Ever since I was young, my parents have wanted me to pursue a career in medicine. I was not very happy as it was not a career I enjoyed, and it took lots of studying. It eventually became too stressful as my strenuous efforts toward my parents’ goal were not paying off. My parents stopped pressuring me as it was
Lee. and he had a very serious heart disease. This is explained in the forward on page 16 and says,“He has been down that spring with the first assault of heart disease which will eventually kill him.” The best the doctors could do to help his condition during this time was to give him compressants, and what these compressants would do is limit or tolerate the pain but it wouldn’t completely stop the pain. Since this wasn’t an exterior wound the doctors could rarely do much unlike gunshot wounds. The only problem with this medicine was it didn’t help stop the disease only limit or tolerate the pain, so the patient was still very vulnerable to the disease.
Adversity is something everyone is impacted by somehow in their life. Although, those in medical careers that help extremely sick patients often are dealing with adversity on the daily. In the Final Exam, Pauline Chen the main character and the author of the book a general surgeon and liver specialist is faced with many adverse situations that she needs to deal with. One of such situations is when a little boy is in need of a liver transplant. The 2 year old boy was too small for an adult liver and children livers are a rare thing to be able to use.
It’s very cold and I can hardly stand it. Getting food is hard. It’s very hard to survive. It has come to the soldiers to decide whether to stay or re-enlist and fight or quit (not re-enlist) and helplessly die from freezing to death or smallpox. After thinking long and hard… I have decided to re-enlist, because General Washington needs healthy men, the people need my help, and I want my freedom.
In her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman describes the story of the Lee family and the frightening task they had to to undergo to provide their daughter with medical aid. The Lees along with the other thousands of Hmong immigrants, tried to understand the and navigate the complex and sometimes confusing healthcare system in the United States. As the book points out, the values and ideals of the Hmong culture and the United States health care system are not always the same and sometimes come into great conflict with each other. Lia Lee was unfortunately the person stuck in the middle of this great conflict. Although both the Medical community and the Lees wanted the best for Lia, the Lees showed greater concern over
While his leg is being reset for the second time, some of his bone marrow seeps into his bloodstream, leading to his demise (Knowles). As many adolescents know, death is not an easy experience, and many will deal with the hard occurrence at some point in their process of growing up. Decease is a difficult tribulation, but especially during adolescent years and when the person has a close relationship with the deceased. For example, Phineas is Gene’s best friend through the novel, so it is an awful adolescence experience for Gene to watch his best friend pass on because of the break he causes in the first place. Gene becomes very upset when he learns about the death of his friend, and it takes him a long time to overcome the adolescent tribulation of death, as it is emotionally scarring.
He is now married and has a successful career, but it came after years of severe depression and multiple suicide attempts. You can still see his struggles and he still questions if all of that pain was worth it. Just because the medical professionals have the technology and the skill to save/ treat a patient it does not give them the right to do so. The Tatiana Tarasoff
In conclusion, Andrea has a very difficult time establishing herself as a young adult due to her illness and having to care for a son who has a disability. She requires a great deal of help in order to be considered a good functioning individual. The Family Systems Theory pays close attention to families such as Andreas as her mental health issues has affected her family as they all worry about her and Vincent’s safety. Due to her suicide attempts, she has left The Child Protective Service with no other option but to remove Vincent from her care. This theory works very well with Andrea’s case study as it can be useful in helping her uncover the problems she is currently encountering and also teaches her better ways of coping with them.
They can both be applied to care coordination. My dad recently has a stroke. He was in charge of everything and my parents were not adequately prepared to face the new health challenges. His ambulation has been severely affected and they may have to move into an assisted living. The HBM is preventative because the individual would find ways to avoid a stroke by changing their eating habits, exercise regimen, reducing BMI and medication compliance.
I watched my mother fade away slowly as she was battling pancreatic cancer. I looked after her everyday as best as I could; however, the feeling of my eventual solitude was unbearable.The thought of my mother’s imminent demise made me feel like my heart was being continuously stabbed. Watching my mother suffer was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. After her passing; something changed in me, darkness filled where love once was. I always knew deep down, that my mum was not going to make it; however, knowing this did not make it any easier.
In Not Just a Death, a System Failure, author Barbara Morgan criticized the US health care system’s lack of palliative care, painful treatments, and unwillingness to face the end-of-life decision, which leads to many patients suffering the last part of their lives in discomfort. The author centers her argument on the anecdote about the dying of her late mother, who spent several months in the discomfort of intensive care until the time of her death. Moran’s point is one part valid since the treatments for serious diseases are dangerous, painful, and many times only focus on prolonging life rather than improving life. However, she neglected the fact that these treatments are optional, and patients are always open to spending the last part of their life away from the hospital. Treatments for serious diseases are known to have many side effects that deteriorate patents’ health.
Night clearly illustrates that while in the concentration camps, everyone had to fight for themselves in order to live. No one could do it for them. Sometimes in order to live, they had to attack someone they loved for that extra piece of food or that blanket that could make them a tiny bit warmer. It was not a choice that many prisoners wanted to make, but it was necessary for survival. Thanks to Elie Wiesel writing this particular piece of literature, the world is able to be reminded of the horrific things that these people went through for many years of their lives.
Communication between everyone is a large factor in a hospital visit. My aunt and uncle felt as if there should have been more frequent visits from the doctor. The lack of responses to my cousin’s medical condition became frustrating as they were not able to get all of their questions answered. “The care of a child coping under stress needs to be a collaborative group effort” states researcher Mohamad Kaddoura (2013). “Most professionals reported that situations would have been conducted more efficiently if better communication had been in place” (Kaddoura, 2013, p. 3).
One of the things i found a bit surprising and a little alarming is if a person is healthy and can 't exactly pay for insurance for affordability reason then they may not obtain health insurance all together, also if a person has a specific illness or disease they are practically forced to pay high prices for their medication and appointments and monthly premiums and in turn may not be able to provide food for their families because they have to decide to but medications and try to stay alive or buy food and try to survive. Both interviewees seemed frustrated disappointed with the inequality of the health care system and the rates associated with receiving care and health care insurance. Something i noticed between the two was that they both were extremely passionate on finding a way for the United States to receive some sort of universals health care system that was inexpensive but preferably free. When the topic of cost came about they seemed to give detailed experiences dealing with the health care system and how it wasn 't affordable to them and how there were times they couldn 't receive the needed care get the needed