4. Diverse women face more obstacles in aging than their white counterparts because health disparities exist between the two. For example, older African American experience higher rates of type 2 diabetes than their white counterparts. Also, Latina women have higher mortality from cervical and uterine cancers than white women.
This initiative is a community-based public health effort, which relies on schools, churches, local organizations, and businesses of it to be successful in improving birth outcomes. (MOMS) This includes methods for better community services, social services, addressing race related issues, and improving the available medical services. CCBOH currently has awareness programs, training and education programs, community outreach strategies, and other system of support for the citizens of Clayton
It is because of the mistrust of healthcare providers, and the lack of health insurance. Although Henrietta Lacks helped cure different diseases and viruses, without informed consent, her family was suffering. Just like the victims of the Tuskegee study, Henrietta was also a poor patient. Scientist and healthcare providers like to take advantage of the poor for their research. “The research subjects didn't ask questions.
DDT breakdown products were found in 99% of people tested by CDC. Health impacts, such as in girls who were exposed to DDT before puberty are five times more likely to develop breast cancer in middle age according to the President’s Cancer Panel. DDT can also cause pregnant women who are exposed to DDT to likely give birth prematurely or low birth rate babies. Conclusion: DDT is highly effective at killing mosquitoes that carry malaria but the damage that it does is far too great causing the environment to suffer and people’s health and animals health to be affected greatly over time. I don’t believe that DDT is healthy nor should it ever be legal in the United
Every 65 seconds, a new diagnosis of alzheimer 's occurs which has led it to be the 6th leading cause of death in the United States . Killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. With this disease still growing, todays medicational treatments for these diseases have been improving over the years but has recently began to start showing many negative effects. With that being said, it has been found that while these medications claim to help they also cause abnormal amounts of distress to the patients who are prescribed them such as diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and even fainting. Another negative about medicinal therapy is that there is a time limit on how long the positive effects actually help unlike art therapy which can be used at any time of the day with no specific expiration.
The neonatal period is the most vulnerable period of human life. A neonate is 500 times more likely to die on the first day of life compared to a child who one month age (30). Similarly, neonatal disease pattern is a sensitive indicator of availability, use, and effectiveness of mother and child health services in the community (31). This indicates that neonatal death is one of the health problems in developing countries and newborn survival has no improvement (32).
Currently, Native Americans have third highest rates of all forms of cancer, along with the lowest survival rates in these events. These types of cancer are: colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, liver, lung, and stomach. Native American woman currently have the highest mortality rates with cervical cancer (Kosoko-Lasaki, Cook, & O 'Brien, 2009). These occurrences of cancer disparities are due to lack of education, screening, and treatment. Native Americans and Cancer Cancer rates, especially for Native Americans is high.
In an interview between nurses, on ted talk. It is explained over and over that, depression, lack of doing anything, lack of sociability are usually things that may occur but this is at this point detrimental (Sousa). Less experience, or upcoming nurses are more prevalent to experience burnout which is not sought out. Not only is it detrimental for burnout to cost and affect the hospital greatly, it personally damages the nurse. With the damaged nurse, hospital losing lots of money due to inaccuracy of proper nursing, and patient care declining this is all points in
These leaders are respected in their communities, and usually have the people’s ear; they can bring community members together on a platform where they can participate in identifying problems /challenges and formulating solutions tailored to their sociocultural context. This process confers a sense of ownership and responsibility on the community, and makes acceptance of proposed solutions easy. The community can also advocate for change with respect to how health authorities communicate with the community, and performance of dignified
As cited by Chee and Barraclough in their book, gender inequalities and stratification of social class manifested the lack access to health care of the women in the developed countries. This is due to the women’s low status, control over the resource, subordination and lack of power (Ojanuga and Gilbert 1992; Ojikie 1994; Lewallen and Courtright 2002). Based on this judgment, capital is the key for having the best health care. However, differences and inequalities in social classes causes the women that falls into the lower class faced barriers in seeking a quality health. But, as for the women with high social class, they can have the best care for their health because they have capitals.
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
As a wave of social reform for African-Americans and other minorities swept the nation, many groups such as Native Americans drew inspiration from the success of the Civil Rights Movement, leading to a growing awareness among Indians that challenged unfair governmental policies, as well as a method of unification and a platform for the disenfranchised to speak their mind. The Native American population in America was one of the groups with one of the largest poverty rates in the entire nation, and statistically being the least stable, having the worst health compared to other ethnicities, as Indians on average lived twenty years less than most Americans. Although Native Americans were a minority, making up only one percent of the total population, the unemployment rate among Indians was ten times the
In chapter thirteen, Hispanic/Latino health issues, Thomas A. LaVeist examine the health status of the Hispanic/Latino population. The Hispanic and Latino group is the largest nonwhite racial and ethnic group in the U.S. The Hispanics and Latinos have overall good health but can have some trouble when it comes to accessing good quality health care. A lot of Hispanics and Latinos are uninsured. With being uninsured, it’s hard to get the proper health care that is needed.
Various studies have shown that heart diseases are number one killer in America. It has been observed that rate of re-hospitalization of patients, aged 55 years and up, suffering from suffering congestive heart failure is quite high than other ailments. Many researchers have pointed out that inadequate patient education at the time of discharge is one of the reasons of increased rate of readmissions in CHF patients. Many studies show that the lack of self-reliance and gist of self-care management are the root cause of re-hospitalization. Now the question arises that who will be accountable for this deficiency; the nurse educator, the patient itself, healthcare facilities and professionals, or other circumstances.