This tragic circumstance – dementia – is one that befalls more and more people every year even as we celebrate the feats of science in concocting more and better treatments for illness and stretching out our sojourn on this increasingly less mortal coil. It is one of many immense costs that the human race bears – on individual, familial and societal levels – for greater longevity. As biological science strides on towards its likely tipping point into a Brave New World, it is imperative that we examine whether longer life expectancy is more a blessing or a bane. The problems wrought by the constant uptick in our years of life are, in my view, of such magnitude that they have preponderance even over the undoubtedly great advantages that they
Finally to summarize my learnings from the course HCA 6280, I want to mention the top five ethical issues that are facing the future of health care industry. First, managers are challenged to create a balance between the quality and efficiency. Due to the fact that there is no consistent framework to measure efficiency, this concept has remained vague and needs more literature research. Second, the disparity in access to care is the biggest dilemma of the U.S. health care system. Third, Due to the increase in the number of baby boomers more healthcare professionals are needed than before to provide coordinated care for chronic diseases.
As a former student in M201/ M202, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated at the size of the ICD-10 CM/PCS coding books. However, as we began learning about the guidelines and rules to coding it all started to come together. Last year’s transition to ICD-10 for the United States, had required changes for all health care systems.
They are obligated to meet the scope of nursing practice with the primary purpose of care delivery. These two roles are dependent and are the major reason for the several cases of conflict that are observed in healthcare setting. The scenario that I experienced recently at my place of work that created a huge conflict was about a 65-year-old patient that was admitted on the 3-11 shift with a history of severe anemia. Normally, when a patient is newly admitted, the
The countless contributions Baby Boomers have made to our current world are undeniable. The world we know today would not be the same without them, however, as this large group of people age, a series of consequences will corrode the foundation our country is built on. The time to realize the passing of the torch is now, and if we fail to realize this, our country could fall into a facade progression that is already starting to build in our culture, economy, and especially our
However, in hospitals of US, nurses have been facing different clinical issues (Sharifcorresponding & Masoumi, 2005). The most important issue that is needed to be resolved is the cultural competence. Cultural competence exists in all the organisations and this increases the efficiency of organisations. Similarly, this has become a major factor in the health care system of US hospitals. However, the selection of this clinical issue has been made because of the severely negative impacts of cultural competence, which are increasing with the passage of time.
As the number of older Canadians increases, there will be a major financial and labour strain on the Canadian public health care system which will require increased government funding and social programs geared towards elder care. There are a number of areas of care that elderly citizens require that are not fully covered by the public health care system. As the population ages their naturally declining health increases their need for such things as prescription drugs, home care, long-term care and end-of-life care. With such a large number of the population expected to require these services over the coming decades, new programs will need to be developed and funded to meet these needs. The strain on the labour force will be seen in two ways.
According to Katz-Navon, Naveh, & Stern (2005), the health care industry struggles with minimizing or eliminating errors impacting the patients they serve. My current organization is focusing on ways to enhance patient safety and the safety climate. Problem Statement At my organization 17 departments out of 23 performed
There are many patient safety concerns in today’s healthcare system. One that is not on the forefront, but is still a prevalent and concerning issue, is lack of infection control in outpatient or ambulatory settings. Since there has been a large transition of care from the hospital setting to an ambulatory setting, there is a necessity to improve infection control secondary to patient notifications and outbreaks within the past years1. Ambulatory settings include all outpatient clinics. An example is an ambulatory surgical center ASC), which increased in numbers by 50% from 2001 to 20082.
As of today, the majority of states in the US, as well as all over the world, have nursing shortages. Economic crises, education capacity in schools, growing population, including elderly patients, due to extended longevity and more chronic health conditions affect this shortage. Besides, the supply of RNs does not grow fast enough to compensate the numbers of nurses who retire. There is also a demand for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses, while the current nursing workforce is only at 55% of that level or higher. In addition, RN is the top profession in terms of projected growth through 2018 (AACN, 2010).
Your discussion states a valid explanation about how there many issues associated with health care and there is not one simple answer. The health care reform act has improved health care for many although the direct problem faced by many Americans is affordability (Stoltzfus Jost, & Pollack, 2016). I have cared for many patients who have confided how they are unable to pay for prescriptions. Without these medications, these individuals are unable to maintain their chronic illnesses and return back to the hospital. This is a vicious cycle that ends up costing the patient, hospital and government time and money.
On statistical tests to find out the relationship between burnout with the nurse performance in providing nursing care, obtained results demonstrate a strong connection with the negative direction (p =-0747). Thus it can be concluded that the increasing burnout can trigger the declining performance of the nurses. Burnout occur is caused by excess workload resulting from the increase of patients who exceed the capacity and the number of nurses who are not adequate. While on the other hand nurses can work optimally and professionally. In nursing, inpatient nurses given responsibility to be able to serve 3 to 5 patients, however due to the increasing patient, then the nurses have an increased workload.