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Health Care Essay Examples

Discriminatory Practice

...In a health care sector a health care worker may tell a service user that they needs to stop eating as they are already too fat. Abuse: Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression. Abuse of authority, in the form of political corruption, is the use of legislated or otherwise author...

Spiritual Needs Assessment

...perioperative experience. Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN Journal, 89(5), 875-882. http://dx.doi.org/doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2009.01.024 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (2005). Evaluating your spiritual assessment process. Retrieved from http://www.pastoralreport.com/archives/spiritual.pdf Oakley, E. T., Katz, G., Sauer, K., Dent, B., & Millar, A. L. (2010). Physical therapists’ perception of spirituality and patient care: Beliefs, pra...

IOM Finished Paper

...Another aspect to the IOM report that came from the RWJF is looking at nursing education. There are several recommendations that came to light in this area. First is the recommendation to establish nurse residency programs. Getting all entities such as the state boards of nursing, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Heath care organizations, services administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and philanthropic organizations all involved in developing and funding contin...

Core Competencies

...Hamric, A. B., Hanson,C. M., O’Grady, E. T., Tracy, M. F. (2014) Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 5th Ed. [VitalSource Digital Version]. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. The American Organization of Nurse Executives. 2011. The AONE Nurse Executive Competencies. Retrieved September 11, 2014 from http://www.aone.org/resources/leadership%20tools/nursecomp.shtml The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. 2012. Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies April 2011, Ame...

Family Health Assessment

...The grandmother has developing some hearing problems.She was evaluated and she was fitted for hearing aid. The rest of the family denies any sensory problems. The Flato have friends and other family member that they associate with regular and attended almost every family events. They said they attended a local church once in a while but they are not active members. Both Mr. and Mrs. Flato are in their thirty and they both denied any problem with sex. When asked about stress, they laugh and said ...

Handwashing Study

...Beggs, C.B, Sheperd, S. Kerr, K (2008). Increasing the frequency of hand washing by healthcare workers does not lead to commensurate reductions in staphylococcal infection in hospital ward. BMC Infectious Diseases; 8(114) Hiremath RN, Kotwal A, Kunte R, Hiremath SV, Venkatesh (2012). Hand Washing with Soap: The Most Effective “Do-It-Yourself” Vaccine? Natl J Community Med; 3(3):551-4 Lizandra Ferreira de Almeida e Borges, Lilian Alves Rocha, Maria Jose Nunes & Paulo Pino Gontijo Filho. (...

Information System Briefing

...That being said the belief is that a new system is necessary and needs to be implemented soon. Employees have the important part of implementing the changes that will take place. They are to try and show how using the new information system will benefit the organization, and possibly save money. Investors relay information between the other organizations. The community within which an organization operates shows support to the organization and allows the community to make their decisions, what t...

Community Health Advocacy

...Christoffel, K. (2011). Public health Advocacy: Process and Product. American Journal of Public Health Illinois Department of Public Health. (2010). Leading causes of death, Illinois, 2010. Retrieved from http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/bdmd/leadingdeaths10.htm Nies, M. (Mary Albrecht), & McEwen, M. (2010). Community/public health nursing: promoting the health of populations. Elsevier/Saunders Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2009). Foundations of nursing in the community: community-ori...

Vision, Mission and Nursing Philosophy

...The difference in philosophy is clear one is related to meeting the needs of the student and the other is to allow the nurse to practice in safe and culturally diverse environment. With that said, a philosophy is essential to be able to guide the core of a program or a work environment. Everyone has a philosophy regardless if they take time to think about it or not. Some people are more aware and have search for their beliefs and values. This gives them a better understanding of what they want i...

