We have medical professional teach about the spread of HIV/AIDS and how to keep safe if they are still using needles. My belief is trying to eliminate homelessness is the first step to help stop the spread of the disease within the homeless population. Educating the homeless on the disease itself is the second. I’ve seen first-hand that some just simply don’t care, but I think it’s worth trying. Getting the general population to care is hard and getting funding in this population is even
The fight against segregation of HIV prisoners continues to be a problem in the State of Alabama and South Carolina. Mandatory testing and segregation is not always the best answer in the prevention and transmission of HIV in prison. Low to medium security HIV inmates maybe at greater risk of being harmed do to the fact that they are housed with maximum security inmates. Every, corrections facility must improve on managing the medical care treatment for HIV prisoners while at the same time ensuring that no inmate is discriminated against and are treated humanely. It is crucial that HIV positive inmates be permitted to participate in all job, work and rehabilitative programs that will address their specific problems and prepare them for return to the
In dealing with the ethical issue of homosexuality, it is important for the therapist to examine their own values regarding homosexual or bisexual desire and behavior. Andrew Beckett was in a profession that was not openly accepting to his sexual orientation. As his therapist, it is this learner’s responsibility to educate herself about his lifestyle, and about his disease. This learner would have the advantage of personal experience to draw upon, because she was a caretaker to her uncle as he eventually succumbed to the AIDS disease. Through this experience, she witnessed firsthand how this disease cripples one physically and mentally.
However the newspaper published an article ‘Scandal of Docs with AIDS’ implying that the Department of Health and Social Security were trying to hide the fact that these doctors were continuing practice. The ethical dilemma of who had the greater rights the doctors not to have their patient confidentiality breached or their patients right to know that they were infected with the virus will be discussed. The AIDS/HIV Discrimination Act, The Data Protection Act and The Cauldicott Principles will be discussed as they have a huge impact on patient confidentiality. Relevant court cases, journals and media articles will be studied and Griepp’s model of ethical decision making will be applied. Patient autonomy has changed patient attitudes towards doctors over the last 30 years.
However, the infectious diseases had been replaced in the 1950s by ‘diseases of affluence’ which were illnesses such as heart disease and cancers, which were the main cause of death. These diseases affected usually the middle-aged, older generation, rather than the young. It's possible that the population began to develop some natural resistance to these infections, and a result of natural selection, some diseases became less powerful. Improved Nutrition has accounted for up to half of the decline in death rates, argued by Thomas Mckeown in 1972. This was particularly important in reducing the number of people dying from tuberculosis (TB).
While fulfilling these obligations may be experienced as painful, the goal is not revenge, but restoration of healthy relationships between individuals and within communities that have been most affected by the crime. Healing is crucial not just for victims, but also for offenders. Both the rehabilitation of offenders and their
Cancer, however, would be reduced by implementing the preventive measures of the health care people suffering from the disease could also afford to treat it without going broke. Despite much political bickering, the health care gives a much positive outlook for cancer and opening the door for more people who were otherwise condemned to die from cancer to access insurance coverage. Cancer is inarguably one of the most distressing diseases that could impact people. Including all the health problems, cancer affect a lot of people in the world, it takes a toll on peoples lives physically, emotionally and financially. The patient protection and affordable care act also known as the health benefits is a health bill signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2013.
The first is squamous cell, which accounts for an outstanding 80-90% of all cervical cancer cases. Then there are adenocarcinomas, which accounts for a 10-20% of the cervical cancer cases (Shinn, 2004, p38). Cervical cancer is highly treatable if caught at an early stage. “But once cancer spreads to the lymphatic system or parametrial tissues adjacent to the cervix, treating it successfully becomes more difficult” (Shinn, 2004, p. 38). Sexual exposure to the sexually transmitted infection HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is one of the most common causes of cervical cancer.
Harm reduction is a philosophy that was first developed by people organizing against the HIV/AIDS crisis and other issues among injection drug users. The philosophy has been further used for different types of harmful behaviors that individuals subject themselves to or are subjected to. Harm reduction calls for non-judgmental, non- coercive provision of services and resources to the individuals who are utilizing the services. It also provides survival techniques to assist the victim and victim’s children if they decide to reunite with the abuser or have a encounter with the abuser. Safety plans are also a strategy that is used.
Nonetheless, the health care facilities may see an increase in funding because they are not spending has much income in advertisement to educate individuals about HIV/AIDS. Meanwhile they are still contributing to the HIV/AIDS awareness. However, they can increase in technology to help promote and serve patients in their facilities. The purpose for this law is to fully educate individuals about the history of the HIV/AIDS virus where it comes from, how to prevent becoming infected, and ways that the virus is spread throughout the minority community. Also to inform individual what he/she can do to obtain the proper care from health care facilities and how he/she is better equipped to handle a deadly virus.