What impacted me the most was reading about the fact that, according to one survey among transgender Americans, more than 40% have tried to commit suicide. And, that 's in stark comparison to only 1.8% of the general public. (Grant et al.,2011) It impacted me particularly because it seems bad enough that they 're discriminated against and targeted for violence by so-called straight people and haters but the high percentage of the members of the LGBT community that simply want to get away from all of it by taking their own lives is especially sad. Maybe if people would learn to accept them and embrace their individuality, there would not only be less intolerance and violence against them but more of them that have the opportunity to love life instead of trying to end it. These attempted suicide figures impacted me because they speak to me of a genuine sense of despair among people who are members of the LGBT
The problem of varicose veins are that it doesn’t look good on the aesthetic points of the person. Thus, there are much more patients who are women suffering varicose veins more than men so this will be a pretty big concern to them. However, there was a bigger problem to the ones with serious varicose veins that needs to have a surgery. The cost of the varicose vein’s surgery in america wasn’t a just a few 10 dollars. The range of the cost was about 600$ to 3000$ dollars.
Many stories that are brought about are extremely difficult, for even the experts to believe. For example, in the article, “The Silence Breakers,” claims that, “47% of transgender people report being sexually assaulted at some point in their lives, both in and out of the workplace” (Felsenthal 8) meaning that nearly half of transgenders have claimed that they have been sexually harassed. Not only is this hard to believe, but it sparks the question of what are we considering as sexual harassment? “Unwanted sexual advancements” can mean completely different things for each person, and the majority of the time, there is no proof to back up what each person is saying. Once an accusation is made, how is a male supposed to prevent this from going public?
The shift is attributed to the unexpected clinical needs of this new outpatient population, the inability of community mental health centers to meet these needs, and the changes in mental health laws (Pollack & Feldman, 2003). Thousands of mentally ill people flowing in and out of the nation 's jails and prisons. In many cases, it has placed the mentally ill right back where they started locked up in facilities, but these jail and prison facilities are ill-equipped to properly treat and help them. In 2006 the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that there were; 705,600 mentally ill inmates in state prisons, 78,000 in federal prisons, and
To damage this area before it’s fully grown leaves society with a bunch of brain damaged adults that don’t live their lives to their fullest cognitive potential. exaggerates the alcohols’ effect and lowers the individuals chance of living healthy life. Because an eighteen year old has an underdeveloped sense of self control and decision making skills they are more likely to binge drink and suffer alcohol poisoning. According to the Center of Science as many as “30, 000 college students need medical treatment each year to cope with alcohol poisoning.
Patients who contract the influenza virus while in the hospital have a shockingly high risk of death as a result of flu complications. A recent article from Henry H. Bernstein and Jeffrey R. Starke lists the average mortality rate of all patients with hospital-acquired influenza as 16%, but notes that patients with higher risk factors, such as people who 've recently undergone transplants, have a mortality rate of between 33% and 60%. Though the flu is typically non-life threatening for the general population, the same can not be said for hospital patients who have compounding health issues. Because of the increased risk of death for hospital patients, it would be in a hospital 's best interest to require mandatory influenza vaccinations for its staff to prevent as much transmission of the virus as
The study revealed that the main barrier from the health service side was perceived quality of care provided. There were complaints of discrimination among staff which influenced perception of quality of care. For most respondents, discrimination at the point of service delivery was a major barrier to treatment of HIV and AIDS (Beattie & Bhattacharjee, 2009). Cordial relationship between health professionals and clients requires considerable confidentiality and privacy. This may not always be forthcoming.
Another reason people would rather choose assisted suicide is because of the the quality of life. The patient that is suffering from the pain, stress, and challenges of a terminal illness is most likely not living their life to the fullest potential. The same hardships occur for the family members as well. According to Aisha Dow(first art.) “Official statistics kept by the Oregon Health Authority show that about ninety percent of euthanasia patients were concerned about losing autonomy and not being able to engage in enjoyable activities.
One reason that explains why immigrants do not seek help is the language barrier that immigrants struggle with. The fact that “mental health treatment relies on direct verbal communication rather than objective tests as for physical illness …” (Kim et al., 2011, p.104) makes it really difficult for immigrants with low English proficiency levels to accurately describe their symptoms to a doctor further isolating them without receiving professional help. Many cultures also consider mental health issues “taboo” and might not have direct translations for such issues. (Simich, 2010, p.20). Another factor is the stigma that many cultures attach to mental health issues.
The literature defines Amputation as partial or total surgical or traumatic separation of a part of the whole body. Finger amputation is a common injury with important consequences and can cause psychological changes, inability to perform daily activities, to work and permanent functional. Moreover, it also brings large direct and indirect financial loss to the patient and to the society. Workplace is where most of these injuries occur especially for the male population at productive ages. The NTDB (National Trauma Databank) shows in their study that in a period from 2000 to 2004 6,155 patients underwent finger amputation in the US, accounting for 69.1% of amputations.5 There is no national data in china on the incidence of traumatic amputations