Main barrier found was unawareness of treatment (44.3%) Furthermore, unreal belief about the maturity of cataract and necessity of surgery (11.4%) Ojo P Odugbo (2012) – Cataract blindness, surgical coverage, outcome, and barriers to uptake the cataract services in Plateau State, Nigeria Population-based cross-sectional survery 4200 adults Costs may be recued by decreasing the cost of surgery -reducing cost of supplies and equipment and efficiency. Cataract services were unaffordable to most individuals who are blind due to cataract. Most frequent reason 53 (41,1%) 43 (33.6% subjects were unaware of treatment. Zelalem Addisu Mehari (2013) – Barriers to cataract surgical uptake in central ethiopia 146 subjects were
Also, a lack of infrastructure makes it difficult for a country to be able to treat its patients. Due to stigma and being quarantined, patients have a high risk of becoming depressed or developing symptoms of PTSD. Regarding infectious diseases, mental health is something that is often overlooked, but needs to be addressed in order to effectively treat the patients and overcome the global
Orient says that Universal healthcare is just another way of saying “uniform healthcare”, where the sick would not be optimally taken care of. Although expenses may be reduced, the reason for it is due to restricting the demographics of people who they will provide care to; focusing mainly on the healthy and disregarding those with fatal illnesses, such as cancer. Orient uses another Zutshi 5 Human Right issue to further prove how such an implementation would result in an utter failure. She provides us with the government granting its citizens to right of education. As a result, she states that “the performance of American students is nearly the worst in the industrialized world.
The lower class didn't have simple access to seeing a “physician”. Even though medicine was very trivial at the time, access to a physician can be the difference between life and death. The lower class were objectified to dealing with this disease without any medical help. The Bubonic Plague affected society drastically in England during this time. People lived in constant fear of the bubonic plague.
This is a huge problem, especially in south Africa because of the vast number of people in poverty, thousands are unable to care for those suffering from ailments. Which leads to the more practical and perhaps even cynical view on legalized Euthanasia, if patients who are terminally ill and cannot be helped, have the option of Euthanasia, more time and resources can be spent on helping those who can and want to be helped. This would help a lot in south Africa as more medical resources and funds are needed. However, some believe that euthanasia should be illegal. This opinion is held by many countries
Moreover, among the rural parts of Mexico health care is extremely low. As indicated in Use of Health Services, the poor people use less health services than the rich people, even though the poor are the mostly needed. In general, the low income areas are substandard with inadequate supplies of medicine. Moreover, some hospitals lack the number of beds for patients. Therefore, there aren't enough beds for the patients and poor people cannot afford to pay for private hospitals.
Back then in “The Plague” they could not do much as of “helping” them out with that disease. We have the cure for everything that is out there, but the government wants you to sell your soul to get it. Let that sink in for a minute okay. The government has SO MUCH MONEY, how come our school or we still in debt are not well up to date? They keep putting money down on things that does not help us out.
Along with that it causes reproduction issues to that fact it lowers the sperm count in males and in females it will just make them completely infertile or not healthy enough to bare a child. In the scheme of things, Cocaine is one of the last thing you want to stick your nose into. It is a very addictive drug, and one dosage could permanently alter your life forever; with the health malities or with the fact if caught by law enforcement you could end up in jail and once you get out your job options just go to Hell. It would be in everyone’s interest and benefit for everyone to just never get a chances to take it, because as the saying goes “ Crack is
Many of these people are suffering from a multitude of health issues. America seems to have completely forgotten about these individuals, failing to stop a think about what elements of their life ultimately landed them homeless. Homelessness is not just a health concern for the individuals involved it also poses health risk to the community as a whole. First, the homeless are without access to running water, this poses several health concerns such as; where is their human waste going without proper facilities? Additional environmental concerns include; encampments, litter, run-off, disease and drug waste.
Some even cited God as the reason for the outbreak as He was punishing the victims for living filthy lives or having “poor internal constitution”. This theory even affected the scientific community with the acceptance of the miasma theory of disease. Most doctors, aside from Snow, believed the theory at the time. This collective acceptance only hindered the discovery of a cure and pushed the elitist view of social status further. “Raw social prejudice also played a role…the miasma theory was regularly invoked to justify all sorts of groundless class and ethnic biases.” (132).
But others can’t even get in the door (until they are sick enough to need emergency care). (3) America is in need of a serious reformation concerning its health care system. There are way too many citizens who are living without the medical care they should be entitled to. Not being able to afford any kind of care when citizens experience illnesses that are treatable is just out right
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
He remembers what happened to his mother when she became sick with cancer and remembers that her cells were taken. Together with the stories of kidnapped African American people he is very distrusting of the medical system and does not want to have anything bad happen to him. Add to the fact that African American patients were known to have sub par health care in the days of Henrietta and that segregation was still something that happened, he might not have ever felt comfortable seeking medical attention. Also, due to lack of jobs in some areas as well as less education leading to less job opportunities, many African Americans are not able to access health care. Many clinics in low income
It is believed that once practicing physician-assisted suicides becomes an acceptable concept in society, the next steps will easily be taken toward unethical actions such as involuntary euthanasia. Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown University claims that our healthcare system is too obsessed with costs and principles of utility. He defies the belief that the slippery slope effect is no more than a prediction, by reminding the outlooks and inclinations of our society. Furthermore, he believes there comes a day that incompetent patients and those in coma won’t be asked for their permission to use euthanasia. The Netherlands is another example of such misuse.
He argues in his article “Mercy Death Risks Are Far Too Great” that as a patient who is suffering from a disease he feels like euthanasia advocates are telling them that they are lacking dignity and have such a poor quality of life that their life is not worth living. Flippini also argues that he felt objected when he received a letter from his health insurer telling him how much it costs them to maintain his health care. He dreaded receiving that letter because it would only make him feel bad as a person. He says that patients can feel like a burden to their family members if euthanasia was an option. Flippini states that instead of wasting time and effort trying to legalize euthanasia and making ill patients feel like a burden, and that their lives are not worth anything.