The lecture, led by Dr. Christian Dimaano, discussed a variety of health disparities and then went into an in depth look at Henrietta Lacks, and the use of her cells in scientific research. He described health disparities as the differences of health problems between races, lifestyles, and mental processes. This was a very interesting topic for me, as a nursing major, I hadn’t really thought about health disparities before, so it was interesting to think about all of the potentially higher health risks that can occur simply because a patients race, or mental state. He also discussed the social determinants of heath and how things like your physical environment, economic stability, social community, and education can all influence your health. Dr. Dimaano also talked about how social determinants of health are health problems that you had no choice in, they are developed by factors such as sex, age, genes, medical care, and individual behaviors such as work and home life.
“African Americans and Alzheimer ’s disease: Role of Health Educators in Addressing this Silent Epidemic,” written by Deborah A. Fortune, PhD, MCHES Rosalyn Lang, PhD, Sharon Cook, PhD, Goldie S. Byrd, PhD, Is an article that focuses on the role of the health educator in relation to the awareness and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, health disparities amongst African Americans, and how health education are the main points that the article covers. I chose this article because it depicts exactly what I want to do when I graduate. The article also provides valuable information about an epidemic that plagues the African American Community.
Introduction Primary care is said to be the “first point of contact” for people when accessing the health care system in Ireland (Department of health and children 2001). The World health organisation(1978) outline that one of the main roles of primary health care is to provide access to care for the most vulnerable but also to identify and rectify the factors which lead to their early mortality. The Alma Ata declaration (1978) was a huge milestone in the development of primary care and they explain how essential it is for all populations’ health. Unfortunately the vulnerable populations in Ireland suffer the effects of the social determinates and also the health inequalities and die younger because they put up with a healthcare system which “places lesser value on the lives of those with lesser means” (Wren 2002). This is why primary health care is of uttermost importance, the nurse in the community must try to help prevent, educate and overcome these inequalities and provide the highest standards of health for all, which is not based on want but need.
One of the most common arguments in the United States today is the healthcare reform. The unique aspect of this argument is that everyone acknowledged that reform was needed, but as to what that alteration should be was the argumentative part of the reform. The goal of this reform is to help people who primarily need health care coverage and eliminate the preexisting conditions by insurance companies. In the past, many of the insurance companies denied coverage for patients with condition as such as cardiac diseases and many more because they consider it as a pre-existing condition. Passing this health care reform bill will help people in the low income and working class who could not afford health care insurance.
Changes to lower the number of medical mistakes According to Media Health Leaders medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Hospitals today are making life threatening mistakes and are looking for a way to fix their ways of error. Three methods that would help lower the number of medical mistakes are the increasing patients’ engagement, improving physician guidelines, while decreasing faculty shifts hours. Being aware of your condition and diagnosis would help decrease the chance of experiencing a medical error, because you would have more than just the doctor involved in your overall treatment. A study done by PubMed in “Unsaid but not forgotten: patients’ unvoiced desires in office visits”
Understanding the social determinants of health are important because they can help the physician or nurse determine why the patient is ill and why they are vulnerably to the illness (Baum, cited in Keleher & MacDougall 2016, p.19-20). The social determinants of health, like people living in low socioeconomic areas, can greatly affect people’s health and the health care they receive (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2016). A statistic, as stated by AIHW (2016), says that the overall death rate from 2009-2011, in Australia, would have been reduced by 13% if all Australian lived in the highest socioeconomic areas. Because of this statistic, I believe a person in a low socioeconomic area should have the same access to health care as someone who lives in a high socioeconomic area, as said by Kanizay
Web. 12 Aug. 2015 Rona Dury’s research in the British Journal of Community “Nursing Social Isolation and Loneliness In The Elderly: An Exploration Of Some Of The Issue” provides a detailed look into how social isolation has adverse health effects on the elderly in society. Dury’s knowledge as a nurse practitioner aids her in her strong conclusions and exhibits her unrelenting commitment to provide resources to an aging population. Dury gives a comprehensive look at the effects of loneliness and social isolation and supplies
The biggest challenge is overcoming these barriers due to the lack of available resources and strong religious beliefs that affects their health promotions. It is imperative that Appalachia gets public assistance on preventative care and education to encourage better health conditions. The Health Wagon founded in 1980 to provide free health care to medically under-served people in the mountains of Southwest Virginia in Central Appalachia Wagon, which operates as a mobile health clinic that provides comprehensive primary health care services and emphasizes on education and prevention care (Gardner, Gavaza, Meade, & Adkins, 2012). This gives hope of achieving health success among the Appalachian culture with programs geared toward preventative treatment and education
Health Factors of a Caucasian-American Reflecting on the Caucasian-American culture required for me to first look into what my culture actually entails. In this paper I will discuss what elements of my culture are beneficial as well as detrimental to my health, the health disparities that my culture faces, what about my culture causes those disparities, and how society contributes to these disparities. Only upon this analysis of my culture and myself will I truly understand the health risks of being a Caucasian-American. The main benefit of being a Caucasian-American is that we have access to great medical care. Western medicine is identified by the many detailed safety protocols that healthcare providers must follow when it comes to treatment and administering medicine.
Bp is read from patients as a matter of determining illness by monitoring what is known as a NEWS score, presenting a validating number to recognise the level of health of an individual. (Royal College of Nursing, 2015) Hypertension, high blood pressure, or hypotension, low blood pressure, can be a sign of a decreased state of health for my patients, therefore it was imperative that a bp exam is carried out in the correct way for the
It was introduced after the sudden death and highly increase of diabetics in 2008. The objective for this program is to evaluate the success of this project in prevention of diabetic cases in Rio Grande Valley region. This assessment will also evaluate the intervening variables that confines the scope of program even after sufficient funding from the Health Care Department. Program evaluation and performance metrics for the healthcare emergency awareness segment work together to agree with the strengths and flaws of the program to be evaluated, taking into deliberation for goals of programs, impact of execution, and long-term sustainability. The mission is to prevent of diabetes and its implications through awareness programs, educational system, and early detection through free health
Question 3: Will your dataset help address or explain the main frustrations with the health care system in treating DHOH people with CVD-related diseases? • A comparison of these qualitative questions with the quantitative question(s) you selected for your
Minimum coverage allowed in your state of residence. Under state law, a patient may pursue a civil claim against physicians or other health care providers, called medical liability or medical malpractice, if the health care provider causes injury or death to the patient through a negligent act or omission (Malloy, 2015). In North Carolina, The Nurse Practitioner has different risks and premiums. The recommendations are to obtain as much coverage as the provider can afford, but no less than one million (Krauss, 2004). Some employers will carry the liability insurance but they strongly recommend obtaining one 's own policy for additional coverage.
The current healthcare reform movement is calling for health institutions to evaluate and redesign the historical approach to healthcare in order to reduce costs and improve outcomes for the population. Unfortunately, “the health sector itself has little or no direct control over most of the underlying conditions required for health” (Braveman & Gruskin, 2003, p. 541). These underlying conditions can best be described as the social determinants of health (SDH) defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work [and] age,”. The Ottawa Charter (1986) further defined the prerequisites for health a bit more clearly as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable eco-system, sustainable