Studying Nursing Leadership

Although all nurses can be viewed as leaders regardless of their role, there are some differences between management and leadership. While the manager is involved in numerous daily tasks and details related to patient care planning and ensuring the staff completes all assignments, the leader is less task-oriented and more...

A Cancer Service Line Development at Trinity Community Hospital

Introduction Trinity Community hospital has come a long way to become one of the premier health facilities in the south west of the United States. The hospital currently provides services such as internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, urology, otolaryngology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecology, and neurology. The hospital is committed...

Nursing Profession: Delivery of Medical Services

Introduction In their daily practice, NPS communicate, establish relationships, and directly influence the life and well-being of their patients. Given the vast level of responsibility, a professional in nursing must strictly follow the code of conduct and the guidelines of the standard of care. The application of uninformed decisions and...

Strategic Management in Healthcare

The current healthcare industry is characterized by rapid, innovative advancements and changes based on the technology-based modern society. In the next several years, the approach to medical management is likely to change and shift to the increased implementation of technology in the patient-centered healthcare system. With this said, the future...

Dementia: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Description Dementia is a word that describes symptoms of impairment in memory, thinking abilities, and communication. The disorder is believed to be mainly caused by Alzheimer’s disease, which results from abnormal changes in the brain promoting a decline in cognitive abilities. Even though the probability of having the disorder progresses...

Supply Chain in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical, biomaterial and standard medical device supply chains together have a top priority of delivering medicine as a strategic medical product. In the present health-conscious society, the management of the supply chains has become more complex. There is a growing demand for quality health care products and services, which involve...

End of Life Issues

Introduction Discussion End-of-life issues are ethical issues that recur in nursing practice. These include health care practitioners revealing the truth, ensuring confidentiality, and withdrawing treatment. All patients have the right to complete and accurate information about their health. This means that physicians and nurses must tell patients the truth about...

Dorothea Orem’s Theory of Grand Nursing

Introduction Each hospital patient, as well as any other person, has their particular needs, starting from basic ones, such as nutrition, to socialization. This concept can be referred to as self-care, and it was the area of intense interest in numerous studies. In general, it implies that each person aims...

Prevalence of High Blood Pressure among African Americans

Introduction According to the centers for disease control and prevention, heart related complications (stroke and heart disease) are the leading cause of death in the U.S. The U.S government spends close to $500 billion annually on programs that address this challenge. Heart diseases are characterized by a growing disparity amongst...

The Relationship Between Health Care Cost and Quality

It is apparent that there has been growing debate on the relationship between the aspect of cost and quality in healthcare (Mitton et al., 2006). It is assumed that there exists a relationship between the quality and cost of health (Woolf, 1999). However, research has revealed that there is no...

The Theory of Human Caring

Introduction Nurses play a crucial role in the health care industry and their contribution to health-delivery systems throughout the world is substantial. Nurses must exercise professionalism in order for their contribution in the medical field to be optimal. This professionalism requires nurses to be well versed in clinical judgment and...

Health Disparities on Obesity and Overweight

Obesity commonly known as overweight is a characterized by excessive accumulation of fat that might hinder proper health (Campos, 2004).In humans a simple index of mass for height (BMI) is usually used to classify overweight and obesity. This involves dividing an individual’s total weight in kilograms by total height in...

Social Determinant of Health and Socio-Ecological Model

Introduction The Social-Ecological Models can be used as interventions for health disparities. SEM is divided into levels that include individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy levels (Patel, Hargreaves, Liu, Kenerson, Neal, Takizala & Blot, 2012). Individual-level interventions focus on enhancing an individual’s awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening...

Contemporary Issues & Acts in Healthcare Delivery

ACA’s Most Notable Provisions The twenty-five provisions of the Affordable Care Act offer an extensive but not full list of health service benefits for the public; however, two of them have major significance. First, the Affordable Care Act has become one of the most important advances for women’s health in...

Upstream Approaches to Canadian Population Health

Introduction Health care in Canada is represented by a number of health insurance programs and plans that are directed at covering all regions and citizens of the country. Canadian health care plans are monitored and administered by special territorial organizations, which have to respond to the state government. The state...

Skin-To-Skin Contact between Newborns and Their Mother

When a mother holds a baby after birth in skin-to-skin contact, it ignites strong intuitive reactions in both the mother and the child. The mother will experience an increase of maternal hormones and begin to engage, stroke, and smell her baby. The babies’ instincts will also make them start a...

American Health Care System: Financial Difficulties

Although America is one of the world’s most developed countries, its health care system has a significant number of deficiencies. It ranks almost in the last place among other high-income countries in many respects. According to Schneider et al. (2017), this is caused by a lack of universal health insurance...

