In 2005, a family friend by the name of Randy Birdsong was a patient at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital located in San Antonio, Texas. The Veteran Affairs (VA) medical staff was performing surgery on his abdomen. After the surgery, he was notified that there was insufficient space to accommodate his continued care. The V.A. advised him to keep his wound clean with a fresh roll of gauze, and sent him on his merry way. A few days later, Randy was back at the V.A. hospital with a noticeable infection taken place in his abdominal region. This prompted an additional surgery to clean the infected tissue. The V.A release Randy from the hospital once again for insufficient space and advised him to do his best to keep the sizeable hole in his abdomen …show more content…
has been understaffed to accommodate the millions of veterans who need access to quality healthcare. According to Reno, “ VA Health Care System continues to worsen in more and more dangerous ways, severely underserving the nearly 7 million veterans who rely on the network for care annually” (Reno, Para 16). If veterans were allowed to go to any hospital they choose, there would be no issue with staffing in civilian hospitals. Local hospitals have the ability to hire to their needs, and do not need access to government funds to hire additional personnel. Veterans should not have to worry about fending for themselves after surgery, because the VA doesn’t have enough room to accommodate their needs. Veterans need access to any facilities should the need arise and shouldn’t be stricken to the V.A …show more content…
The VA is situated to care for veterans in decent size towns and populated cities.However, in remote towns with populations of less than a thousand people the chances of these veterans having access to just V.A health care is not very promising. Understandably the V.A cannot be everywhere, but veterans should not have to drive hours out of the way to seek care or to attend appointments. According to Susan C. Hunnicutt, “ Individuals living in rural areas have traditionally been underserved with regard to health care access… rural populations tend to be in poorer health; in fact , a study by the Office of Health and Human Services estimates that half of the adults living in rural areas suffer from a chronic health condition. (Para 7) ” Even in rural area’s there is a much larger possibility of a local hospital or emergency center, where a veteran can go to get health care should the need arise.
Unfortunately VA Health Care Centers are not the most sanitary and are notorious for the spread of infection and disease. Jamie Reno author of VA is Broken: Death, Medical Mistreatment, Claims Backlogs and Neglect at Veterans Affairs Hospitals and
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There are many types of gangrene, six to be exact. Those types include gas gangrene, wet gangrene, dry gangrene, internal gangrene, Fournier's gangrene, and Progressive bacterial synergistic gangrene more commonly called Meleney's gangrene. In some cases of gangrene, the infected tissues are removed in this case the entire leg had to be removed. There were many people who could have stopped the problem. One of which includes the nurses who cared for him during his stay in the hospital, that is if he stayed.
VA Choice Act was a politically motivated Band-Aid on a placed over severed artery. Without a re-vamp of the entire US healthcare system, The Obligation of Honor to US military Veterans cannot be fulfilled due to an overburdened, underfunded VHA and the attempt of “privatization” of the excess Veteran demand to the private sector health care system has proven abysmal. The only hope to fulfill the Obligation of Honor is a restructuring of the entire US healthcare model incorporating Universal healthcare. Undersecretary for Health Dr. Randy Petzel retired on May 15, 2014 and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned two weeks later on May 30, 2014. The U. S. President appointed the Honorable Robert “Bob” McDonald as the new VA Secretary charged with making changes to the VA System.
So now that he was unable to get IV access, he had to obtain an intraosseous infusion (IO). Upon insertion of the IO, you could hear the drill perforate through the tibia. Through the access, Narcan was administered. The advance support provider then took over to establish an advanced airway. He was asking for certain equipment and I can remember feeling my adrenaline pump through my veins, it was really a mix of
SSGT Joseph White came into the local VA Community based clinic for medical care. When he was discussing his situation at home, the medical doctor found that it would beneficial that the social worker talk with SSGT White. The social worker obtained an appropriate assessment to assist with finding services that would be available to him through the VA and/or local community organizations for his symptoms and treatment options. When establishing a relationship with a potential client, building and keeping a rapport with the individual is key to a positive working relationship. The individual needs to feel that they are respected, understood, and listened to when the relationship begins.
In the John Cochran Division of the St Louis Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center located in St Louis, Missouri during a March 2010 healthcare inspection conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Infectious Diseases Program Office, it was discovered that 1,812 veterans had been possibly exposed to blood borne pathogens such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV while receiving dental at the VA center. The inspection team discovered that technicians were not always cleaning the dental tools according to the manufactures instructions. Clearly in this case, the technicians did not make the correct ethical decision; their decision to not follow protocol did not promote the greatest amount of values for the greatest number of people. They elected to safeguard against paying thousands of dollars for worn out tools over the alternative, which is safeguard the health and welfare of their shareholders – the veterans, the doctors and the organization. Congressman Russ Carnahan eloquently penned why it was so wrong in his letter to Eric Shinseki the residing Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
They argue that the government should not be spending significant amounts of money to veterans or people that just came out of war. While they acknowledge that some veterans are so psychologically damaged by their experiences in battle that they cannot function properly in society and require disability payments, other veterans, they say, may become unnecessarily dependent on veterans' services. Although, all these are valid arguments that they can make, in the long run by helping veterans out it will greatly impact not only veterans individually but the society in a positive
Veterans and our soldiers are coming home from war or getting out of the military and when they get home they can’t afford rent or they have a mental disease from war. Homeless veterans tend to experience homelessness longer than non-veteran homeless. This should not be happening to our soldiers. This is very undesirable for our troops to come home and becoming homeless. They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless.
Homeless veterans and how they live on the streets and how they got homeless. Also how our government is trying to get rid of so many homeless Veterans. Society needs to invest in homeless veterans problem. Homelessness “Is not having a place to live.”
Secondly, some veterans will come back from war and if they were shot or experienced heavy damage to the head, they can have severe brain injuries and when they’re homeless and they don’t have much help, that can be horrible for the homeless veterans. Lastly, while veterans are fighting in wars, if they get shot or a grenade goes
That’s why it makes perfect sense to expand and reconstruct the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to undertake such a massive service. Veterans don’t deserve to be treated like this, the forgotten hero’s, now the homeless, and the starving.
In my opinion, veterans do receive the care they need, but are not provided equal amount of care. Hopefully, with Donald Trump supporting the veterans, during his presidency he will be capable of providing the veterans more support and equality to benefit the veterans needs as well as their
In the article a world without work it is shown just how important labor is for not just veterans but all americans across the country, “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. veteran population was more than 21 million strong as of 2014.”, that 's 7% of the entire American population in 2014. This may not seem like a very large number but about 360,000 military members leave the service each year creating the need for more jobs. The problem with a lack of jobs for veterans is rooted at the lack of awareness of just how valuable these people are in the workforce. It has been found that veterans can bring leadership skills, technical expertise, and the ability to learn new skills more quickly than the average job
This shows war causes more than pointless death it also causes so many disabilities and emotional trauma. There is an estimated 313,890,422 veterans who know have some form of disability according to The United States Census Bureau. All of these Veterans has disabilities ranging from emotion to physical. The