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Medicine

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Introduction Many people with mental illness are not willing to participate or obtain mental health services anymore because of the underlying stigma. People have decided not to seek mental health care completely to avoid the harm associated with mental illness and its label. The stigma surrounding mental health is impeding...

Cape Coral Hospital’s Human Resource Development Practices

Abstract This research paper required students to choose an actual organization, and in this case, Cape Coral Hospital. Although the hospital has already implemented a team-based approach, there are several training issues that it has encountered. These issues include poor clarification and reinforcement of team concepts, technical competency level, and...

The Issue of Healthcare Burnout: Research Critiques and PICOT Question

Nursing Practice Problem and PICOT Question The issue of healthcare burnout remains highly relevant, especially at times of the severe strain on facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While caring for patients is rewarding, the intensity of the workload that professionals can endure causes stress and, subsequently, burnout, which causes...

Electronic Health Records and Their Main Benefits

Introduction The primary purpose of electronic health records (EHRs) is to make healthcare more centralized and integrated. The U.S. government introduced the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to motivate hospitals to implement EHRs (Wani & Malhotra, 2018). By 2015, approximately 80% of all American hospitals adopted...

The Active Retirement Nursing Home’s Services

Mission, Vision, Values of Nursing Home­­­­­­­­ Active Retirement The mission of the nursing home under review lies in providing the elderly, whom it houses, with a maximal possible level of comfort and security, so that they do not feel their age. The view of the way in which this is...

Affordable Care Act in Increasing Access and Quality Healthcare

Summary The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. It is a form of the United States federal statute enacted and implemented by the 111th US congress and eventually signed by the 46th President Barack Obama on the 23rd day...

The Problem of Limited Access to Healthcare

Introduction Notably, the paper illustrates the problem of limited access to healthcare and analyzes the problem’s context. Consequently, the population affected by insufficient access to healthcare faces significant health issues. Amoah et al. (2018) argue that sufficient access to healthcare is critical for rehabilitating and curing urgent health symptoms. Thus,...

Organizational Culture and Values in Healthcare

Prior to operating, any organization should dwell on the path it is willing to pursue in order to perceive itself as successful and beneficial for the community. The healthcare segment, as a highly customer-oriented business, is to ensure that the values of a healthcare organization are aimed at providing the...

US Government’s Responsibility in Health Provision

The government of the USA has the responsibility of ensuring every citizen has access to healthcare. The government has been executing various health care programs for its people through the federal government and still has a significant role (Healthcare Triage, 2014). The government of the USA spends more than any...

Medical Errors and How to Prevent Them

Medication Errors A medication error refers to any preventable occurrence that might result in patient suffering or inappropriate medication use. In the primary treatment, a pharmaceutical mistake is a failure that causes or threatens damage to the victim. Medication mistakes may happen at any point in the medication-use process. When...

Strengths and Weakness of the U.S. Healthcare System

The healthcare system of the U.S. represents a public-private mechanism in which the country’s vast economic resources are concentrated. However, there is no consensus among scholars on the efficiency of the system. Thus, Barr (2016) shares the way he starts his university lectures with two slides. One slide says that...

Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Introduction Among the concepts relevant to modern-day nursing practice and the medical industry in general, the safety of healthcare services and healthcare quality are two of the most important ones. Indeed, with medicine advancing toward error-free, high-quality, and evidence-based care, quality and safety become key ultimate outcomes. Thus, this paper...

Nursing Informaticists and Other Specialists’ Interaction

True professionals understand the importance of the divide and conquer rule in handling activities collectively. This approach ensures that members of a team are given responsibilities according to their capabilities and skills. Similarly, collaboration and division of labor is a crucial tool in the nursing industry because it ensures that...

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental in healthcare for guaranteeing patient wellbeing. Its purpose is to characterize the issue, scan the writing for applicable exploration proof, assess the nature of the examination, and pick intercessions that mirror the most significant, best nature of evidence (Mick, 2017). Critical boundaries exist in embracing...

