Society in the ‘60s was based around the men, and the women could not do much without their husbands, they had very little rights, and were losing more as men came back from war. The book, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest is about a mental ward that just received a new patient, Randle McMurphy, who was previously at a work farm for many crimes committed. McMurphy thought it would be more comfortable for him in a mental hospital. He was quite wrong, the woman in charge of his unit, Nurse Ratched, was very hard on her patents using abuse, medication, and electroshock therapy to keep her patients in fear of her and the outside world. These two are accustomed of being the top dogs and do not get along well, they battle for power throughout the book.
The inadequacies do not end with doctors and hospitals. This study also analyzed data from a survey indicating that LGBT people are more likely to face unequal treatment in both emergency rooms and in ambulances–two places where being denied service could end your life. Around 13% of participants reported discrimination in the emergency room, and 5% reported it in ambulances (Kattari et al., 2015). Transgenders unfortunately still face high levels of unequal treatment when seeking medical or psychological help outside of the main health care system. The possibility of being denied service when in such a dire state is terrifying and life threatening, and needs to be demolished before more people’s lives are put at risk.
Workplace violence is problematic for nurses working at a healthcare institution. Violence can derive from physical and verbal abuse. An escalated physical violence can cause injuries and in severe cases, death. Several risk factors can increase workplace violence against nurses. Mandiracioglu (2006) found that demented patients had 11 percent chances of being violent than patients with other psychiatric diseases had 25 percent.
Violence against nursing staff and peer-to-peer assault is a significant problem on adult inpatient psychiatric units (Delaney & Johnson, 2006). OSHA (2015) reports less than two employees per 10,000 in private industry suffered injuries related to workplace violence compared to 7.8 cases per 10,000 employees in hospitals. The negative result of staff injury is the “hidden costs” of low “productivity, morale and employee retention” (OSHA, 2013, p. 4). The current practice model on psychiatric units is an emphasis on maintaining a therapeutic milieu and the use of de-escalation techniques as needed to address agitated, aggressive and assaultive behaviors (Delaney & Johnson, 2006). If de-escalation is unsuccessful, then the next staff interventions
Hatred is displayed heavily throughout the story, starting at the beginning when the main antagonist Konrad Beezo’s wife dies during childbirth and Beezo kills the doctor on staff at the time. Jimmy’s father tries to help the doctor but there is nothing he can do. The doctor explains‘“She died during delivery, but it wasn’t my fault”’ (18). Beezo’s son expresses a similar deep hatred for something that even he doesn’t
Hazing became an issue in many colleges and universities during the 1980s. It has turned into a very detrimental doing that was soon introduced to be a health hazard in the medical field in 1982. Because hazing has become huge in fraternities and sororities, nurses and doctors will most likely know males from ages 19 to males in their 20s are in hospitals from suffering hazing incidents during February and April or September and October. Many students suffer from different types of hazing practices. Injuries and accidents are caused from alcohol intoxication, heat exhaustion, electrocution, sexual torture, and other dangerous hazing practices (Hazing Remains Secret…).
Impact of Sudden Death on Mental Aspect Case 1: CHERRY Cherry had difficulty/trouble thinking and concentrating on things because of being traumatized about the incident, these problems made it difficult for Cherry to takecare of things at home and do her work. Clinically, the results highlight the importance of considering a possible role for loss of close personal relationships through death in assessment of psychiatric disorders. When someone loses a close personal relationship, even late in life, there is a profound effect on sense of self and self-reflection. The study, published online recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry(n,d. ), involved more than 27,000 people.
A medication is considered a blessing when it is prescribed, dispensed and administered correctly, however medication errors are encountered everyday all over the world regardless of the best efforts (1). Medication error is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients as reported by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP), which showed that approximately 0.1 million people die annually from medical errors that occur in hospitals and the resulting death toll/year due to medication errors is higher than that of work place injuries (2). Furthermore, it was estimated that hospitalized patients are subjected to expensive and sometimes harmful medication error during their
On statistical tests to find out the relationship between burnout with the nurse performance in providing nursing care, obtained results demonstrate a strong connection with the negative direction (p =-0747). Thus it can be concluded that the increasing burnout can trigger the declining performance of the nurses. Burnout occur is caused by excess workload resulting from the increase of patients who exceed the capacity and the number of nurses who are not adequate. While on the other hand nurses can work optimally and professionally. In nursing, inpatient nurses given responsibility to be able to serve 3 to 5 patients, however due to the increasing patient, then the nurses have an increased workload.
Due to their way of life, the Roma are subject to discrimination and segregation, which also worsen their status. The unfairness against the Roma community as a result in discrimination also emerges in the health care, and among the health care professionals. According to Zabreb (2012), “a European Union survey on discrimination against minorities conducted in several members states in 2009 showed that between 11 and 23% of Roma respondents declared that they experienced discrimination at the hands of health care workers in the preceding twelve months” (p. 64). A prejudice against the Roma population in health care institution has always taken third place after discrimination in the private sector and in hiring. In conclusion, there are number