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Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction Nowadays, there is a myriad of psychiatric disorders that influence patient’s mood and bipolar disorder is among such ailments. According to the National Health Service (2022) (NHS), bipolar disorder is indicated by persistent emotional instability and severe mood swings. Yet, the type and scope of pathways involved in emotional...

The Definitions of Population Health and Public Health

It is important to note that the terms population health and public health are closely related but have different meanings. In the case of the former, it can be defined as ‚Äúan approach [that] focuses on interrelated conditions and factors that influence the health of populations over the life course‚ÄĚ...

A Day in the Life of a Diabetic

Introduction Living with diabetics can be stressful, especially if recently diagnosed. People with diabetes should eat healthily, exercise regularly, and monitor their blood sugar levels daily. If not adequately cared for, their overall health may suffer. Diabetes is a long-term condition affecting how our body systems transform food into energy...

Anxiety Disorders and Yoga Treatment

Anxiety is a common mental health disorder affecting a large segment of the population. It is an umbrella term that covers a group of conditions that have the same pathological anxiety as their main disturbance of moods or emotional tone. The disorder manifests itself as a change in mood, behavior,...

How Big Data Can Improve Healthcare in the USA

Introduction Big data has piqued the imagination of many people over the past ten years due to the opportunities it holds. The term “big data” in health care encompasses a broad range of health data collected from many sources, such as medical imaging, electronic health records (EHRs), genetic analysis, payor...

Professional Nurse: Roles, Values, and Skills

Introduction A professional nurse is a competent registered nurse who has the necessary knowledge, skills, and judgment to provide high-quality nursing care. Professional nurses must be able to work to provide safe, compassionate, and competent patient care, educate patients and families, and advocate for patients. Nursing excellence is achieved in...

Racial Discrimination in Healthcare

There have been numerous attempts to realize all the numerous factors that stand behind discrimination. Various types of inequality can be found in a wide range of spheres, including education and health care. Therefore, the phenomenon can seriously affect people’s future career opportunities and health solely due to the existence...

Incivility in Nursing Profession

Introduction Nurses are the next human resource for caring for complicated types of patients since several registered nurses are scheduled to retire annually. A feeling of identity for student nurses, may be the impression of inclusion, security, and regard in the nursing field, inside the clinical setting, is greater than...

How the Healthcare System Operates in the United States

Introduction Healthcare permeates the life of every individual in the modern world. However, as with any popular subject, there are numerous misconceptions about what it is. In order to understand the healthcare system, it is essential to know how it is structured. The healthcare system is defined a set of...

Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory

Introduction For my nursing model, I have selected Orem’s self-care deficit theory. Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory (SCDNT or Orem’s model) encompasses three core concepts: self-care, self-care deficit, and the nursing system (Gligor and Domnariu, 2020). Orem’s model defines self-care as actions intentionally performed by individuals to maintain their health...

Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

Substance abuse is a very common disorder with a number of consequences that can negatively affect a patient’s life. However, no problem exists without a cause, and this issue is no exception. There are reasons to consider the possible correlation between substance abuse and mental disorders and the probable methods...

Palliative Care and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Introduction Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to improving the quality of life and reducing pain and suffering in persons with critical illnesses. Physician-assisted suicide entails a doctor helping a patient terminate their life by giving them the tools and information they or needs to do so (for instance, the...

Plans for Improvement of Children’s Health

Nutrition: Classroom Plan As part of promoting the values ‚Äč‚Äčof good nutrition, children are invited to have one lesson entirely dedicated to a variety of vegetables, fruits, meats, and eating habits in general. It is considered relevant and vital since eating habits, although they can change throughout a young person’s...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Caucasian Woman

Reason for Seeking Treatment The client entered the treatment after being referred to by their brother, who has been observing the worrying behavior of his sister for several weeks. Background Information The client is a young Caucasian woman named Helen Right from the United States of America. Helen is not...

Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Introduction Currently, the advancement in technology, hospitals and other related healthcare facilities have adopted the use of Electronic Health Records in the organization system. They incorporate engineering with Information Communication Technology to achieve the objectives. Health units use various categories of EHRs to facilitate their daily operations. EHRs are computerized...

