“The approach is described as “integrative” when different art techniques are intentionally used in combination with traditional medicines to promote improved health.” Like any treatment, there are limitations to expressive therapy in treatment and intervention. While expressive therapies have been applied to all age groups, to most mental and therapeutic issue, and to diverse settings, there are customers who may not benefit by these modalities for different reasons. In the first place, a few people, often adults, might be unwilling to take part in an expressive modality in treatment since they believe that they are not "innovative" or can't create something that is "imaginative." Therapists starting expressive activities as interventions may furthermore experience resistance to engage by clients who see themselves as unfit to utilize imagination, who are on edge about self-expression, or who are impervious to active participation.
In numerous cases, a person will not get the desired results. Moving on, microbiology discourages people from consuming any form of drug or consumption of alcohol. Drug abuse can cause complication on the procedure. The microbiology technique has highlighted the importance of cleansing the area going to receive the injection. This bars bacteria from spreading in the injected region causing
Of the five million people who receive CT scans for head injuries, over ninety percent of them are CT negative, which cause them to receive harmful radiation and unnecessary procedural and absorbent costs. As an alternative, BrainScope Company, which is a privately held neurotechnology company, focuses on traumatic brain injury. It uses a medical technology that incorporates an off the shelf Android device and a proprietary disposable electrode headset. What this piece of equipment does is it collects and records the brains electrical activity and other vital patient specific data. What this new and improved form of technology does is utilizes a classification algorithm that is created from sophisticated signal processing methods from a database of injured and non-injured patients.
The FDA may do multiple rounds of testing on a specific vaccine and say that it is safe but there is still a lack of trust (FDA 2011). This trust is hard to maintain when many children have faced adverse effects from vaccinations. In some cases, vaccines, have been linked to anaphylaxis, a life threatening allergic reaction which is usually about 1 per million (CDC 2017). With risks like this, some parents believe that the body’s natural immune system is capable of withstanding certain infections and being better at fighting them the second time. Parents continue to fight back with federal government and school districts to allow their children to go to school without being vaccinated because of their own personal parenting
Most of the time, psychiatric clinical research constitutes patients who are quite vulnerable and helpless due to their incapability to give consent. These patients are ethically and morally acceptable if there are no other ways of addressing the clinical questions made available to them. Conflict of interest is quite prevalent among psychiatric clinical trials, where there is a greater possibility of reporting a drug to be better than a placebo. In a study by Frances (2007), where 397 clinical trials were taken a closer look at, 239 trials had received funding from the pharmaceutical company that had manufactured the drug being studied, or other interested parties. Another 187 studies had included one or more authors with financial conflict of interest (Frances, 2007).
Moreover, physiological changes in the body such as reduction in absorption, distribution, excretion of medication might affect the action of medication and causes damages or toxicity in elderly. Likewise, several contributing factors which causes polypharmacy in adults, is visiting several physicians for a certain health problem and not sticking to one which increases the rate of using multiple medication as well as, administering medication to treat adverse effect increases the usage of different medication, prolonged use of unwanted medication and lastly, unclear or incomprehensible written documentation. Clinical consequences of polypharmacy include, adverse drug reaction which include NSAIDS, anticoagulant and CVD medications, drug-drug interaction where the drug effect changes in the body when using second or third drug that can delay action of medication and non-adherence to medication in elderly which is not following or unable stick to drug regimen, lack of communication between provider and patient and patient's believe that treatment is unnecessary. Finally, nurse's role is important to reduce the incidence of polypharmacy where educating patient and family member can help in reduction of mortality, morbidity and geriatric syndrome. Education include, potential side
Mental Illness: Depression Mental illnesses are unseen illnesses, unlike a cut or a broken arm, you can’t touch it. Many believe since they are unseen illnesses that they are not real, but more rather made up. I will be focusing mainly on depression and why it is a current problem in society today. Depression is a problem many individuals have tried to bring attention to. “Depression is an illness that occurs episodically and can be described adequately in medical terms (Kanter et al,2008).”
High blood pressure rarely shows symptoms physically or mentally in people. The ad also explains that many people know their numbers of their blood pressure, but choose not to follow HBP plans or report their numbers. To quote the ad, “While most people know their blood pressure numbers, many don’t follow their HBP plan because they feel fine and don’t notice any symptoms. Their numbers are not tangible or urgent,” (Ad Council). Americans who do not pay any attention are at risk for having to have costly procedures and to be at risk of death.
You will feel bad about your body that it can make you depressed. When you already start to realize “what is wrong” with your body, you will not realize that it is affecting you mentally and emotionally. People bring themselves down because of these images they are portraying. A study was found that one third of inpatient adolescents had problematic body image concerns. Author Jennifer Kittler says, ‘This is important because distressing and impairing body image concerns appear to be very prevalent among adolescents with psychiatric illnesses and are related to a higher degree of distress’.
A traumatic event is usually the cause of Agoraphobia. American Psychiatric Association also declares: “The agoraphobic situations are actively avoided, require the presence of a companion or are endured with intense fear or anxiety.” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 222). In most cases with Agoraphobia a person will usually just avoid the place or even the outside all together depending on the severity. Also, Agoraphobia is a treatment disorder.
However, helping those with serious mental illness cannot merely involve banning weapons from them. There are two issues that arise from placing gun restraints on people with severe mental illnesses. One issue is the fact that there is not a direct association between violence and severe mental illness (McGinty et al., 2013). Individuals with serious mental illness can have concurring conditions that may lead them to violence, for example, drug dependence (McGinty et al., 2013). For the most part, individuals with a severe mental illness are not violent and thus, placing gun restraints on everyone with a severe mental illness would not target the correct subgroup that would most likely conduct violence (McGinty et al., 2013).
Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems
The second supposition, the war on drugs being considered a failure, is a supposition that I agree with. I chose this supposition because I have always agreed that high penalties for drug charges is unfair and a social justice issue. However, I had never done much research regarding the issue. By choosing this supposition, I gave myself a chance to research the War on Drugs and the effects that it has had on individuals who suffer from substance dependence.
Pharmacology Assignment Week 4 Marty Smith is a 67-year-old male who has called 911 after experiencing chest pain and dizziness. The paramedics arrive and notice a bottle of nitroglycerin on the table. The patient states he has angina and is to take the medication as needed for chest pain. He took one pill an hour ago and a second pill 10 minutes prior to calling 911.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is the center for a lot of controversy within the medical field. The common argument pertains to whether ADHD is over diagnosed or underdiagnosed. Evidence can be applied to support both sides, but when it pertains to children, studies tended to attest that ADHD is typically over diagnosed. The reasoning for this can be generalized around one idea: misdiagnosis. Symptoms that appear to be ADHD are: inattention, which can be noticed within a child’s school work; hyperactivity, noticing that a child has a hard time sitting still; and impulsivity, referring to frequent interruptions and lack of patience.