Did I get my period? I thought to myself when I was ten. After investigating, I discovered that I had drawn blood after scratching my right forearm in my sleep. Instead of becoming a woman, I had given myself another open sore.
It was a warm summer afternoon of August, 1999, at a friend’s house when I was introduced to rheumatoid arthritis. It was a casual and startling encounter. His aunt greeted me at the door to take me to the guest room. She seemed to be in her mid-40’s, had a round face with thin reddish skin, painful looking hand deformities and a slow, limping gait; most strikingly, an aura of pain was visible all around her. I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering. It’s not just the disease, the pain, there is also a taboo which one must endure.
There is one disease that sparks interest in me, that disease is Lupus. The main reason that I am interested in Lupus is because my mom has Lupus. I’m going to tell you about the two major kinds of Lupus and the effects they have on people. The first type is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus affects the kidneys. Can cause inflammation to the nervous system and brain also inflammation in the brain's blood vessels. Another form of Lupus is Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, this lupus is limited to the skin. Rashes can occur and lesions (sores) a most common rash that occurs is discoid rash which is a scaly; red and raised but not itchy rash. Another well known rash is called the butterfly rash a rash that forms across the
Co-occurring disorders are common with most client cases that are presenting with a substance use disorder. Rosa is presenting with a history of several suicide attempts, alcohol use disorder, Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The client’s most severe symptoms are anger, fear, and shame. It is these symptoms that are complicating her life, causing distress, and self harming behaviors. Additionally, her treatment history is limited since she does not finish her therapy sessions. In her opinion she doesn’t have a problem and she feels that she is smarter than the therapists. She has an intense fear of not being liked or not being viewed in positive regard. She has been unwillingly admitted several
Research studies show that evidence-based practice (EBP) leads to higher quality care, improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, and greater nurse satisfaction than traditional approaches to care.1-5 Despite these favorable findings, many nurses remain inconsistent in their implementation of evidence-based care.
A 52 year old patient was referred to hospital for widespread tense, serous fluid filled blisters with an inflammatory base in the skin. Discuss the integumentary assessment for this patient?
The criminological theory that I think is the best is the social leaning theory. The social learning is a social learning behavior which is affected by your peers. The people around you can really affect the way you think and act. Just hanging and socializing with people you can adapt bad habits. Learning also occurs through the observation of reactions and punishments. Social learning theory combines cognitive learning theory and behavioral learning theory. Social learning theory contributes many other theories. Most crimes come from people who was influenced by their peers who also do crimes. Crimes are illegal acts against the law. The social learning theory criticisms are individuals and especially children. The assumptions of the social
Frostbite happens when the skin and tissues freeze and become damaged due to exposure to freezing temperatures. Commonly affected areas include the feet, hands (especially the fingers), nose, cheeks, and ears. Frostbite can be mild or severe. Mild damage may be reversible, but severe frostbite may result in permanent tissue death or loss.
How you, as a social worker, might interpret the needs of Paula Cortez, the client, through the two cultural lenses you selected.
As the new era of psychology approaches the idea evidence-base program is used especially for the social service field. A vast majority of programs has been developing around the world aimed at helping individuals in the community suffering from various illnesses. In this paper, the reader should expect the definition of evidence-base programs, an appropriate questions and elements used in choosing an evidence-based program, an explanation of an evidence continuum that is consider valid, a detailed view of the pros, and cons use for evidence-based programs, a summary that evaluates the concept of evidence-based programs and proposal of how the concept is utilized.
Polit & Beck, (2012) describe Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) as an integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence. One of the more challenging aspects of EBP is the actual research on a particular topic. The fact is there is a multitude of journals and reviews etc. on any given subject; for this reason it is imperative that one knows how to conduct a proper search for pertinent information. Due to the complexity of literature searches and the amount of information available it is prudent to follow a guide while doing research. Trying to determine the credibility and importance of information is daunting. Therefore using a tool to determine the strength of resources is important.
Susannah Cahalan’s battle with a rare autoimmune disorder can be used as a perfect case study for misdiagnosis with patients, biases that doctors may encounter and the sick role. Firstly, for those that have not read Brain on Fire, it is about the journey Susannah, a reporter for the New York Post, underwent with trying to find an answer to her perplexing medical mystery. Early on in her journey Susannah started experiencing subtle symptoms that she dismissed as the flu and the common blues everyone experiences from time to time. Her primary doctor that will play a major role in the story, Dr. Bailey, also thought Susannah had symptoms along the lines of a virus like mono. She continued with her daily life not putting much thought to her symptoms. Her health continued to gradually decline, and her colleagues began noticing something was wrong with her. At one point her supervisor, after noticing a lack in her performance, gave her one last shot to have the chance to interview John Walsh, famous for America’s most wanted. In short, the interview was a disaster and cut short after Susannah began having an array of symptoms that were observable as being intoxicated.
When I was in ninth grade, I went to a service trip to the Vivian Pellas Hospital in Nicaragua which provides a holistic and comprehensive care program to children suffering from burns, especially those from low income families, called Aproquen. The doctor explained the process of the care that was given and the personal stories from some of the suffered children. As the doctor kept explaining, the psychologist’s office caught my sight. I kept looking into the office where the psychologist was speaking with an injured child, however, they were both smiling brightly. The doctor, whom was explaining to the class, had mentioned that the children are injured both physically and mentally, and that it is easier to cure the children physically than
Eczema alludes to an unending incendiary skin condition, described by dry skin, with patches that are red and seriously irritated. These patches of eczema may overflow, turn out to be textured, crusted, or solidified. Side effects can run from mellow to extreme, and the condition can contrarily affect personal satisfaction. Dermatitis can happen anyplace on the skin and is normally found on the flexors. There are numerous sorts of eczema, with the most widely recognized one being atopic dermatitis. Atopy alludes to an innate inclination toward eczema, asthma, and unfavorably susceptible rhinitis. Individuals with eczema may endure with one of the other atopic maladies.
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin develops an allergic reaction after being exposed to a foreign substance. Because of the contact with allergic substation, the body release inflammatory chemicals. They can make the skin feel itchy and irritated. The time from the first contact to development of allergy reaction can vary from days, months or even years.