (Institute of Medicine, 2011).In this regard, it recommends the establishment of nurse residency programs which will help nursing graduates in acquiring the skills and knowledge required in delivering quality and safe care that conforms to the established standard of nursing
She argues that since the government has failed, there needs to be a “rights-based approach that recognizes and attempts to address the root cause of mental health problems” in order to solve the issue among Native Americans. It is implied that the root cause is historical trauma. She describes in her argument that it needs to be realized that historical trauma immensely affected Native Americans through oppression and systematic racism, and that traditional factors such as stronger community and family ties, and maintaining their language will make the affects (mental health problem) less rampant. The way she defends this point of view is progressive, and shows it can be effectual in the long run to solve the deep-rooted obstacle of mental health with Native
But on the other hand, they need consider whether telling truth would help or make situations more worst. Ethical dilemma among health care professional arises, either telling the truth or withholding the truth would benefit the patient. In health care settings, truth telling about terminal care is a common ethical dilemma: either by telling truth or withholding the truth is the main concern. More often, doctors and nurses work closely
Below are some important facts which could actually save your life. 1. Having an unhealthy lifestyle have affected so many people by becoming inflicted with various medical conditions. And sometimes, it gets worse to the point that a blood transfusion may be necessary. Not being able to know exactly your blood type in times like this would be delaying the possibility of helping you get cured of your disease.
The Francis report is clear confirmation that when the 6C’s, a therapeutic relationship and ethical boundaries are ignored in patient care it becomes a major barrier that leads poor healthcare. (Department of Health, 2013). It is evident that a therapeutic relationship and effective communication underpins good healthcare (Brown & Bylund, 2008). Communication is therapeutic and building relationships is the cornerstone of nursing work, particularly with patients who have learning disabilities or mental health issues (Clarke, 2012). With such patients, nurses have to consider emotional factors as the patients may find it hard to listen, concentrate and communicate if they are emotionally, scared, anxious or maybe just do not understand the
Healthcare differences or disparities refer to the condition or state of unequal, unlikeness, and disproportion that is observed between people within a society with regard to access to healthcare services (Williams & Torrens, 2011). Such differences are caused by different demographics such as economic status, age, gender, color, and ethnicity. In the United States, such disparities have been witnessed since time immemorial. These differences mean that some people within the country do not have access to quality healthcare services whereas others have full access at all times. Some of these differences in access to healthcare in the country are discussed below.
Reasons that can contribute to an inaccurate vital reading are overall sign reading. And some of the reasons to that is not understanding the right way to take vital sign or how to follow the right procedure. Being a Medical Assistant means having a lot in our plate, an can mean that we might have a lot of errors. Most common errors that are introduced by a medical assistant are vital signs. Either the MA was not well trained on taking blood pressure or has trouble understanding it.
A core aim of our health services is to ensure that National Health Service (NHS) organisations and their staff deliver the best care possible to patients (Bidgood, 2013). However, there has been numerous debates on how to measure and guarantee quality care (Bidgood, 2013). The issue of quality of care has been highlighted by the publication of the Francis Report into the failings of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2009 (Francis, 2010). The report revealed poor patient experiences and highlighted a whole system failure, that should have had checks and balances in place, working to ensure patients were treated with care, dignity and suffered no harm. In addition, healthcare professionals were losing the sight of quality
Patient safety is one of the key determinants in providing quality healthcare. “The goal of preventing medication errors in pediatric care is to protect the safety of patients” (Caple, 2015). A medication error (ME) is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer” (Schub, Patient safety: Medication errors and improving medication safety for pediatric patients, 2015). They are the most prevalent medical error, posing a risk for all patients, but pediatric patients are more likely to experience them (Schub, Patient safety: Medication errors and improving medication safety for pediatric patients,