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
Introduction For this health promotion assignment, the subject I have chosen to discuss is sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). STIs are spread from one person to another through intimate sexual contact but can also spread through non-sexual means such as via the blood or from mother to child during pregnancy (World health organisation (WHO), 2016). According to Mudhar (2013) groups that are particularly at a higher risk are young adults, men who have sex with men (MSM), black African and Caribbean communities. With more than one million STI’s acquired everyday worldwide, it is a major public health issue within society (WHO, 2016). Even though the overall health of the population in England has significantly improved over the past 50 years because of the highly valued NHS, health inequalities are still a dominant feature of health across all regions in England and many people still find it hard to accept that serious health inequalities still exist (Marmot, 2010).
Triple Aim is an initiative created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The primary goals are to improve patient experience, improve overall population health of Americans, and decrease the per capita cost of health care. These goals are a part of the care reform integrated into the nationwide strategy that was established as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Zimmer, 2015) signed into law by President Obama in 2010. The ACA contains substantial modifications to how health care is compensated, funded, and provided within the timeframe of 2010 to 2018 to achieve all of the objectives. A few of the initiatives include the expansion of Medicaid, changes to private and small business health plans, participation conditions, federal subsidies, and limitations on cost sharing.
“Without a lifespan view of women’s health… we are unlikely to be successful in advancing women’s health” (Woods 2009, pg. 400). A Global Health Imperative (2009) by author Nancy Fugate Woods explains the issues about health status and opportunities for the health of girl-children world-wide, which includes sex and gender
B3. Description of Target Population Obesity was significantly more prevalent amongst female African Americans in this community. With the highest rate affecting women between the ages of 45 to 64. Obesity was also higher amongst Black females who’s educational attainment was lower
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
Communicable Disease Outbreak (Measles) Community Health Task 2 Western Governors University Carissa J Dugan Student ID: 000468111 August 20, 2015 Measles was discovered in the 19th century by a Persian Doctor, but was not recognized until 1957 as an infectious agent in human blood by a Scottish physician. In 1912 measles became a notifiable disease and in the first decade that records were kept there was on average 6,000 deaths per year reported from the disease. (Center For Disease Control). There is no definite origination of measles but scientists believe that it dates back to the Roman Empire about the 11th and 12th century (NCBI, 2010). The first outbreak known in America was in 1657 in Boston,
D1- Evaluate the impact of organisations in improving Human Health. In this section of the assignment I will be evaluating the impact of organisations in improving Human Health
Community Health of Chesterfield County-Virginia Western Governors University Population/Economic Assessment Chesterfield County, Virginia has a population of about 328,000 as of January 1, 2014 with 752 people per square mile. There was a 3.6% increase in the population from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013. 65.4% of the population is
Gretel and class, I enjoyed reading your DQ1 post this week, and there are a lot of contributing factors that led to disparities within the health care system. There are a lot of federal initiative to help aid in decreasing disparities within the health care system like the National HIV/AIDS strategy. The Healthy People 2020 initiative has been a useful tool to track disparities within the United States (U.S.) healthcare system. They analyze and track a wide variety of factors that can lead to disparities like geographic location, ethnicity, and sexual orientation (chap. 11). To end disparities, there has to be an effective way to monitor progression and educate every individual in the health care system about disparities. But like
The ‘Close the Gap’ campaign is a health promotion initiative that focuses on the lifestyle and decisions of indigenous people in Australia as well as explaining how the Australian government needs to focus on closing the gap of poor health between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Through the ‘Close the Gap’ campaign it advocates the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter, which are of the following:
Running Head: HEALTH CAMPAIGN ON OBESITY Part II Health Campaign on Obesity Part II March 26, 2012 HCS/535 University of Phoenix Regina Pointer By: Theresa Williams Summarization Part I Part I of this paper examined childhood obesity as a public health issues that faces the state
Every typical high school student is required to take math, science, and English courses to graduate to gain a sufficient amount of skills to go off to college and the big world that lies ahead; but college level classes held at a medical center taught by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals is anything but ordinary.
Legislative Process Review: End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (2015) Steven E Stefanowicz, Jr., BSN, RN Drexel UniversityAbstract This paper explores the federal legislative process, specifically in regards to House of Representatives’ Bill 1797 (H.R. 1797), formally known as the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act. Information in regards to the legislative bill and process, including current and relevant legislative actions, proposed intent, and relevance to the fields of health care and nursing are examined and reviewed. The bill investigates the importance of education, research, and development of programing by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in regards to seventeen Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), as identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), and other rare, life-threatening diseases found throughout the world. As Representative Christopher Smith of New Jersey sponsors and defends enactment of the bill, information in regards to the relevance of Neglected Tropical Diseases in comparison to current health care concerns are reviewed. While the bill has failed in a previous Congressional Session, it is necessary to support the enactment of this and related legislature in order to not only protect the general public, but those healthcare professionals caring for individuals affected by these diseases.
Healthy People 2020, Long-term Goals, Short-term Goals, and Interventions We all know someone who has suffered from heart disease. Whether it was from a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or stroke, some type of cardiovascular disease has taken the life of someone we loved way too soon. This epidemic of heart disease must be stopped through the collaboration of physicians, nurses, law makers, and concerned citizens. The purpose of this paper is to examine cardiovascular disease, the risks associated with heart disease and obesity per Milo’s framework, comparison of obesity and Healthy People 2020 national goals, and finally the long-term and short-term goals and interventions selected for this paper.