Judd was an elderly, African-American woman this case could have played a major role in why she did not want to live by artificial means. The Judd family may have distrusted the healthcare system because of historical cases like the Tuskagee Experiment. Therefore, the son may have been so adamant about Alison being allowed to die with dignity and to not be kept alive by artificial means because he did not think all the information was being laid out as to why she was being kept alive. To avoid this, the physician should have talked to both Alison and Frasier to have a course of treatment set up for end-of-life care that everyone felt comfortable
(Kennedy 484). Neglect of elders is a national public health issue that even doctors are taking a part of. This lack of acknowledgement has lead to many of the problems the elders are facing and is the reason for the unstable relationship between the carers and elders in nursing home facilities. However, if taken with more urgency, abuse can be detected and dealt with in order improve the quality of life the elders
If the doctors would have made make sure their handwriting iwas legible, thanthen the second patient in this sad case may not have been a victim at all. If the nurses had done all their checks, these patients would have had even more protection again the medication error. Another step the nurses could have taken to protect their patients would have been to question the prescription ordered by the physician. If the nurses had done all their checks they would have realized the medication they pulled would not have been prescribed for patients with healthy fetuses. The fact that this medication error happened more than once, only a few hours apart, shows several levels of negligence on the nurses’ part.
Sometimes in the healthcare field people who feel not in the same level as those above them may be put down and upset. This would lead to competition and inequality within their society starting strikes to show them that they are lower than those above them. Some information adults should be aware of at this point of life is that be your self, you are your self that no one else has the power to be. Working together as a group or a team will help your organization or family come towards a goal maybe all of you did not know you have. Every action made has a meaning behind it as well.
Moreover, patients did not feel that the nurse communicated well with them and patient teaching was poor as well. With nurses working such long hours, it would seem from this study that they are receiving substandard care. This is definitely an issue that needs to be further addressed in healthcare, as the patient should be receiving the best care possible. Needless to say, of the hospital patients surveyed in this study, as the shift length increases especially to the 13+ hour range, a higher number of patients gave the hospital a lower rating. Furthermore, they were less likely to recommend the hospital to family and friends (Stimpfel et al.,
You discussed great points on gender barriers. I totally agree with you that gender biases are harmful to the nursing profession and create a cycle that limits the role of males in nursing. So what can we, as a profession, do to address this barrier of men joining the nursing profession? One of the solutions is for the nursing schools to strengthen their efforts to attract more male students into the program. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing AACN (2015) indicates that, a lack of diversity in the educational pipeline correlates to a lack of diversity in the nursing workforce.
These stereotypes are generalization relating to the diversity of a individuals identity which may be translated into destructive and oppressive behaviors and attitudes due to race or ethnicicty,for example women being paranoid and keeping her belongings to herself at the sight of a black man. Although oppression on an individual can affect self-esteem and mental health, it is oppression on an institutional level that poses a threat as it can lead to difficulty in the access of education, health care and legal system. Baines provide a definition of oppression, “oppression takes place when a person acts or a policy is enacted unjustly against an individual or group... depriving people of … basic human rights.” The undermining of oppressive attitudes such as racism within society is critical to the level of access of health resources to those disadvantaged groups, especially in regard to indigenous children. Iindigenous children suffer immensely from oppression, as they are born into a world where they are systematically disadvantages due to the poor quality of life of their parents led as a result of unemployment, inadequate housing, education etc. Due to racism, the cycle experienced by their parents repeats with them, as they experience poor opportunities to education, subsequently growing up into disadvantage adults with little access to health.
It happens that girls are discouraged from entering certain fields of study with claims that they should make more feminine choices. In many parts of the world this discrimination prevents girls from for filling their academic ambitions and therefore eventually grow up to feel inferior to the men that were able to fulfill their ambitions and become more successful later on. There are several overlaps of the different understandings of what feminism actually is, one main idea that many need to cancel out is the belief that feminism is an anti-make movement. In fact, feminism targets the equality of society as a whole, it addresses the equality of both males and females so that we live in a more peaceful and civilized manner. By General definition, feminism is a philosophy that values women and their contributions to society, and well as giving these contributions the importance which they truly deserve.
Which will lead to the elderly not getting put in a nursing home and receiving the care that he or she needs. This could lead to bigger problems in that one 's health and be something that could have been dealt with if he or she was in the nursing home. This also affects the family of the elderly. If the elderly can not afford his or her care than the family may have to pay for it out of their own funds which could leave them with little or no money left for their own needs. Or if their families can not afford to pay for the elderly care then they will have to go without getting care until someone can afford it.
At one point, we were all stereotyped but the important thing is how we deal with these stereotypes when they was on us. Stereotypes are a big problem in our society. Stereotypes puts labels on how a person should act or live dependent of their gender, race, and other facts. This could affect people who like different things or doing different activities, but
Sexism runs rampant through the institutions of contemporary life. While politics, marriage, education, and athletics are a few of many institutions plagued by sexism, women’s healthcare is perhaps the most egregious of them all because it is a life or death proposition. Women’s healthcare is often put second to men’s healthcare, as physicians neglect to recognize the biological differences between the sexes. This results in women receiving improper treatment for their symptoms or having their needs entirely neglected. Not only do these issues affect women, but also, being that females are child bearers, the lack of attention paid to female health potentially impacts the wellbeing of future children.
Patients with Alzheimer 's are not able to perform these daily tasks because they may forget how to do them. For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org).