Disparities In Care: Case Study 1 Southern Regional Health System try to provide health care to an diverse population in Jackson, Mississippi. Their mission is to provide “excellent quality care for all” and provide care that doesn’t discriminate or is “color blind” (Olden, 2015, pg. 328). One of the central ideas of this establishment is to make the established health care services efficient without disparate. “Understanding the demographic and socioeconomic composition of U.S. racial and ethnic groups is important because these characteristics are associated with health risk factors, disease prevalence, and access to care, which in turn drive health care utilization and expenditures” (National Center for Health Statistics, 2015). Health care disparities include, but not limited
During my time there, I have been able to talk to many different types of visitors and patients. I am grateful that they trusted me enough to share their story with me and have increased my empathy for others. As a species, we should not hold prejudices against each other as we all have a different story to tell. Additionally, I have had the chance to travel to many different countries including Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan. All these counties have their own distinct culture and history and I appreciate everything that they had to offer. For example, I really admire the respect younger generations have for the elders in these Asian societies and am confident that American society could greatly benefit from this system. In the future, I would love to travel to a wider range of countries and indulge in the culture. Our world has so much diversity to offer and by understanding others way of living will connect us as a whole and reduce racism. There is no right or wrong way of living, we are simply influenced by the people and environment around us. To say that one group is superior to another is detestable. Empathy and compassion for others will only positively influence society and unify
Human beings, desire to maintain a connection with the past is achieved through the languages spoken, the various cultures practiced, and sadly through acquiring of cultural property by the means of grave robbing. Native Americans wanted justice for these past mistreatments and control over their history. According to Chip Colwell, campaigning, repatriation of indigenous artifacts began in the 1960s by indigenous activism. Finally, on November 16, 1990, The United States Government passed The Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act. NAGPRA summarizes that museums must conduct an inventory of all native American cultural artifacts and remains. (Native) In addition, Museums send the inventories to federally recognized tribes, in
Patient Check-In and Check-Out - If this is the patient's first visit, forms are required to be filled out, a copy of photo I.D. and verification of insurance card is accessed.
The Obamacare/ACA, might have helped numerous of individuals in acquiring health care, but the health professionals are facing a shortage of reimbursement difference for their services. As a result, Hospitals and healthcare providers were force to layoff personal and come up with innovative solutions. This point is proven by the renowned author, Amy Anderson by stating as follows: “The American health care framework has had shortages of personnel for quite some time and would not be prepared to give the adequate service to this amount of patients in need of medical attention. Training new professional health services personnel could take years. There is a shortage of graduates from medical and nursing schools. Doctors, nurses and health professional are sharing responsibilities prospective patients will face a longer wait time”. (Anderson, 2014)
Prior to walking in, my expectations for what I was about to partake in and experience were all over the place. I didn’t know whether to expect the absolute worst types of situations going on such as people being rushed into medical rooms or the most basic situations such as patients waiting for a strep throat test. I did expect to see a wide range of patients in terms of race, class, age, and gender. Contrary to the patients, I didn’t expect to see a wide range of race, class, age, and gender within the staff. I expected to see mostly female nurses, and male doctors, majority being Caucasian and middle age. I didn’t expect there to be that much security or any type of possible crime that could go on within a medical facility. I expected the waiting area and facility to be very large, large enough to accommodate a lot of patients at once. Lastly, I expected that taking our field notes would be a challenge because writing notes down in front of patients would be awkward and during interviews it would be hard to conduct a good interview while writing the whole time.
What do you think when you hear health care providers and the services they provide? The ACA has increased government interaction with the healthcare system by developing several of the government initiatives that focus on improving the ability of individuals to make informed decisions about their health care. In this paper, it will provide information about few providers and the services that they provide as well as the quality of attention.
