A large number of women homemakers moved into the work force. The war placed an unprecedented drain on the financial resources of Canada. By 1915, military spending alone equalled the entire government expenditure of 1913. In 1918, the federal government’s war outlay was more than $2.5 million a day. As a result, the government’s budget deficit rose from 10% of gross national product (GNP) in 1913 to around 15% during the war, when both the deficit and
Approximately 1.6 million people are in nursing homes in the United States, and another 1 million people reside in residential care facilities. In the year 2000, there were 472,813 cases of elder abuse or neglect in the 54 states in the U.S. This number is just a rough estimate of the abuse cases, as many cases of abuse or neglect go unreported. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Center on Elder Abuse at American Public Human Services Association, every time one case of abuse is reported, five cases of abuse go unreported. Older adults are among one of the fastest growing populations of the United States; in 1990 one in eight persons was older than the age of 65; by 2030, this ratio will decline to one in five (Wan, Sengupta, Velkoff, & Debarros, 2005).
From 1861 to 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers' lives were cut short, not to mention the 50,000 civilian lives that were also claimed. Soldiers lost during that time exceeded the combination of soldiers lost from the Revolutionary War, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Mexican War, and even the Spanish-American War. In comparison to today's population, six million people would die in four years or two percent of our population. The impact of death on the human capital grew in importance. It became familiar in fact, a part of daily life for Americans at that time.
More than half of the lives were lost from coronary heart disease, which claimed just around 500 out of every 100,000 men in the UK each year in the early 1960s. In 1961 the British heart foundation was founded, later on that year the first ever pacemaker was made and given to the British heart foundation. Two years after the charity is formed, the science committee has raised enough funds to award the first research grants and 34 research grants were funded, totalling £180,980 in total. In 1996 the first BHF nurse was employed, this improved the service of hospitals as it took responsibilities of other doctors when patients needed to be treated, nurses would take over tasks which doctors had to do. It flattens the structure of how the business operates.
He did his work in the name of the Nazi ideology, while also having his own goals in mind. Mengele, wanting to unlock the secrets of genealogy so that he could create the perfect race, cared for no one. Doctor Josef Mengele, a genius with the wrong goals in mind, conducted torturous experiments on hundreds of patients and sent a countless number of people to their death. Josef Mengele was born three years before World War I on March 16, 1911, in Germany (Cefrey 14). He was born to Karl and Walburga Mengele and the eldest brother of three.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics reports that 800,000 nurses and home health aids were injured between 1995 and 2004 in Australia. During this same period, there were approximately 154 fatalities. Of the approximately 800,000 injured nurses and health aids, 799,004 of those injuries required time off from work to recover (PSR Corporation 2011). Lower back injuries are the leading occupational health problem affecting nurses and healthcare workers. Hospitals and nursing homes are the top two workplaces for days away from work due to back injuries.
(Index words: Νursing; Male nurses; Gender stereotypes; Gender roles; Educational strategies) J Prof Nurs 27:59–63, 2011. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. O FTEN MEN DECIDE to become nurses for selfactualization or survival needs or because they were not accepted by a medical school (Zyberg & Berry, 2005). Some men decide to become nurses and start their studies with the goal of embarking on a nursing career; others start a general career and then decide to become nurses. The latter may indicate that their previous career failed (Heubner, 2007; Inoue, Chapman, & Wynaden, 2006).
Everyone else may have to wait quite a while before being seen. In fact, the average wait for emergency treatment nationwide is about two hours. Demand for ED visits is on the rise and EDs are becoming overcrowded largely due to reduced inpatient capacity and impaired patient flow. The Institute of Medicine reports that American ED visits grew more than twice as fast as population between 1993 and 2003, and that 60% of hospitals operated at or over capacity in 2001. Several factors likely contribute to the rise in ED use, such as the increase in elderly and chronically ill Americans, overworked or lack of primary care
The statistics of medication error consistently increases in health care sector. A 1999 IOM (Institute of Medicine) estimated that “Medication errors” accounted for 7,000 deaths per year (Phillips et al.2001). According to Malaysia, static show that 10 percent of medication errors occurs by the nurses’ carelessness and not seriously follow the rules in their practice, during drug administration stage (www.straight dope Nov 2007). We mite be think, 10 percent is not a high percentage in medication error but that was the root cause of medication error, were started by the nurses in health care sectors. All errors result in potentially negative outcomes for the client, including a near or actual death.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2011 Alzheimer’s Diseases Facts and Figures, “Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that can not be prevented, cured or even slowed. An estimated 5.4 million people are living with the disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds” (www.alz.org). The continuing rise of health care costs and the threat of public assistance being taken away are weekly, if not daily, stories present in the media. Elderly adults and their families are being faced with difficult decisions about how to determine the type of elder care needed, what types of care are available, and what type or types of elder care they can afford. In light of this, and the psychological and emotional benefits believed to be gained by allowing elderly persons to remain in their homes, many families are considering home care as a possible option for their loved ones.