Treating Obesity Co-Occurring With Depression

Abstract Technology has become an essential part of modern life, as well as of modern medicine. Nowadays, technology is essential to ensure high-quality patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The impact that healthcare technologies have within different medical specialties and subspecialties may vary, since not all their effects...

Informatics and Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators

Greetings, everyone. I welcome all of you to the tutorial on the significance of nursing-sensitive quality indicators. As you all may know, wellbeing and quality go inseparably. When care is safe, patient-focused, and practical, patient results improve, patient fulfillment appraisals increment, and confusions and risk issues decline. You must realize...

Orem’s Self-Care Nursing Theory

There are different nursing theorists that have benefited from the development of this field. The theory by D. Orem is one of the most interesting ones for me, and I can identify myself with it. She has developed three interrelated theories, which focus on the individual’s ability to take care...

Community Health Analysis

Introduction Community health stands for preventing the development of possible diseases in a community (city, town, rural area, or others) and providing treatment for its population. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2016), public health nursing can be called a mix of nursing theory and public health theory applied to ensure...

I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care

“I’m Here” is Marcus Engel’s personal story, given from the patient’s point of view. The author describes his unique experiences and encourages all healthcare practitioners to continue providing compassionate care. Engel provides two types of advice at the end of each chapter: one reflects on the chapter and shares his...

Falls and Injury in Older Adults: Prevention and Management

Introduction Aging is an inevitable process of getting older that is accompanied by changes in the body cells and a higher risk of health issues. In particular, falls and fall-related injuries are among the most common problems in older adults. According to Frieson et al. (2018), due to the global...

Nurses’ Code of Ethics and Decision-Making

In everyday activities, according to official duties, the professional ethics of a nurse comes to the fore of skill. It complies with ethical principles that a nurse demonstrates her high professionalism in any situation. American Nurses Association states: “Nurses are always accountable for their judgments, decisions, and actions” (2015, p.16)....

Comparing Healthcare Systems in the US and UK

Sustaining and improving the health care system is admitted to be an essential governmental duty since the lives and wellbeing of a country’s citizens depend on its structure. However, the attitude towards this task differs from country to country, depending on its economic, political, and social arrangement. For example, the...

Safety Precautions in Hospitals for Patients and Nurses

Introduction Quality improvement (QI) programs are essential, but patients do not necessarily notice them in hospitals. QI programs entail focused activities designed to improve, analyze, and monitor processes’ quality to advance healthcare outcomes in organizations. An example of a QI initiative is fall prevention, which aims to reduce patient falls....

Childhood Obesity in Philadelphia, PA

Introduction Philadelphia is one of the major U.S. cities located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1682 by an English Quaker leader William Penn, the city of “brotherly love” is famous as the cradle of American democracy and a pioneer in healthcare services (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2021). Today, Philadelphia boasts a developed...

The Convergence of Healthcare Financing and Economic Trends and Forces

Healthcare Financing and Funding Models The employment-based financing and funding model is based on the payroll taxes. What is important, these taxes are obligatory, and national health insurance should be regulated and maintained within the healthcare framework that takes into consideration all the medical services provided and all the fees...

Evidence-Based Practice Proposal Effects of Post-Discharge Follow-Up Calls

Introduction The problem with a high readmission rate is typical of many healthcare facilities. Surgical patients often need the continuous assistance and support during a post-discharge period because of high risks of complications. The lack of support can lead to hospital readmissions. Different types of interventions are proposed for surgical...

Kangaroo Care in Preterm Infants

Introduction Complications of preterm birth serve as one of the most important issues in neonatal medicine. The number of newborns dying each year is 2.7 million, which accounts for a total of 44% of children dying before they have chance to turn five worldwide (Chan, Labar, Wall, & Atun, 2016)....

