Severity of pain depends on many aspects – the site and stage of the disease, a patient’s age, personality, pain threshold and past experiences of pain (Sabino et al. 2005). For many patients pain is the first sign of cancer. According to (Sabino et al. 2005) 30-50% of all cancer patients will experience moderate to severe pain.
A recent study by Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School estimated that each year, 1 in 15 Americans experience an episode of major depression--meaning not just a bad day but depression so debilitating that it's hard to get out of bed. Money jangles in our wallets and purses as never before, but we are basically no happier for it, and for many, more money leads to depression. How can that be? Of course, our grandmothers, many of whom lived through the Depression and the war,
Persuasive Letter Nursing 405 Brent Fleming May 17, 2012 Dan Brady State Representative 88th Legislative District 200-8N Stratton Bldg. Springfield, Illinois, 62706 Representative Brady, The windshield survey conducted in LeRoy, Illinois revealed many in this small town as well as McLean county itself suffer from obesity and overweight. According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC) 2012 statistics 35.7% of all Americans are considered obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). According to the Healthy People 2010 initiatives the goal across the nation was to reduce obesity to 15%. To date no state has met this goal but has an increased rate
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) affects millions worldwide. According to the American College of Cardiology CVD is the largest single cause of death among women. The economic impact in the United States although difficult to estimate figures show an amount over $400 billion was spent in 2006 on health care as a result of lost productivity compared to other deadly diseases, (American Heart Association [AHA], 2007). The cohort follow-up study can either be conducted from a prospective or retrospective view. The cohort prospective study collects data from a group formed and monitors over a period.
Thompson Jr. states, “Secondhand smoke is defined as the combination of the smoke emitted by the lit tobacco at the end of a cigarette or cigar…called side-stream smoke.” Research has found that secondhand smoke is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths every year in non-smokers. Side-stream smoke is also included 3,400 lung cancer deaths and almost 46,000 heart disease deaths and maybe even a role in the development of breast cancer. However, children are the most vulnerable victims to secondhand smoke, said Thompson Jr. “About 35 percent of kids in the United States-some 21 million children- live in homes where they are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.” I am included in this statistic as my mom is a smoker who is trying her hardest to stop. I suffer from many upper-respiratory problems from a reaction to smoke inhaled from
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Imagine constantly re-experiencing traumatic events in your head. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe mental health problem occurring after being exposed to a gruesome event. It is a common illness seen all over the world, mostly experienced by people ranging from 15 to 54 years of age. PTSD has numerous causes, negative effects, and several treatments. It is often summarized as “a normal reaction to an abnormal event” (Effects of Traumatic Stress) Post-traumatic stress disorder is affecting an estimated 31.3 million people worldwide.
Most people are, or would like to be here if they are ill and are trying to improve their bad health. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones that live in an optimum wellness world, then more power to you! If you are one of the many sufferers of chronic or acute illness, these are probably some of the lifestyle choices that were poorly made by you. Lack of exercise, cholesterol consumption, cigarette smoking, drinking too many alcoholic beverages, drug abuse, stress (work, school, and family), and the list goes on. These and so many other “bad choices” can take you right out of the neutral zone and increase your chances for major illness and maybe even
Human service workers help the patient and their families cope with the disease, they help handle problems the family or patient may have dealing with rehabilitation or recovery. Human service workers help the caregivers, family or anyone else that is caring for the patient advice and informing them of services that are available to them such as counseling. Share your thoughts on the ethical issues often encountered in end-of-life care, including euthanasia, curative treatment approaches, and accepting death without letting go of hope. Dealing with someone that knows they are dying is about the
Community Project Homeless Services Resource Manual Cynthia Patterson Homelessness in America is a pervasive problem that is experienced at all levels of society. It is estimated that “at least 2.3 million adults and children, or nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, are likely to experience a spell of homelessness at least once during a year,” (Brown & Shukla, 2000, para. 1) The National Alliance to End Homelessness (2007b) lists “poverty, lack of affordable housing, poor access to support networks, and personal characteristics” as the most common predictors of homelessness. Our country’s current economic and housing crisis is increasing the threat of homelessness for thousands of individuals and families, especially
Grayson D. Blake Speech Gary Travis Heart Disease Over 630,000, that is the number of Americans that die every year due to heart disease (according to the American Heart Association). That is every 1 in 4 people. I will be talking to you today about what heart disease is, the history of heart disease, and how its contracted. A lot of people are affected by heart disease by being diagnosed with it or knowing someone who has been diagnosed. Some of you might have heard