Illness Essay Topics

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is considered as the prime cause of sudden deaths in the modern world, claiming tens of thousands of lives globally each year (  It has been determined that survival rates after cardiac arrest are very low, due to consequent ventricular fibrillation that immediately results in zero cardiac output and death within a few… View Article

Explain Different Sociological Approaches to Health and Ill Health

Throughout society there are many different sociological approaches to health and ill health. Within society there are many different perspectives towards whom the responsibility for health falls upon and also what defines people as ill? Your health is defined by the general condition of your body and mind. An illness is defined by an impairment… View Article

The Importance of Social Interaction

Although social interaction is complex, I believe that it is vital to human health, both mentally and physically. Many people find it hard to open their hearts and share their feelings and problems. However, social interaction where people can talk out their problems and feel accepted and understood is very beneficial to mental health. When… View Article

Native American culture

Native Americans were influenced by the environment, plants, and animals in the areas in which they settled. Some practices were influenced over time by migration and contact with other tribes along trade routes. Many tribes used herbs and seeds gathered from their immediate environment and from hunting excursions for healing rituals or ceremonies. Many Native… View Article

Medical Home

* The medical home or patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a team based health care delivery model that is led by a physician, P.A., or N.P. that provides continuous and comprehensive medical care to obtain better health outcomes. * Its goal is to increase satisfaction with care, allow better access to health care, and improve… View Article

Cognitive and Physical Changes in Early Adolescennce

I grew up without my parents as a child from a third world country where not only health conditions but economic conditions, educational and social welfare of life in general is less favorable and adverse to some extent. My aunt raised me up when she stepped in to take the role of my mother from… View Article

Analysis of Ethical Dilemma

Natural calamities are unpredictable phenomena’s where the damage may be countless and immeasurable examples of natural calamities are earthquakes, floods and famine. In situations like this relief operations are challenging even though many organizations and nations extend their resources to overcome the disaster. We often face issues and concerns in a massive disaster which may… View Article

Heritage Assessment

Cultural diversities have facilitated challenges within health care. To educate our patients there must be recognition of traditional heritage practices. The Heritage Assessment Tool has been devised to discover cultural characteristics of individuals and families along with communities. This tool allows one to understand and respect the role of cultural awareness in health and illness…. View Article

Models of Care

The purpose of this essay is to provide a review of the models which are Chronic Care Model and Patient-Centered Medical Home Model. Also to provide how both achieve quality and safety and add as much information on how both models benefit in providing care to the patients. In comparison and contrast between Chronic Care… View Article

Factors For and Against

Reasons for legalization (ranked from strongest to weakest) 1. Medical benefits for terminal illnesses such as cancer. 2. Police and court resources would be freed to pursue more serious crimes. 3. The FDA could regulate the quality and safety of the drug. 4. This drug has fewer side effects that most currently legal narcotics. 5…. View Article

Possitive and Negative Influences on Growth and Development

Income is the money that comes into the home. This could be paid through employment, savings, and investments or from benefits that will be paid by the government if a person is unemployed or who have a disability. Expenditure is money spent to provide for everyday living needs, the amount of expenditure is determined through… View Article

Critical Reading and Response on the Article “Letting Go”

In the article “Letting Go” that was being published in The New Yorker, Atul Gawande addresses the issues regarding to the current medical care system that fails to meet the needs of the patients with terminal illness. Gawande points out that the patients want to spend more quality time with their family members and having… View Article

Pressure Sores

The basic philosophy of palliative care is to achieve the best quality of life for patients even when their illness cannot be cured. Palliative care is provided through comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients, while remaining sensitive to their personal, cultural, and religious values and beliefs. Hospital palliative care… View Article

Health Promotion

In today’s society, individuals do not recognize that every phase of their life is influenced by their health. People cannot accomplish their goals in society to their full advantage when they are unhealthy. In order to help the population improve their overall health, health promotion is essential. Health promotion and its objective will be discussed… View Article

Policy Topic Search and Selection

Medicare is a federal insurance program that was created to aid the elderly with their medical bills. The Medicare program was created 40 years ago. The original benefits under Medicare did not include drug coverage. Medicare has since added drug coverage to bridge the gap under the original available benefits. The Medicare program is facing… View Article

Health and Social Care

Introduction The aim of this essay is to review and learn about the perspectives of health and well-being, perspective measures and job roles, factors affecting health and well being, and to do a health promotion campaign. To do this we will look in books and on the internet to research each of these then once… View Article

Why Is Health a Social Issue?

