Discriminatory practices are very influential on the people that use health and social care services; I will explain these effects and give examples. (1) Marginalisation is when you feel like you are not liked within a group or in other words you don’t feel like you are a part of a group or society.In health and social care everyone should be treated equal and marginalisation is not allowed. An example of this is a youth worker excluding a homosexual teenager based on his sexuality. (1) Disempowerment is to make someone feel devalued this could happen to either an individual or groups. The victim could be discriminated by a valued group/individual or powerful group/individual.
Over the past decades Texas has had one of the lowest voter turnouts. According to Maxwell the reasons for such low voter turnout is because of laws, socioeconomic characteristics, political structure, and political culture. At the turn of the 19th century voter turnout was one of the lowest due to many laws and regulations placed on citizens that denied many people to vote. Many people including women, African Americans, and many immigrants were not allowed to vote. Voting early in the 19th century was considered more of luxury and only very few would get the chance to vote.
Because of this, two-thirds of the patients seen on that day had multiple comorbidities possibly due to lack of preventative care. The report from the GADCH states that individuals without health insurance lag behind the insured population on many dimensions including having decreased rates of preventative care leading to multiple comorbidities resulting in fair to poor health (2007). When this happens, there are more sick days (usually without pay) resulting into lower income for this population that is already struggling to make ends meet. This impacts the entire region’s productivity leading into a cascading effect for rural areas (GADCH,
“ The Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media, conducted by Sigma Theta Tau International, found that nurses were severely under-represented in print media, including in comprehensive coverage of health care. Of 1,153 health care stories in 16 major newspapers, only 11 carried references to nurses. Rarely do people hear about their on-the-spot critical, “life or death” thinking, or their heroic efforts to provide accountable, complex, quality health interventions in the midst of chaos and crisis.” (1) It’s nice to know that we are held in high regard by the public for our honesty and ethical standards, but this does little to promote the knowledge that nurses are expert clinicians. The image of nursing is vital to our profession’s continued growth and advancement in today’s changing workplace and an important concept for the public and future nurses to be aware of. According to a study done by Johnson and Johnson, “ only one half of Americans know the educational levels of nursing, fewer than 1 in 5 know R.N.’s must be licensed, less than 20% know that R.N.’s must have continual ongoing education, more than 2 in 3 don’t know that N.P.’s are allowed to prescribe drugs, and fewer than 4 in 10 know that nurses are involved in decreasing health care costs, work in
Therefore those people who do not have Medicaid or some type of insurance cannot acquire the help that is needed. On the state level those with a serious mental help need may receive help through the Assertive Community Treatment Act 2008. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is working to form a behavioral health system that allow Americans to receive operative treatments and services in their communities for mental and/or substance use disorders. Although effective treatments exist, far too little people with behavioral health disorders receive the help they need (Behavioral Health Treatment,
Analytical Essay: “Healing the Hospital Hierarchy” On the day of March 16, 2013, Theresa Brown’s newspaper article entitled “Healing the Hospital Hierarchy” was published in the New York Times online newspaper. This article mostly focuses patients who do not get the procedures and treatments required because some medical professionals are more concerned about their ranking. In the article, it is explained how physicians are ranked higher and nurses are below them, even though nurses spend more time with the patients than doctors, and yet their opinion is overlooked, either because the doctor doesn’t care or the nurse is afraid to speak up. Physicians only come in for a small amount of time and because they are ranked higher than the nurses,
In the end, there would be very few left in the private system (Clemmit). Even if the drop in the privatized sector were slow, it would still surely happen. An similar example can be seen when subsidies government hospitals started appearing: "After 60 years of subsidies for government-run hospitals, the number had fallen to about 10 percent... by the early 1990s government had taken over almost the entire hospital industry. That small portion of the industry that remains for-profit is regulated in an extraordinarily heavy way by federal, state and local governments so that many (perhaps most) of
For example, negotiating a complex health care system is almost impossible for many. Despite their heavy burden of illness, they lack access primary or preventive health services. In addition, transportation to and from medical appointments is often impossible because of timing and expense. Health cards, prescriptions and integrated health services are not usually within their grasp, although health and social policy dictates that they are entitled to these benefits. As a consequence, often the only health care homeless people receive is through the emergency department, which is costly and ineffective.” (Turnbull, Muckle, & Masters,
Discrimination in health care Administrative Ethics Concerning Discrimination HCS/335 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GAIL GARREN Discrimination in Health Care Discrimination in health care is an ethical issue centered on age, income, obesity, and mental illness. Though much appears to be happening in the way of clarifying the legality of the discrimination in health care, it seems to be a futile effort at best. Elderly patients find themselves facing death boards or doctors who are not interesting in hearing their medical complains. A person’s ability to pay for a health insurance and health services currently rations health services to the middle-income families who cannot pay for health care. The stigma a mental health issues often keep the mentally ill from seeking treatment for their illnesses.
"Most are inclined not to believe that the 'nice little old lady' is an alcoholic," Campbell says. (2) Some physicians also are reluctant to diagnose an elderly person as an alcoholic, because they're unsure how to treat the disease, or are pessimistic that the person will be able to cope with the disease. In actuality, the elderly have among the highest rates of success in treatment, says Joanne Schwartzberg, M.D., director of the AMA’s department of geriatric health. (2) To combat the problem, the American Medical Association recently released Alcoholism in the Elderly: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, a set of guidelines that is being distributed to 110,000 primary care physicians nationwide. Doctors are encouraged to use the guidelines to screen every patient over 60 to ensure that illness or chronic disease is not being caused or aggravated by alcoholism.