The Experience of Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Change

When delivering care to patients, nurses must use the current best practice derived from evidence-based research. They need to ascertain the quality of evidence before applying it in clinical practice. This is typically done through the critiquing process – the systematic procedure of appraising a research piece’s limitations and strengths...

The African American Community and Current Health Status

Introduction Unfortunately, there are inequalities for different groups in modern society in access to services and participation in political, social and cultural life. Some of these groups did not take advantage of the potential of previously implemented social policies and programs, while others cannot be realized due to the historical...

Advanced Nurse Role Integration

Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are those nurses who obtained a master’s degree or advanced training. These healthcare professionals are often able to work in a clinical patient care setting with a high degree of independence and responsibility for the patient care within the healthcare system (NCSBN, n. d.). According to...

Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Model

The Advancing Role of the Psychiatric Nurse The scope of psychiatric nursing has undergone changes over the recent decades, shifting its focus to psychosocial interventions. Consequently, the roles, responsibilities, and training of nurses have advanced in response to this change. As Hem & Heggen (2003) claim, theoretical principles of psychiatric...

Nursing Practice Problem and PICOT Question

Introduction Stroke remains a leading cause of death across the US for many years, and such a tendency presents the need for intervention in terms of patient education, as it becomes evident that patients with a predisposition for stroke are not well aware of the risks associated with the disease...

The Concept of Patient-Centered Care

Introduction The modern healthcare sector is a complex system depending on multiple factors that should be considered to guarantee the appropriate care delivery to patients. Under these conditions, the correct understanding of the existing practices, theories, and models is vital for specialists. However, the constant development of the sphere preconditions...

How Mental Health and Illness Should Be Defined

Introduction Nowadays, due to advancements in medical science and the awareness of new problems that it creates, mental health and illness are receiving more attention than ever. Old inhumane methods such as forced confinement of those diagnosed with mental disorders are condemned and phased out, and new, rehabilitation-oriented approaches take...

Prevent Falls Capstone Change Project- Objectives

Education of nurses’ intervention is considered most appropriate to prevent falls in hospitals. Studies indicate that falls are associated with a lack of education among the nurses who take care of the patients (Alert, 2018). This paper examines the objectives for the proposed intervention to provide education of the nurses...

Schizophrenia as Mental Health Condition

The CDC classifies schizophrenia as a mental health condition that normally emerges in early childhood and late adolescence that impacts thinking, speech, and emotional behavior. The manifestation of the symptoms may be sudden or gradual, making it a lifelong condition with diverse symptoms. Henceforth schizophrenia affects people in different ways...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease as Global Health Issue

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a viral ailment that attacks the immune system of the human body. HIV can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) if left untreated. When a person is infected with the disease, they have it for life, as there is no effective medication currently. In 2019...

End-of-Life Care Overview

Elderly care, especially when it comes to end-of-life patient supervision, is frequently regarded as an inpatient medical endeavor guided by nurses and physicians. However, the reality of today’s health care provides patients with a variety of options concerning their stay during end-of-life care, including hospices, inward palliative care, and nurses’...

Anxiety Disorders: Types, Risk Factors, Diagnosis

What are Anxiety Disorders? Anxiety is one’s body’s natural reaction to stress. Anxiety disorders are more complicated and involve excessive fear and nervousness. It is a type of neurotic condition in which a person experiences continuous anxiety about life circumstances, their appearance, and relationships with those around them. Staying in...

Professional Accountability in Nursing

Nursing is held to high standards compared to other professions because of the interpersonal relationship between nurses and patients. It is also the most trusted profession in demonstrating the significance of accountability. Therefore, regarding the nursing career, the caregivers are responsible for their nursing actions, judgments, and omissions (Griffith &...

Cancer and Care Approach in Nursing Process

Introduction The nursing procedure is practical in consumer-based treatment through analysis, diagnosis, scheduling, execution, and assessment. It is a tool that places knowledge into practice. Medical practitioners use the systematic problem-resolving technique to determine a person’s care needs and offer a modified cure (Toney-Butler & Thayer, 2019). The nursing practice...

Protected Health Information: Best Practices

Laws Protecting Sensitive Electronic Health Information Protecting patient information is concerned with privacy, confidentiality, and security. Privacy refers to the individual’s right to decide how his/her personal data can be used and shared. Confidentiality means healthcare professionals’ obligation not to disclose any patient information they possess. Security means restraining strangers...

Grief and Loss by J. S. Freeman

Introduction Grief can be termed as the intense natural emotion that completes our humanity and is very fundamental and a universal experience. People experience grief after the deprivation of loved ones or a sense of loss is very deep within them. Grief is interrelated to loss; the loss of a...

