The author also states and concludes that measures must be taken to eliminate racial disparities in health. Racial disparities, the racial differences in discrimination, is an indicator of health status of a person. Large racial disparities can cause a decline in health in one type of racial group for example Blacks have an elevated death rate for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death. The mortality rate and infant mortality rate for Blacks is higher than for Whites and this is because there isn’t equality in society. There are many reasons for the large difference in health between Blacks and Whites, one of the reasons is the limit of housing options
Psychiatric patients frequently report complaints of somatic symptoms, Side effects of medications, metabolic syndrome, and negligence of medical disorders which ultimately may lead to participants' negative health perceptions. Patients with schizophrenia has reported to have worse physical health than the health condition of terminally ill Patients who are at the end stage of their illness 48 where it highlight the important of medical attention. There are controversial findings where chronic patients with renal failure, head and neck cancer and breast cancer patients better Qol than schizophrenia64 .the results could have been due to early stages and short disease duration of other chronic disorders in the other chronic diseases sample . In my study chronic patients has been involved with long disease
The impact that residential segregation and health disparities among African Americans have is minorities become sicker and die more often because they lack medical insurance or have unhealthy lifestyles. Minorities receive unequal treatment from the medical system, regardless of economic status and insurance coverage. These researchers say segregation’s negative impact on health is true particularly for African-Americans, who studies consistently show are most likely to live apart from other racial-ethnic groups. Blacks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have the highest overall death rate in the country. The rate of high blood pressure among African-Americans is highest not just in the nation, but also in the world, the American Heart Association reports, as is the percentage of black men who contract prostate
Minorities and disabled are often more likely to be in health disparities rather than others. Also those in lower economic classes are also more affected than the wealthier class. The LGBT community is more at risk of having higher health disparities. Racial groups such as minorities may be affected by health disparities because many come from areas of low socioeconomic status and live in areas with high health risk.
Healthcare differences or disparities refer to the condition or state of unequal, unlikeness, and disproportion that is observed between people within a society with regard to access to healthcare services (Williams & Torrens, 2011). Such differences are caused by different demographics such as economic status, age, gender, color, and ethnicity. In the United States, such disparities have been witnessed since time immemorial. These differences mean that some people within the country do not have access to quality healthcare services whereas others have full access at all times. Some of these differences in access to healthcare in the country are discussed below.
In Thomas J. Gerschick’s chapter, he argues that a person’s appearance can be measured on a scale with most normative on one end and least normative on the other. People who are most normative, or most attractive, are treated the best by society and therefore, are more successful. People who are least normative-looking (i.e people with disabilities) are seen as unattractive, invisible, and asexual (Gerschick, pg. 76). Additionally, Gerschick argues that the medical community has furthered stereotypes about people with disabilities being asexual by failing to discuss sex with patients (Gerschick, pg.
Judge, hate and be angry at someone that you don’t even know just because they have a different skin color! Racism, the topic that even though in this time period, almost everyone agreed that it’s bad, that one should not judge a person based on his or her skin color, race and how he or she dresses, still exist. But, why? How come even though one is taught that racism is unjust, how come one still does it? Is it because one race is better than the other?
A good example is illustrated in the treatment of organs where patients may require organ transplants. When compared to white patients, black patients do not get as much information and this in many ways jeopardizes their health. It follows therefore that even where the black patient would be in a position to access an organ transplant, they do not have information to that effect and this heightens racial
Although, the health care system is set up to reduce or to prevent disease etc., there is a gap or disparity in the US health care system. The sexual orientation, race, age, etc., in the US deprived certain groups from receiving equal opportunity in the health care and the health care. Thus, making the disparities in the US health system an increasing problem issue. What is/ are the health and health care issue or disparities? According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2012), health and health care disparity refer to differences in the health and health care between population groups.
The prevalence of urinary incontinence in men is approximately half that of women. Because of the multifactorial causes of UI and the susceptibility of the elderly to adverse drug events, treatment of UI must be individualized. Some medications (antihistamines, benzodiazepines, antimuscarinics,
The results, much like the pain diagnosis and treatment disparity studies, are mixed. For example, a recent study by Oliver et al. evaluated the extent to which physician racial bias, explicit or implicit, determined whether they would recommend a total knee replacement (TKR) for Black patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis (OA). African Americans are diagnosed for OA at a higher rate than Whites yet TKR treatment rates are consistently lower. Participating physicians in the study were presented with a mock clinical case study featuring a photo of either an older White or Black man and instructed to fill out a questionnaire assessing whether the fictitious patient would be an ideal candidate for TKR.
Most of the circumstances that contribute to reduce the Americans ' health are lifestyle choices, personal behaviors and social pathology, such as homicide by guns, car accidents and problems with drugs. Another condition associate with the American health disadvantages is the higher percent of pregnancy girls between 15
Diabetes type 2 is a serious health problem that faces the African American community today (Carter, Barba, & Kautz, 2013). A decreased awareness of risk factors and knowledge deficit in a perceived threat and physical activity levels increases the likelihood of diabetes type 2 and its associated complications (Omolafe, Mouttapa, McMahan & Tanjasri, 2010). Furthermore, diabetes type 2 is 1.7 times higher in African Americans than non- Hispanic whites. Swift, Staiano, Johannsen, Lavie, Earnest, Katzmarzyk and Church (2013) states African-Americans have a greater risk of suffering from blindness, kidney disease, and amputations than the Caucasian race. Furthermore, statistics shows that African-American men and women have a 44.8 and 44.7%
The rate of incarcerated Americans has been increasing and with that the gap of health inequalities has also been increasing. Inmates are disproportionately exposed to illnesses and minorities are disproportionately represented in the inmate population. When discussing mass incarceration and it’s consequences Cloud says, “... these consequences have widened the gap in health outcomes along racial and socioeconomic gradients..”(4). It is clear that mass incarceration is an important health challenge but more important is the approach that the United States takes to solving this. In Sick From Freedom, Downs explains how the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves and in that same respect the United States needs to be cautious in the way it attempts to handle mass incarceration.
SLE is one of the more fatal forms of rheumatic diseases that affects women more than men. 1.5 million American have lupus and nine out of ten are women. SLE death rates has increased 70 percent since 1979 amongst African American women aged 45-64 years. (http://www.cdc.gov/lupus/index.htm) An appreciation of facts of SLE is essential including the current limit of knowledge about the disease and management. A better understanding of the disease can help people all over the world learn to be more aware of its prominent position in the society