Also, there isevidence that access to medical care by prisone! rs is intentionally withheldfrom prisoners of conscience, and other prisoners that criticized the Cubangovernment. Amnesty International reports that suspected critics of thegovernment are being harassed with threats, eviction, loss of employment, andeven short-term incarceration. Even more disturbing is that these violationsare merely a fraction of the true number of human rights breaches that theCuban government is guilty of committing (“Amnesty International 2002Report”). But the human rights violations are not the only reason actionneeded to be taken towards Cuba.
After the revolution, health care and education improved enormously. While before the revolution only 30% of rural children had teachers, primary education became compulsory under Castro. However the education was often biased, and information which would undermine Castro’s regime was not taught, and was also kept out of the media, books and newspapers. Half a million Cubans fled Cuba to work in America, and appeared to enjoy a much better life there. The
Mental illness is nondiscriminatory, can affect any person and transcends all social boundaries. As a result, the issues surrounding mental illness have become common discussion pints among policymakers dedicated or required to formulate solutions around providing the long-term care needed by many patients. Healthcare reforms and changes to the systems that provide services to those living with mental illness and funding for services to the facilities providing care have become major social issues (Goldman, Morrissey, Ridgley, Frank, Newman, & Kennedy, 1992). The reason for this is primarily how it can affect a market economy and how much of a burden diseases of the mind can be in a country such as the United States. According to the 1991 Global Burden of Disease study conducted by the World Health Organization mental health burden accounted for “more than 15% in a market economy such as the U.S.” (The Impact of Mental Illness on Society, 2001). The study also states that for individuals over the age of 5, varying forms of depression are the leading cause of disability. A more recent study indicates that mental illness in general is found in more than 26% of the United States adult population, of which 6% are severe and limit the patient’s ability to function (Martin, p. 163. 2007).
Castro 's regime has been credited with opening 10,000 new schools and increasing literacy to 98 percent.(Cuba Headlines 2009). Cubans enjoy a universal health care system, which has decreased infant mortality to 11 deaths in 1,000(Vanguard News 2016).
When asking any Canadian citizen why he or she loves Canada, one of the main reasons will usually include the free health care. The health care system is one aspect of Canada that makes citizens patriotic and proud and makes those from other countries, like the United States, a bit envious. All around the world, Canada is known to have a reputation for the great healthcare and free health care policy. With such a wonderful system, it is hard to believe that the mental health care system is subpar compared to all other aspects of the health care system. Due to lack of funding, support, and accessibility, Canada’s mental health care system is not able to provide satisfactory care for those with mental illness.
Specific Country Goals: Cuban healthcare is a unique system that came about as a result of campaign promises from Fidel Castro in 1959. Although during Batistas rule doctors were well trained and respected, most all the countrys health services and facilities were located in concentrated population centers. The lack of access to rural farmers and families had created marked disparities between the two groups. However, as Fidel rose to power, his new state would act to provide free and accessible care to all citizens of Cuba.2 He set very specific policy goals for the country such as:
For example “Two thirds of countries spent 1 percent or less of their health budget on mental health, and half had only one psychiatrist per 100,000 people.” (Clare Nullis). This just shows you that there is lots of countries where people who have mental disabilities and illnesses have limited access to healthcare they need or no access at all. As a result of people with mental illness or disabilities not having access to the proper healthcare they need “About 25 percent of countries don't have the three most commonly prescribed drugs to treat schizophrenia, depression and epilepsy.”(Clare Nullis). With people not having the prescribed drugs they need to treat their condition shows that they don’t have the proper healthcare they need to completely treat their illness or disability. Although “More than 80 percent of people with schizophrenia could be free of relapses at the end of one year of treatment with anti-psychotic drugs and adequate family support. Up to 60 percent of sufferers of depression could recover with the proper combination of antidepressants and therapy. Up to 70 percent of epileptics could be seizure free if treated with simple, inexpensive anti-convulsants, it said.”(Clare Nullis). Again these statistics prove that if people with mental illnesses and disabilities had the proper healthcare they need they could be treated really
Competent Nursing Care and the Russian Culture In order to provide competent nursing care, one must be conscious of the significant values, beliefs and practices of the culture. In the following paragraphs, we will examine these aspects as they relate to the Russian culture. About the Patient N.G. was a 43-year-old Russian female
Ignorance, misconceptions, and fear about the nature of mental health issues in the Soviet Union were chiefly responsible for the restrictive availability of effective treatments for mentally ill Soviets. Soviet psychiatry was originally rooted in the principle that unhealthy social dynamics were the primary cause of mental deficiencies. This naturally meant that treatment options were primitive in the early years of the Soviet Union, as physicians did not appreciate the biological factors driving mental illness. Psychiatric treatment was viewed with suspicion by many Soviet citizens, with many people hesitating to seek treatment due to fear that their reputations would be irreparably damaged if their mental struggles were exposed. Soviet
Spiritual Hunger Existing in Modern-Day Cuba: This trend has often been considered a reflection of the economic hardships being suffered throughout Cuba, and it has even been deemed a "spiritual crisis". Disillusioned Cubans are desperately searching for means of gaining political and civil rights and religion is the driving force behind this momentum. This new trend is described by author John W. Kennedy when he says, "After nearly four decades of unrealized communist dreams, Cubans are ripe for change. There is a spiritual hunger in the land, a void that Marxism has been unable to fill." Cubans turn to religion (and more specifically the Catholic Church) because it is an autonomous institution, outside Castro’s regime that can offer them aid, and solutions for how to better their lives. Cubans’ calls for help have been addressed by many Catholic churches. These institutions are now, (after Castro has subsided some of his suppressive policies) allowed to distribute daily necessities such as medicine, food, and health care free of cost. This is however, ultimately beneficial for Castro because it relieves some of the pressure which has been inflicted on the state of Cuba. This growing necessity for religion that began amidst a long history of suppression realizes its future of conflicting ideologies with the Communist party of
This epidemic that had evolved into a Haiti had transformed my vision. There were so much different things that made it difficult for the people to believe the government. I felt the government didn’t work as they should.
Global Research Paper: The Dominican Republic Student: Sean Seraphin E-mail: email@example.com Course: HSA 6103 Intro to Healthcare Systems Professor: Dr. Nancy Shehadeh Health Services Administration Department Florida Atlantic University firstname.lastname@example.org Table of Content Abstract In this writing assignment I will describe the healthcare conditions of the Dominican Republic and will offer a brief look at the country’s history, and current status health and economic status. The primary focus will be the country’s healthcare and economic systems as they pertain to access to care, quality of care, primary health determinants, and the financial situation surrounding the county.
Comparative Analysis of the Health Care Systems Offered in the United States and Mexico Comparative Analysis of the Health Care Systems Offered in the United States and Mexico Healthcare Comparison of United States and Mexico The objective of this report is to give a comparative analysis between the United States
The Chilean heath care system is composed of both a public system, which is mainly funded by the government, and a private system, which is self-funded. Since both systems are in effect in Chile, this essay will examine both individually, in terms of funding, problems within each system, and finally the social impact on Chileans.
The article is about Fidel Castro’s comment of the great depression in Cuba. In the article said that the food shortages acute and an average monthly salary of just $25, it has become apparent that near total state control the economy does not work. And the agriculture has been a big disappointment, The lush Caribbean island of 11 million people could be a major food exporter but central planning and state-run co-operatives have produced chronic shortages. But Raúl has said Cuba cannot blame the decades-old US embargo for all its economic ills and that serious reforms are needed.