The world is a diverse population, with people coming from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A person’s views, values, and traditions determine their daily needs and practices. So, healthcare providers face certain challenges and restrictions because a patient’s belief may inhibit professionals from providing the most effective care. Therefore, cultural competence is an important idea for healthcare providers to consider when understanding and respecting patients. Balcazar, Suarez-Balcazar, and Taylor-Ritzler (2009) noted in “Cultural competence: Development of a conceptual framework” that cultural competence is difficult to define and measure, but it can be demonstrated by adjusting healthcare practices and interventions in order to
Also effective communication can help patients to understand the information such as details about the patient’s health conditions and advices to improve. ( Brooker and Waugh 2007) “Communication between staff is equally important to ensure everyone’s safety”. There are some factors that help Health and Social Care Practitioner to have effective communication. Practitioner should always use appropriate language without using any slang words or difficult words as it will help the patient to understand properly. Also the tone of voice can create an effective communication as Practitioner may need to use different type of tones for the suitable situation because tone of voice will mean more than actual words that has been
To put a stop to my fear and help people like me get over their fears and worries. As a medical student I feel we tend to give more priority to physical health because the symptoms shows much quicker are more noticeable than that of mental health. My goal is not just to become a therapist but to best and successful at it. Therefore it is time for a change which allows me to make a difference. I want to understand more about human behavior, how the mind works.
However, if they had implemented the Transition of Care program, he would probably feel the doctors truly care about his well-being and would appreciate any clarifications about the medicine he has to take. Doctors and pharmacists cannot assume that the patients know everything that they know. It is better safe than sorry if the patients know already which medications to take. It will just be a review of what medications they have to take. I hope that this program will continue to expand and be reinforced and implemented to every hospital to save some costs
The patient must be told what is to be done and why. It is essential to regard patient autonomy and his participation in health service so they could enhance their knowledge & complications about disease (12, 13). Hence, patient can accelerate his recovery by participating in decision making (1, 2). It is also a defence tool for hospital against claimants and it should have requirements, such as: presenting information to patient by attending physician, patient perception and authority, patient competency in decision making, and factors affecting on patient- physician interaction (3, 4). Patient treating without his informed consent probably can sues and consent with reluctance, fear or japery is not valid.
An organization’s ethical consideration is the ability and a mandate to follow a high standard and integrity of care in mundane processes and activities. In healthcare, trust is fundamental in delivery of care, services, and peace of mind. In patient care, focus on patient as a high priority, telling the truth and elimination of conflict of interest are principles which must reflect in all business facets. Whereas health is a right, moderating the four pillars of health (relieve, cure, prolong and improve) quality of life and provision of cost, efficient, effective care from providers is challenging (Gawande, 2009). Ideally, services, reimbursement and ethics are conjoined.
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
In addition to the six factors that influence the making of a health care decision, various demographic factors like age, sex, race, social class, education, employment status, knowledge and experience play a role in how a person perceives the urgency of taking proper action to deal with his health condition. Failure to Change Behaviours The top reasons for failure to change lifestyle behaviour are perceived susceptibility and barriers to change. A person who feels that he is highly vulnerable of being afflicted is more likely to pay attention to any health message. But barriers like social pressure may stop change from happening even if a person is highly
The health care system that an individual interacts with determines not only the health coverage that they receive, but has many larger implications such as the effect on quality of life. General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the World Health Organization Director, states that “ The main message from this report is that the health and well- being of people around the world depend critically on the performance of the health systems that serve them.” (WHO, 2000). Luckily, health care systems are always under a microscope to make them more cost effective as well as benefit their users. However, what is effective for one population may not be the case in another which is also true on a person-to-person basis. This is another one of the reasons why
Physicians should ensure that their patients receive appropriate medical care backed up by the most modern medical evidence rather than an ‘over the counter’ or personal theories and experiences. It is a common feature today for hospitals to have not only ownership, but also ability to use some of the modern and sophisticated medical equipment for medical practice. These modern gadgets ensures that patient receive quality medical service which is based on the most recent and reliable data. Strokes, heart attacks and hip displacements are examples of modern medical services that the patients can receive as a duty of the health
Security should always be required when accessing patient records. Data use agreements and connections between HIE organizations are also a concern with health information exchange. “The types of healthcare partners that are needed is a challenge when determining the trading area needed for a viable HIE” (PHII, 2005). Although there are challenges, there are opportunities with implementing a health information exchange system. One opportunity is HIE can improve reporting to public health and in return improve the health of the community.
With increasing the acceptance of using e-prescribing in health care , evaluating and understanding the types of e-prescribing errors can help to identify the prober ways to prevent future e-prescription errors from reaching patients. It is also important to use health information technology to improve safety, such as use of technology to identify and monitor patient safety events, risks and hazards ;and to intervene before actual harm occurs
Yes, I believe it is important because communication is a key to providing patient safety. A safe hand-off supports good communication and a safe transfer of care. Yes, and I think the level of education should increase more over time. The more patients are aware the better the outcomes. No, but I would not be offened.
The concept behind population health is that there are other factors surrounding the care of patients and that it is not limited to just a medical aspect. If the true concern in to make individuals healthy, all aspects of a patient should be accounted for. The Nemours article reveals a sufficient amount of examples demonstrating in various situations such as an asthma related case, and recommendations made by a physician to establish Medicaid reimbursement of non-medical services. Cases such as these are very relevant in today’s healthcare, because once again, it brings to light that both the medical and population based communities are attempting to work together to solve common issues within their
This implies that disparities in health continue to exist despite the efforts of the health care systems to provide patients similar access to care, which according to Woolf, and Braveman (2011), suggests that disparities originate outside the formal health care setting. The authors concluded that environmental and social variables especially income and education are often the underlying causes of illnesses and are key to understanding health