Importance of Middle-Range Theories in Nursing

First of all, it is necessary to mention that your discussion post is dedicated to middle-range theories in nursing and their practical application may be regarded as highly thoughtful and informative. In general, the middle-range theory is nursing knowledge’s dimension designed for guiding health care research and practice. Its level...

The Effects of School Feeding Program on Preschool Children

Introduction School feeding programs have increased in popularity across different parts of the world, with the World Food Program (WFP) estimating the number of children under the feeding program. The program is essential as it aims to alleviate hunger and promote health and nutrition. The feeding program can enhance schooling...

COVID-19 Teaching Project in the Elderly Population

Nature of Project Nowadays, health promotion can be defined as an integral part of life for all individuals regardless of their age, gender, or social group. At the same time, older adults require a permanent health education, as this age group is especially vulnerable to severe diseases. Health providers have...

MSN Program Artifacts Overview

Introduction Globally, health has become a common study and research field, which prioritizes improving people’s well-being and attaining worldwide equity in the area. A population’s fitness impacts the nation’s economic, political, and cultural aspects. Preventive and curative measures have been provided to enhance an individual’s life quality and health status....

Affordable Care Act Abolition: Policy Solutions

Introduction Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the public policy that regulates the health care providence in the United States for the last decade. It became crucial for insurance coverage and gave the option to receive basic medical treatment for many citizens who could not afford it before (Corman & Levin,...

Group Therapy With Borderline Personality Disorder

Introduction Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe mental health condition imposing adverse outcomes both for patients and their families. Health care specialists and researchers have dedicated much time and effort to finding an effective treatment for this disorder. So far, dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) has been reported to have...

Mindfulness Meditation Program for Nurses

Introduction The primary focus of this DNP project is the implementation of a mindfulness meditation program for nurses. The underlying reason that encouraged the project’s idea is that a nursing occupation is mentally and physically difficult, defined by several critical responsibilities and duties. On the one hand, nurse practitioners have...

Cultural Sensitivity Program for Health Care Provides

Introduction The United States is arguably the most culturally diverse nation on the planet; this situation is, additionally, becoming more pronounced as more people are seeking to immigrate to countries with bigger economies, such as the American one. The healthcare system, which was designed in areas where the population was...

Katherine Kolcaba: The Comfort Theory

Wilby, M.L., (2005). “Cancer Patients’ Descriptions of Comforting and Discomforting Nursing actions”. International Journal for Human Caring, Vol. 9, No. 4. Practice Theory Explanation The comfort theory described by Katherine Kolcaba is the middle range theory that has been adopted here. We learn that the cancer patients who are in hospital require...

Renfrey Memorial Hospital Board Project Proposal

Executive Summary Job discontentment is accepted to be very high in the nursing profession. Apart from countless other issues, nurses express their unhappiness which relates to some major concerns, that involves staffing, deference and appreciation, and earnings, and this disappointment is to a large extent is taking a toll on...

U.S. Healthcare System

The healthcare system of the United States is believed to be a “paradox of excess and deprivation” because of the huge amounts of expenditure by the American government, apparently much more than many other developed nations and countries including Japan, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and the high numbers of...

Impact of Uninsured Population

Outline This paper analyses the impact of the uninsured or underinsured population in America. By evaluating the situation existing in an organization named Walmart, the paper attempts to present the historical effects of the condition of this organization, its community position, and the difficulties faced by the organization. Discussion This...

Nursing: Palliative Care Issue

Introduction There has been an increased appreciation of palliative care in the recent years. It is viewed by many as the act of keeping Patients Company or at times the act of controlling the patient’s symptoms. Such descriptions are an injustice to a palliative caregiver professional. Organizations such as the...

The Right Knowledge About Health and Wellness

Introduction Health and wellness is important to us since it enables us to function properly. It is important to have the right knowledge on how to remain healthy because some of us unknowingly engage in habits that put our health at risk (Corbin et al, 2009, p. 27). This paper...

Working Towards Healthy Children

Healthy children are happier, peaceful and do much better in school (Eberts and Gisler 108). They are also willing to play and exercise their hobbies while participating in available recreational activities. They also effectively interact and enjoy being with their friends and families. In this case, children’s mental, physical and...

Public Health Surveillance

Public Health Surveillance is an ongoing methodology used for collecting, analyzing and interpreting health related data that are essential for the process of planning, implementation and evaluation health practices (Herman 2007). Public Health Surveillance mainly serves as a warning system for the public regarding need for health emergencies. It also...

Optimal Health Levels and Wellness

Introduction An optimal health status ensuring fulfilled physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life is a desire for every single human being. This reports aims at investigating the various dimensions of health and wellness and the relevant measure essential in ensuring optimal health levels. The lack of wellness instigates...

