As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
Healthcare disparity can be explained as the gap created in the delivery of healthcare to communities which causes some communities to receive better healthcare than others. Some factors that can cause these disparities include race, socioeconomic status, location, and gender. Because of health care disparities, there are a lot of patients who are and will be at risk for many diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. These disparities negatively affect the overall cost of delivering quality healthcare and are issues that must be addressed by the people who know them best, the health care workers. Through the NURSE Corps Program I hope to help address these imbalances in underserved communities in various ways.
What are causes of health disparities? Causes of health disparities could be attributed to socioeconomic status and education. A link between those who live in poorer communities and poor health outcomes are often related. Members of these communities are exposed to many health problems causing them to have poor health. Members of these communities also lack education about overall health which could be a reason why health disparities are more prominent in these areas.
Learning aim B: Investigate barriers to communication in health and social care 1B.3 Outline the barriers to communication in health and social care . 2B.P3 Describe the barriers to commumicatio in health and social care and their effects on service users. ●Physical Barriers-These are objects tht prevent an individual form getting where they must go e.g. a wheelchair user is unable to enter a building because the doorway is too narrow or there are streps so they can’t get to the entrance . ●Psychological Barriers -This barriers affects the way an individual thinks about a service e.g. it may be they have a fear of the dentist .
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down In the book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman explores the cultural collision between the Hmong Lee family and their American doctors. Along with the culture clash, the social stigma against the Hmong family brings to light a lot of the systematic, moral, and ethical issues that can arise in our healthcare. Ultimately, the combination of the cultural clash in medical perspectives, the underlying social stigma, the inadequate treatment, and the miscommunication hindered the proper diagnosis and recovery of led to the demise of the Hmong child. However, many of the problems could have been easily avoided or resolved with more patience, objectivity, and most importantly, cultural competence.
They can result from the various processes involved in treatment: prescribing, dispensing, administering the medication and monitory of treatment. In addition, there are several factors contributing to medication errors in hospitals. They include individual staff errors and system errors. There are many dangers resulting from medication error on the patient. They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications.
In nurse’s perspective, the poor and inconsistent of pain assessment can lead to unrelieved pain and reduce patient mobility, resulting in complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and pneumonia (Ed. Caltorn, 1997). Postsurgical complications related to inadequate pain management will affect the length of hospitalization; the risk of readmissions, and increase the cost care of treatment. Somehow, a poor documentation of current status pain assessment will delay the intervention and responses to the care plan (Gordon, 2005). Thus, to overcome this situation in clinical practice, The American Pain Society (2005), created the phrase “Pain: the fifth vital sign” to increased awareness of the important in pain management
A care provider could face loss of employment or suspension from his or her workplace. No doubt, there would be personal stress, possible loss of income and perhaps legal expenses. Since nurses are team of health care provider, one of the most serious situations could involve a severe injury or death of a client due to inadequate or inaccurate documentation. The use of uncommon abbreviation can also lead to undesirable impression and interpretations. Hence, it increase the chance of medical error.
Second, the inadequate patient management. The contributing factors that influence the patient management are numerous, here some
The different levels of stress in doctors and nurses need to be minimized to initiate better performance. Increased stress level affects the relationship and coordination of work. Struggles are most common indications to such conditions and the treatment of patient is affected (Nakakis Konstantinos, 2013). Disobeying and unconditional patient’s demand is also another reason for rising conflict and therefore I have chosen this topic with an aim to discuss different level of stress and their reasons. The best choice is to use quantitative method to analyze stress between doctor and nurse in
The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, work, their age, live, raised, and the systems put in place to handle illness. These environments are in turn molded by a broader set of forces: politics, social policies and economic. A simple belief of public health is that everyone is obligated to health and the conditions that allow for health. However, health is not alike or fairly distributed.
One of the issues that the United States is currently facing is health inequality and disparity among minority groups. Health disparity focuses at the differences in health status between different social groups, gender, race, ethnicity, education, and income. Unfortunately, health disparities are affecting minority groups in society. These groups include African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. For people in these racial/ethnic minority populations, health disparities can mean lower life expectancy, and loss of economic opportunities.
Thinking back over the course of 7 weeks, I have made use of many skills and methods, in the Health Administration program I have learned how to express myself in a professional and coherent manner I am now able to recognize various problems within our healthcare system, and think of solution to these problems. Among the differences within our healthcare system a few issues stood out to me, to understand these problems we have to acknowledge them. Specific inequalities in healthcare can be observed among minorities and ethnic communities, and this can be a result of everyday lifestyle decision of individuals, communities and organization, labor markets, services provided, and geographic and social norms.