Introduction: Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disease that the use of self-management strategies is essential to increase patient safety and quality of life. The aim of this study Identify the features and capabilities of epilepsy self-management application from Perspectives of Patient and physicians. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the perspective of 100 patients with epilepsy who were members of the Iranian Epilepsy Society and 15 physicians who were member or colleagues of the Iranian Epilepsy Society were studied by using the questionnaire about training needs, essential data elements and features of the application. The data were analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and Kruskal-Wallis
According to the FBI, healthcare fraud costs the country billions of dollars a year. Part of running a successful medical facility is to comply with HIPPA regulations. Title II of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) is concerned mostly with healthcare providers. Title II, also known as the privacy rule, addresses the prevention of Fraud and Abuse, administrative simplification and medical liability reform. The Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control Program is a comprehensive program to combat fraud committed against both public and private healthcare plans.
• The readings this week address the issues of introducing trauma informed care principles into the screening (experienced by every client in every service area) and inpatient settings. 1) Please discuss how trauma informed principals can change these settings for the better and provide examples from your experience as to either how TIC principals work or about situations where they might improve the setting and treatment. Trauma informed principals can change the way screening is done in an inpatient setting by many professionals integrating trauma principals into their practice. Awareness of how traumatic experiences are for many individuals and in findings that many of the individual carry unrecognized trauma. Many clinicians that are prepared
Furthermore, there has to be a deeper understanding of the structure, this therefore allows for the altering of the present system, by creating a clear division of services; separating acute care from chronic conditions and the use of planned visits and case management of high risk patients. According to Grant and Greene (2012) states that the health care home model is used to reduce the disparities in the incidence, severity and morbidity ambulatory care sensitive conditions as well as NCDs that affect the poor and minority adults such as
With the ongoing changes on policies in healthcare, it is imperative to consider the legal and ethical issues in health disparities and access to care based on the socioeconomic status. Research have shown over the past 25 years that disparities in the quality of care are highly influenced by individual characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, education, income, and age. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recognized that providing care is not simply a “one size fits all” approach especially with the diverse population in today’s society. As healthcare professionals, we need to be alert and know how to properly intervene with such disparities so that the care provided is tailored to the individual.
Although metaphoric, the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a disorder that affects 1.5% of U.S. citizens according to the DSM-5. In conjunction with the movie and the book, a deeper analysis can be conducted in order to pinpoint the right diagnosis, leading to an optimal route of treatment. The book, in comparison with the movie, gives a glimpse of his childhood and other relevant details that were not apparent in the movie. From a psychological standpoint, moments, such as trauma and living environment, pose a huge contribution on what treatment should be prescribed to the
Specialty Certification Is the physician assistant (PA) profession shifting away from its origins? At the beginning of the PA profession, the majority of PAs worked in primary care to ameliorate the shortage family medicine clinicians. However, in actuality, only one-third of PAs work in primary care while the vast majority has transferred to specialty practice (Bodenheimer & Cramback, 2009). Furthermore, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), has introduced specialty certification programs which could further change the original purpose of the PA occupation. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the goal of the NCCPA specialty certification program, its advantages, and disadvantages.
Health Care Disparities Health care disparities are unfortunate and being culturally competent is an essential step toward eliminating these inequalities. In this discussion, I will review what disparities are associated with the Appalachian culture and how they affect health status, employment, and education. I will also identify two nursing interventions that could be taken to help decrease the affect that health disparities have on the Appalachians and review what the biggest challenge would be when implementing the interventions. There are about 27 million people that live in the area defined as the Appalachian region, which spans 13 states.
Regulatory organizations and government officials began to focus on the need for quality in hopes to decrease medical errors and healthcare cost. The Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) was one of the first regulatory organizations to develop standards of care or goals around specific patient safety issues. The program is known as JCAHO’s National Patient Safety Goals and it originally started with six goals and was implemented in 2003 (Catalano, 2002). JCAHO remains at the forefront of patient safety by expanding, revising and developing the National Patient Safety Goal Program each year. Many organizations and other regulatory agencies use JACHO’s safety goal program as the foundation to develop a “culture of safety.” Barnsteiner (2011), reported a “culture of safety is to lessen harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance (pg.
Changes in North American psychiatry over the past few centuries have proved vast and far-reaching. The emergence of new mental disorders, technological innovation, biological discoveries, and mass deinstitutionalization were only but a few of the changes to the mental health field. What is most striking historically is how attitudes regarding mental illness have evolved over time– existing once as something that both public and professionals took great strides to hide that has now gone mainstream in the modern world. By looking at the history of psychiatric institutions, a connection between these two evolutions can be drawn. This paper will analyze how the changing attitudes towards mental illness shaped the practice, processes and policies
One of the objectives of the study is to compare other treatment studies and clinical experience to establish if antidepressants medication decrease depressive episodes. The study shows an update list of approved medications for Bipolar disorder. The approach for antidepressants is controversial, the study reveals the antidepressants benefits in lessening depressive symptoms, but for short-term treatment only. This article, published by Medscape, provide a comprehensive review and clinical information about the topic that help health professionals to maintain an up-to-date
Benefits of Tele mental health program. Introduction. Mental Disorders is one of debilitation disorder of the brain that has multiple etiologies and that remains intractable even with the advancement of psychopharmacology and psychotherapies, because of not only the nature of the illness and the other factors but may be facing one of the biggest impact in care which is shortage of qualified clinicians to treat these patients. The share number of Americans that affected by mental disorders continues to rise with the most recent data from The National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) as one in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year of which about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental