First, getting good grades is essential to getting the future that many people strive for. Starting to really care for a good grade at a young age matters. But what some school boards don 't notice it that individual grades are going down. Sure many schools have the smart honor roll kids, but behind that are a bunch of D’s and F’s students. “The importance of physical fitness in the development of cognitive and memory skills have long been extolled by scientists.
In this report I will discuss both the Social and Medical Models, define their pros and cons and give a short reflection on my own opinion of the two models in everyday use today. Both the medical and the social models of disability describe how they see disability and how they feel disabilities and those suffering should be treated. Both models have very different views on the causes of, how disabilities should be taken care of and by whom and both have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to caring for those with disabilities. Medical Model As the name suggests The Medical Model of disability mainly looks at the many varying causes of disabilities and searches for treatments within a structured, procedural and, some would say, very clinical manner. The Medical Model finds issues though rigorous testing done by specialists and relies on a definite diagnosis of a patient who can then be treated with medical and rehab.
In a group we looked at a video explaining the concepts of health on each level; personal, as a population/community, public and global. Through exploring these levels, I have had to change my definition of health to cover a larger scale as I was looking at it as a smaller picture. As mentioned by Samar Yazdani (Discussion thread topic: ‘Concepts of Health’, 10/03/18) I too have grown up knowing health to be a balance of physical and mental health but learning of these different concepts has shown me that an individual’s behavior can influence towards their community and even on global terms which has been brought to my attention by Huiwon Kim (Discussion thread topic: ‘Concepts of Health’, 28/03/18). As a nurse we have been introduced into the health profession and need to understand the broad topic of health which could be looked at from a personal, community, public or global level which includes understanding a patient’s culture, upbringing, lifestyle and social status which varies from each individual when looking at a personal level. We were introduced to two models of health, medical and social models where medical involves the absence of diseases, providing health services and supplying specialized medicine comparing to the medical model which investigates relationships, public health and providing education to
After Judy Spross ' presentation on CAM and your reading in the textbook on CAM, which therapy (therapies) might you want to develop skills in and apply to your practice of nursing? In what context will you use it? (One paragraph) How did the presentation and reading open your mind more to this alternative therapy or were you already open to it before due to prior experience? (Second paragraph) Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure to see Judy Spross’ presentation. However, I did read about CAM and the practice that I might want to develop skills in and apply to my practice of nursing is in the Mind and Body Medicine category.
The article “Defining ‘Patient-Centered Medicine’” by Charles Bardes in The New England Journal of Medicine explains the differences between the normal care and patient-centered medicine. To understand what patient-centered medicine is, you must know one of the main differences is that “…it seeks to focus medical attention on the individual patient’s needs and concerns, rather than the doctor’s” (782) which as a patient, is a high priority. The patient-centered medicine you are given will be personalized specifically for you and will work around your way of life. In the article, another author explains patient-centered medicine in more depth by saying that it will “ 'take into account the patient, the social context in which he lives, and the
Lastly, I will talk about how EBM affected me in my own life. Evidence Based Medicine is considered to be a “symbolic authority in decision making” (Lambert, 2006). What this means is that it it focus on the best types of healthcare systems for individuals, through incorporating uniting the best clinical experiences, along with expertise with the beliefs and values of patients. It also primarily focuses on the process validating information that is considered to be useful, instead of the outcomes of the discoveries.
Holistic approach and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is the hallmark of Osteopathic Medicine. While this unique approach to medicine might bring additional benefits to patients as compare to traditional medicine, people are still unaware of the concepts lie within the profession as well as what make them different from their allopathic colleagues. Hence, social stigma still exists toward this medical proffesion simply due to the initial of their medical diploma. Being an M.D or D.O carry the same mission and vision in providing care for the sick while helping to alleviate patients’ pain and suffering. Thus, it’s essential for osteopathic students as well as osteopathic physicians to have pride in such a rewarding career and educate
In medical practice, it is often emphasized that physicians must practice cultural competence in an attempt to achieve better diagnosis, intervention and treatment via approaching the patient in a holistic manner. Regrettably, the definition of cultural competence and let alone culture is often mistakenly interpreted, nor is it unified. Borrowing from Greon’s ideas, Wilson argues that “differing understandings of cultural competence present challenges in terms of accurately and reliably capturing its meaning, making its measurement problematic” (Greon as cited in Wilson, 208, p.14). This essay will tease out the subtleties in efforts to elucidate any misunderstandings around term ‘culture’ from an anthropological perspective, whilst exploring its relevance to medical practice.
