More than 2300 Australian nurses went overseas to help out, and that had a major effect on Australia, with so many nurses overseas, there were less nurses to help other sick people back at home. These nurses would have seen some of the most horrific things, some really bad injuries. It would have been a very hard job, seeing people in such a state, blown to bits and they were expected to stay calm and treat it as best they could. They saw so many people die in there and it would have been heart breaking. But it wasn’t just the soldiers that were dying in the war too, around 25 nurses died whilst over there.
| Medical Care During the Revolutionary War | | | | | Care of the sick and wounded in the American Revolution was hampered by many factors. There were very few well-trained physicians; a lack of hospital facilities; an ignorance and carelessness regarding sanitation in camps, barracks, and military hospitals; and a shortage of medicines and surgical instruments. Few colonia doctors had earned degrees at medical schools. It was more of a death sentence to go to the hospital then to stay on the battlefield or even go home to be treated by family. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War the colonies had very little experience with organizing a medical department.
Medical knowledge was helpless in the face of pandemics like the mid-third-century plague, and Roman families could no longer populate the empire." (Sherman & Salisbury, 153) Perhaps the greatest factor that led to the population decline was the lack of offspring. " The future of Rome...depended on offspring to carry on the family and other cultural traditions. Yet throughout the empire, had a particularly hard time reproducing. (Sherman & Salisbury, 149) Lack of knowledge on children's and woman's healthcare resulted in a low birthrate. "
The Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Over 600,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed and much, much more were badly injured. Nurses were mostly volunteers and were not getting paid for their work. This is the main reason for the idea of volunteerism which is a big part of the society today. From small cuts to amputations and more, women underwent the most gruesome constants of war first hand.
September 16, 2010 “Unhealthy” Essay It is so disturbing after watching the film Sicko to find how a lot of hospitals and health insurance companies treat the patients that cannot afford health insurance. I knew that the healthcare field was a complete mess, but I never would have dreamed that some hospitals would literally dump them on the street with no medical help. Everyday people continue to amaze me, how they value money over everything, including for some, and their own lives. The United States healthcare industry seems to decline more each year, compared to other countries. I have to admit, before watching Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko; I did not have the slightest clue how terrible the United States healthcare industry was.
Therefore, because people were so undernourished they had many diseases which became epidemics. Many people weren’t having enough vitamin c therefore resulting in them having scurvy, other diseases became epidemics; influenza, small pox and syphilis due to poor living conditions. Also, due to poor conditions the infant mortality rate was high and many children did not make it to their fifteenth birthday while life expectancy for adults was mid-thirties. Poor people died so young because their living conditions were terrible. They lived in their own filth and waste because there were no sewers or drainage to take it away, even when they threw it out of the house it would drain into the nearby rivers.
In the film there is undeniable proof that insurance companies make a conscience decision to deny healthcare that’s entitled to their customers. In the film there are also countless Americans that share their heartbreaking but true life experiences. This exposing documentary voices many injustices; there are more than enough people who are willing to share their horrifying stories. For example the Smith’s, they were a family that was pretty well off. Both the husband and the wife had well paying jobs, great health care, but they were still unable to afford the medical treatment that they required.
Research Paper- CHE125 Allison Leigeb The medical field is one of the most important aspects of our society today. It’s a fact that there will always be a need for medical attention and healthcare, no matter the state of the economy or the size of a population. The two careers I decided to research are both in the medical field, and both are stable jobs that have an ultimate goal of helping people heal. They are an orthopedic surgeon and a physician’s assistant. I have personal experience with learning about these two jobs- I shadowed numerous orthopedic sports medicine surgeons and physician’s assistants during my senior year of high school as part as an academic internship.
How important were the actions of officers rather than conditions in causing a high death toll in WW1. In World War One the amount of deaths were staggeringly high, this came down to many different reasons. Over the four years many men died from diseases, the conditions of the trenches and ‘no mans land’. However the most deaths came from within the army itself, it usually came from the poor actions that the officers made. Firstly, a main point that their actions were to blame would be that repetitive tactics and how they would refuse to change them.
It is evident in Shah’s essay that those participating in the these trials generally receive no medical benefit from the research conducted, and in many cases are being given drugs that do not have a strong correlation to the medical needs of the populations in which they live. Shah cites malaria for an example of an ailment that affects 500 million worldwide in developing countries, yet these people are participating in drug trials relevant to arthritis, obesity, and heart disease. Inherent in this system are questionable ethical practices. Informed consent is an example. In many cases when signing informed consent documents an alarmingly large percentage are misinformed as to the effects of the drugs they are taking.