If she was educated about the importance of prenatal testing Nahla might have been normal today. Sadly, many minority women avoid the distress and discomfot of the medical industry and refuse prenatal care entirely. The skepticism results from doctors failing to effectively communicate the reasons behind such testing and failing to provide the patients with information regarding what the prenatal test is looking for and what such results mean. Because there is a lack of clear communication, some mothers are uncomfortable about recieiving such
To help eliminate health care disparities, recruiting and retaining Hispanic nursing students is a necessary step. History Historically, career advancement in nursing has been difficult and limited for Hispanics primarily because of their lack of advanced educational preparation in nursing and related disciplines such as management (Cowen & Moorhead, 2006). Few Hispanic nurses have been employed at the level of director or dean in the history of nursing in the United States (Cowen and Moorhead, 2006). In my opinion this is the result of social engineering and hidden agendas. Hispanics have been described as the "missing persons" in the health professions at a time when a lack of cultural diversity in the workforce has been linked to health disparities.
This prevents the women of the family from obtaining the prenatal care they need because they lack the resources necessary to get care in the first place. Low birth weight is a good indicator for a newborn’s health and survival. In a population, low birth weight is a sign of long-term maternal inadequate nutrition, poor health, and poor health care (Health Status Statistics: Morbidity, 2013). Low birth
Many cultures have their own approach to pregnancy and childbirth. For example, the Roma (gypsies) believe that a pregnant woman is impure, so they put on her restrictions that keep her isolated from most of the group, even limiting her time with her husband, to prevent her from dirtying other items or people of the group. In countries such as Holland and Sweden, childbirth is considered a natural, coming-of-age occurrence and is rarely interfered with medically. In our country, childbirth is often viewed as a strategically planned medical event. Many American women, educated or not, have little understanding of the process of pregnancy and delivery and tend to regard it in fear.
The twins, Jodie and Mary, are connected at the pelvis; Mary is unhealthy and would die if separated from her sister. However, the procedure would save the life of Jodie. The girls' parents opposed this medical separation and are unhappy with the British courts and doctors' . The author states “there is not justification for deliberately destroying innocent life” The parents of Mary and Jodie should have the right to do what they think is the best for their children. Although no actual studies were done, the hospital said that if the twins continued to be connected that there was an 80 to 90 percent chance Jodie could not survive more than a few months if she continued to support the weak heart and lungs of Mary, whose brain is underdeveloped.
This is one of the main risk factors for developing breast cancer. Men can develop breast cancer, but this disease is about one hundred times more common among women than men B. A patient would probable choose to have a prophylactic mastectomy, which is the removal of a healthy breast, done in order to reduce risks of developing breast cancer in the healthy breast. Women, who decide to have a prophylactic mastectomy done, mostly end up with a nearly zero percent risk of having breast cancer. C. If Mary had not had the left breast mastectomy done, the ductal carcinoma in situ would probably cause her problems in the future.
Jamie Robinson Ms. G Pink is the New Black Can - cer (n): the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells (malignant cells) in the body. The second most common type of cancer is breast cancer, which is when malignant cells grow in the breast. A scary fact about breast cancer is the tumors that may grow in the breast usually tend to grow slowly; by the time you actually feel a lump is large, the tumor may have been growing for as long as ten years. Nancy G. Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is very familiar with this fact because it her sister, Susan G. Komen died from breast cancer. After Susan’s death, Nancy has put all of her focus into her foundation; fighting in honor of her sister’s dying wish, with the hope that when awareness is
It asked all the questions about what things influenced their decision such as age, income, employment status, and social conditions. One of the things that was alarming to me was the fact that these young women for the majority believed that breast feeding prevents pregnancy. This would lead me to believe that the results could be inadequate because of lack of education and understanding. How much do these girls really understand the benefits of breast feeding versus bottle feeding? I would like to have conducted a more in depth discussion with these girls about the benefits of breast feeding versus bottle feeding and educate them on the pros and cons and then do a study to see how many would breast or bottle feed.
Hispanic women are at risk for not receiving the necessary medical care due to the lack of health insurance coverage and knowledge of services available to address their health care needs. Cultural preferences, lack of knowledge, poor diet, and inactivity also
I Won’t Roll the Biological Dice In most societies it is celebrated when a woman gives birth to a child. It is normal and obvious that women want to marry and raise children. But for some women, this is not true. What makes a woman decide that being a mother is not a role she wants to pursue? Here are some reasons: Economic recession, infertility, education and career ambition, or medical issues, might make a woman not want to be a mother.