The Beveridge Model as Improvement in Healthcare

What Could Be The Beveridge model allows the participation of the government where it acts as the single-payer of health services using the revenue accumulated from tax payments. Funding healthcare facilitates health promotion as many people will be encouraged to seek subsidized healthcare services (Hoctor, 2021). The Beveridge model postulates...

Nursing Informatics and Why It Is Important to Nurses

Nursing informatics is a specialization that combines scientific knowledge with diverse information management and analytical sciences to discover, define, administer, and transmit data, facts, information, and intelligence in the nursing profession. It is constantly improving as many experts use it to develop new devices for use in the health industry....

The Impact of Technology on Healthcare in the US

Introduction Healthcare systems worldwide are embracing technology to improve patient outcomes and safety and reduce overall healthcare costs. It has been accepted that US healthcare is costly while the outcomes are not highly predictable (Feldman et al., 2018). This led to the realization that to make healthcare outcomes predictable; there...

Importance of Communication in Healthcare

Abstract Communication is the most fundamental component that determines the success of all care processes. Communication conceptual framework can help understand various aspects of active sharing of information and issues that lead to communication failures and strategies to overcome them. Healthcare provider-patient communication framework comprises four key components: participants’ communication...

Health and Population of Sentinel City

The total population of Sentinel City comprises 663,862 people in four districts, namely Industrial Heights, Casper Park District, Acer Tech Center, and Nightingale Square. The city has a mixed racial population, and non-Hispanic whites are the dominant racial group. According to the statistics obtained, the city comprises 80.6% white residents,...

Patients’ Access to Mental Health Care

Patients may be unable to receive essential mental health therapy due to barriers to medical care, which negatively impacted their quality of life. Lack of expert assistance, rising expenses of uninsured medical care, and other factors all had a role. To address this problem, a health strategy tries to incorporate...

Data Collection for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Improved health care The improvement of healthcare as a system represents a network of processes for consistent improved care. The processes within the system should be measured, improve, analyzed and controlled. The improvement of healthcare often requires being committed, with the aims to ensure process standardization for achieving predictable results,...

Safety of Abortion Regarding a Woman’s Health

Abortion is a complex medical issue that has spawned countless discussions on the topic of its ethical aspects. Besides, the subject of abortion directly affects one’s views of women’s rights and reproductive justice. Spiritual aspects are also involved in the discussion because every religion has its own perspective on the...

The Growing Burden of Chronic Diseases in Australia

Introduction Ailments are characterized as corporeal or cerebral disorders that involve prognostics, flaws, and tissue damage, which can result in various maladies and can be either acute, chronic, or both. Acute diseases normally come on discernibly and are often abrupt and very intense. Acute ailments normally do not last long...

Aspects of Ethical Decision-Making

Professionals must act in accordance with the moral principles guiding their careers to maintain competency. Clinicians apply the four-box method to deliver professional and ethical resolutions. The four segments of the theory are medical indications, patient preferences, life recognition, and the observation of contextual factors (Foley, 2017). This essay discusses...

Family Nurse Practitioner: Scope of Practice Statement

The scope of practice outlines services qualified health practitioner is considered capable to perform and is permitted to take on as per the terms in the professional license. This statement describes people who constitute the nursing practice, what they do, where to practice, timing, and reasons why. My specialty is...

Implementing Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle in Critical Care

Abstract Hospital acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs) are not a new issue in the healthcare industry, meaning that they can be viewed historically. HAPIs are costly to the healthcare system and mostly preventable, yet incidence rates remain high. Recommendations for improved care and prevention of pressure injuries from the Joint Commission...

The Work Environment of Hospitals in Saudi Arabia

Introduction Many countries pay much attention to the establishment of high-quality healthcare services. People want to receive professional help within a short period and be sure of its appropriateness. Thus, governments and specialized organizations spend certain costs and create funding groups to promote a solid background for medical care. Despite...

