I believe that Occupational Therapy is what I wanted to do for the rest of my live. In one of the research I found an article by Andrew C. Persch “P4 Medicine and Pediatric Occupational Therapy”, after read this article caught my attention in this field. Pediatric Occupational Therapists always face new challenge and with them arise types of therapy (Persch et al., 2013). In 2004 the medicine adopt a new method of health care that aims to increase wellness from reactive to preventive disease. The meaning of P4 is predictive, personalized, preventive
Although, not all of these fatalities were from seized from enemy fire; nearly two-thirds of the total deaths were caused by diseases that struck those who were fighting. The idea that caused so many deaths was due to the spreading of germs. Surgeons would operate on open wounds and though many were to be treated, infections were persistent during the war and would slowly kill the soldiers whom it affected. Because of the death toll from the spreading of germs and infections, the Union states in the North began transporting wounded soldiers to nearby hospitals for medical care. Soon after officials realized the medical system needed to be revamped, the ambulance corps was put in place.
Magnet is the status awarded to hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. To obtain this, it requires hospitals to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence based criteria that result in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees (American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC), 2014). During the 1980s, American hospitals were suffering from significant nursing shortage and high turnover at hospitals. However, some hospitals were seen as a magnet for nurses and better able to retain nurses because of their more supportive work environment. Hence, magnet hospital designation was developed in the 1990s to award those hospitals that have better nurse
Metaphors are used heavily in literature to describe and attribute meaning towards otherwise hard to describe objects and situations, as well as make comparisons and create a certain image. Medical metaphors do the same to describe diseases in a way which the general public can understand, but they have an even deeper impact as well. A study conducted in 2010 found that physicians use metaphors in almost 66% of conversations that they have when describing serious illnesses to their patients, and that the use of these metaphors truly enhanced the physician's ability to communicate (Casarett, 2010). These metaphors are used in order to relate the patients new feelings about an illness to feelings they already understand. Common medical metaphors
Index Introduction……………………………………………………………page 3 Pre-appointment research……………………………………………page 4 Job shadowing experience…………………………………………..page 5-6 Overview………………………………………………………………..page 7 References……………………………………………………………. page 8 Introduction The beginning of medicine can be pinned back to the late 1800s, in Germany. There was a large amount of discoveries in physiology, pathology and bacteriology during this time and a group of doctors applied this new knowledge to the care of their patients. Medicine was practised differently during this time as it was more factual and observational. This group of doctors was more concerned with dealing with internal diseases rather than the external manifestations.
Since the beginning of time people have suffered from illnesses and diseases. How they were treated depended on the resources and time period the individual became ill in. Overtime, people have been able to learn from these illnesses and make many medical advancements. These advancements helped to diagnose and treat the patients they had effectively. One of the main people who made a big effect on medicine, along with creating the theories and practices that are still used today, is Hippocrates.
I find that very useful for people that do not know the dominate language to be able pick providers that are able to speak their language. I have heard so many horrifying stories that people over dosed on medication because they did not understand the instructions the provider told them. Putting this clause into effect has been very beneficial for people to get their needs met in their terms. According to the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare (2010), “By 1982 every state had Medicaid, and by 1989 dental services were added in every state” (p. 1). This to me is the most important piece to the puzzle when it comes to Medicaid.
Clinical trials have been a boon to modern medicine by broadening the knowledge surrounding disease plaguing the human race and providing a tangible measure of the success and symptoms of treatments to combat these diseases. However each progression in science comes with unintended consequences, in the case of clinical trials it was corruption at the expense of the human volunteers. The Tuskegee Study, conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service and Tuskegee Institute in 1932, is an infamous example of clinical trials crossing the ethical line. However what is ethics? As noted by The Basics of Social Research by Earl Babbie, ethics are a social construction and subjective.
Occupational therapy started back in the age of Enlightened in the 1700s in England. The founders were Susan Cox Johnson, George E. Barton, Eleanor Clarke Slagle, William R Dunton Jr, Isabel Newton, and Thomas B. Kidner. They all held different tittles they went from architect to nurse. They believed that occupying the patients with work, arts and craft, leisure. Would provide feelings of security and self-worth.
During the Civil War in 1861, not only were there soldiers and battles, but there were also doctors. Doctors of the Civil War are less advanced than today’s. They had to deal with a lot of diseases, amputations, and finding a safe place to perform surgery. Thankfully today we have doctors and medical staff that is more sanitary, but what would the doctors have to have done during the Civil War? How did you become a doctor back then?
The physician assistant occupation truly began in 1965 when a considerable shortage of physicians brought forth a breakthrough. At this time there were also many corpsmen returning from the Vietnam War with adequate skills to access surgical conditions but without the formal education. A man by the name of Dr. Eugene Stead then created a program at Duke University to give these people formal training and education. By the time they finished their two-year fast-tracked program these individuals would be equipped to provide medical care to underserved populations and rural communities under the direction of a physician. For centuries nations have looked for ways to meet military, and public health needs, as well as providing care to rural and underserved areas where physicians did not exist.
If they could have men tried and sent back to war without additional expose of infections then could this perhaps make the war continued for a longer period because there would have been more soldiers to battle on the field. They would not suffer from the common diseases that most of them died from and the infections. The advancements could ultimately cause catastrophe or simply help soldiers prevent amputation from common infections. Books addressing the topic In Hospital and Camp : The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses’, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science (Civil War America), Letters of a civil war surgeon and The encyclopedia of civil war medicine (for reference purposes)