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The IOM report on the impact of nursing focuses on some key issues: 1) Nurses should be able to practice to the maximum potentials of their education. 2) The educational systems should be improved so that nurses can achieve higher levels of education possible. 3) Nurses should be given equal opportunity as the physicians and other professionals in the decision-making of changing or reshaping the health care of the nation.
Message #2 states, "Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved Education System that promotes seamless academic program." (IOM report pg. 163). This report focused on the nursing education and what can be done to improve it. I
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Demographic Paper: AIDS
Population demographics throughout the United States affect health care tremendously. Patients who are diagnosed with chronic diseases, those who require long-term care, and those who require emergency management each present versatile affects. Just as these particular demographics affect health care, patients with HIV/AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, does as well. There has been an impact in each community, and globally, from AIDS as it is an incurable disease.
It is presumed that HIV was presented in the United States through one infected immigrant from Haiti. Since this was new to our society, many diagnosed and
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Health and social care
1) How is this course related to my previous work?
This course relate to my previous work because I was a cleaning and in health and social care there would be a unit about hazards and I should understand that Slips, trips and falls can have a serious impact on the lives of employees and those being cared for. Also this course relates to my previous work because I was the person that had to beware if there were no flooring type, footwear, levels of lighting, contrast between floors, walls and doors, and obstructions or other trip hazards.
2) How is the course going to help in the future?
The course is going to help in the future because if I wanted to
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). Finally, the key Buddhist practice is meditation which is the one of the central to most traditions, this activity is to help improve their physical and mental health. Meditations primary ability is to understand and control the mind for its use of practices to enlighten oneself.
The school of Theravada Buddhism was interesting because in this school they learned a language called Pali. Pali was a spoken language with no writing system of its own and was self-studied by text book. This language was used in central India in the Buddha’s time, and Pali was the gatherings of the oldest Buddhist text, this principle included diverse traditions and practices that have developed over the years
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M1 – Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting
In a Health or Social care setting is extremely important to ensure the health, safety and security, in order to protect and ensure the welfare of patients, service users and also those working within the sectors. Is important to work under the law and meet minimum standards when delivering care.
The UK is governed by legislation and regulations to ensure that guidelines are followed to enforce safety and security within an organisation. Legislation is law which has been promulgated by a legislature or other governing body. Legislation can have many
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bd, Haldol 10mg & valium 10mg IM prn and monitor vital signs.
Critical Analysis of the Assessment and Diagnostic process
Since there are no independent laboratory tests to verify the presence or absence of schizophrenia, a clear client history and clinical observation must be done to achieve an accurate diagnosis of schizophrenia. A detailed history was obtained about his past and present symptoms and previous diagnosis. The history taking was appropriate and detailed according to condition of the client. Various tools have been used in diagnosing and classifying psychiatric disorders; however, the primary and generally accepted one use by mental health workers
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health research where researchers have generally been socialised into professional ways of thinking that can affect how they approach their research data. Keeping a research diary does not ignore the fact that the qualitative researcher is the main instrument for collecting data but provides a place for a conscious form of self-monitoring that articulates how interactions among researcher, data and process can affect the final research report (Holloway and Wheeler 2010).
Keeping a reflective research diary during the completion of the audit was an effective means of reviewing the research to improve and inform future research practice. In addition, the diary was useful in
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Health care Industry Paper
HCS/449 Health Care Administration Capstone
May 5, 2013
The health care industry has evolved to increase the quality of health care and to increase patient satisfaction. Also the performance of health care facilities will be a vital aspect of the health care industry as well as the design of health care facilities. This paper will show how health care has changed within the last 10 years, what changes the health care industry is expected to see within the next ten years, and what role will I play as a consumer in the health care industry and how I will adapt my health care skills to evolve with the health care
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health promotion is the process of disease prevention by enabling individuals to live healthy. Health promotion provides ideas and education to people to have a positive attitude towards their health. In addition, health education encourages individuals to change their life styles to achieve a state of optimal health. Optimal health involves a well balance of physical, emotion, social, intellectual and spiritual state. Health promotion is any plan combination of educational, political, regulatory and organizational supports for actions and conditions of living conducive to the health of individual, groups or communities
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An ideal health system responds to a population’s needs and expectations by improving the health status of individuals, families and communities, defending the population against what threatens its health, protecting people against the financial consequences of ill-health, providing equitable access to health care centers and making it possible for people to participate in decisions affecting their health and health system.