Improving the U.S. Health Care Outcomes

Introduction The quality of health care in the United States is one of the most significant problem areas. According to the official statistics, the country’s health outcomes are significantly worse than in other first-world countries. For instance, recent data show that the U.S. ranks last among similarly wealthy countries in...

Digital Health Technology and Its Key Benefits

In this day and age, information technology (IT) is used in every field. It is obvious that such an important area of human life as health care could seriously benefit from it as well. The use of modern devices in healthcare is dictated by the increasing amount of information. There...

Changes in Public Health as a Result of Policies

Quality health services should be made accessible to all. In the society there are quite a number of obstacles to the process of accessing health care. Some of these obstacles are self induced while others are as a result of ineffective government policies (Kristen, 2009). Making the service free to...

Improving the Health of Aboriginal Australians

It has been established that the aboriginal Australians are sicker and die earlier than the non-aboriginal Australians. According to the Australian health care system, aboriginal members have access to health services mainly through the publicly funded health centers (Marshall, 2004). There is need for improvement in the health of the...

Quality and Safety Standards in the Healthcare System

Introduction Quality and safety standards are important in healthcare systems. One of the key areas to focus on in improving quality in healthcare is medical errors. Many reports show that medical errors have dramatically increased in recent years. In the United States, for example, between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die...

Physical Activity vs. Eating Good Diet

Obesity increases especially when kids are growing up. At a minimum, one in every six children is obese and over the last 20 years, this statistic has risen by above 60% and the population of overweight children has almost doubled (Jay, 2011). Obesity in children is mainly caused by unhealthy...

Roles and Functions of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), classifies Public health and healthcare agencies as health organization systems. These organizations are under the watch of the department of health. The main objective of these health organization systems is to ensure that the promotion, protection, advancement, and safety of health of all...

Patient and Family-Centered Care Initiatives and Their Causes

Potential Causes that Led to the introduction of patient and family-centered care initiative Through a quest to identify the perception of patients regarding high-quality healthcare, the term ‘patient-centered healthcare’ was coined (in 1969) (Conway, 2006). The patient-centered healthcare model was therefore designed to address patient needs. By expanding the models...

Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analyses in Healthcare

Introduction The cost of health care has continued to rise year after the other which has led to escalating government health budget. This trend calls for cost-benefit and effective analyses to guide governments in resources allocation. Bryan and Jowett concur that health care systems have shown increased need to carry...

Healthcare Policies: Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid The evolution of policies has influenced the reimbursement changes in healthcare. For example, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now indemnifying hospitals, as per their HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) surveys score. The HCAHPS is a value-based system designed to encourage...

Asepsis and Infection Control and Prevention

Introduction Patient X is an eighteen-year-old female client with a diagnosis of pneumonia. She was admitted with a chief complaint of difficulty in breathing. Other problems raised by the patient are chest pains, acute headache, high temperatures, productive cough, and feeling tired. On examination, lung crackles were heard at the...

Physical Therapy for Pain Management

The principles and efficacy of physical therapy (PT) in the context of patient pain management have been an area of intense interest for researchers from all over the world. This surge in attention devoted to PT aligns with the current trends according to which the systems of care reduce the...

The Certified Nurse Practitioner: Professional Goals

Introduction Nursing practice is a matter of significant concern for the medical care system and people who plan to engage in nursing careers in the future. As for me, I am considering proceeding with my future career as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP). I find that role appropriate for me...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Working in the healthcare field is worthwhile but has challenges as well. Due to the complexity of healthcare issues, there is a need to have a decisive option guided by work morals. Ethics help professionals to have a guideline on what to do and how to have the task done....

Licensure and Certification in Nursing Practice

Introduction Licensing is an essential step for a nurse to become eligible for nursing practice in the United States. Each state has different regulations guiding the licensure of nurses for the protection of patient management. The exams are administered to measure the competencies of individuals in providing optimal patient-centered care....

