As a result, there is just general treatment to reduce these symptoms, so many people with the disease lose their joint's function. According to the BMJ, "globally, rheumatoid arthritis was ranked as the [42nd] highest contributor to global disability. " Throughout history, many physicians tried to describe rheumatoid arthritis and gave it an accurate name. The first physician that noticed the disease was Landré Beauvais, who examined patients with severe joint pain and then hypothesized that these people had an uncharacterized condition, which Landré named “Primary Asthenic Gout.”  Although
Diabetes type 2 is a serious health problem that faces the African American community today (Carter, Barba, & Kautz, 2013). A decreased awareness of risk factors and knowledge deficit in a perceived threat and physical activity levels increases the likelihood of diabetes type 2 and its associated complications (Omolafe, Mouttapa, McMahan & Tanjasri, 2010). Furthermore, diabetes type 2 is 1.7 times higher in African Americans than non- Hispanic whites. Swift, Staiano, Johannsen, Lavie, Earnest, Katzmarzyk and Church (2013) states African-Americans have a greater risk of suffering from blindness, kidney disease, and amputations than the Caucasian race. Furthermore, statistics shows that African-American men and women have a 44.8 and 44.7%
People born with Trisomy 21 are also more likely to be born with heart defects. Congenital heart disease affects almost half of the babies born with Down syndrome. CHD can lead to high blood pressure in the lungs, the heart not able to pump blood to throughout the body, and cyanosis, which is blue-tinted skin because of the lack of oxygen in the skin. Down syndrome also affects the immune system and makes it much harder for the immune system to fight off infections. People with Down syndrome are twelve times more likely to die from an infection than somebody without it.
Having experienced the struggle of unaffordable and inaccessible health care, he was able to put himself in others shoes and provide a real solution to the everlasting problem of uninsured health care for African Americans, as well as the residents of America as a whole. President Obama has done so by signing The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, into law on March 23, 2010 (NBC, 2015). Before this health reform was passed, 19% of Americans were not able to afford health insurance (NBC, 2015). This law has significantly impacted the African Americans who lacked health care coverage by providing healthcare for the 8 million African Americans who lacked it (White House, 2015). It was reported that the African American uninsured health coverage rate decreased by 9.2%, therefore providing coverage for 2.3 million adults.
About 50 million people in the USA suffer from one or the opposite kind of arthritis. It's more common than melanoma and heart issues. In short we will say that it is the that impacts the wellbeing of the bone joints in the body. Arthritis refers to the greater than a hundred distinct ailments that purpose affliction and swelling, and restrict action in joints and connective tissue . The common varieties of arthritis are-
decided to write this current event about issues towards health care programs. While I was searching for a good article I came across a really interesting one that approaches England’s health care system and how it could be racist. The article starts by explaining the unpleasant experience of Eche Egbouno, a black male who suffers of bipolar disorder. Eche was sectioned by the mental health act, but instead of taking him to a hospital they took him to the police station. He says that being there made him feel even worst, like he was a criminal.
Patients have suffered unnecessarily due to lack of health care, and “18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have health insurance” (PNHP). Health care is essential for Americans despite pre-existing conditions, and a free market insurance program would allow citizens to received the health care that is so desperately needed. A universal health care system is a matter of human rights and would solve America’s problem of one sixth of the population being
Removing Henrietta’s cells without her consent seems to be a very rare scenario and this can tell how the medical community mistreats the Black Americans. A woman of black America origin, Rebecca Skloot managed to surface other different stories of maltreatment directed to the African American community. Blacks in America were taken as people with unequal rights even in a situation like this that talked about right to life. She explained horrific experiences on experimentation of African Americans, stories that were enhanced by fear seen in Henrietta’s relatives refusing to visit hospitals even for necessary treatment. In this regard, the paper will give a response to the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.
The results, much like the pain diagnosis and treatment disparity studies, are mixed. For example, a recent study by Oliver et al. evaluated the extent to which physician racial bias, explicit or implicit, determined whether they would recommend a total knee replacement (TKR) for Black patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis (OA). African Americans are diagnosed for OA at a higher rate than Whites yet TKR treatment rates are consistently lower. Participating physicians in the study were presented with a mock clinical case study featuring a photo of either an older White or Black man and instructed to fill out a questionnaire assessing whether the fictitious patient would be an ideal candidate for TKR.
For example, some people believe that the black race originated from gorillas, causing false prejudice towards the black race.Not only have our stereotypes blind us as members of society to commit crimes of medical and scientific racism, but our judgments. Nevertheless, medical and scientific racism may never go away. In the Story The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Henrietta had to travel twenty miles to John Hopkins hospital, because it was the only one that would treat her under Jim Crow laws. Due to these sorts of racial discriminations in the medical and scientific setting, minorities have a higher death rate than the majorities in the United States. It is because of the mistrust of healthcare providers, and the lack of health insurance.
Various studies have shown that heart diseases are number one killer in America. It has been observed that rate of re-hospitalization of patients, aged 55 years and up, suffering from suffering congestive heart failure is quite high than other ailments. Many researchers have pointed out that inadequate patient education at the time of discharge is one of the reasons of increased rate of readmissions in CHF patients. Many studies show that the lack of self-reliance and gist of self-care management are the root cause of re-hospitalization. Now the question arises that who will be accountable for this deficiency; the nurse educator, the patient itself, healthcare facilities and professionals, or other circumstances.
Segregation impacts the health of African Americans more than any other racial group in the United States. For example, the highest socioeconomic (SES) blacks which had an income that was greater than 50,000 dollars were more segregated than the poorest Latinos and Asians with an income of less than 15,000 dollars. Eating healthy and exercising regularly is difficult for individuals in segregated areas because they lack recreational facilities and exercising outside is dangerous due to safety reasons. Healthy food is expensive compared to junk food or fast food which is relatively cheap so those on a low-income budget will choose the cheapest food available which can cause obesity and