Asthma and Its Stepwise Management

Asthma treatment As practice shows, patients with asthma can rely on several options in their treatment. One option is using medications for long-term control of symptoms to prevent asthma attacks (Zahran et al., 2017). The level of asthma control depends on the frequency and intensity of symptoms (Zahran et al.,...

Financial Incentives in Providing Quality Care

Receiving quality and timely medical help is necessary for all people, and everyone expects to be treated with care and support. However, not all patients can afford expensive treatment methods or medications. Additionally, it happens that doctors prescribe a vast number of tests or repeated studies or only provide a...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pathophysiology According to the case study, A.C., a 61-year old male patient was seen in a clinical setting with complaints of shortness of breath. Concerning spirometry, its results are consistent with obstructive pulmonary disease. On the basis of the patient’s past medical history, observation, and spirometry, it is possible to...

Telehealth and COVID-19 Pandemic Health Disparities

My pick is a journal article entitled ‚ÄúCOVID-19 Pandemic Health Disparities and Pediatric Health Care-The Promise of Telehealth,‚ÄĚ published on December 7, 2020 by the journal of JAMA Pediatrics. According to Menon and Belcher (2020), more than 138 000 U.S. individuals perished of Coronavirus sickness by mid-July 2020. Children up...

Health Care Organization Data Breach

Introduction Whenever a private corporation suffers a data breach, the failure of personally identifiable information (PII) can be uncomfortable for customers, damaging the company’s productivity. It may give rise to fraudulent activity and billing bipartisanship. Provided the delicate nature of the information they keep, the repercussions of a security alert...

Health Promotion in Minority Populations: Hispanic/Latino

Introduction The Hispanic/Latino population is the second largest ethnic minority group in the USA. This cohort experiences quite significant health disparities, although Hispanic Americans’ health status is quite high (Boen & Hummer, 2019). The purpose of this paper is to identify the health status of this population and describe some...

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study’s Ethical Violations

The Tuskegee Syphilis study is an unethical, racially motivated experiment that was conducted between 1932 and 1972 on the funding of the United States Public Health Service. The experiment’s purpose was to observe and study the effects of untreated syphilis in Black men of Macon County, Alabama. However, the subjects...

Caregiving for Children With Disabilities

Abstract This literature review aims to observe the current finding regarding the topic of caregiving for children with disabilities. The key findings of the research include the identification of the factors that influence the children’s well-being, such as parental mental health and resilience. Depending on the caregivers’ ability to deal...

Obesity Problem & Solutions With Dewey Sequence

Introduction The problem of obesity is becoming more urgent and alarming every year. Excessive body weight leads to related health complications, such as chronic diseases, and the number of cases is constantly growing. Obesity is the leading death cause globally highly prevalent in adults and children. Finding a solution to...

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Activities

Evidence should originate from the initiation and completion of thorough qualitative and quantitative research that meets specified criteria in scientific investigations. A methodology that has been extensively assessed in experimental reviews, such as randomized trials, and demonstrated to establish a greater, statistically significant impact on crucial outcomes is known as...

Personal Nursing Philosophy

Nursing can be considered one of the most vital practices and occupations in a country’s healthcare system. In many cases, the overall wellbeing of patients treated at hospitals depends on the competence and effectiveness of the nurses. Modern nursing students need to understand that despite being one of the most...

Childhood Obesity: Exercise in the Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Children’s time spent on physical exercise throughout the day is decreasing as their lives change. Consequently, childhood obesity is becoming more widespread, and it is now one of the most common and serious disorders in children. Additionally, treating childhood obesity is challenging, and the most prevalent issue is a refusal...

American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics

Introduction A Code of ethics is significant in professionalism since it guides the professionals’ behaviors and conducts. Professionalism encompasses self-respect and respect for every person professionals encounter within their places of work. The American Medical Association (AMA), a lobbying group of physicians and medical students, is among the professional bodies...

Advanced Health and Social Care Level 4 Course

Introduction In some cases, a health and social care course is offered online whereby learners receive their level 4 qualification diploma upon successful completion of their assignments and assessments. This level 4 diploma is equivalent to a first-year university degree course, also known as FHEQ level 4 (Alexandrova et al.,...