Aspects of Bipolar Disorder

Introduction Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that results in an extraordinary shift in an individual’s activity level, energy, mood, concentration, and ability to perform daily activities. The disease has more severe symptoms than the regular day-to-day ups and downs. People with this disorder suffer poor job performance and damaged...

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education: Literature Synthesis

Background Information Medical professionals and pediatrics support breastfeeding since it is the best way to feed newborn babies. Breast milk provides essential nutrients during the first few months after birth. Mothers who breastfeed for longer will create stronger bonds with their babies (Burgio et al., 2016). However, breastfeeding can be...

The Institute of Medicine’s 2010 Report

Introduction The breadth of the nursing career is evolving dramatically as clinical technology progresses, the aging customer population, the emergence of new transmitted and non-communicable illnesses, and new obstacles introduced by regulatory law (Rekha, 2020). Therefore, it is crucial to realize the role of nurses and medical professionals in providing...

Information Architecture in Nursing

Information architecture is a significantly specialized field that is usually inadequately tackled among large enterprises. It has further impacted sectors including the healthcare sector which is vital in the current society. Information architecture is the organizational design of common information environments. It is also the art and science of structuring...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Medication: Case Study

Introduction In the recent past, cancer has been considered a menace; it is the cause of high mortality rates. Following a 2020 study, 1 806,590 current cancer patients and 606, 520 mortality of cancer were predicted in the United States (Siegel et al. 2020). There are different types of cancer,...

Community Health Assessment and Change Tool

Purpose and Benefits of CHANGE When community leaders find themselves interested in qualitative changes in current living and health conditions, they can turn to CHANGE to facilitate strategic planning. CHANGE is an effective tool for communities to help prioritize and manage problems (Community health, 2018). In particular, leaders can implement...

Epidemiology: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

The notion of public health comprises a variety of health care tendencies that either promote or deteriorate the overall state of human health in a particular area. However, despite the relevance of individual patterns of nutrition and other socio-economic determinants of health, the primary purpose of the realm of medicine...

Mental Health Disorders in the New York Community

Mental health disorders are the most common issues in the New York community. In the annual analysis, one out of five individuals develops mental health disorders. Furthermore, one out of ten children and adults develops severe complications of mental health disorders to the level that their functioning is affected either...

Special Features of the Community Health Nursing

Role of a Community Health Nurse Community health nursing is a synthesized health care practice combining nursing and public health applied to preserve and promote the health of vast populations. Community-based care is focused on individuals, families, groups, and communities. In care provision, community nursing utilizes health education, promotion, management,...

The Future of Nursing and Job Opportunities

Nursing job opportunities Nursing as a profession entails advocating for patients’ comfortability and coordinated care through the treatment period. In the quest to meet standard care, the nursing profession has had significant evolution in its practice and training. Nursing education is being restructured to provide high-qualified nurses who can provide...

Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Theories

Introduction The chronological assessment of interdisciplinary theory has been conducted over the years by various researchers over the past decades since the publication of the concept of interdisciplinary research. The overview has been beneficial over the years as it can be utilized to measure the growth of interdisciplinary studies as...

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration

Introduction Health practitioners have been encouraged to focus on different ways that can lead to improved patient outcomes. Moreover, approaches have been implemented by physicians to ensure that all patients can access quality services. One of the strategies that have been introduced involves collaborating with patients and their families to...

The Meaningful Use: Issues, Barriers to Successful Implementation

Introduction The Meaningful Use program was established to promote the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) to improve the quality of care. It was launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011, encouraging providers not only to introduce EHR software but also to demonstrate its Meaningful...

Nurse Shortage and Impact on Patient Care Quality

Introduction The nursing shortage has become a global concern; though many students continue to graduate and join the profession, the high nurse turnover makes it impossible to have enough nurses at any given time. It imbalances the nurse-patient ratio, which leads available nurses overworked (McKechnie, 2016). The work overload results...

