Understanding your own cultural heritage and some of the stereotypes and biases that come along with are critical when entering the field of healthcare because by understanding who you are and where you came from will give you perspective on not only your own life but many of the lives you will help in the field of healthcare. By understanding the bias and stereotypes that come with your cultural and ethnic heritage it helps in developing your complete identity as an individual which will help in the healthcare field in numerous ways. Knowing your own cultural stereotypes will help in the healthcare field by giving you an understanding of who you are which in turn will give you a better appreciation for the other cultural and ethnic barriers
I feel that these results have has a positive influence on my behavior because they have allowed me to explore my inner being on a deeper level. I have identified a few strengths and weaknesses that affect who I am as a leader. By identifying my weaknesses, I can make improvements prior to becoming a nurse. When working in groups I can start to analyze how I work with other and if my weaknesses hinder my ability to assist and lead others. Over time I will be able to analyze how I can work more efficiently as a leader within the hospital and possibly create a positive
Fortunately, vast amount of efforts and interventions have been presented to fix these issues. With the help of Community Health Workers, more preventative information and knowledge can be presented in a trusting way to this specific population (Monroy, 2017). For example, The Pima County Cervical Cancer Prevention Partnership (PCCCPP) educated community health workers called “Promotoras” and used community-based approaches to address and improve disparities related to cervical cancer (Monroy, 2017). These promotoras are trusted individuals of their community who serve and play a key part in collaborating health information and needed services to the community members (Monroy, 2017). Many
As I reflect on the challenges that I have faced within my community, I am grateful. I wonder who I would have been if I had not been pushed to the limit and have been taught the values of hard work, education, and persistence. As I progress towards my future, I am eager for more misfortune because I know that from it I can rise and bring others up
In order to achieve these goals they must partner with organizations who focus on the community as well as health professionals. DEEP is another program who focuses on educating the community through community health workers; educating them so they can pass information on with interactive activities and education methods. After a while they figured it would be best if the program was changed to reach Hispanics using the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). These programs wanted to do an intervention in California, Texas, and Washington DC to
As a graduate student I shouldn’t feel limited with a traditional on-campus learning, although online education also contains its challenges. My experience as an online student has tested my true commitment to my education, challenged me to be more disciplined, and efficient manage my time. I am yearning to obtain my Master of Public Health from George Washington University because this program will equip me with the necessary tools needed to be successful as a public health
Initially, I was interested in physiotherapy, however, after completing work experience there I realised I wanted to help people in more meaningful ways rather than simply making a sore shoulder feel better. I was also searching for an alternative after dropping Maths B! I now realise occupational therapy was a natural choice as I am a people person who is interested in the health field and finds helping others extremely fulfilling. Thinking about it now, I was influenced by how occupational therapy improved and transformed my Nanna’s health and wellbeing after she was hospitalised, allowing her to maintain a level of independence. Along with this, I embarked on a Sri Lankan immersion experience last year and immensely enjoyed working alongside
“Quality in public health is the degree to which policies, programs, services, and research for the population increase desired health outcomes and conditions in which the population can be healthy” ("Quality Improvement in Public Health: Lessons Learned from the Multi-State Learning Collaborative"). After the terrorist attack of 2011 and the events that followed put a spot light on the abandonment groundwork that was laid for public health. The major concepts within the article regarding quality improvement in public health are what ways can we implement QI to improve our healthcare. The three major initiatives for improving healthcare through quality improvement and what studies have been done to show the success of the use of QI to improve public health care. The three major initiatives for improving healthcare through QI are Public Health Quality Forum (PHQF), Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and Multi-State Learning Collaborative (MLC).
As an organization, our goal is to change the conversations about mental health. I was able to raise awareness for a variety of mental health issues. The mission is to reduce the stigma of mental health. As an Executive Board member, I learned what it was like to be a active leader in the student community. I became more aware of the national and global initiatives that are being taken to achieve organizations.