Fire in the Blood is a shocking, powerful and a gripping documentary about how corporate laws and greed unnecessarily affect millions of lives around the world. This compelling and honest documentary directed by Dylan Mohan Gray brings forward the face of giant pharmaceutical companies and how western government aggressively blocked access to low cost life saving Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) for the countries of Africa, Asia and global south.
Did you know that some prisoners in concentration camps during WWII were subjected to serious, and sometimes fatal medical experiments done on them? There are three different categories of medical experiments. These experiments were only done to help the Nazis survive during that time. Hitler was originally the one who gave the german physicians permission to do these horrific experiments on innocent people.
All patients in the emergency department should be given the same appropriate medical examinations and services to detect an emergency medical condition. I think hospitals should some type of in hospital insurance for uninsured persons or hospitals could assess patients in getting the right connection to get insurance before they leave the hospital.
Throughout the daily health care facility, microsystem is continuously at play. At my time in the hospital I observed register nurses, CNAs, physical therapist, and dietician come together effectively to help assist the patients overall safety and health concerns of the patient needs. I spent the day shadowing a nurse and observed the element of the microsystem at work. During this time, I recorded my observations of the nurse throughout the day such as patient care, tasks, medications, charting, and other duties.
In what a few may consider the first modern war, the Civil War was home to thousands of injuries and deaths. The Civil War was a devastating war where the Confederates, the South, fought for the idea that slavery should stay and should not be abolished and the Union, the North, fought for the abolishment of slavery. The typical soldier that fought during the Civil War were untrained farmers who either volunteered or were forced into battle. The Confederates started the war with approximately 750,000 troops and the Union with nearly 2 million. The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed. However, battlefield medicine was performed that saved many lives including many
While Jose and Jorge are identical twins, their lives could not have been any more different. They have different health determinants to their unfortunate diseases that differ from each other. The case study of Jorge and Jose emphasizes the idea that your zip code determines your health more than your genetic code. Just a quick reminder, Jose is the twin who grew up in a largely improvised family, while Jorge is the twin who grew up in an upper-middle-class family.
In the state of Massachusetts a prescription is required from a doctor in order to distribute hypodermic needles. In the year 1990, two citizens of the city of Lynn started a needle exchange program in an goal to fight against the spread of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome also known as (AIDS). The two men legally purchased new sterile needles over-the-counter in Vermont. The defendants were at a specific location on Union Street in Lynn from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. every Wednesday evening in 1991 until their arrest made in June 19. They accepted dirty needles from society in exchange for clean needles; they exchanged between 150 and 200 needles each night ranging from 50-60 people. The defendants didn’t believe in charging for the service or
The policy and procedure designed by Open Arms Urgent Care is to prevent undesired or reoccurrence behaviors from our employees that may hinder patient care or staff services. We need to protect our health care organization. Our company takes affirmative action toward employee misbehavior. The steps that follow the policy and procedure checklist are designed to take action, improve employee performance, and prevent future employee misconduct.
(Josh) Pete Cataldo, a representative from WWP, was directly referenced through the creditability handed out from the nationwide known agency known as Business Wire, “The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.” (web)The wounded warrior project was developed in 2003 and directly assisted veterans that were wounded while serving in combat theatre in the middle east. The organization over the years has grown efficiently large and nationally recognized while
In 2005, a family friend by the name of Randy Birdsong was a patient at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital located in San Antonio, Texas. The Veteran Affairs (VA) medical staff was performing surgery on his abdomen. After the surgery, he was notified that there was insufficient space to accommodate his continued care. The V.A. advised him to keep his wound clean with a fresh roll of gauze, and sent him on his merry way. A few days later, Randy was back at the V.A. hospital with a noticeable infection taken place in his abdominal region. This prompted an additional surgery to clean the infected tissue. The V.A release Randy from the hospital once again for insufficient space and advised him to do his best to keep the sizeable hole in his abdomen
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and it is the cause of AIDS. T-cells are white blood cells that go around your body trying to find infections and diseases. When HIV gets into your body, it starts to attack T-cells so that they can duplicate and attack more T-cells. The immune system can normally prevent the virus from attacking but HIV attacks the immune system, which means that it can’t get rid of the virus. Once HIV attacks enough T-cells, you get AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome but not everyone with HIV gets AIDS. It is only when your immune system is damaged then you get AIDS. If you get treated before that happens, then you wont get AIDS. Scientists think that
There are five origin theories of the human immunodeficiency virus, each of these origins has a relation to do with the first state of HIV known as simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The most commonly accepted theory is the ‘Hunters’ Theory where the SIV was transferred to the human hunters when they hunted chimpanzees for their flesh as food and consumed the virus, also when the chimpanzee’s diseased blood came in contact with the hunters opened wounds it adapted by becoming HIV in the human’s body making the human its new host. Diseases that are transferred from animals to humans are known as the term ‘Zoonosis’. The Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Theory a theory where the SIV-contaminated polio vaccine was given to Africans as an uncontaminated vaccine not knowing it was holding the SIV
When HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) was discovered and established as the causative agent of AIDS in 1983-1984(1), the majority of people thought that vaccines against this HIV would be developed and applied rapidly. But, this was not going to happen in case of HIV as in AIDS, virus-induced immune response possess no ability to prevent re-infection and also not capable of slowing down the progression to disease. The development of an HIV vaccine took almost 30 years of intense laboratory and clinical work. And because of this intense work, today we are closer to develop an HIV vaccine but, it is difficult to predict the time when we have the vaccine that possesses sufficient efficacy for implementation in public health programs
HIV has been a huge problem not only China but all over the world. It has been described as one of the most prevalence disease that is spreading in an incredibly fast speed. The sad thing is that there is no cure for HIV at present, and HIV kills. Further more, there are still lots of people out there who are not aware of the nature of HIV and do not know how to prevent themselves from getting HIV. However, there are ways and solutions that have been proposed toward this problem. This essay is going to talk about the current HIV situation and problems in China as well as giving three solutions that have been proposed toward this problem: public awareness, better access to hospital tests and free condoms and protection.
Crisis communication is an important aspect of any organization or country. Crisis such as Ebola creates scare and panic to many countries. Although Singapore has enacted stringent measures to combat crisis, it still lags behind when compared to countries like US. Even though, there is no incident of Ebola outbreak in Singapore, the country should put appropriate measures in place in readiness for any potential outbreak of such faux pas crisis. An outbreak like Ebola needs the efforts of both the government and its potential stakeholders. Crisis, unlike other problems, is unpredictable, can suddenly affect the stakeholders that were not recognized before, and can cause damage to governments’ reputation and trusts from their citizens. All these characteristics of the crisis make it hard for a country to manage it. This paper, therefore, explores varied ways through which the Singapore government can effectively manage a crisis such as Ebola.