Effective and prefessioanl communication in nursing

...Foley, Weber & Kelly’s: health assessment in nursing (1st Australian and New Zealand edition) (p. 10-11). Sydney, Australia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Lewis, P., & Foley, D. (Eds), (2011). The nurses role in health care assessment: Collecting and analyising data. In P. Lewis & D. Foley, Weber & Kelly’s: health assessment in nursing (1st Australian and New Zealand edition) (p. 6). Sydney, Australia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Lewis, P., & Foley, D. (Eds), (201...

Strategic group map

...7. Does your career industry offer good prospects for attractive profits? (Industry prospects, pg 84-- this should be a brief summary of the analyses conducted above). Most importantly, economists have said that there is strong growth potential in this industry and the American Industry should remain the leader for at least another decade. New medical device innovations increase threat of entrants, which increases buyer power (more products to choose from, potentially lower prices) which might f...

Work in the nursing profession

...Nursing and midwifery board, 2008. Viewed, 5 June, 2014. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2013. Viewed june 5 2014.https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/achieving-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health-equality-within-generation-human#the-challenge. Culture and language training for a multicultural workplace, 2012. Viewed 5 June 2014. http://www.callearning.com/blog/2012/07/10-cultural-factors-that-influence-health-care/ Nursing and Midwife...

ADN vs BSN

...Gebbie, K., Rosenstock,L., Hernande, M., (2003) Institute of Medicine (IOM): Who will keep the public healthy? Educating public health professionals for the 21st century. Workshop summary. In (Eds.): Committee on Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Washington DC: The National Academies Press Cherry,B. Jacob,S.R. (2014) Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management. 6t...

Unit 9 The principles of infection prevention and control

...There are many opportunities for the risk of infection when working in any area that involves dealing with body fluids, soiled or contaminated laundry, and clinical waste or in any personal care or close contact situation. Food preparation and disposal is a high risk area too. If work areas are not kept clean, hand washing regimes adhered too or soiled items disposed of correctly, pathogens can flourish and infections will be easily spread. This all increases the risk of infection or infestation...

Promote good practice in handling information in health

...Let's say a new work colleague might have some new ideas on how to support someone, instead of thinking she just goes and puts the new ideas in place herself without asking her supervisor. The proper way would be to have a meeting, discuss it and if new ideas are being put into place, then guidelines or support plans would need to be updated so things can be changed. So this is where you need to explain how she should have dealt with it, contributing is putting it down on records which are the s...

Pabasa Sa Nutrition

...The questionnaire is composed of three (3) major parts. Part I, elicit data on the profile of the mothers in terms of age, no. of children, religion, highest educational attainment and estimated monthly family income. Part II elicits data from the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon questions to determine the knowledge of the participants. Part III elicits data from the self-structured questionnaire to determine the attitude and practices of the mothers. A table was made and the respondents were asked to fill ...

Importance of patient confidentiality

...Overall maintaining patient confidentiality is the main duty to provide the best care for patients because making patients feel at ease with their health care providers gives them the trust they need to know they will be well taken care of. If this bond of trust is broken, patients may be hesitant to seek care or may not share important information needed to provide the best care. The HIPPA laws have strengthened patient confidentiality. Keeping patient information confidential is more than just...

Compassion Fatigue

...Applying a systemic approach to the prevention of compassion fatigue can provide the healthcare worker with valuable tools in the prevention of compassion fatigue. Awareness of what situations contribute to your stress level, what events cause an increase in your stress. Develop a health balance in your life. Provide yourself the opportunity to enjoy your favorite activities on regular bases. Learn to connect with friends, co-workers, and family to develop a positive support system in order to t...

Medical Ethics

...It is a safe bet that what people want is a life where there is no judgment. A life where the color of skin, political party we, sexual interest, and lastly choices in life that are made good or bad, should not be the determinant nor reason to be handed down a death sentence (Rmuse). Our country should not be stepping back into a life of hate, disregard, and prejudice towards one another. It should be taking a step forward to a place where we all get properly treated and be refused a health serv...

