Introduction Significance of Vaccinations The significance of vaccinations is the impact on public society. The spread and prevention of disease affect the public’s safety making it a controversial issue. Purpose of Investigation Getting vaccinated is a controversial issue that affects the public’s safety. How do vaccinations affect a society? Disease prevention is sought after in communities, but preventing disease through vaccines is controversial.
Identification would be identifying and treats promptly in order to shorten the time during which they can infect others. Isolation would be isolating the infected persons prevents contact with susceptible persons and stops the spread of the disease. 5) Explain: a) What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? HIV is early stage of the infection. HIV is an RNA virus that belongs to a class of viruses called retroviruses.
In “Applying Intersectionality & Complexity Theory to Address the Social Determinants of Women’s Health,” McGibbon & McPherson detail studies on social determinants on health to explain how feminist intersectionality theory can be used in addition to complexity theory in public health. In “The Problem with the Phrase Women and Minorities: Intersectionality- an Important Theoretical Framework for Public Health,” Bowleg problematizes rhetoric and practices in the public health field. She draws upon similarities between intersectionality and critical race theory to argue that intersectionality is a natural fit for the public health realm. Both Bowleg and McGibbon & McPherson explore the need to include intersectionality in the field of public
Population health is a field which includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants and policies and interventions that link these two (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003). More recently, the National Academy of Medicine defined population health as an approach that treats the population as a whole (including the environmental and community contexts) as the patient (NACNEP, 2016). Allied health professionals relate to population health through the understanding of the increased demand to serve the population rather than only the individual. The three most critical areas to better serve the health of the population as allied health professionals include 1) viewing the population’s health as a whole, versus as individuals, 2) to emphasize the need to practice quality improvement and patient safety in all instances when a medical decision is made, and 3) take into consideration all sub-populations when judging the health of an entire population. To shift from individual patient care, based on active symptoms, is the current practice of most healthcare professionals.
Trimester: Trimester 8 Topic: Virology Assignment- Discussion on the problems associated with the sporadic outbreak of Ebola virus and why this current outbreak is posing a serious problem to our health system. Introduction Viruses A virus is defined as a microscopic infectious agent which can only replicate inside the cells of other living organisms. Viruses are generally considered as non-living due to the fact that they are not cells, they do not contain cells and lack living components such as a cell membrane, and they also require a living organism to multiply. Outside of the host, they are classified as non-living. Discovered in 1892 as a strange non-bacterial pathogen infecting tobacco plants (currently identified as tobacco mosaic
The MOH should be active in order to continually monitor any signs of Ebola outbreak. Like US, Singapore should isolate any suspected patient and implement quarantine in case of any detection. The outbreak of diseases like Ebola needs a country to have an adequate human resource in place in order to effectively handle it. In managing such crisis, the Singapore government should educate the public and train enough staff. Other countries such as US and other European countries have ensured that the public has adequate knowledge on how to effectively handle crisis (Weick, Sutcliffe, & Obstfeld,
The methodology and data collection techniques I learned as an anthropologist would give me a unique approach as an epidemiologist by helping me brainstorm ways to combat a disease by looking at a cultures ethnomedical system as well as historical and contemporary data in order to present a more clear and complete picture as to the cause of the distribution pattern. I want to research how and why disease outbreaks start, how diseases are transmitted among individuals in a population and how to effectively treat those diseases. My long-term career goal is to develop or improve clinical and medical research, as well as improve preventative
Discuss the pros and cons of the WHO infectious disease surveillance efforts currently in effect. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main purpose of public health surveillance, is composed of three components: 1) Serve as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies; 2) Document the impact of an intervention, or track progress towards specified goals; and 3) Monitor and clarify the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies (http://www.who.int/). Based on the above information, the outlined pros would be 1) It provides a structured way of ensuring that health issues are taken care of; 2) Keep a good record of previous history regarding
But right now one size fits all for everybody is not working”(The doctors,2008). Julia states that “vaccination is a medical procedure that should have questions prier to getting a vaccination.”(The doctors.2008). On the other hand, Dr.Jim Sears argues that Vaccination can be related to Autism, but its not the main factor, there are many other factors that cause Autism, where these factors are unknown. Dr.Sears states that “many children get this disease without getting vaccinated”(The Doctors.2008). In his statement Dr.Sears states that preventing child vaccination won’t protect your child from getting diagnosed with
The Health Field Model The Health Field Model (HFM) is the conceptual framework that is used by different health care organizations or in individual research projects to evaluate the prevalence, awareness and management of diseases in the community (Pittman, 2010). The HFM, a determinant health model is developed by Bob Evans and Greg Stoddart in 1990. The HFM provides a broad spectrum for understanding health, and the factors that interfere with, and influence the health of individuals in the community. There are features to put into consideration for, in determining the factors that affect many diseases; hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, or influence of health on a community (Kindig & McGinnis, 2007). According to Evans and Stoddart (1990), grouped