Coronary Heart Disease: A Patient Care Plan

Introduction Selected Case Description Coronary heart disease is a widely diagnosed physiological impairment that adversely impacts human well-being healthy functioning and often leads to increased mortality. One of the historical figures who suffered from coronary heart disease was President William Howard Taft. The cause of his death was a heart...

Biomedical and Social Model of Health

The models of health and illness represent critical frameworks for the understanding the occurrence of either good or bad health. They also consider the factors contributing to health, including key actors in the healthcare processes, ranging from doctors to patients, who may have different perspectives on health and illness. It...

Leadership Styles in Nursing

Introduction With the rapid development of health care and management, the definitions of both leadership and nursing have evolved into holistic concepts that encourage participation, innovation, and creativity. As Mondini et al. (2020) state, ‚Äúthe nurse, as coordinator of the nursing team, performs multiple activities, including being the leader‚ÄĚ (p....

Transforming Medical Records Into an Electronic System in Saudi Arabia

Introduction Even though in the modern era of digital technologies, electronic medical records (EMR) are widely used all over the world, in Saudi Arabia, the majority of doctors still prefer a traditional system of medical documentation. More precisely, one of the surveys reveals that only 46.6 percent of healthcare facilities...

Asian Health Services Strategy Management & Policy

The Asian Health Services is probably one of the unique healthcare providers. This is due to its dedication to serving all patients regardless of their economic status and race. AHS’s mission and vision statements are to provide a model of healthcare that was not there before and to ensure that...

Revenue Cycle Management in Healthcare

Revenue cycle management allows hospitals to increase their revenues using the most efficient technologies and administrative tools. The wastes are one of the main reasons hospitals’ revenues are low, and such improvements allow decreasing them. There are many payment systems that ensure that both doctor and patient will be satisfied....

The COVID-19 Vaccination and Partial Changes

The Policy Issue The COVID-19 pandemic has become a catalyst for the strongest global crisis. In recent decades, there is hardly an event that would have a similar shock effect almost anywhere in the world. The pandemic has seriously hit the world economy; the first wave of the epidemic harmed...

Examples of Psychological Phenomena

There are many books and movies, and emotionally charged songs about people ‚Äď mostly young ‚Äď who had to conceive their true selves. I have always found that mildly hilarious, mocking this thirst for dramatic posturing, thinking about myself as superior to those people. This was a great example of...

Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is conscientious research evidence, a problem-solving approach to different clinical practices whereby, multiple research evidence from well-conducted studies and patient preferences are used to offer patients the individualized care they require. While EBP is a problem-solving approach that uses evidence in clinical practices and requires a set...

Board of Nursing vs. Professional Nurse Association

Introduction The various boards of nursing and nursing associations are geared at regulating and enlightening the nursing profession across the United States to enhance the achievement of the anticipated healthcare goals and objectives. Regulations guide the healthcare system in each state to ensure that the public’s well-being and quality of...

Management of Patient Falls Prevention

Abstract The rate of falls within healthcare institutions is on the rise. The problem identified was that falls cause injuries and distress, which increase hospital stay and heighten healthcare costs for the patients as well as the hospitals that offer healthcare services. Most of the individuals affected are the elderly,...

Quality Improvement During Patient Handover Procedures

The transfer of accountability and responsibility of care during handover of patients between caregivers in clinical settings form a fundamental component of medical practice in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The patient handover procedures are crucial in contemporary healthcare organizations due to the increasing emphasis on the implementation of multidisciplinary...

Mission, Vision, and Values Statements of Three Healthcare Organizations

AdventHealth Formally, AdventHealth was established in 1973, but it actually ‚Äútraces its roots back to 1866 with a team of Seventh-day Adventist medical pioneers in Battle Creek, Michigan‚ÄĚ (AdventHealth, 2021a, para. 3). Back then, almost all treatments were as painful and harmful as the illnesses themselves, but the hospital’s founders...

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: ‚ÄúNurses are always accountable for their judgments, decisions, and actions‚ÄĚ (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 ‚Äúbrotherly love‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äėpatient-centered healthcare‚Äô 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...