Great post Walter, I agree that ‘taking continuing education can be difficult at times”. The major challenges that facing the health care professionals are lack of time as well as lack of funding support. So, as you mentioned , integrating CME’s into the workplace would save time and money for many healthcare professionals.
Since many operations in medicine require a large sum of money, some are unable to pay and therefore don’t receive the needed surgery. Another factor that could affect whether or not a person gets a surgery is communication. Many argue that with more technological growth in the medical field, one-on-one interaction is becoming less important. According to Kendall Antekeier, “ Many patients choose their health professionals because of the way they interact with them.” So for some, they prefer human interaction over technology.
Professional nursing associations are rarely marketed to staff members, which can lead to decreased membership in the long run. • Elevated Costs- “A major challenge faced by associations today is increasing their membership when current and potential members are careful in how they spend their money and time” (Huston, 2017, p. 390). • Nursing Shortage- With there being a nursing shortage in the medical field today that means there are not as many people even available to join.
Some methodological issues and challenges that are unique when it comes to medical issues in mental health are sometimes hard to understand or explain. The main issue is having funds to do the research. We see constant budget cost and smaller budget allocations in mental health and many federally funded programs are being completely changed or cut. Some are harshly reduced, and the relationship between government and private sector providers is being readjusted (Inouye, 1983; Klerman, 1974).
So I was left with no choice other than shadowing Dr.Azhar because the clinic was not very far, responded immediately to my call, and arranged an appointment shortly. I did not like the clinic itself because it was sort of old and the decorations were not good. However, the room were treating patients takes place was much better as it was well organized and decorated. I liked the working
This caused an influx of new medical practices in the years to come. This was due to the fact that many people were dying in numbers larger than some populations, but the methods at hand were not sufficient. With the emergence of the first teaching hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond, the opportunity to learn about diseases and how to treat them was available. This was entirely due to the fact that there was a demand for this; a need, and with comes a response.
An Illegal but Helpful Alternative The illegal market of human organs is a helpful and life-saving alternative for many patients seeking an organ they need to replace. For many patients in need of an organ, time and money are always a nuisance. In many occasions, patients would spend their life-savings in dialysis treatments and their time in the organ transplant waiting list, only to have no benefit at all. The illegal organ market can decrease the time patients spend in the waiting list, the price of organ transplants outweighs the price of dialysis treatment in multiple months, and it would help donors who are struggling economically.
Many Americans were led to believe that the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2009 would put an end to disparities in health care access. While it did improve the situation for a small percentage of the population there are still many Americans who lack access to good quality health care. Health care access in America is determined by money and those in lower socioeconomic groups frequently tend to miss out on adequate care. In a recent health care report by the national health research foundation Kaiser Family Foundation, it was noted “health care disparities remain a persistent problem in the United States, leading to certain groups being at higher risk of being uninsured, having limited access to care, and experiencing poorer quality of care” (Kaiser Family Foundation). The current health care
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.
The problem in modern medicine today is that the treatment for the disease does not address the underlying issue. In my case it is energy. I have spent a lot of money and time trying to get to the bottom of my health. My large intestine was removed 22 years ago as my large intestine was dissolving from a severe chronic case of ulcerative colitis that could not be helped by meds for 12 years. My quality of life improved dramatically after the surgery, however over the years my health deteriorated in other ways.
Investor-owned, for profit hospitals grew from a physician owned facilities, before the 1965 Medicare and Medicaid legislation to 982 in 2009. (Sultz and Young 2010). The physician-owned specialty hospitals have limits on their services. Such three major categories are, orthopedics, surgery and cardiology. The new specialized hospital delivers greater efficiency, and take pride in the excellent care provided in their targeted services.
It is extremely important to be aware of your won biases and prejudices when entering a career in the health care field. It's important to know the difference between archetypes and stereotypes. Knowing the difference can help you work towards culturally competence. When you make a stereotypical presumptions about a patient you run the risk of scaring away that patient away, or make them feel disrespected. Knowing different archetypes can help benefit you.
The care for a patient with an acute illness is handled differently than a patient with a chronic illness. Acute illnesses are severe and sudden, while chronic illnesses are long term and cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medications (Acute Care). The care that a nurse gives to a patient with an acute illness is immediate and usually short term. This care involves treating the critical concerns and symptoms that the patient is displaying. The care that a nurse gives to a patient with a chronic illness are long-term treatments.