An example of this would be a GP running out of hours surgeries to suit those who have other commitments. Why is equality and diversity important? Equality and diversity is becoming more important in all aspects of our lives and work for a number of reasons: • We live in an increasingly diverse society and need to be
Figure shows patient confused A patient with various illnesses would have many diagnosis and treatments to go through with which other than confusing the patients, it will also increase their treatment timeline. Due to too many opinions by the professionals, it takes a longer time to come to a conclusion thus resulting in late treatment, which is dangerous as the actual problem of the patient may be ignored and thus deteriorate. Another challenge is that patients think they know about their body thoroughly and thus prefers going to medical practitioners that are specializes in the area of interest rather than approaching the multi-disciplinary team as they find it hard to trust the medical practitioners there. There are challenges not only faced by the patients but as well as the medical practitioners in the multi-disciplinary team. The first is that the members in the team have problem working together, as they have different characters and may have attitude problems as well.
Life and Death Issues in Healthcare A Review of the Case Study During a scheduled appointment a patient is given the unfortunate diagnosis of colon cancer. The physician has asked you, the Medical Office Manager, to send his records to the referring oncologist. When you ask the patient to sign the appropriate release of information forms, the patient informs you that he does not believe in modern cancer treatments and will not be going to the oncologist’s office. The patient gives you a copy of his living will stating his wishes for end of life and says “if this is it, this is the way I want it. Please put this in my file…” This case study is going to go through and review a variety
724.8 – Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research Research Integration 724.8.3-06 Western Governors University A. Routine Shaving Prior to Surgery 1. Surprisingly, many hospitals continue this practice, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This practice leads to increased risk of infection to the patient. 2.
Case 5: “The Health Business” The Stakeholders: -Christy deMeurers and her family who had to undertake the cost of treating the cancer upon themselves. -Health Net and its doctors who were trying to keep medical costs down. -UCLA Medical centre and its cancer unit. The Dilemma: There seem to be multiple dilemmas involved in this case and depending on which the actions of the various individuals in this case can be scrutinized. The first dilemma involves the doctors of Health Net i.e.
Employer Sponsored Health Promotion Program Employer Sponsored Health Promotion Program According to the World Health Organization (n.d.), " Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and individual or group must be able to identify and to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment” (Division for Building Health Populations and Communities, para. 1). Many people take health and wellness for granted; if it is not broken then do not fix it. Daily responsibilities; such as, family, money, and work rank much higher on importance than health.
This is particularly the case for the developed world. There seem to be two main perspectives on health. The first one diplays a general interest in the well-being of others. There is a concern that are all members of society getting equal quality of care and are factors such as money, race and environment determining health. The difference in the second perspective is "that people are less interested in making sure everyone gets care than that those who can get it get great care.
“Hospital-acquired infection” (HAI) is a serious and prevalent issue in today’s healthcare field. The Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital finds this issue to be grave and is doing all that they can to eradicate HAI for good. Hospital-acquired infections are infections that come about during the course of the hospitalization and treatment, but were not present when the patient was admitted to the hospital. According to the CDC, hospital-acquired infections show up “48 to 72 hours after admission or 10 days after discharge” (Collins, n.d.). The reason for this window of time for the infection to develop is because hospitals try to have the duration of hospital stays decreased.
This body of research unveils some key underlying causes for the increased threat of infectious diseases. The spread of disease is not a chance incident as many believe, the threat of disease is increased by the public misuse of antibiotics, improper handling of food products, and ignorance manifested by mankind ignoring all of the available information given to them about protection. In our society, we see antibiotics as the cure for everything. Whenever we get sick we go to the doctor for medicine, take a few doses of it, and then expect to immediately get better. Unfortunately, we cannot always get better with medications.
The only thing costs of such a system would be the hardware and software needed. These would only be initial costs so in the long-term smart cards would actually save money in comparison to today's paper based system. The need to stay up to date with today's technology is becoming more and more demanding because there's a constant need to improve healthcare and technology is usually the catalyst to those requirements. One benefit of using a medical smart card system is that it reduces fraud considerably. This is because there is more security with such a system thanks to photo and online verifications.