Requirements For a Surgical Technologist Career

A surgical tech’s duties include a variety of responsibilities, including preparing surgical procedures and performing post-operative tasks. They are usually responsible for preparing both the operating room (OR) and the patient for surgery. Such functions entail ensuring that the OR has sufficient medical supplies and the equipment is sterilized before...

The Essence of Home Health Nursing

Introduction Home health nursing differs from clinic-based care since the nurse finds herself in a different environment and makes more independent decisions. Home health nursing can be an enriching experience if the nurse has the knowledge and personality to provide effective and safe care. This paper aims to analyze home...

Banner Health Organization Analysis

Banner Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the United States. Banner Health is headquartered in Arizona and operates in 29 hospitals and other related health entities. Banner University Medical Centre has also been ranked as one of the best health care facilities as it provides...

Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurologic disorder that causes brain atrophy and death. It is the leading cause of dementia, which is characterized by a gradual decline in thinking, behavioral, and social skills, rendering patients unable to function autonomously. Statistics show that approximately 5.8 million Americans over the age of 65...

Health Care Disparities Among Minorities Groups

Today, there are still significant disparities in the quality of treatment and health outcomes of Caucasian and African-American populations in the United States. The Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to the Jim Crow Era and gave a...

Evidence-Based Nursing: Literature Review

Evidence-based nursing is an approach in nursing care, which can be described as patient care and decision-making supported by relevant research. The use of evidence allows critically evaluating various academic sources and implementing their findings in practice. At the same time, the major difficulty that a nursing practitioner may face...

Financing Healthcare: Medicare and Medicaid

Introduction In the last decades, despite the outstanding achievements in the healthcare sector, especially regarding treatment, the cost and access to healthcare service still remain the central issues troubling the public, officials, and policymakers. In this regard, the USA government attempted to address these problems in different ways, primarily focusing...

Nicotine Use Research Report

Introduction Nowadays, smoking remains one of the leading causes of severe health consequences, such as cancers, lung and heart diseases, and even death due to the adverse effects it brings to one’s health. Despite the grave danger tobacco brings, it is largely distributed worldwide in many different forms. Various social...

Holistic Diabetes Management and Prevention

Abstract Diabetes mellitus is arguably the most prominent metabolic disorder in human health. This condition can easily impact various functionalities within the human body. The holistic prevention approach to diabetes management and prevention introduces an unconventional method of combating the diabetes menace. A holistic human image is one of the...

Leadership and Management in Nursing

Introduction The success of any organization is highly dependent on the kind of leaders and managers that head it. Different managers apply different management styles, and each of these styles has different effects on the organization (Dion, 2012). It should be noted that the style that is to be applied...

Healthcare Management Information Systems: Data Mining

The management of critical information in the healthcare sector has over the years proved to be rather tedious exercise. The sector is allocated a significant proportion of federal budget and if efforts to make service delivery more efficient are not made, the cost of providing quality healthcare to the population...

Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma in Healthcare

Overview This study paper seeks to explore the subject of human dignity in health care. Basing on a given case study, the scenario raises the crucial debate of ethical matters in the health care field. In this case, a student nurse on placement in a medical ward of an Australian...

Why Healthcare Needs a Marketing Plan

Background The practice of developing a marketing plan in healthcare is indeed integral for effective service delivery. Creating a market plan in healthcare organizations has become an important process that aids in creating desired goals and formulating appropriate steps towards attaining the set objectives (Gershon & Pattakos, 2004). This paper...

Effect of Immigration on Nurses

Introduction The United States of America has the largest professional nurse workforce in the world with this workforce almost reaching 3million in 2004. However, there has been an increasing need for nurses and the local supply for them has been decreasing over the years. The growing nurse shortage in the...

Delivering Health Care in America

Provision of health care is essential to all people worldwide. The United States have a unique health care system that almost all citizens are entitled. Most developed countries have national health insurance programs. America, which is one of the most developed countries, has the national health insurance programs. However, not...

