The competency, “Analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework” was met through the exercise, “Health Problem Analysis Worksheet” and through reading Chapter 2 in the book Public Health: What it is and How it Works.
One of my first memories in the United States was taking a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) class. I was in sixth grade and a top student, as talking about drugs and alcohol and the way they affect us was fascinating to me. This is why, the following year, I volunteered to become a peer educator in Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U). For a couple of years, I gave presentations to young students which included facts, demonstrations, and games, to spread the knowledge that tobacco is harmful and that staying away from smoking prolongs life expectancy and increases the quality of life. It should come as no surprise, then, that I consider myself a big proponent of staying tobacco-free and encouraging others to quit smoking as a great way to promote health. I remember watching my mom and sister as they took part in their nightly ritual of smoking a few cigarettes to unwind. “Did you know that a main component of cigarettes is used as rocket fuel?” I would ask them, as I opened the window and they stared back at me blankly. “We know, we know” was the answer every time. I knew that convincing them to quit was no easy task, but I was committed. Day after day, I proudly stated a new fact about the evils of smoking. Finally one day, they quit. At first, they attributed it to the cost. Since we had just immigrated to the United States, the cost of cigarettes was simply not something they could afford. I didn’t believe it. I proudly
The 3 Paragraphes part 1: Tobacco. Tobacco includes smoking and that’s it, smoking includes cigarettes and cigars. The same stranger and friend or friends who offered drugs thinks it’s a good idea to offer you cigarettes. If you think cigarettes are good for you, then you don’t know what smoking is. For the young ones reading this and don’t know what tobacco or smoking is, then i should probably tell them before it’s too late. The young ones who don’t want to read this then they should ask their parents, but i’m gonna tell them otherwise. Smoking or tobacco is when you have a cigarette or a cigar and you light it with a lighter, it’s really bad to smoke. Why is it so dangerous or bad to smoke? Because your lungs are getting more and more damaged the more you smoke, and that puts you in a high risk of lung cancer. And the
Most people who attend Cerritos College may be unfamiliar with the services that are offered to help students reach success. Among all the student assistance that is offered at Cerritos College, I would say one of the most important and beneficial advantages of being a student is the health center. The health center is a place where s student can receive all types of care including mental health counseling, nutrition guidance, and checkups for physical well-being. With a place that’s not too far away and completely free of charge, the Cerritos College health center is certainly a place that can reassure students and help them reach success.
Many smokers, like Sload, take their first puffs in college. Other students experiment with cigarettes in high school but start smoking heavily in college. Everyone I surveyed and interviewed is aware that smoking was responsible for the deaths of many people every year. They know it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke and adversely affects breathing and the lungs. And like smokers of any age, many college students are actively trying to quit. Mandie Sload knows that for or five cigarettes a day were four or five too many. She plans to quit someday. She understands that if she quits her breath will smell better;
A Physician assistant is also known as a PA, which means practice medicine on a team, under the supervision of physicians and or surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment, as well as write prescriptions for their patients.
The relatable health problem is tobacco use. Tobacco can be used in many ways, but most commonly it is smoked or chewed. I chose this health topic because it is a concerned of mine on how many young adults use tobacco. According to healthy people 2020, “10.9 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 years who had not previously used tobacco products in their lifetime first used tobacco products in the past 12 months in 2008” This shows that young adults are trying and experimenting at a young age. I will be doing
Every year the step team does a performance during the Health Fair. This year we wanted to try something different, so we decided to teach steps to children from the area. Most of our steps are elite and very tedious to learn so we had to figure out what steps would be appropriate to teach without the children losing interest. Originally, we started with three kids who are siblings of one of my teammates. Later on in the day, after the drill team performed, some of drill team members came over to learn a couple of step moves, along with a couple of girls from the dancing school.
One thing I did not like about the Student Health 101 website was the titles of the articles and the overall layout of the website. I felt the website did not look like a school related website, but a website that looks like it is going to be filled with pop-up ads. I also felt the titles of the articles were very click-bait like one of the articles was titled “5 things you didn’t know about vaping” and looked like something you would see at the bottom of webpages as advertisements. I did not feel the website had a very professional feel to it. However, when I actually clicked on some of the articles I found the content to be very easy to read and useful.
The handbook stated participants will come to health fair if they precieve a need. Plan the health fair about perceived need. The Mt. Carmel Health Ministry health fair handbook gave detailed instructions on how to implement a successful health fair. Mt. Carmel offers to assist with health fair with a table of services and who to contact. The hand book offers additional ideas to include in a health fair. The handbook provided registration forms and timetable for planning the event. Mt. Carmel Health has been around since 1886. Mt. Carmel has many expansions since 1886, has a nursing school and received serval awards to
An advocate is one who defend the cause of another; and a patient advocate is a supporter for clients’ rights. In that role, I as occupational therapist will protect the client’s legal rights and provide assistance in asserting those rights to meet the client needs. I felt inclined to advocate for this client when recognized an opportunity to improve this clients’ quality of life, in that case the therapy service will do that. In that time, clients’ rights can be being violated and their basic needs is being met; however, as therapists were able to advocate in some aspect of clients’ lives that improved their lifestyle considerably. In that moment, I will apply for this client the principle 4 of the Code of Ethics to Policy and Practice that provide service to assurance the patient requirement during the necessary
I like the idea of helping people to become healthy because a lots of out there suffers from many health problems that require immediate medical attention. I also like the idea of having to help people diagnosed a particular disease in the early stage before it deteriorate. It’s imperative to be a health advocate, serving many individuals to understand their state of health. Just as you mention, it will be of a great benefit to the society increasing the number of workers in the health field.
Nowadays students are not only being pressured to smoke by their peers and by their surrounding, but they are also watching their parents smoke. Many teens have been influenced by
Smoking, as one knows it, has become a stress-reliever worldwide. One will find a smoker pulling out a cigarette and lighting it up around every corner. Smoking has especially become a growing problem in college campuses. When a college student enters the college campus, they do not only enter a new campus, a new life is also entered. In this new experience, one will find themselves exploring new things. The power of the eye is remarkable in today’s society. When someone has a friend that is doing something, the one looking will eventually want to try as well. This can raise many red flags that can be avoided, simply by banning smoking on all college campuses. Smoking on college campuses should be banned because of nicotine’s negative effect on student’s personalities, academics, and overall health.
Tobacco; one of the most profitable products in history, an addictive substance, and a deadly killer. Smoking tobacco used to be a thing that was endorsed in American society. Now, with the new medical advances and knowledge, society has seen the side effects of smoking and how fatal it actually is. Teenagers have been one of the largest age groups that have been affected by smoking. After analyzing all possible reasons as to why teenagers would smoke while knowing it can affect their health, three possible reasons stuck out the most. Teenagers smoke despite knowing the health problems that originate from smoking because of peer pressure, an “invincibility” mentality, and seeing a role model or family member smoke.