Holistic Family Care plan for Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Tonya Y. Chadi Western Governors University Holistic Family Care plan for Terminal Cancer Diagnosis A. Personal Perceptions This author’s personal perceptions concerning patients facing a lingering terminal illness, have been shaped by over 20 years of critical care nursing experience. Facing death and illness on a daily basis requires self-examination and a high degree of comfort with one’s own mortality, limits and values. Constant exposure to the fragility of life forces respect for the whole person and the people who love them. A general approach to patients who are actively dying is to allow them to define what they want and need during this time. The nurse’s role
AMT2 Service Line Development Task 2 Echo Breen A. Analyze the community health needs assessment in the case study by doing the following:
A Community Health's Perspective for Disease Control & Prevention Abstract The paper is intended to ascertain research statistics, facts, policies and analysis of topics that contributes to the health and wellbeing of a community. The effects of injury prevention and the control of infectious diseases are discussed. The rationale of controlling the cost of healthcare through behavioral and lifestyle changes is discussed. How does the exploitation of drugs, alcohol and tobacco influence the health of the community? In a community health setting, the relationship between affordable housing and violence prevention is analyzed. The impact of obesity on the community and other forms of chronic illness is
Measles Amy Gann Western Governor’s University RN-MSN Student ID# 000379988 In the United States we are very fortunate. For the most part we do not live in fear of disease outbreaks from day to day. Our government along with the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Departments have managed to have adults and children vaccinated and set up recommendations regarding those vaccinations. Despite all that is done our country allows freedoms. One of these freedoms is to not vaccinate your child from communicable diseases due to personal beliefs. With the worlds populations becoming more mobile, that sets your child up for dangerous encounters; because some countries are not as strict on laws regarding vaccinations and some
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Background: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires that not-for-profit health agencies identify and prioritize the health needs of the communities they serve and determine approaches to address these concerns [1, 2]. Community and patient engagement in research process provided a structural framework for the identification of the
CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, COMPLICATIONS, AND TREATMENT. The causes generally fall in two categories infected with the TB bacteria, the first one are those people who immigrate from countries with high TB rates, homeless persons, employees of TB facilities, people living at shelters, hospitals and children less than 5 who had a positive TB test. TB can infect any part of the body but it usually infects the lungs. Classic symptoms include chills, fever, night sweats, cough, fatigue, cough and sometimes the coughing up of blood. Tuberculosis can be fatal if not treated; it can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood stream. TB can cause joint damage, spinal pain, meningitis, liver, kidney problems, cardiac tapenade, and visual
Community Health Agency Project Community Health Education Amanda Rohrlick December 6, 2014 Content Introduction________________________________________________________3 Health Related Problem_______________________________________________4 Local Organization___________________________________________________9 Interview Findings___________________________________________________10 Reflection_________________________________________________________12 When I was assigned this Community Health Agent Project I knew I would focus on the problem of individuals living a sedentary lifestyle. I have recently found a great passion for health and fitness; I was eager to
Population Economic Status Assessment Hillsborough County is an average sized county for all intents and purposes with a population of approximately 1,316,298 people. The county is also average in income
A community’s health is a reflection of the health experiences of its members (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco, & Harmon-Hanson, 2015). Family health nurses have a critical role in improving the health of the community by empowering families to lead a healthful life, as well as facilitating a family’s access to needed resources (Kaakinen et. al., 2015). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the varies roles of family health nurses in my community, as well as the assets their position provides our community. Huntington, the second largest city in the state, is a quaint community located in Cabell County, West Virginia along the banks of the Ohio River (COH, 2016). Huntington’s population of approximately 49,000 people relies on health care and education as its primary sources of revenue (COH, 2016).
Developing successful community health programs requires careful planning, flexibility, and patience. The planning and evaluation cycle is a fluid process that rarely moves in a linear direction (Issel, 2014). When entering a community, educators must forgo their preconceived notions and perform a thorough needs assessment, a critical first step. Adequate needs assessments often form the basis for goal setting, program planning/development, and program implementation (Gilmore, 2012). Further benefits of assessment include distinguishing between actual and perceived needs, targeting and tailoring interventions and programs to specific populations, identifying community resources, selecting program strategies, and evaluating progress
1) Factors that Influence the Health of the Community- Public health seeks to prevent environmental conditions such as: Asbestos exposure, lead exposure, radon exposure, mercury exposure, radioactivity and radiation, ground and surface water contamination, contaminated and abandoned wells, food- borne and waterborne disease, air contamination (second- hand smoke, molds, carbon monoxide, etc.), public health nuisances (e.g., animal control, noise pollution), occupational disease (e.g., farmer 's lung, hearing loss, carpal tunnel) (Nies & McEwen, 2015 p. 250-268). Nurse should promote environmental conditions such as: Clean air, clean water, safe food, environmentally sound management of solid waste, hazardous substances, sewage, and land; and homes, workplaces, recreational areas, and playgrounds that are free of environmental risks. Informing the community of services offered through their local county health department can assist the community in promoting a safe environment (Nies & McEwen, 2015 p. 250-268). Most county health departments employ an environmental specialist in addition to nurses. Testing kits for radon, water, etc. can be obtained for a small fee & may even be free in some cases. The nurse should complete an environmental assessment indicating any concerns. Concerns and/or identified issues must be reported and handled accordingly.
In January of 2015 Kanabec County and Pine County Public Health Departments merged into one entity; Kanabec and Pine Community Health Services (KPCHS), as the State revenue is going to start applying funding to larger demographic areas instead of smaller counties. The Purpose of a Community Health Board (CHB)
The roles of community in advancing the health status of the population are varied. While community participation is essential to advancing population health, evidence to support whether community participation directly advances the health status of the population is limited.1,2 It is limited because the role of community is constantly re-formulated to fit the needs of the population it serves.1,2 According to McLeroy et al, community can be defined in four ways: “community as setting, community as target, community as agent, and community as resource.” Due to the numerous ways community can be defined, generalizing the role of community and how it impacts health is difficult.
Merriam-Webster defines Public Health as “The art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health by organized community effort and including preventive medicine and sanitary and social science” (Merriam-Webster). Throughout recent history, factors that have seriously threatened human safety whether it be disease, genocide, pollutants, or plague, have been identified as public health concerns by various governments and organizations. These situations are remedied by creating a solution to correct the source of the problem. For example, finding the cure to a fatal disease or shutting down factories that create environmental toxins. One of the most under-recognized public health emergencies in the United States is the violence caused by firearms, and the source of this violence is unregulated gun ownership. The high percentage of gun ownership among American citizens and the amount of injury and death that is associated with it constitutes a public health emergency in The United States of America, which constantly, consistently, and gravely endangers the American people; this violence must be controlled.