In terms of cost, governments are expected to facilitate diversity and competition in the provision and functioning of health services, limiting themselves to financing a set of essential public health activities and clinical services, leaving the rest to private
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3rd June, 2015
The 9/11 terror attacks which was followed by anthrax mail attacks. These traumatic events of the past made public health more visible throughout the society. The American public where forced to learn what professionals have known for years: the health and security of our nation depend heavily on a robust public health system. Those turbulent times also revealed the critical role of strategic, timely, and effective communication in public health (Bernhardt, 2004).
Bernhardt (2004) argued that Public health communication is the “scientific development, strategic dissemination, and critical evaluation of relevant
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HEALTH PROMOTION-PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY PHASE
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
FAMILY CENTERED HEALTH PROMOTION
OCTOBER 26, 2014
According to the World Health Organization it defines health as the state of complete physical, social, and mental well being and not just the absence of disease or infirmity. Heath Promotion is a term that came from a medical historian named Henry Sigerist. He defined the task of medicine as promotion of health, prevention of illness, restoration of the sick and rehabilitation. The main focus of primary health promotion is to prevent the patient form getting a disease. The main focus in the secondary health
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Discuss the ways that health can be conceptualized by a society
When viewing the concept of health by individuals in a society, different answers will surface. Some people may view it in a positive or negative way or may even have both negative and positive perception. Some may conceptualize health as being the absence of diseases and illnesses and on the opposite side; individuals may associate health with disease, hospitalization and possible death. These are also the negative views on health. This is evidence that health does not have a solid definition. In 1948, World Health Organization (WHO) described the word health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
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Title: Why the Current Health Care System Is In Turmoil
The US health system is in turmoil mostly because of two major issues first being that the cost of treatment is very high and the second factor that is affecting the health system being that most US citizens lack medical coverage and thus are unable to get access to good health care services. These two factors have put the current health care system in a crisis because it has made health services expensive and thus unaffordable to the citizens.
The high cost of health services is caused by most hospitals charging high fees to their patients mostly because there is low number of qualified doctors
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The Health of Hispanic and Latinos
Health disparities in the diverse American demography creates challenges in the overall health
status of ethnic minorities. Tragic disadvantages on obtaining optimal health care can be linked to
variables such as being from a specific socioeconomic status, race, geographic location, age, gender,
mental health, genetic background, or having a disability. This injustice on how health care is being
provided is debilitating for patients and the communities that they live in.
Reviewing the statistics for Hispanics in the community against other groups indicates that the
overall health of ages is fair or poor
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Mission, Vision and Values
Our mission is to follow Jesus Christ in His mission of mercy through the delivery of health, aged care and community services. Our vision is to build an enduring capacity and passion to serve those with special needs. Our values of compassion, hospitality, respect, innovation, stewardship and teamwork guide us in all that we do.