A call came at 10 saying that there was no need for an additional doctor yet because of how slow the emergency room was that day. We were eventually told to come in at 12:00 though, but the fact that the amount of time you're made to work directly correlates to how busy the E.R. is was a weird concept to me. The way the emergency room is laid out is with a central station of desks with a wall separating the two haves. Surrounding the desks are the patients room. As a doctor, you simply wait until a patient is set up in a room by nurses and then claim the patient in the system. Each patient has a description of their pain complaint in the computer along with a ranked emergency level. After claiming the patient, the doctor go to see them in there room. When a Doctor visits a patients room, they do exactly what one thinks they would do— they ask questions. It was interesting to note how differently my father and Dr. James went about these interviews. Dr. James was more of a talking, “why don't you tell me what the issue is” kind of doctor. She let the patients talk but gently guided the conversations. She was very nice and would explain exactly what she meant in basic, social terms. On the other hand, my father was computer-like efficient in his investigation. He would always ask the same set of specific questions in each case no matter what the problem was. He would always be the one in charge and almost a bit callus in his method. That’s not to say
Recent changes in health insurance coverage and the changing face of the patient population have converged to create a unique healthcare marketplace, rife with opportunities not only for patients but for providers as well. With the passing of the Affordable Health Care Act, 32 million Americans who previously could not afford health care insurance coverage became eligible to purchase affordable healthcare. These patients, therefore, will be able to receive services they have perhaps needed but were previously unable to afford. (Furlow, 2012) The American population includes 75.4 million Baby Boomers, who will be enjoying the retirement years but will be managing chronic health conditions such as COPD, heart disease, and diabetes. (American Hospital Association, 2007) While this increased patient population seeking healthcare services is causing concern for a problematic shortage of physicians, (Raines, 2014) it also heralds new and exciting solutions which include opening doors for midlevel providers, such as Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants, to succeed as primary healthcare providers in the world of a rapidly changing healthcare system.
On December 2nd, 2015 was the healthcare convention at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School. In the convention, all gr 10, 11, and 12 students of Mrs.Nightingale’s class participated and had booths talking about different topics. Grade 10 students do games based on health, grade 11 students research different countries and compare their healthcare system to Canada’s, and grade 12 students choose a “hot topic” and research it to present on the day of the convention. However, there were no grade 10 students this year, only grade 11 and 12.
In this article, Sharma, Mitra and Stano (2015) investigate the disparities of accessing appointment availability among healthy patients with different backgrounds, including race/ethnic, sex and insurance-based. In this study, student research assistants (RAs) called 1,888 physicians’ offices for inquiring the physical exams appointment availability for their “aunts/uncles”, and the names they used for “patients” were selected from common last names in the Hispanic, African-American, and white communities. The result of this study indicates that the disparities among those with different racial/ethnic backgrounds,
From my consideration the most useful or applicable to me in completing the scavenger hunt assignment’s two concepts were link people to needed services and competent workforce. Link people to needed services is very essential because it is the foundation of the Public Health. It is the place where start to contribute all the privileges of living longer and healthier by obtains access of health services; community health centers; clinics; effective care for socially disadvantaged to people and their communities, which will help maintain health, wellness, socioeconomic, race, gender, and cooperation in societies. For example, if the country or community don’t provide the Link people to needed services then in that country or community will have
The Affordable Care Act set forth millions of dollars to address the problems and concerns that are associated with existing physicians shortages. The Affordable Care Act also has provisions that are aimed to improve the education, ongoing training as well as to help with the recruitment of nursing, physicians, doctors as well as other health care personnel. In addition, there are provisions in place that help to increase workforces’ cultural competency, enhance faculty training of healthcare professionals, and diversity. The provisions also play a vital role because of the fact they are put into place to examine innovative reimbursement and care delivery models that highlight primary care services value and offer in improvement in the patient care coordination.
The most common thought that comes to mind about the medicine culture, is the amount of money made in the culture. Though it is true that working in the medical field has the perks of high salary, the medicine culture goes beyond large quantities of money. From developing a better understanding of the human body to inventing medical tools, medicine has affected our lives positively. c. Thesis: Learning about one of medicine culture’s greatest inventions, the stethoscope, will help you better understand the impact the medicine culture has brought to individuals. d. Preview of Main Points:
This artifact addresses standard nine because, it focuses on a professional development meeting I attended to learn more about how social, cultural, and historical factors influence my students, their families, and myself. This artifact helped me better understand who I am as an educator and what factors made me into the person I am today, such as my family. By participating in an activity where I was able to hear what factors influenced others I was able to better understand their world views and open my mind to other possible ways of thinking and learning. This is something that I will put into practice with my students because, to learn from others, of multiple identities, you need to truly know them. This professional development taught