1. What does the term health disparities mean? Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or in opportunities to achieve optimal health experienced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other population groups, and communities (Healthy Aging, 2017). An example of a health disparity would be if women were more likely than men to die from pancreatic cancer. Anyone is capable of having a health disparity.
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The use of information technology and communication technologies (ICT) in healthcare, often referred to as ‘eHealth’, has now become an essential part of modern nursing practice and is considered by all four countries in the U.K. as an approach to improving healthcare (BAIN 2012). Evidence suggests this has led to improved patient safety and healthcare experiences and better work life experiences for healthcare professionals (The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2011). The World Health Organisation (2016) defines eHealth as the application of ICT in healthcare to, for example, care for patients, aid research, track disease progression and monitor public health. eHealth, through using ICT systems in healthcare, also concerns the promotion, empowerment and facilitation of health and wellbeing with individuals and families in their communities (RCN 2017). While many terms relating to eHealth and the use of digital technologies exist (BAIN 2012), telehealth will be adopted for this paper.
Technology has played a big role in the health industry, but what miracle to expect from it is still an unanswered question. References Jie Chen, P. C. (2016, April 6). Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities. Retrieved from Health Education & Behavior: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1090198115579415 Kim Lamonta, K. S.-G. (2015, October 29). Short message service (SMS) as an educational tool during pregnancy:
Dealing With Conflict and Hard Times When it comes to dealing with tough times such as going to internment camps or hiding from Nazi soldiers so that they aren’t taken to centration camps, there are three important questions that come into play; What motivates people to move through hard times and moments? , What can people do to help others going through tough problems?, and Who can people go to to help them through tough times or conflict? I think that people can best respond to conflict by staying strong through courageousness and always having people in their life to talk to.
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017).
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For the purpose of this discussion, I will discuss nursing informatics and clinical informatics, followed by two examples of how clinical informatics is used in my organization. I will explain how a nurse manager uses data management as a strategy to improve patient care on the nursing unit. Lastly, I will explain why President Bush mandated the implementation of the electronic health record by 2014. Although, clinical informatics and nursing informatics appear similar, and cross paths at times, each indent is different.
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