About Mercy Health
As a Catholic organisation, Mercy Health is grounded in a 2,000 year tradition of caring for people in need. Established by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health provides acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialist women’s health, early parenting education and
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Literature Review, Part 2
Team B: E. C. Adams, A. Gildea, A. Ibrahim, J. Mauriello, K. Moulopoulos, K. Spaeth, and D. Romito
August 16, 2014
Literature Review, Part 2
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became health care law on March 23, 2010, with the most major provisions to be phased in by January 2014. One significant feature of this legislation is a new provision for preventive care services. Cogan (2011) notes “By requiring … health plans to provide evidence-based preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs, and the PPACA transforms the U.S. public and private health care financing systems into vehicles for
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Grand Canyon University: Family-Centered Health Promotion
November 10, 2013
Health promotion as stated by Chambers & Thompson (2008, pg. 131), “Within the health promotion movement, empowerment has come to focus on promoting equality in health and public participation in decisions affecting health. Empowerment has come to mean a process by which: individual people are encouraged to assert their own autonomy and self-esteem sufficiently to be able to identify their own health agendas, rather than being told what to do”. Adults with the disease or the risk factors can prevent and manage both the disease processes. Health promotion within the
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The issue of health inequalities has been the focus of much debate since the 1980’s. Describe the main inequalities in health with reference to social class, gender and ethnicity. Discuss the effectiveness of recent government responses in tackling these inequalities in relation to social class.
“Within the health sector there has been a plethora of policies explicitly focusing on reducing health inequalities. In many cases it seems unclear how this will be achieved”. (Scott-Samuel,2004,EQUAL, University of Liverpool)
The Acheson report (1998) investigated many areas where there were significant health inequalities in the UK and made 39 recommendations, although only three of these
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Health Information Technician
Health information technicians work from behind the scenes of healthcare. Health Information Technology is an emerging, growing field in medicine, offering many career opportunities. They make it possible for healthcare providers to better manage patient care. Working in health information technology is a great way to enter the workforce in the growing healthcare industry. A health information technician is a unique job because it doesn’t require direct patient care. They collect, organize, and analyze data used in healthcare. In hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and insurance companies, they ensure the accuracy and security of medical records.
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At the very bottom, minimum amount of health coverage is the Indemnity Plan. Indemnity type of health insurances indemnifies the beneficiary from financial costs associated with health care. The main aspect of indemnity health insurance was coverage for illness not necessarily for prevention or wellness. The insurance company would decide the maximum amount of billing charges and the provider was able to bill the beneficiary anything the insurance did not pay for. In some cases, the insurance company would pay the beneficiary and the beneficiary would have the responsibility of paying the provider.
On the other side of the spectrum is Health Maintenance Organizations. Health Maintenance
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. Discusses the link between poverty (state of being extremely poor) and mental health / illness with reference to primary health care principle and practices.
The term mental illness is defined, as a health issues that considerably affects how people thinks, behaves and cooperate with other people (Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission, 2010). The word poverty means not be able to have basic needs such as food, health care, clothing, and education.
Aboriginal community is suffering from different types of issues such as lack of medical and disability services, litter education, high rate of unemployment, broken families and high crime rates due to all this
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Jamaican Health Care
Table of Contents
Jamaican Health Care 1
1.0 Introduction 3
2.0 About Jamaica 3
4.0Health care financing 4
6.0Quality of health care 6
In Jamaica, Quality medical care is one of the basic concerns for many years. In Jamaica health care to every citizen as well as legal residents at clinics and government hospitals. The free health care is extended to the prescription of drugs. One of the drawbacks of this free health care in Jamaica is long queues in the facilities that have no appointments being accepted by the
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Economic Terms and Health Care History
HCS/440 - ECONOMICS: THE FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE
June 6, 2011
In the health care field the economics is rapidly changing over the course of the history in the United States. The major contributing factor of the changes to health care economics is due to advances in technology and medical care even though some of the changes are because of evolutionary reasons. Many things within a health care system change including the payment ways, organizational policies and procedures, management structures and most important the rules and regulations the state wants the facility. The changes are often referred to as
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EFFECT OF HEALTH PROMOTION IN TACKLING THE HEALTH OF BRITAIN AND THE RELATED ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS.
Health promotion is a socially embodied "value field"; its mission is to promote a Sanitary culture, one that locates health at the top of a hierarchy of cultural values and social goals. It is concerned with the whole person, the relationships between individuals and their environments and the wider forces that shape health. However, this essay is going to focus health promotion on coronary heart disease .In this context, the role of health promotion is in the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease.