Kaiser Permanente Risk Management Executive Summary

...Agarwal, R. (2010, May). A Guideline for Quality Accreditation in Hospitals. Quality Digest, (), 1-4. Retrieved from http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/twitter-ed/guideline-quality-accreditation-hospitals.html Chen, C., Garrido, T., Chock, D., Okawa, G., & Liang, L. (2009). The Kaiser Permanente electronic health record: Transforming and streamlining modalities of care. Health Affairs, 28(2), 323-33. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/204522974?accountid=458 Cohen, M. (2009)....

The Role of and Emergency Room Nurse

...The ER nurse is also trained to treat people for environmental injuries like poisonous bites and heat stroke and mass casualties like earthquakes and fire, so the ER nurse gives the community a sense of security to know medical personnel are there in case of injury. To support appropriate use of the emergency room, health care providers can advertise what kind of injuries and problems people could have to come in to the ER for treatment or assessment. Health care providers can also refer pts wh...

Barangay health center informayion system

...Health Center management information systems are information management system that capture and display data related to the delivery of health care services. And health Center management information system is not just a system of computers and software. It includes clinical guidelines, medical terminology dictionaries, and interfaces the various diagnostic devices and other clinical and business information databases, such as laboratory, pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. It is also used for publ...

Future of Nursing

...The more experienced nurses must mentor the nurse with less proficiency, show them the way. Nurse leaders should also sit on boards of health care organizations and sit on policy-making committees. As for me, I am not sure what the future holds for me. I think maybe I would stay a bedside nurse in an acute care hospital. That is what I have done for over twenty years and that is what I love doing. I see nursing becoming more involved in the evidence-based prevention policies. Finding new ways to...

Nursing Informatics

...0db7-4ca2-83ce-c7fded8dd419%40sessionmgr112&vid=10&hid=119&bdata=JnNpdGU9bnVwLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=rzh&AN=2001106151 Staggers, N., & Thompson, C. B. (2002). The evolution of definitions for nursing informatics: A critical analysis and revised definition. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The voice of nursing informatics and the future of nursing Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) (2010). ANIA-CARING Newsletter, 25(4), 11-2...

Agreed Ways of Working

...The refusal to accept any gifts or money from service users, their families or other carers, would be an agreed way of working. This would be to protect both employer and employee from any legal allegations concerning the gifts in the future; also, this protects the professionalism of both employer and employee and protects these boundaries. This would be an agreed way of working with both employer and service users. Another agreed way of working would be to conduct your work within your expecte...

Challenges of the U.S. Healthcare System

...In conclusion, the U.S. Health Care system is changing economically and socially. Healthcare organizations are challenge in providing high quality, affordable care, and healthcare services are an increasingly difficult challenge. The reported outcomes are critical components of evaluating whether clinicians are improving the health of the patient, safety, reducing cost and encouraging preventive care. Containing the cost will affect the quality of care; that will raise the question to quality an...

Community Health Nursing

...A.Describe the current focus of state, national and global health objectives. B.Define health promotion and population-focused nursing practice. C.Utilize principles of public health core functions and health education to formulate population focused health promotion interventions that address the goals of state, national and international objectives (outcomes). D.Function as patient/family advocate by designing, coordinating and managing the provision of nursing care focusing on health promotio...

Health Campaign

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Diabetes Health Resource. Retrieved from http://cdc.gov/diabetes/status/us/index.htm. Chomutare, T., Tatara, N., Årsand, E., & Hartvigsen, G. (2013). Designing a diabetes mobile application with social network support. Studies In Health Technology And Informatics, 18858-64. Noll, K. E. (2012). Cultural diabetes. (Order No. 1519974, University of Denver). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 86. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docvi...

Evidence Based Nursing

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Community Identification Overview

...Barangay 74 meets that kind of common problem, in peace and order, because of those criminal (magnanakaw) the peace and order is not maintain in our barangay, as well as the drunked people that will fight in any moment, because of them our barangay meet the peace and order problem. Health sanitation is also one of the common problem meets by our barangay,the problem are those children that has no home to live in and those children that need more vitamins for their health. Budget is the other nee...

