Going to an emergency room instead of scheduling a doctor's appointment has become a trend in this country. Translated into dollars and cents that means 40.5 million people paid up to three times as much for routine care as they would have paid at a physician's office. They probably wasted a lot of time too because emergency rooms are not set up to care for routine illness, and they do not work on a first-come, first-served basis as many people mistakenly believe. To ensure that the sickest patients get immediate care, emergency rooms use a triage (French for "sorting") system of evaluation so that critical cases, such as people suffering from heart attacks or injuries from serious accidents or violent crimes, are treated first. Everyone else may have to wait quite a while before being seen.
Death is a very serious thing that you cannot prevent, but what you can certainly do, is slow down the process by keeping your body healthy. In the United States Of America, more than 37,000 people die from alcohol use alone; This is according to The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contrariwise the (CDC) does not even have a category for deaths caused by marihuana. It is more probable that you die by the use of alcohol, then from the use of marihuana. Not only can you die from alcohol use, but you can also end up hospitalized if you get intoxicated by it.
Why we should have Universal Health Care Did you know that 45,000 Americans die each year because they can’t pay for medical help. Universal health care is the remedy to the problem we face. A universal health care system extends care to anyone regardless of social status or bank account. Secondly it will reduce overall medical costs. Thirdly there would be a greater demand for doctors creating more jobs.
In Iran waiting lists have decreased significantly since the introduction of the scheme. Additionally, the compensation of organ donors will provide them with assurances over financial concerns otherwise antagonising. After an organ transplant the donor requires a month to recover from the procedure, the need to compensate the donor is apparent where a loss of job could conceivably occur. Finally, the money used to compensate the donor could be invested by the insurance companies. From avoiding the cost needed for dialysis each year, the insurers could fund some of that money into providing support for the donor.
In the UK alone there are some 9,000 people who need a transplant, in Germany 14,000, in the United States 97,000 and in China, 2,000,000 people all who are waiting for an organ. Some people on the transplant lists have been waiting for over a decade. For many, the challenge is to stay alive long enough for a matching organ to come available. The odds are better for those who are high on the waiting list, but even then, one never knows if and when they will receive an organ. The supply of available organs from deceased donors fails to meet the demand.
The overall look does not look promising for the state of health care in the United States. Currently there are over thousands unfilled nursing positions across the country, and by 2012 a number expected to reach is 1.1 million. Therefore, more new jobs are expected to be created for register nurses than for any other occupation. Many effects may occur in this situation, from students changing their major to adults already
Solutions for Nursing Personnel Shortages Executive Summary Senior Human Resource Management should adopt some changes in order to combat the current growing nursing/healthcare personnel shortage. Employees simply want to be heard and sympathized with. Nowadays the nursing shortage has caused many problems in the healthcare industry. First and foremost, the quality of care being provided to patients is declining due to the fact that there are not as many nurses to care for the patient appropriately. As a matter of fact, the workload being dumped on the employees is steadily increasing.
Since the late 1980’s the demand for nurses has been escalating as the numbers of nurses in the field have dropped (Buerhaus, 1987). A quick fix to the nursing shortage has been to bring nurses to the U.S. from abroad and in recent years nearly one-third of new nurses were not born in the United States (Herbst, 2007). But critics say this is only a short term fix to a long-term problem and the reasons for the nursing shortage must be addressed. When hospitals fill their nursing needs with foreigners who will work at lower wages they make their investors happy with their returns, but they also prevent the needed wage hike that would draw more Americans into the field and solve the shortage in the future (Herbst, 2007). Below par wages are not the only reason nursing positions are hard to fill, nurses have a job that requires physical as well as mental strength and their employers must provide good working conditions to retain nurses.
Persuasive techniques – (AFORREST) Pronouns: we, us, I, you, she, him, they, them…. Anecdote/alliteration Facts Opinions Repetition Rhetorical - Questions Example – Exaggeration, emotive language Statistics Triplets Facts: To stop smoking Smoking is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths in the US annual. A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. ‘Women and physically and emotionally weaker than men and therefore should not be allowed positions of power’ Women have to go through child birth, this is physically and emotionally tiring for the women yet they still get through it and sometime go on to have more than one kid. Only the women can understand the pain it causes and is not fair to say that they are physically or emotionally weaker than men.
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.