Florence Nightingale: to Pledge or Not to Pledge

Introduction Lystra Gretter composed the nightingale pledge in 1893. It was named after the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale (Brown 2003). It is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath. The pledge comprises several statements that include ethics and standards of nursing. Two of the main principal pledges contained...

Nursing: Communication Between Clinicians

Introduction Communication in the nursing profession is an important tool ensuring the provision of high-quality healthcare, which enhances patient safety and outcomes. Nurse practitioners are trained to practice teamwork, relate well with physicians, and communicate appropriately with patients. Therefore, the study units in communication skills pre-licensure and post-licensure to develop...

Healthcare Organizational Models

Healthcare is one of the greatest significant sectors of any Global economy. Statisticians provide that the healthcare sector is one of the greatest determinants of a country’s economy. Therefore, the need for a coordinated healthcare organization. A coordinated health care organization refers to a network of all healthcare providers who...

Nutrition for Pressure Ulcers

All the participants in the study must be persons with stage III pressure ulcers. At this stage, the patient will have lost tissue thickness and may have exposed subcutaneous tissue. Slough is also present at this phase but it does not block the level of tissue loss. The researcher will...

Human Resource Management Role in Healthcare

Human resource management in healthcare is a growing field based on the changes affecting the overall working conditions of healthcare professionals. HR management in the healthcare sector is a difficult function to manage because the industry has autonomous professionals who are regulated by trade associations (McHugh, Johnston, & McClelland, 2007)....

Forms of Ownership for Health Organizations

Introduction Healthcare centers like hospitals have always provided vital services to the general public. The healthcare market is served by organizations that are private for-profit as well as private for non-profit. There are also government-owned and operated hospitals. The provision of Medicare has been supported by the healthcare organizations that...

Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research

Introduction Evidence based practice is a systematic practice of finding, reviewing and using research materials as a basis of nursing practices. It is applied in the management of diseases, which have prior research and documentation. This paper describes the application of evidence based practice in the management of Acute Otitis...

Compensation and Benefits in Healthcare Organizations

Compensation and benefits are part of the best practices of the Human Resources department regardless of the type of organization (Bledsoe, 1995). Healthcare organizations are supposed to be at the forefront in ensuring that healthcare personnel are well compensated and receive their benefits because of the crucial role they play...

Criticism of Research on the Treatment of Hypertension

Problem Statement The main objective of this paper is to present a quantitative critique of research entitled “Expectations of blood pressure management in hypertensive African American patients: A qualitative study” (Ogedegbe, Mancuso, & Allegrante, 2004). Ogedegbe, Mancuso, and Allegrante (2004) argue that African Americans stand higher chances of contracting diseases...

The Health Industry: Employee-Benefit Strategies

Abstract Health remains the most expensive and important thing in the life of an individual. The hope of a dying person is always in the hands of a health practitioner. This health practitioner cannot provide better services if there is no motivation and encouragement. The solution and or the secret...

Nutrition & Academic Achievement

Background Literature review Available literature on the nutritional status of students has revealed that college and university students embrace standards of living that either negatively or positively impact on their health and nutrition (Monneuse et al 1997). A study conducted by Jaworowska and Bazylak (2007) showed that the diet of...

The Attitude of Students to the Social Sciences: Research

Participants in the research study The participants in this study included students from different grades and their teachers. Researchers like Fernandez, Massey, Dornbush, Shaughnessy, and Haladyna were also implicated in the survey. Summary of the methodology, procedures, and instruments used During the research, learning variables and information from teachers were...

The Effect of Temperature on Amylase Activity

Abstract An increase in temperature increases the rate of chemical reactions. This is attributed to the rapid movement of molecules due to increased kinetic energy. This report focused on the effect of temperature on enzyme amylase. It was observed that the amylase activity increased with the rise in temperature from...