Person Centred Care MDT

...All these proposals of improving the NHS and the services attached to them is a positive sign for change but as we all know changes can only happen if the funding is available which predominantly involves the tax payers. Some changes that will happen will be making primary care trusts and strategic health authorities abolished and replacing them with one organisation such as the clinical commissioning groups. Who will over sea and involve local authorities in a bigger role to handle budgets. How...

Health and Social Care Management

...Michie, V. (2006) BTEC first Health and Social Care. United Kingdom: Nelson Thornes. Moonie, N. (2010) Developing effective communication. In: B. Stretch and M. Whitehouse (eds.). BTEC national level 3: Health and social care book 1. London: Pearson Education. Moonie, N. (2005) Health and social care: AS Level for Edexcel. Oxford: Heinemann Education Publishers. Moss, B. (2012) Communication Skills in Health and Social Care. Second Edition. London: Sage. Nevid, J. S. (2008) Psychology: Concepts ...

Community Emergency Preparedness

...American Red Cross. (2010). Work with the Red Cross. Retrieved from http://www.redcross.org FEMA. (2012). Who we are. Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/about/index.shtm Fire Wise. (2011). Home Ignition Zone. Retrieved from http://www.firewise.org Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2008). Public health nursing population-centerd health care in the community (7th ed.). St Louis, MI: Mosby Elsevier. United States Fire Administration. (2010). Fiscal year 2009. Retrieved from http://www.usfa.fema.go...

Telehealth Technology

...Telehealth is a means of enhancing an organization’s ability to provide quality care in patients’ homes and delay the need for expensive hospital admissions or traditional nursing home care. Besides cost savings and bridging healthcare access barriers in rural areas, telehealth provides the opportunity to gain significant medical insights by analyzing continuous health data for a patient collected through remote monitoring, combined with other data sources. Telehealth services extend the ski...

Vending machine debate

...1) Vending devices are utilized to sell not just the edibles, however also to make payments for school programs, computer systems, after school activities, etc. 2) Yes however Schools can provide nutritious food to the students at affordable prices through the vending machines instead of sugar saturated treats. Some schools are attempting to promote the sale of nutritious foods like yogurt, pita fries, soy nuts, string, carrots with dips, dried fruits, and flavored milk through the vending devic...

Understanding the Patient Intake Process

...Wojtys, E., & Schley, L. (2009, July). Applying lean techniques to improve the patient scheduling process, Retrieved from http://av4kc7fg4g.search.serialssolutions.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&rfr_id=info:sid/summon.serialssolutions.com&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.genre=article&rft.atitle=Applying+lean+techniques+to+improve+the+patient+scheduling+process&rft.jtitle=Journal+for+healthcare+quality+%...


FAQ about Health Care


❓ What is health

...In order to have a healthy life, it is the right and responsibility of every individual to take care of himself physically, mentally, psychologically and spiritually. Health is important in my field of study because my goal is to see people healthy. ...

❓ Universal Healthcare: Why We Need It Now

...Harvard Gazette. Harvard University, 17 Sept. 2009. Web. 14 Sept. 2014 6. Gerald Friedman, PhD, "Funding HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicaid for All Act," pnhp.org, July 31, 2013 7. Karen E. Lasser, David Himmelstein, and Steffie Wollhandler, ...

❓ Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing?

...American Nurses Association website. (n.d.). www.nursingworld.org Gunther, M. (2011). Theories and frameworks for professional nursing practice. In J. L. Creasia, & E. E. Friberg (Eds.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing ...

❓ What you eat is your business

...Radley Balko points out some issues that are causing obesity but goes on to say that government is approaching the problems the wrong way. It is true that government policies are meant to reduce obesity in our society but just restricting or manipul ...

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