The reasons for these inequalities are linked with socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and the geographical area in which people live. There is also statistical evidence which highlights the fact that Maori, Pacific Islanders and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are dying at a younger age and generally have poorer health than other New Zealanders (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2002). The Reducing Inequalities in Health report (MOH, 2002) states that the primary causes of health inequality in New Zealand are directly related to the distribution of and access to resources such as income, education, employment and housing. The report also states that another major influence on this inequality in health is the difference in how and when people access health care services and how that care may differ between those receiving the services. This is also said to have a significant impact both on peoples’ health status and mortality rates.
Through core programs and special programs the organization supports each child for the betterment of their life. Core programs involved: school Programs, community programs and special programs involved: mentoring children of prisoners program, Native American mentoring etc. The organization offers each and every one that as a big brother or big sister you can also help young children to accomplish their dream (bbbsnc,
It creates low expectations and leads to people losing independence, choice and control in their own lives. They are disempowered: medical diagnoses are used to regulate and control access to social benefits, housing, education, leisure and employment. The medical model promotes the view of a disabled person as dependent and needing to be cured or cared for, and it justifies the way in which disabled people have been systematically excluded from society. The disabled person is the problem, not society. Control resides firmly with professionals as choices for the individual are limited to the options provided and approved by the 'helping' expert.
We care for patients, be they elderly and weak, sick or both. Most of us who work in this special area do so out of a sense of calling – something like a vocation. We care deeply about or jobs and the people under our care. Unfortunately most of those in our care are elderly and there are many things they are unable to do for themselves; such as washing themselves which is vital to the prevention and control of infections being spread. Many in our care have also got weakened immune systems and as a consequence are more susceptible to infection from the outset.
Unhappy employees most often leads to poor service and rude employees, developing a trickle down effect to patients who could affect business by word of mouth. A patient can effect the state of the clinic simply by stating there opinion in a small tribal community. This and many other matters fall into the hands of the tribal council, who makes the majority of the decisions that affect both the patient and the staff. They work in conjunction with the government and their internal grant writer to provide the most comprehensive health care
The Western scientific approach to medicine bases on these main features, focusing on the abnormalities in the body, biological factors explain the illness, it examines the cause of ill health through observations and tests, trained health professionals are the ones able to identify and treat the illness, emphasising different treatments medications and other interventions. Health care environments are appropriate places to undergo treatments and the model specifically states that illness is regarded as a temporary condition which can be reversed by the intervention of medical expertise. The bio medical model relates to the functionalist approach of health as it specifies that health is the absences of disease and it’s regarded as dysfunctional for the society as individuals cannot make positive contribution to the running of society. The model does not consider the social and environmental factors of ill health but relays on the scientifically methods to address and diagnose the illness if the illness cannot be diagnosed the individual would be labelled as malingering meaning one will be pretending to be ill for
The differences between the biomedical and social model of health is that biomedical focuses on the cure for treating and diagnosing treatment for ill patients while the social model focuses on the origins of the illness rather than the cure. (Denny and Earle 2010) The social model’s aim is to change environmental factors to allow healthier choices focusing on the psychological and social factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion, social class and disability. (Kirby et.al 2000) The biomedical model of medicine has been around for centuries as the dominant model used by health professionals to diagnosis disease. The model concentrates on the physical processes of disease and does not take into account psychological or social factors in the cause or treatment of the illness. (Giddens 1989) This model of health looks at individual physical functioning and describes disease and illness as a result of physical causes such as injury or infections.
However, this is barrier to most individuals. In society it has been researched and discovered that ill-health will occur in a society. In a society there will be wealthy people and poor people so therefore it means that not all individuals will be able to keep healthy because they are not all wealthy. Some people will not be able to afford medicine or treatment to recover whilst others can. Talcott Parsons argues that illness is a form of deviance and it disrupts the social function of a society.
Home page “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” _Margaret Mead SFLIG Volunteer and Internship program is an initiative develop to help achieve the organization goal of helping to improve the lives of children especially girls from orphanage homes, broken homes and also give support to single mothers. We aim to use this help to improve the lives of people from difficult background through the support of school enrolment, helping to provide housing, medical care and start-up capital for single mothers to help alleviate poverty and help community growth. We are focus in helping to achieve the first SIX Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Which are
Access to primary and secondary health services differ for Maori and non Maori. research identifies Maori are less likely to be referred for specialist or surgical care and receive lower levels of hospital care than non Maori. A survey has shown that 38 percent of Maori adults had problems with obtaining required health services in their local area compared to 16 percent of non Maori. (2) Socio economic factors also contribute to the poor health of Maori. Socio economic factors refer to the social standing of a individual or group, this is measured by education, income and occupation.