Introduction You might well think and ask, illness are concerned only with the physical condition of your body, why could one’s illness have anything to do with the society? However, one’s health issue can affect the society in different ways, for example, alcohol abuse and obesity that decrease the morale. On the other hand, health… View Article

Website Review and Summary

Government Health Agency websites are full of information for any person from a health care provider to a patron needing assistance. From local government all the way up to national, these agencies provide a means of health education to everyone. A common health issue that has been a problem for many years and will be… View Article

Health Care Communication Methods

Customer Service also known as communication, now days almost always involves several people, especially when it involves an elderly loved one. Having an elderly family member is a very sensitive topic believe it or not and although very common is still something that most still do not know how to deal with and do not… View Article

Role of Community and Public Health

Community has a great effect on the health and well-being of the residents that live there. It is important that residents are aware of community resources available, as well as take advantage of them to benefit themselves, and possibly reduce visits to the doctors and promote their health. Community and public health nursing is readily… View Article

Assignment Evidence and Values in Person Centred Care

1. Using practice examples explain what is professionalism? 2. What is teamwork and why is this important? Teamwork is the interaction of two or more health professionals who work interdependently to provide patients care. Teamwork means members of the team: are dependent, they see themselves as working collaboratively for to improve patient care, they share… View Article

The 2010 IOM Report: The Future of Nursing

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its 2010 report called The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and it calls for an increase in nurses working in the profession to be “80 percent BSN-prepared” by the year 2020. (An 80% BSN workforce by 2020?, n.d.). The four key messages that the committee developed included… View Article

Information Systems in Healthcare

Nurses face new situations and challenges with today’s rapid growing information technology and telecommunication systems. Telehealth is a progressively advancing system that incorporates the use of technology to enhance patient care in the most effective and efficient way possible at a distance (Epidirippulige, 2010). Telenursing is a part of telehealth that is gaining significant growth… View Article

Electronic Health Records: the Good and the Bad

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic record of patient health information created by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. The information included in an EHR are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. “EHRs are designed to reach out beyond… View Article

Clinical Decision Making Skills for the Integrated Worker

This assignment will define and analyse the need for a chosen service improvement within the pathway of mental health, as well as evaluating the suggested service. Demonstrating how this service can inform and benefit integrated practice, discussing the ways in which the agency’s statutory obligations and responsibilities impact on both individual and group decision making…. View Article

American Nurses Association

According to American Nurses Association website, nursing- sensitive indicators are defined as the structure, process and outcomes of nursing care ( Quality care for patients in the hospital is important to their healing process. It is important to know what the nursing-sensitive indicators are and how they affect patients. The indicators are intended to focus… View Article

Patterns And Trends

Patterns and trends regarding health and illness vary within different social groupings. For example, age and social class. Most people at retirement age are healthy and fit making valued contributions to society through paid work, volunteer work and by being a good citizen to society. However there are significant higher levels of illness in people… View Article

Health Promotion among Diverse Populations

In discussing health promotion among diverse populations, this author has selected the Hispanic population to show health status in regards to the national average. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2013, their estimate is that there are around 54 million Hispanics that live in the United States. This represents 17% of the… View Article

Vulnerable Population In The Workplace

Vulnerable populations are groups of people that are at an increased risk for poor health status and/or lack of access to healthcare when compared to the rest of the population. Factors that contribute to the status of being considered vulnerable are low income/poverty, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, the elderly, the homeless, chronic illness… View Article

Telenursing: The Future of Medicine

Telenursing is a new technology used to deliver nursing services to patients where the patient and the nurse communicate directly through audios or videos. It was developed in the 1970’s to curb the professional nurse shortage. Telenursing seeks to monitor a patient while at home, therefore preventing admission and readmission of a patient in a… View Article