What are the most important issues your field is facing today? In medicine, when is the line between helping save lives cross over into play God? As medicine branches into other disciplines such as engineering, the question of ethics still remains. A main component of biomedical engineering is building and designing new tools to better the lives of patients, such as prosthetic limbs, tissue engineering, and the emerging frontier of genetic engineering; along with traditional medicine, one of the most prominent issue facing biomedical engineering is whether it should be used to just treat diseases but also enhance the lives of patients. As stated before the ethical issue of biomedical engineering can be defined as treatment versus enhancement.
Although studying abroad may be much harder than studying in Kuwait, student will be exposed to various experiences during their studying period. Moreover, parents will also benefit from studying abroad in as much it will be less expensive. However, parents should be careful about their children when they desire to send them to study abroad. Students are enrolling in study abroad program more than ever before as a way to develop their intercultural knowledge and skills. To maximize the benefits to students, study abroad programs should be developed to facilitate the growth of intercultural knowledge and skills.
Advanced Concept 1 – World Wide Poverty During the interview, Dr. Paul Farmer commented about healthcare infrastructure in the United States and other under-developed countries. He also emphasized about the importance of community-based healthcare when used with institutionalized healthcare. Dr. Farmer served for the United Nations as an envoy, and helped Rwanda and Haiti to build its healthcare infrastructure. He also helped many other countries such as Peru, Mexico and Russia using his expertise. Though Dr. Farmer mentioned many interesting topics, I would like to first discuss about how important it is for the community-based healthcare services to work together with an institutionalized health care services.
The purpose of my health assessment is to access ways to get the DHOH people involved in their health finding solutions. In the need to address communication barriers and reduce CVD through the implementations of future public health policies with the help of various stakeholders in making permanent social changes (Minkler, & Wallerstein, 2008). Health Assessment Questions Question 1: What social changes are you trying to achieve from the dataset proposed in your premise? Question 2: Who are your target stakeholders that the dataset is of interest too? Question 3: Will your dataset help address or explain the main frustrations with the health care system in treating DHOH people with CVD-related diseases?
The lecture, led by Dr. Christian Dimaano, discussed a variety of health disparities and then went into an in depth look at Henrietta Lacks, and the use of her cells in scientific research. He described health disparities as the differences of health problems between races, lifestyles, and mental processes. This was a very interesting topic for me, as a nursing major, I hadn’t really thought about health disparities before, so it was interesting to think about all of the potentially higher health risks that can occur simply because a patients race, or mental state. He also discussed the social determinants of heath and how things like your physical environment, economic stability, social community, and education can all influence your health. Dr. Dimaano also talked about how social determinants of health are health problems that you had no choice in, they are developed by factors such as sex, age, genes, medical care, and individual behaviors such as work and home life.
One of the barriers mentioned in Healthy Americans is educating providers about the new change and working with them to develop referral relationships with new providers/programs. I believe this is a barrier due to there not being a structured process to ensure that referrals to community based prevention services have been deliver and the outcomes of those services. This was also something mentioned within the article. The providers may also need a continuing education crash course on what population health is and how it can provide assistance and be implemented within the medical model. This will create awareness and streamline issues of referring for the wrong program or not knowing what is out there.
However, scientific researchers have found out a mutual respect between poverty and medical treatment. It has been realized that poverty might influence the depth of medical treatment a patient receives. The health conditions that lead to a person needing medical assistance could also be influenced by poverty according to researchers (Lund, et al. 1505). In this essay, the examination intends to examine whether the relationship between poverty and medical treatment makes sense.