Everyday in our practice we are implementing different levels of health promotion without even thinking about it. Many times we are providing several different types of prevention to a single patient at one time which will help our patient, their family and our community live healthier lives. It is important that we evolve along with health care and continue to provide and take the initiatives for educating our patients along with providing health promotion.
Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about the disease Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and allow them to be more aware about what exactly it is, what the common symptoms are, and how to treat the disease.
On August 19, 1992, a woman named Mary Fisher spoke on a rather sensitive topic in an attempt to change the world. In an address to the Republican National Convention, Fisher lectured on a subject close to her heart, HIV and AIDS. Mary Fisher is an artist, author, and of course political activist. She contracted HIV from her second husband and has since been on a mission to educate people about prevention of the disease and the treatment of people that have HIV or AIDS. Fisher was speaking at the convention in Houston, Texas in an attempt to get people to take action. Fisher wanted people to be informed about the diseases and have a genuine care about those infected. I found her speech exceedingly compelling as well as an exceptional display
Women who experience lymphedema after breast and lymph node removal often experience many physical and psychological struggles, that no one will quite understand unless you are the one living with the condition. More women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, or finding out they are carriers of the gene for breast cancer than ever before. Technology has allowed for earlier detection and better treatment options, with increasing survivor rates. As the survival numbers increase and more women are living with the aftermath of breast cancer treatment. Initial cancer treatment is not always life long, but the side effects to treatment can be. Women who experience lymphedema will likely experience a variety of emotional, physical, and psychological changes, some of theses changes are not able to be put in perspective until one researches it or experiences it for themselves.
Primary lymphedema occurs due to an intrinsic, most of the time genetic, aberration in the lymphatic vasculature. Over the past decade, some of the key genetic factors leading to primary lymphedema have been elucidated. In 2013, Connel and his colleagues created a clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of primary lymphatic dysplasia [Figure 3.0].23 The figure demonstrates nine causal mutations linked to primary lymphedema and we will briefly discuss some of these.
To improve the well-being of individuals through health education, counseling and detection screening programs. Over the next few weeks, our mission will consist of finding new solutions to better educate individuals in our society on the importance of health education, by improving care through technology, which ultimately better our society. Our organization will focus on fundraising, however, we focus on fundraising will be from a health perspective, to make sure we focus on individual health at all times. I will be responsible for the implantation of Better Health Care
My use of online sites, surveys, and discussions were my initiation to raise awareness regarding Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is an uprising issue in my region and is causing many problems in people’s lives. By increasing awareness, we are one step closer to coming up with a real
Marie Meckel is certified as a physician's assistant and graduated from Lock Haven University. Meckel is currently a writer and medical practitioner and educator. After ten years of working as a physician’s assistant, Meckel was selected to travel to South Africa and serve as a clinical mentor, illustrating her true participation in this field and here care for it.. Throughout the article, she voices her ideas on chronic disease and management through added education. Meckel makes her voice heard, by the way that she supports her thoughts with unarguable facts, and her caring towards the people in need. Meckel has traveled to Africa multiple summers to educate people about diseases and medications, showing her dedication and understanding on
Those research articles advocated for varied and unique support groups, with no one type that is more effective than the other. Hope Cancer Resources adopts this mentality, as they work to cater to specific needs for specific populations. Hope Cancer Resources works hard to continually evolve to meet the emotional needs of the patients they care for, which can be seen in their recent additions of the Lymphedema Support group and Stage Four Support group. Both of these groups were requested by patients at the clinics, and the organization altered their course to ensure they were catering to their
I hope to lead a team of Shifa volunteers in creating visually stimulating, educational content such as brochures that thoroughly explain relevant information to our patients. My ultimate goal would be to help our patients better understand what they can do to improve their health. Although this may seem like a small part of what Shifa does, brochures and learning materials are a tangible part of Shifa that patients will be able to use well after their visit.
During my numerous trips to Nigeria to visit my extended family, I saw firsthand how international health disparities can affect communities. It is often challenging to make the highest standard of care available to all groups and individuals here, and I became increasingly motivated to devote myself to the mission of reducing health disparities in African countries. People in my family, regardless of societal class, suffered from various illnesses including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and polio because of poor access to quality healthcare services. My goal is to return to underserved communities in the United States and Nigeria after being armed with the training from the University of Michigan School of Information that will allow me make
The lymphatic system is very similar, and works with and directly at the side of the cardiovascular system. The lymphatic system has a network of vessels like the circulatory system which pump a plasma-like fluid called lymph around it’s own lymph vessels, and are found in most other tissues of the body, except the central nervous system.
Dr. Brennan was discussing the rehabilitation approach to manage edema and lymphedema. Attendees included occupational therapists, physical therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, licensed physical therapy assistants, registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Additionally, there was a physician assistant, an acupuncturist and a podiatrist present. Some of the names and titles of the participants include:
Lymphatic massage was introduced in the 1930s by Danish physiotherapists Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife (Benjamin, 2010). His wife Astrid Vodder practiced naturopath. Emil Vodder studied at the University of Copenhagen for biology, botany, and mineralogy, later began showing interest in the physical medicine along with the lymphatic system. Vodder knew many scientists who had studied the mysterious “clear water” centuries ago, scientist such as Gaspare Aselli (1581–1626) who discovered the lacteal vessels in the lymphatic system, Jean Pecquet (1622-1674) described the cisterna chyli and the thoracic duct leading to the venous arch (Wittlinger, 2004). Olaus Rudbeck discovered the lymph vessels of the colon and rectum and confirmed that these vessels lead to the cisterna chyli as Aselli had described already. Rudbeck was the first who discovered that the lymph from the tissue runs into lymph vessels and to the thoracic duct back to the blood circulation. In the 18th century it was discovered that the whole body contained lymph vessels and that the task of the lymph vessel system is to absorb tissue liquid. Vodder and his wife moved to Paris, France in 1933 to practice the modality on his patients (Wittlinger, 2004). The concept of lymph drainage by massage therapy is similar to opening a valve of a tube filled with water and allowing the water to flow into another tube to release pressure and alleviate build up in the lymph nodes. The carefully circling pumping movements