Heart disease comes in many different forms. The
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Health outcomes refer to the changes in the health status of individuals or the population. The outcomes are attributed to multiple or planned interventions, whether or not the intention of the intervention was to alter the health status. These interventions include health services and programs including health promotion programs, government policies, laws and regulations, and consequent programs. Intervention may also include unintended or intended health outcomes of government policies in areas besides health. Health outcomes are evaluated by health indicators (World Health Organization, 1998).
Health indicators are a single measure, represented quantitatively, that
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Gender and Health
Gender is a crucial element in health inequities as it influences the control men and women have over the determinants of their health, including their economic position and social status, access to resources and treatment in society.
Decades of active lobbying by non-governmental organizations and women’s rights advocates have had a major influence in ‘gendering’ health policies, such as the shift in focus from family planning to reproductive health paradigms and the global acknowledgement that violence against women is as much a health issues as a social issue. The Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, in his seminal book ‘Development as Freedom’, emphatically stressed the
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The vision of Banner Healthcare is “We will be a national leader recognized for clinical excellence and innovation, preferred for a highly coordinated patient experience, and distinguished by the quality of our people” (Our Non-Profit Mission, 2015). Banner spans over seven different states including Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. This healthcare system is a non-profit organization that aims to service its communities in returning all profit made into regenerating the community. According to the Banner Health this reinvestment goes towards new hospital beds, expanding patient care services, new physician services, new technology, maintaining existing
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Healthcare in India follows universal healthcare system run by the constituent states and territories if India. Every state in India promotes health and wellness by raising the level of nutrition and standard of living of its people and improves public health. Government hospitals, some of which are among the best hospitals in India, provide treatment at taxpayer expense where drugs are offered free of charge in these hospitals. Government hospitals provide treatment either free or at minimal charges. For example, according to Wikipedia, For example, an outpatient card at AIIMS (one of the best hospitals in India) costs a one-time fee of rupees 10 (around 20 cents US) and thereafter
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1.The author’s main purpose in this article is to compare health conditions between social classes, and to make the reader understand how income can influence a person’s health.
2.The key question that the author is addressing is in how can income rate influence a person’s heath conditions? And, in what ways does a person’s position on the social and economic ladder affect their health?
3(1) The most important pieces of information in this article are that even though Americans spend the most money on health care than many other countries but America ranks in the bottom half of industrialized countries on life expectancy, and that is because wealthier people are the ones
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How to reduce utilization costs and to improve patient health outcomes? The following report will outline a strategy that can be used to improve patient health outcomes and reduce utilization costs. Increasing pressure to control health care a cost necessitates that limited healthcare resources be used equitably and judiciously. Healthcare expenditures must be correlated with high quality and efficiency in the delivery of services to improve health outcomes. This requires understanding the benefits and effectiveness of clinical procedures, recognizing the major drivers of health care costs, and identifying potential means for achieving savings. (American College of Physicians, 2009)
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Health insurance is how health care is paid for. Health insurance is a way to keep people from paying the full price for services when someone is sick or have an injury/or injuries. Health insurance came about during the Civil War in the 1800s. Since then, health insurances have evolved into many different types offering a variety of coverage’s and premium costs.
In this paper health insurance will be discussed showing how they are the same and how they differ from each other, what services are provided and why they are different (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).
Point of Service (POS)
Description and Origins
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HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY PROCEDURE
Many families are unable to afford the high cost of health insurance. These families are living without essential provision of good health. The American citizens when they visit hospital and are diagnosed with major illnesses, are hampered with a huge debt, they are left with worry and pain of figuring out how to pay it. This issue still remains part of a huge political debate in the government. The increasing insurance cost has even affected organizations and private sectors where lesser of these organizations are offering health
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To: Professor Sherry Glied
From: Shraddha Kothari
Re: Using Grossman’s model to evaluate how NYC’s new sick leave law will affect emergency room use
Date: February 10, 2015
This memorandum will use Grossman’s model of production of health to evaluate how New York City’s new sick leave law will affect emergency room use.
