The Adult Guardianship Act is an legislation that is talked about nursing school, but I have yet to encounter in my practicums so far. I am hoping to get out of this week’s discussion post is to have a more solid understanding what is the Adult Guardianship Act and what
One hundred and twenty injured participants will be randomly selected from Midwest Ohio hospitals. Inclusionary criteria for the study will be: (a) age at injury between 6.0 and 14.0 years, (b) evidence of some time period of loss of consciousness, (c) hospital records of a closed head injury, classified by the GCS and (d) medical documentation that provides information classifying TBI severity level.
Education is not the only area where disabled people feel disadvantaged. Many people with physical disabilities feel disadvantaged at their homes and also at school. Some physical disabilities include paraplegia, quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, hemiplegia, and cerebral palsy. Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs and lower body, quadriplegia is the paralysis
Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death in US teens, encompassing greater than one in three deaths.1 Based on 2010 data, 2,700 teenagers were killed and 282,000 were treated in Emergency Departments (ED) for injuries sustained in MVCs.1 That equates to approximately seven teens between the ages of 16 and 19 dying daily due to injuries sustained in MVCs. Mile per mile teens aged 16 to 19 are more likely than those aged 20 and older to be involved in a fatal crash.2 People aged 15 to 24 years old encompass approximately 14% of the US population; however, males and females of this age group account for 30% ($19 Billion) and 28% ($7 Billion) of the total costs of injuries due to MVCs, respectively.3
A disability is a physical and/or mental condition that inhibit one's ability to properly perform daily activities of living. This disability will cause a person to alter the way he/she performs this activity. For example, if a person recently experienced a stroke, one side of his or her body may be affected and may need assistance in activities he/she was able to complete independently prior to the stroke. In addition, a person may have a mental disability which can inhibit his/her ability to interact with society. For example, if a person has dementia, he/she suffers from memory loss and may wander due to the confusion. Though the word disability may have a negative connotation in our society, one may be able to overcome
I decided to take on the role as a wheel chair bound individual. As I took on the role as a wheel chair bound individual I quickly realized how much I needed the assistance of others to help me to be able to function as a whole body. Being wheel chair bound restricted my mobility a great deal. I did not realize how much a wheelchair could limit a person’s mobility until I personally carried out this exercise on my own (Smith, 2015). Many of my daily activities that I normally performed on my own became impossible without the help from others. The wheel chair did not allow me to access certain areas in my home due to the fact that the wheelchair limited my mobility because of the size. The wheelchair put me at a lower position versus a
"You use that wheelchair too often." I think this is another one people with mental illness hear quite a bit. Just replace the words 'use that wheelchair' with 'worry', 'cry', 'get angry', or 'become confused', and you're as good as saying that your family member can make these challenges go away at will. It just doesn't work that way.
A physical disability is a limitation on a person 's physical functioning, mobility or stamina. These disabilities may have arisen at birth as a result of genetic abnormality, through a contraction of disease, or through an injury. It can make it difficult for people to perform simple everyday tasks and may lead to discrimination and a lack of opportunities in areas such as education, employment and promotion. For example, people confined to wheelchairs represent how a physical disability can restrict movement to and around schools or workplaces unless there are appropriate support mechanisms. However, they can usually manage their own affairs and generally do not require a guardian.
When it comes to disabilities there are many different types that can affect a person, for example learning disabilities. Learning disabilities affect the way a student learns new information or even process it. Dyslexia is a very common disorder within the learning disability. Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that
This source has less of a bias purpose and more of a purpose to relay information and educate others about conditions and needs around the world. The author talks about awards given the inventor of the wheelchair, the need for wheelchairs, and statistics about disabled
Throughout our daily lives, we begin to understand that those with disabilities struggle in both the physical and cognitive domains. People with physical disabilities may use wheelchair and often times require the assistance of another individual. For example, when people with physical disabilities are entering a bus they use a ramp and their seatbelts are buckled by the bus driver. Encountering those with physical disabilities is not uncommon due to the fact that their
Etiology According to Bushnick et al.4 there are three leading causes of TBI. These include vehicular crashes, violence, and falls in order of highest incidence. There is also a wide demographic of people who are at risk for TBI. Young people typically are at a greater risk for car crashes and violence related TBI. On the other hand, Elderly people are at a greater risk for injuries associated with falls. The risk for TBI is
Two years ago, my grandmother had a knee surgery. For half year, she had to rely on her wheelchair to get around. I took care of her for a month. It seemed the world revealed a new layer for me—a tough world for the elder. Despite it’s a power wheelchair, I found we literally can go nowhere without extreme laboursome movements. Compared to the wheelchair ramp, reserved parking, accessible
I think what Stella had to say about disabled people is absolutely right as disabled people are looked upon as objects of inspiration by non-disabled people. Non-disable people look at disabled people for only being disabled and look it as being “bad and “exceptional” as told by Stella Young. Therefore, if disabled people can do jobs that are part of our daily life gives non-disabled people have even more motivation and no excuse to do the job since the lives of disabled people are much harder which isn’t true.
Another obvious physical disability is an individual's confinement to a wheelchair. People who cannot walk under their own power are usually at a great disadvantage. Many times there are no special considerations made for these people. Even some typical expressions demonstrate this lack of compassion, such as "I have to run to the store", or "I'm going for a walk." People in wheelchairs are often considered weak and unable to care for themselves. However, some advances have been made in our society that encourages the independence of these people. Wheelchair ramps, handicap parking, and cuts in the curb of sidewalks are just some of the more obvious changes that have been made to better accommodate these people. But some problems may still occur for people in wheelchairs. Some hallways and doors may not be wide enough for the chair to fit through and when it is icy outside it is very easy to slide if the pavement is not sanded properly.