(Jordan 1). Secondly not only does it affect smokers but even people who don 't even partake in the activity of smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke is a serious issue and can cause cancer almost easy as being an actual smoker can. Stanford University had released a study that shows that secondhand smoke exposure levels are very close to the amount of cancerous smoke active smokers are affected by. According to a 1997 California EPA Report on Secondhand Smoke 53,800 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure.
Introduction & Purpose Influenza is a serious medical condition. To some, the flu may just mean a few days home in bed, while to others it means being hospitalized for days. To a few, the flu or flu-related conditions means death. The annual rate of deaths due to flu or flu-related conditions is between 3,000 and 49,000 per year. 200,000 people per year are hospitalized for conditions related to seasonal flu.
Today in America the homeless account for almost 1.8 million with nearly 44 % of them being men. Disease and mortality are greatest in the homeless, there has “been a 51% increase in the number of patients age 50 or older between 2008 and 2014 (Healthcare).” With these increasing numbers, the growing need for advanced care planning in the homeless is becoming more relevant. The case study that was examined was Paul: No Surrogate. For Paul his situation is becoming more common in healthcare today. Paul does not have a living will or an advanced care plan for his end of life needs.
Homelessness is a complex social issue with a variety of economic and social factors such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, physical and mental health, addictions, and community/family breakdowns. Homelessness has increased its number by at least a 1% since last year, reached nearly 554,000 people who are living in harsh conditions. The government and its policies/bans only harm the homeless instead of being beneficial to them. With the “City wide bans on camping in public have increased [along with the]… city wide bans on sleeping in public…, sitting or lying down in particular places…[and,] bands on sleeping in vehicles have [all] increased”(Wiltz). Instead of
HI Jamese very informative post .study shows that more than half of the patients with chronic diseases are noncompliance. Prescription noncompliance accounts for 10% of all hospital admissions, an estimated 125,000 people die each year because they don 't take their medications correctly.3 poor eating habits and lack of exercise as well contributes to treatment noncompliance. Despite receiving education from health professional it is common that clients cheating on their diet and missing office appointments, leads to readmission. Inadequate health literacy, Cultural difference financial constraint Religious beliefs. s. Family dynamics.
1-800-MALPRACTICE Website Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Introduction Nursing homes should be safe havens for the vulnerable elderly members of our community, but regrettably, this is not always the case. A recent report from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General found that 33% of residents in Medicare-approved nursing homes experienced serious adverse events that resulted in harm or death during the first 35 days of their stay. These unfortunate situations, which exist in nursing homes throughout the country, range from full-blown abuse such as sexual assault and over-medication to more passive forms of neglect such as failing to reposition bedridden residents often enough to prevent bed sores and inadequate supervision of those at risk for
As of late, drugs have been an intense factor in the falling-out of society, cancer patients, and quite frankly, death. Though thousands of individuals die each day because of drug addiction, many countries have not yet taken action in enforcing bans for the wellbeing of the citizens. One of these common drugs, in fact, are seen littering the streets, drifting in the sewers, washed up on sea shores. Nicotine (called “3-(1-methylpyrrolidine-2-yl)pyridine” in chemical form), commonly in the form of cigarettes and cigars, is one of the most common legal drugs throughout the world. Around nineteen percent of all Americans smoke, ranging from young teens to adults.
One of the most dangerous issues with air pollution is dust and soot. “African-Americans are about three times as likely to die from exposure to it” than the general population (Stein). Polluted air can destroy the ozone layer that protects us from the sun. The solution is applying and enforcing government regulations on pollution. I find it ironic that the air that you breathe in order to live can kill you.
The Dangers of Tanning “Today, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That’s more than all other cancers combined” says Stacy Simon form cancer.org. In the article “Indoor tanning” it says that there is a “higher melanoma rates among young females compared to young males.” The reason young females have a higher rate of melanoma is because of females indoor tanning. Indoor tanning is potentially dangerous and has been the cause of many deaths. “But my tanning salon says that there is absolutely no possibility of me getting cancer because they use safe tanning rays,” one might complain.
Although depression and suicide can be triggered by sociological factors, psychological factors, and biological factors, environmental factors like air pollution is also a trigger ("Depression Looms over Jakarta 's Youth. ", n.p.). Depression is a mental health condition in which someone feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal lifestyle (“Merriam Webster”, n.p.). According to the World Health Organization, depression is the disease that steals most adult’s productive life "(Treating Depression for Indonesia 's (and the World 's) Victims of War and Disaster | Jakarta Globe. ", n.p.).