Grossman’s model states that a person utility is based on health (H) and other non-health related goods (Z) that the person consumes. The production possibility frontier for Grossman model shows the tradeoff between home good production (Z) and health (H). Unlike usual production possibility frontiers, an individual needs an optimal level of H to maximize
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In addition, burgeoning satellite businesses, such as
consulting firms and marketing companies, consume an
increasing fraction of the health care dollar. We endorse
a fundamental change in America's health care. The
creation of a comprehensive national health insurance
program, or NHI. Such a program which, in essence,
would be an expanded and improved version of Medicare,
would cover every American for all necessary medical
care. Most hospitals and clinics would remain privately
owned and operated, receiving a budget from the NHI to
cover all operating costs. Investor owned facilities
would be converted to not-for-profit status and
their former owners compensated
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August 15, 2014
To start let’s define primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion. “With primary health prevention the goal is to protect healthy people from developing a disease or experiencing an injury in the first place. For Example, education about good nutrition, the importance of regular exercise, and the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Secondary prevention, happen after an illness or serious risk factors have already been diagnosed. The goal is to halt or slow the progress of disease (if possible) in its earliest stages; in the case of injury, goals include
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ï»¿HEALTH EXAM REVISION
â€œa state of complete physical, social and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmityâ€ (WHO 1946)
LIMITATIONS OF WHO DEFINITION-
Difficult to achieve a complete state of wellbeing
Limits individuals who have a disability as they are perceived to never achieve a complete state of health.
PHYSICAL HEALTH- Relates to the efficient functioning of the body and its systems, and includes the physical capacity to perform tasks and physical fitness.
Eg- body weight, levels of illness, energy levels.
SOCIAL HEALTH- Being able to interact with others and participate in the community in both an independent and
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There are many factors which contribute to the state of Maori health in the 21st century. This essay focuses on the decline of the pre-European Maori health methods of diet and communal living as well as the impact this has had on the Maori race today.
Maori health today is considerably different to Maori health of the 18th century. Obesity, cancer, heart disease and diabetes are significant health issues surrounding Maori people today. (Otago,2007). There are many factors which contribute to these health problems, it is assumed that these health issues have arisen due to drastic changes in diet and loss of culture due to westernisation Maori people of today are eating a
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COURSE: NURS 411
GLOBAL HEALTH CARE: FRANCE
The French health care system combines universal coverage with a public-private mix of hospital and ambulatory care and a higher volume of service provision than in the United States. Although the system is far from perfect, its indicators of health status and consumer satisfaction are high; its expenditures, as a share of gross domestic product, are far lower than in the United States; and patients have an extraordinary degree of choice among providers. The lessons for the United States include the importance of government’s role in providing a statutory framework for universal health insurance
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October 7, 2012
Week 5 Assignment
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established new standards for the confidentiality, security, and transmissibility of health care information. There are three types of standards created by HIPAA: privacy, security and administrative simplification (e.g., transaction standards). Taken together, these regulations have a major impact on the day-to-day functioning of the nation's hospitals and affect virtually every department of every entity that provides or pays for health care.
Researching the different topics available, I have chosen the HIPPA
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The health sector in United States has undergone tremendous changes in the past 50 years, and these changes have impacted patients, employees and providers. Thus, for medical care and medicine, it has been demanding and changing 50 years in several ways and numerous events both in territory of basic applications of science, science, development, as well as overall use of new tools for treatment and diagnosis. Principal organizational modifications in health care comprise of a move from dependence on hospital-based care to sophisticated health care being offered on outpatient basis and in various nursing homes (Perks et al, 2006). This has
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“Obesity in Philadelphia”
In the city of Philadelphia crime is not the only problem that is on the rise. The health concerns in obese Philadelphians is a major problem and has become a public health crisis. Building community awareness through public events and media can create a sense of urgency among the community’s citizens. By developing programs in the schools, health insurance reimbursements and menu awareness, the entire city is involved in health prevention programs. By starting these programs there will be a decrease or elimination of potential complications related to obesity, an increase in energy, and an increase in self
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Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health is delivered by practitioners in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.
