In health education and promotion, utilizing an effective strategy in intervention programs is vital to the success of the program. According to Rural Health Information Hub (2017), health education strategies are tailored to suit the target population. Considering the Point Mar Case Study, with the focus of this paper being to develop an effective health education strategy to address childhood obesity, with adult onset of type II diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2015), essential knowledge, enumerates the characteristics of an effective health education curriculum to include, dissemination of essential knowledge to shape the group
The issue of veteran benefits in the United States is not taken as seriously as it should be in our country, even though it is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. The lack of available funding for veterans is especially obvious when compared to that available for lower income citizens, or even illegal immigrants. Also, what does exist appears to fall short in taking care of veteran’s needs. Considering that these veterans are people who have risked their lives fighting for this country, the fact that they are not receiving immediate benefits or even what they have earned is unfair. The VA needs to change the way it deals with Veterans and their bout with homelessness, consistent and worthwhile employment, and mental
Disease is the disruption of bodily functioning with known pathogenic agent. Disease is context dependent on the medical model. For example, sleep disorder is identified as a disease that is inhibiting you from resting that can have serious implications on one’s health. Obesity can also be viewed as a disease according to the medical model because it deviates from a normal weight or BMI. The medical model defines obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health (WHO). It calls for an intervention within the obese individual to change their weight in order to avoid health implications such as heart disease. When physicians typically label a patient as obese, they are giving a prognosis that this patient may have a later disease such as cardiovascular disease associated with their weight.
Motivational interviewing offers an approach to this that is compatible with patient-centred care (Mason, 2008). Nurses use the processes of motivational interviewing in the healthcare setting to ensure the development of a collaborative partnership with the patient and to elicit a behaviour change. Motivational interviewing strengthens personal motivation for change, rather than instructing or warning the patient (Miller et al.,
A risk factor for many other diseases, obesity can affect health and longevity. Weight loss is achievable, and it provides plenty of health benefits. Studies have shown that many people who attempt weight loss regain the weight they lost. The major challenge in managing patients is, therefore, to improve their ability to sustain whatever weight loss can be accomplished. Diet, exercise, and behavioral management are the main sources of treatment, But medication and surgery can be considered in certain individuals. In the future, treatment of obesity could supplant the treatment of the many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, that take up a part of office practice
I have chosen public health as my major because it is a dynamic field. I have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and helping others achieve their goals. It is with great passion that I am dedicated and willing to contribute my service or skills to help someone in need. My philosophy of health education is very simple, to prevent, improve and educate the lives of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. Besides, there is no safer way to touch people’s lives than through public health.
Motivational interviewing was designated method of Nancy’s treatment. Motivational interviewing is therapeutic style that is client centered, helps people work through problems, and enhances individuals to readiness to commit to change (Hettema, Steele, & Miller, 2005). According Hettema, Steele, & Miller (2005), “Motivational interviewing places strong emphasis on eliciting the client 's own perceptions, values, and motivations for change.”
Veteran’s all over the United States are retiring, getting less and less of the benefits that they used to. My brother was going to enlist and asked some people whether or not he should. They said they weren't going to tell him not to enlist, but they did say that it's not as beneficial as it was in the past. You don’t get as many benefits when you come back, as you used to. This isn’t something that should be happening. Why should you risk your life, but then be getting jipped out on the benefits that people in the past did?
The nursing practice is designed around care for patients. Obesity is an huge factor is causing multiple diseases for patients. Nurse’s main goal is to create a healthy and safe environment for the patient. Reducing obesity among minorities and children will help nurses across the country provide the environment needed for maintain patients state healthy and safe in their everyday living. Nurses’ role also includes one-on-one support and interventions regarding nutrition and lifestyle. The primary goal for the client is a 10% reduction in body weight, followed by a further decrease if necessary (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1998). In 2007, Brown et al said that there is potential in primary care nursing to help patients manage obesity through evidence-based protocols, such as following a structured program based on a holistic needs
Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) have high rates of unemployment and mental health disorders. In addition, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common injury among OIF/OEF veterans, often leading to cognitive impairments and post-concussive symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulties with cognitive and functioning. TBI and comorbid psychiatric conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) limit cognitive readiness for civilian employment and may lead to impaired job performance. These conditions all serve as potential barriers for OIF/OEF Veterans entering the workforce. The goal of this exploratory study is to determine which variables have the strongest relationships
In America, we pride ourselves to be the best in everything we do. Such as our school systems, advance technological breakthroughs and helping people around the world. Yet people around the world knows us best for our military strength. As Americans, we have prided ourselves for taking care of our military members. We build memorials, have parades and holidays just for our troops. Most people tend to agree that we have the best care for our troops, which is correct to a certain extent. In America, most people are unaware that we have a large homeless veteran’s population across the country. Some people might agree with this statement because they might feel though the government is not doing its job. Therefore, it leads to an increase in homeless
Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is known to be a big problem not only in North Carolina, but in America, that continues to grow each and everyday. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), "A person is obese when their body mass is 30 percent of greater"(pp.2). When a person is overweight or obese, it means the person has taking in more calories than he/she needs. "in North Carolina, obesity is known to be an epidemic, which about 60 percent of North Carolinians are obese",. States Avery Sarah, the author of "obesity called an Epidemic Health issues in North Carolina". In North Carolina obesity is an epidemic, an issue
Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, joint problems, and experiences of social stigma. The fiscal impact of obesity is very high. It is estimated that the United States spends an estimated $147 billion dollars in 2008 on medical care costs related to obesity. 23% of this total is financed by Medicare and 19% by Medicaid. If states have interest and drive to promote healthy behavior, citizens could live longer and contribute to a productive society. This is vital to the local economy and community stability. An unhealthy population, conversely, has higher medical costs which results in poorer health outcomes and lowered work productivity which accounts for a poorer economy. Again, all of this is because of poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. It is important to implement policies that are evidence based practiced to prevent obesity which in turn will help alleviate and reduce the financial burden in the
In 2005, a family friend by the name of Randy Birdsong was a patient at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital located in San Antonio, Texas. The Veteran Affairs (VA) medical staff was performing surgery on his abdomen. After the surgery, he was notified that there was insufficient space to accommodate his continued care. The V.A. advised him to keep his wound clean with a fresh roll of gauze, and sent him on his merry way. A few days later, Randy was back at the V.A. hospital with a noticeable infection taken place in his abdominal region. This prompted an additional surgery to clean the infected tissue. The V.A release Randy from the hospital once again for insufficient space and advised him to do his best to keep the sizeable hole in his abdomen
The cost of health insurance is quickly on the rise, and employers and employees alike are feeling the financial weight. A large portion of high medical claims are associated with obesity and lifestyle choices, some of which can be reduced by making healthy changes. Due to the rise in cost, many employers are rewarding employees for participating in health screenings that measure things such as body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, lifestyle choices such a tobacco or excessive alcohol use, exercise, mental health, and amount of sleep. Employees can impact the cost of their healthcare by learning about their health risks, making lifestyle changes, and becoming accountable for their own health. Upon completing