Community Health Assessment: Queens

Introduction: On the eastern side of New York City there is the largest and second most populated borough of the state of New York. Established in 1899, Queens is home to over two million Americans of different ethnic backgrounds. Queens is the most ethnically diverse region in the entire United...

Role of Government and Access to Care For Uninsured

Obviously, the government is formed to ensure that there is balance and control in society. The essence of control is to ensure that people exercise their liberties with due caution. This means that people enjoy their liberty without obstructing others from enjoying their liberties. On the other hand, for a...

Conflict Management and Its Types

Introduction Conflict results from the breakdown of effective communication in an organization, or between different parties. It can be defined as either perceived or real differences that result from mutually exclusive goals, ideas, values, feelings, actions or expectations (Yoder-Wise, 2011). If not well managed, conflicts can be escalated and result...

Root Cause Analysis: The Discharge Process

Introduction Patients’ transfer from the hospital to primary care during discharge is a risky process, which can result in adverse effects and readmission of the patient. The transfer process and care are not standardized, fragmented and risky. The Root Cause Analysis (retrospective approach to error analysis) enables us to investigate...

Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Paramedics

Introduction Ambulance paramedics are probably the most important people in many societies. These are the people responsible for the healthy wellbeing of the public at night when some incidents are least expected. Because these personnel usually respond to emergencies, they suffer the most from post-traumatic stress after handling such incidents....

Use of Social Media in Healthcare Marketing

Introduction Social media refer to mobile technologies, which make communication interactive between individuals and organizations. It can be a set of internet-based applications that enhance the technological foundations. Social media takes a variety of forms which include magazines, books, articles and social blogs. According to Hillestad and Berkowitz, social media...

Strategic Planning & Marketing in Health Care

Executive Summary The healthcare sector needs to be treated like other economic sectors. Therefore, healthcare planning should enhance the provision of quality services. Market planning forms part of the plans for improving performance. A number of planning steps have to be followed. The steps are setting goals and objectives, carrying...

The Nervous System: Structure and Functions

In higher-order organisms, the nervous system is similar. All mammals, including human beings, are higher order organisms. The nervous system is made up of two major divisions. One of the divisions is the central nervous system, while the other is the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of...

Teenage Obesity Alarming Rates in Victoria State

Summary Obesity occurs when a person’s body mass index is far above the normal scale. Obesity has a lot of negative effects on a person’s wellbeing. It is a current and alarming issue in Australia that needs to be addressed. Passive lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and lack of exercise are only...

Report on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Institutes of Health

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established under the Department of Health and Human Services. As one of the twelve agencies under this department, AHRQ is mandated with the responsibility of conducting Health Outcomes Research in the United States of America. AHRQ, in collaboration with other agencies both...

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Introduction Research has seen the field of medicine undergo tremendous growth in terms of disease identification and treatment. These recent developments have necessitated the inclusion of human subjects in the studies.5 However; most of these massive breakthroughs were achieved at the expense of vulnerable individuals in the society. Ethical issues...

Software Architecture in Healthcare System

Introduction Architecture is the structure of components and their integration into the system. A program’s software architecture or a computerized system can be described as the structure of the said system’s software components as well as its visual properties and how they relate with each other to make the system...

Staff Performance in Nursing Setting

Introduction Achieving optimum staff performance takes effort, practice, and time. These skills must be acquired in a process that utilizes resources. All organizations require their employees to give their best to achieve maximum production. Moreover, their efficacy is essential in determining employee performance. Employees from a healthcare setting are very...

Prostate Cancer Pathophysiology and Treatment

Introduction Many researchers have conducted studies about prostate cancer. Therefore, a lot of information and data regarding prostate cancer exist. Nonetheless, prostate cancer is still prevalent in the current generation. It is the second most common cancer in men and it accounts for approximately 30, 000 deaths every year. The...