It is also important to truly understand the culture when caring for the population. For the Hispanic population, many believed that using herbal medicine would help relieve all diseases. They also believe some medical conditions are due to spiritual reason that causes this illness (Juckett, 2013). So by understanding their culture, through recruiting Hispanic physician and having a basic culture sensitivity, will help develop a better ways to provide good quality care for the Hispanic population
The ever-growing Latino population in California has been using an alternative way to address their health problems. They are going back to their roots and using folk medicine or curanderismo. Curanderos are citizens of the Latino population who heal individuals through different herbs, massages, bone setting, counseling, spirituality, and midwifery (Hoskins and Padrón, 2017). This practice is important because many Latinos within California rely on non-traditional western practices to receive care for their illnesses because they don’t have access to other forms of health care or they want to follow their religious backgrounds. For example, in psychology, western psychologists don’t always understand the spirituality of the patient, which
By creating this comprehensive list of the medication plan given to the patient, the hospital pharmacist can then send this information to the community pharmacist and make sure that the information is held up to date. This would allow for a smoother transition for the patient and it would allow the patient to be more informed of their medications. The pharmacist is “poised to play an important role in improving medication management during transitions of care and reducing readmission rates” so the pharmacist should play a more active role to help ensure the best therapy for the patient (7). The pharmacist should ultimately design an ideal system for Medication Reconciliation to help reduce medication errors and better inform patients on ADEs to prevent any unnecessary medical
In my opinion, in order to understand how socioeconomic status of Hispanics affects the quality of health care, more research still needs to be conducted. This research should be a collaboration between Hispanic communities and researchers, which would build trust and potentially increase sample sizes. Future studies should also take into consideration the cultural variety of Hispanic population. For example, current federal standards require federal agencies use Hispanic or Latino term. Hispanics are identified by Spanish surname, Spanish origin, Spanish language and birthplace in a Latin American country.
Treatment goals should take into account patients preferences, as well as social situation, cultural factors, diabetes complications and life expectancy (4, 12, 13). Considering the above, good communication with primary health care provider could facilitate empowerment, which is a process that patients need to engage in for themselves(13, 14), but it is facilitated primarily by physicians, because of that, it is necessary that general physicians feel comfortable to encourage patients toward healthy lifestyle changes and to seek support from other health care professionals such dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologist and nurses trained in diabetes
Both these programs really focus on informing the people on what changes should be made to greater impact their health, and also what symptoms of the diseases that need to be watched out for. Black Women’s Health Impetrative The Black Women’s Health Impetrative focuses on cardio vascular disease in African American women. African Americans have the highest population of people with cardiovascular disease among the different races in America. Cardiovascular disease is often linked to men but women suffer from the disease too. African American women are at the top of the list for deaths among other races of women from the disease.
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
Health care systems must create statements of policy which will help to eliminate racial injustice and develop culturally competent services. Clarification of racial equality is the basic key that legislation must apply to health policies and practices. Realistic and practical strategies are need to properly respond to the requirements of black minority ethnic communities. We will need to include more efficient programs to educate young adults and children what racial equality is, and how important it is in the health care field. There must be specific guidelines that hospitals must push for in every professional individual.
Cropley stressed when performing research in public health is understanding culture. Public health is centered around identifying a problem, developing an intervention, and implementing it; however, cultural context has to be understood for an intervention to be successful. When entering a new community, one cannot think that they know the needs of the community; rather, a lot of qualitative data must be collected before the intervention can be developed. Cropley uses in-depth interviews and focus groups up front to gather a cultural awareness; this can take a lot of time, but essentially makes a better study. However, quantitative data is also used in running the intervention and doing baseline pretest-posttest study
What I would like to see in the future is simply more awareness and attention addressed to diabetes. So that people suffering from it don’t need to constantly answer to all these questions, so that we diabetics can feel safer knowing that there are people out there that knows what to do when we are incapable of taking care of ourselves and so that we hopefully can prevent further complications and decrease the amount of people being diseased of diabetes. And in a few years see a growth in the fundraising for diabetes so that we can finally put an end to all the pain coming from this
It has a House of Delegates which represents various organizations. (American Medical Association) A person would support the AMA’s public policy goals. This is because a person who lives in the country would want to have the best care they can get. Also a person who is a patient would want their doctor who is a part of The AMA to fight for his or her right. A person would agree with The AMA goals because it would help make the future better as the improvements and research on medicine would improve the health of the people in the country and bring awareness to
Through the Summer Urban Health Fellowship, I will be able to understand the health disparities within communities allowing me to help my community medically one day to the best of my abilities. I want to gain new knowledge of the health disparities communities like where I come from, face. Currently, I am taking a class on the health in the Latino/Chicano population. This class has broadened my horizons. 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.