To change these factors I believe health care professionals should be trained and educated more on how to handle mentally ill patients. Health care professionals that work in the emergency department should advocate for these patients and collaborate with the rest of the team to come up with a better plan to help these patients rather than treat their symptoms and send them on their way. Also, I think it is important that someone keeps up with these patients. For example, if a mentally ill patient is referred to an outpatient facility to speak to a psychologist I trust there is a record kept for every appointment. In addition, if the patient does not go to their appointment the case manager that follows that individual should follow up and figure out why they missed their appointment and figure out how it can be prevented for future
EHRs will always have pros and cons impact in the healthcare organizations. The biggest limitations of the electronic health record system could be that the system is not yet integrated in all hospitals and health care facilities. The health care providers and researchers are enthusiastic and anticipate better technology because it would be more beneficial for health care IT technology as it advances. Last but not least, I believe that the government should support on the network improvement to achieve meaningful use of EHRs
There are many physiological aspects when having a poor childhood at home. “Children from broken families are nearly five times more likely to suffer damaging mental troubles than those whose parents stay together, Government research has found.” (Daily Mail 1) This may also be what Hill is trying to point out. Children from broken homes need someone else in their lives to cope with. It wasn’t until the narrator met a woman that reminded him of Art that he once again battled the depression that has always disfigured
The patient can be of greater assistance to the clinician by being honest and not withhold information, through open communication the clinician is better able to correctly diagnose. Patients should keep track of medical and psychiatric records, as well as any medication they are currently taking or has in the past. Patients should also be self-informed and proactive in understanding their symptoms and the disorder they may be diagnosed with. By having a good relationship between the patient and clinician, there is a better outcome of
I think from a sociology perspective, one of the biggest contributors of the mentally ill homeless population is the deinstitutionalization that has occurred from the government's failure to provide adequate housing and social services. The mentally ill that have been discharged back into the community are usually unable to receive mental health services, because of the decrease in mental health facilities and a lack of federal funds. The homeless that have a mental health disorder, often
In fact, these perceptions can even influence this individuals view on his or herself, and this could account for their failure to seek treatment. In fact in a study conducted by the ADAA in 2007, 36% of people report experiencing the symptoms for 10 or more years before actually seeking treatment. This disorder usually is developed through bad social experiences. People with social phobia may have few or no social or romantic relationships, making them feel powerless, alone, or even ashamed, this varies from children to adults. Studies also show that teens and young adults show a higher level of anxiety in certain social situations, while adults show a lower level of anxiety but widespread among various activities.
Untreated mental illness is dangerous and over time we have learned that locking people with a mental illness is not the solution but makes it worse. People with untreated mental illness face many consequences. “People with untreated psychiatric illnesses comprise 250,000 people, of the total homeless population” (mentalillnesspolicy.org). The quality of life for these individuals is extremely heart breaking, and many are victimized regularly. There are also cost to the communities, people with untreated MH issues end up in hospitals, shelters or jail.
Moving forward, from this knowledge, humanity should learn to appreciate the bravery mental illness patients face from coping with their illness and reject the instinctive craving for superiority. We must provide victims with the proper care, treatment and attention for the human race will not progress if we ignore a large portion of population. We are all in this society together, it is not in our nature to abandon, but in our nature to love and care for others. This in turn benefits society to be more progressive as a healthy species. The more we are educated on mental health, the easier it becomes to heal those.
There are various methods to adjust health care services into becoming more approachable for low literacy patients. We shall let our society be aware of the problem and accommodate to the needs of low literacy people in our health care facilities. While communicating we must talk with sensitivity, allow the patients to speak out their opinions, respect their values, goals, and beliefs, and act with acceptance. Often times, while connecting with our patients can have the ability to heal them, but others times it can hurt the patient. We must not make any assumptions about the patients, we overestimate people’s reading levels because we are not in their position and we do not think about how something so “easy” to us can be such a challenge for others.
Sweeping changes need to be made the juvenile system. They’re too many incarcerations, Locking up the children of our future based off a minor mistakes and age no longer being taken into considerations to determine the correct punishment. Since 2006, there has been a huge problem with the Juvenile System locking up minors. ‘The original theory behind separating juvenile offenders from adult offenders was to provide care and direction for youngsters instead of isolation and punishment.” Over 70 million children under the age of 18 have been in trouble with the Juvenile System, that is more than 25 percent of the United States population. In 2002 the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that about 1.5 million youth under age 18 are arrested