The development of the field has been spurred on through the use of research and statistics. Throughout its evolution clinical psychology has met with resistance and challenges that have helped to define the practice. The challenges of the past lead to the resolutions of the present and the further expansion of a field dedicated to the improvement, prevention and strength of the human spirit. Clinical psychology shares a number of important components with other related fields allowing for a more adaptable approach to client care and diagnosis. As time passes the practice and research associated with clinical psychology will continue the natural evolution and understanding of the science allowing for a more defined approach to client care.
Patients and their families need to be informed about services available in community to improve quality of life at the end of life. Studies suggest that when informed and educated about aggressive treatments visually, more opted for palliative care instead of aggressive care. Another factor was timing of discussion regarding end of life care. NJHA states” despite the fact that about 70 percent of care still occurs outside hospital, hospitals have become the center of care in the minds of patients. It is not a place to die but instead a place that promises and delivers renewal and improved health for many diseases.
QCF Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit 241 1.1 It is important to recognise that individuals with dementia have unique needs because their needs are probably more complex than a person without dementia’s needs. A person with dementia requires around the clock care with personal care, feeding and activities such as remembrance games etc. 1.2 The best way to help carers understand the unique needs and preferences of a dementia sufferer Is to give them sufficient training enough to understand the effects of dementia and the changes it inflicts on a person. 1.3 There have been a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to people understanding dementia. Until recently people have dismissed dementia as a mental disease that a person gets and should be left in a mental asylum.
A Case against Universal Health Care MHA620: Health Policy Analyses Instructor: Robert Vega Marla K. Fresquez 08-26-13 Health care has come a long way in its innovations and medications that can help diseases. We have vaccinations that use to kill people in the earlier ages such as small box, polio we have come a long way. Unfortunately with all of these new medications and machines it has also made the cost of healthcare go up. Will insurances pay for these medications and the new technology that could possibly save your life? It may or may not depending on what kind of insurance you have and how many hoops you have to jump thru before they actually authorize the medication or give you the okay for the technology to be used on you.
(Department of Health (DOH), 2010). These changes are to occur in a period of financial constraint, with the aim of reducing bureaucracy and empowering front line clinicians. (DOH, 2010). The proposal to use EMTs and A&E support ignores current inefficiencies in the way patients are treated. EMTs, trained in basic and advanced life support, deal with a range of life threatening illnesses and injuries and can administer a range of drugs.
The end goal should be about the betterment of all people and not for individual selfish gains. Yes, it cannot be denied that since the healthcare debate involves numerous professions, people, and companies. However, instead of just looking at individual selfish gains, people are forgetting to see that if health coverage is provided for all, it ends up saving everyone’s money, the government, the businesses, the people, and the health care facilities. The government saves money because more people will be able to afford health care and have access to care when they need, which helps them live healthier lives. This, in the end, helps prevent illness and diseases which could have gone untreated if the people did not have health insurance.
‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ In recent years the role of the health professional has vastly changed and the expression ‘prevention is better than cure’ has become central in many new public health agendas. According to Linsley et al (2011) this adjustment of how public health care is conveyed is because there is now greater importance on promotion of preventative health and increasingly people are being cared for in a primary care setting rather than hospital. As a result of this, the nurses’ role has changed so that they not only look after the sick but also promote a healthy lifestyle. According to the World Health Organisation (1946) the definition of health is as follows: ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. The WHO definition of health is just one of many, as everyone’s perceptions of health vary, making it a difficult concept to define in unlimited terms.
Offices such as this strive to prevent the devastating impact health care absenteeism creates. With a focus on preventative measures, such as family planning services and health screenings, the financial and other burdens disease and poor health create for the patient, family, and region are lessened (NCPP, 2009). While many of the patients that were treated had multiple comorbidities, the clinic staff strives to overcome costly and perhaps deadly complications by providing services, including educating clients, at little to no cost to minimize economic strain and maximize health benefits. Because of an increase in the lack of insurance availabilities to this population, clinics such as this will have a positive impact not just for those it serves directly, but to the region as a whole. This was evident at my day at the clinic by being able to participate, learn, and synthesize what a positive impact services like this provide for so many that are in need.
Based on the information presented in this paper, EHRs can be beneficial to the healthcare industry by saving money and reducing errors but also can benefit the patient by having the doctors and hospitals they go to be more efficient, convenient, and allows the caregiver to spend more time with the patient instead of updating paperwork. With the ease of new software in development, healthcare facilities will train properly and quickly so they are not losing focus on the patient. Cost may be a major factor now why the healthcare industry has not already embraced this technology but that will soon change with the new incentive programs coming in the near future. By 2014, these incentives will be in place and the healthcare industry will grow in the 21st
The policies regarding education about HIV prevention absolutely need to be refined in order to meet the needs of the risk population and reduce infection rates. One of the most important factors when considering a policy change like this is training. In both programs there is no doubt that there will need to be finances available to pay for the services as well as educational courses for physicians and other healthcare workers in order for them to provide information about these preventative services. The factors that are holding back preventative services from being offered are clearly explained for both Medicaid and the Ryan White Care Act. Each case seems to vary with which services are available for utilization and which services either program covers.