Access to health care varies across countries, groups and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place. Countries and jurisdictions have different policies and plans in relation to the personal and
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National Health Care: “Proposal to the U.S. Government and U.S. Citizens”
The United States of America (the United States) health care system has been described as most advanced and competitive, but at the same time inefficient and fragmented. According to the United States Census Board, health care system in the United States is ranked thirty-seventh in the world. More than 54% of the American Citizens are dissatisfied with the current health care system, but we also spend more than the citizen of other nations: we spend 15.9 percent of GDP on health care compared to other advanced countries in the world like France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia (U.S. Census
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Assessment is the first step in determining the health status of the patient. As a first year student and new in nursing field, I admit that I do not have much idea and have not experience doing it. At first, I thought health assessment is all about interviewing and taking vital signs only. But, after reading about the nursing process, I could say that, I was enlightened and gained understanding about the health assessment process. This essay will reflect on insights gained in two health assessment framework. The Gordon’s functional health pattern and the body systems approach. And the strength and weakness of these frameworks offered in collecting and organising clients’ comprehensive
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Assignment #2: Financing and Structuring Health Care.
1. Describe and identify the three main types of health insurance in the U.S.
Today in the United States, the three main types of health insurances are as follows:
1) Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI): is a private health insurance currently used for industrial employment. It can be subdivided into three categories, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, private or commercial insurance companies, and health maintenance organizations (HMO). Blue Cross was initiated by Baylor teachers in Dallas, Texas who organized to provide hospital care for three cents (Williams& Torrens, 2010). The Farmer’s Union started its Cooperative
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This approach strongly believes that health and social care services provided in society only serve the interest of the more presiding social classes rather than those of the patients. This is because doctors and other health professionals are viewed as the agents of the ruling class hence, they ensure the labour force or proletariat are healthy by treating them from their illness as soon possible. Their main role is to provide company owners with a healthy workforce. In addition to all this, the government allows unhealthy products such as junk food and tobacco to be produced and sold in order for companies to make profits when in actual facts the ruling class is
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HERITAGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Heritage Health Assessment
Grand Canyon University
Family Centered Health Promotion NRS 429v
February 17, 2012
Heritage Health Assessment
As health care improves in the United States and across the world, people are living longer. In 1970, it was estimated there were 307 million people in the world over the age of 60. There were 500 million in 2000 an in 2020 it is estimated there will be one billion (Bee, 2000). Worldwide, the number of people in this age bracket is growing faster than any other age group (World Health Organization [WHO], 2002).
Not only are the numbers of older adults ever increasing, but the composition of this sector
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MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE DIPLOMA
Describe the influences on the historical development of mental health law and policy.
Mentally ill people have been discriminated against and not given care when they are unable to reach out for help themselves. Mental health law was enacted in order to provide help for those who could not help themselves.
Part of history
English asylum in the eighteenth century were small and they were not run by the state. The best known and the largest was Dedlam or Bethlem in the city of London. This had 130 patients in 1704. There was a growing number of private madhouses
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In our world, each country has a set criterion to follow in order to establish health care for people in different societies. The standard of health care received varies from country to country. When you think about health care services around the world, there are so many diverse countries that run health care in different ways. Comparing the United States to other countries such as Canada and Japan is very interesting in the part of how health care is handled. Health care is an important service that touches the daily lives of millions of people at important and vulnerable times; some issues involving health care include those who are covered, source of payment, patient preferences and