In addition to physical or regional attributes, eugenicists would accompany their definitions of race through anthropometry, which is the measurement of body parts. Eugenicists however eventually began to lose credibility within the scientific world when
The expansion of 340B discounts, where oncology drug makers provided outpatient drugs at deep discounts to facilities that met their criteria, also faced lots of criticism since the facilities where to pass on the discounts to the patients but did not (Wang, Tao & Hamilton, n.d.). All facilities are recruiting additional physicians. With the shortage of oncologists and other specialists many cancer facilities are using non-physicians such as nurse practitioners or physicians assistants to treat patients. The patients rated their care with non-physicians at 92.5% satisfaction rate (Acheson, M.D., A., n.d.). b. Orthopedic
Studies show that UVB rays are responsible for this effect. The first step in UV skin carcinogenesis (creation of cancer) involves DNA damage. Occasional mistakes of DNA repairs lead to the integration of incorrect bases into the genetic material. The DNA that is left unrepaired may disrupt cellular processes by disrupting the DNA and RNA synthesizing machineries with incorrect genetic sequenses. These mistakes result in mutation leading to loss or inappropriate expression of affected genes.
Define “Health disparity” The study of differences in the quality health care across different populations. Health Disparities can be defined as unequal when some people of certain groups do not benefit from the same health status as other groups. Just like cancer, such differences occur when one group of people has a higher risk rate than another, or when one group has a lower chance to live rate than another. Health disparities can usually be identified along racial and ethnic lines, indicating that black people, Latino’s, Asians, and Native Americans have different disease and survival rates from other populations. Such disparities however can also extend beyond race to include areas such as access to healthcare, socio economic status, gender, and biological or behavioral factors.
Rhetorical Analysis of Sicko In Sicko, Michael Moore presents a relatable documentary of the disintegrated U.S. healthcare system which deprives a lot of Americans the health treatment that they need. As the film progresses, he fulfils his argument that Americans need to fight for Universal healthcare by unfolding the flaws of the American healthcare industries and contrasting it with the socialized healthcare in other countries such as France, Canada, Cuba, and Great Britain. Moore further supports his argument by showing real life horror stories and testimonies of insured working class Americans and the healthcare workers. He also uses rhetorical appeals to persuade the audience such as showing them (the insured or uninsured people) the agony and even death that the ordinary people had to endure all because of the American healthcare system that is inhumanely declining health treatment for making profit. This gives the audience an emotional response mainly anger, hatred towards the American healthcare companies, sympathy towards the afflicted and fear of being one of the victims of American healthcare system.
Although the Socratic seminar and the novel left many questions unanswered for me, it made me understand more why things are they way they are in the healthcare and scientific research industries. It made me look more closely at the specific details health care professional do in their line of work. In society, money is the key to getting things to happen. It is inferred by the book that informed consent and bioethics are not as important as the appropriation of funds for research. I can tell that this idea is a huge controversy among different individuals.
The Future Direction of Healthcare Keshia M Sessoms HCA421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation Instructor Joanne Puia March 11, 2013 It seems like health care in the Unites States is always changing. Although change is a part of life it is imminent. The U.S Healthcare system has been a subject of debate for centuries. It has been said that the United States has the best health care system in the world. We have made advancements with our technology, our pharmaceutical agents, as well as in treatment of illnesses.
Running head: CONTINUUM OF CARE Continuum of Care Continuum of Care The healthcare system in America is well developed and available to all people who entitle to medical care. However, the system can be very difficult and annoying at times, but it has developed into the world largest healthcare organization of today. Previously many hospital facilities accepted patients who were terminal ill and cared for until death. The majority of medical doctors often practiced in hospitals and those who were privileged are able to receive care. Today the healthcare system has extremely changed and people are receiving more care for their sickness.
A report on inequality in the provision of care by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that “racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare exist and, because they are associated with worse outcomes in many cases, are unacceptable” (Pasick 67). In the report, IOM proceeded by defining these disparities in medical and healthcare as being “racial or ethnic differences in the quality of health care that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences, and appropriateness of intervention” (Trivedi, and Ayanian 557). This publication by the IOM has renewed interest from different stakeholders in enhancing the understanding of the healthcare disparities with respect to the minority and marginalized groups. In
A numerous amount of injustices have resulted from racial discrimination, specifically in the medical field and with African-American patients. In many cases, racial inequality has played a role in the way African-American patients have been treated by doctors. Thus, I believe that a person’s racial background does indeed affect the way they are medically treated because people in the medical field are still accustomed to accepting certain ideals about race which may even result in illegal experimentation and unfair treatment of people.