Evaluation of the Educational Program

After implementation of the educational program that aims at reducing the prevalence of nosocomial infections in the ICU, evaluation is necessary to assess its effectiveness. Successfulness of the programs is dependent on the ability of the stakeholders to evaluate “performance measures and outcomes that are defined, valid, and reliable” (Chelluri,...

Dissemination of the Evaluation Findings

Dissemination of the evaluation findings of the educational program is essential so that other researchers in the nursing field can apply the findings or modify the application of the educational program as an intervention of reducing incidences of nosocomial infections in a critical environment. Song et al. (2010) state that...

Effectiveness of Using Management Information System in Hospitals

Introduction Implementation of Hospital Information System (HIS) is considered an organizational process achieved towards information technology within healthcare. There are different user groups within healthcare community which include; physicians, nurses, administrators, managers, researchers amongst others. All these provide required expertise and skills utilized in the effective management of health care...

Chronic Disease: Diabetes Analysis

Pathophysiology is the study of the observable body conditions resulting from a disease. It involves the observation of the physiological mechanisms or processes happening within an organism. In fact, it is the union of pathology and physiology. This paper discusses the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus 2 and its effects on...

Main Causes of Anemia. Case Study

Introduction According to Antony (2011), it is surprising that there is a large population of anemic people in developed nations like the United States and Europe, especially due to poor diet. According to Goldman and Schafer (2011), factors that lead to a decrease in the number of red blood cells...

Cultural Assessment Models Analysis

Abstract In every nursing process, assessment is considered as very vital. It is useful in inter- ethnic linkages created between healthcare professionals and patients. While attending to patients in health care institutions, there is a need to comprehend cultural differences and similarities among human groups. The Purnell model is very...

Electronic Medical Records Implementation Plan

Electronic medical records were identified in the previous section as the most viable solution to help reduce the problem of poor communication among healthcare professional. This section provides a detailed EMR implementation plan to guide the project team during the implementation and commissioning process. Methods to be used to Implement...

Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

Jean Watson wrote her first book on human caring in 1985. Since then, she has gone ahead to publish many articles concerning nursing care. In Watson’s works, she articulates the idea that nurses should be caring in their interactions with patients. Watson views human beings as unitary, subjective, and unique;...

Management and Leadership Aspects at Community Controlled Health Service

Introduction Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service has experienced growth in terms of regional coverage of the Maningrida region of North Australia (Longbottom & Shannon 2004). Strength for the Community Controlled Health Service is that its services have high demand (Allan, Ball, & Alston 2007). The major sources of funding for...

Combining Nurse Leader With Advocacy

The current changing dimensions in the world of health care have provided new challenges for medical practitioners, particularly nurses (Cherry, and Jacob, 2011). For nurses to be well-positioned in health care, they need to be well acquainted with the necessary management skills (Blizzard, Khoury, and McMurray, 2010). This will make...

Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries

This study looks into issues of childhood pedestrian injuries, in Oakland and its neighborhoods. It seeks to unveil the causes of childhood pedestrian injuries and provide a remedy to the problem. It begins from the premise that massive traffic in Oakland state and the high population within its neighborhoods account...

Helping African American Children Self-Manage Asthma

Introduction The method used in collecting information in the study entailed the use of datasheets. The information was gathered in a statistically appropriate manner by employing techniques such as the asthma inventory for children (AIC) and asthma belief study (ABS). These inventories provided enough data to be analyzed in the...

Nursing Problem: Nutrition Research

Introduction In nursing, balancing the food intake has been an imperative measure. Nutrition relates directly to a healthy life as well as human growth and development. Balancing nutritional intake must therefore be adhered to in each meal being consumed. Besides, the nutritional habits and components of all meals significantly contribute...

Infection Control — A Problem for Patient Safety

Introduction According to Ayieko (2011), infections are triggered by infectious microorganisms such as bacteria, virus, and fungi among others. Evidently, they distract the well being of the host organisms. Normally, the affected organism is regarded as colonized by these foreign cells. However, this kind of colonization is considered as an...

Racial Disparities in Access to Health Insurance

Qualitative research method has been proposed for the research study because it allows the researcher to get the opinions, attitudes, and beliefs of the subjects under study (Williams, 2007; Russell, 2005; Prat, 2006; Runciman, 2002). In addition, the research study shall be conducted in a social context which makes qualitative...

About Managed Care Program in the United States

Managed care is also known as managed healthcare entails the provision of quality healthcare services to the community at a reduced cost. Managed care is a program in the Health System of the United States of America. Its main objective is reducing unnecessary costs incurred by US citizens on healthcare....

Professionalism in Nursing: Core Values

Introduction A profession is defined as an occupation that an individual chooses voluntarily, which requires adequate training and formal qualification for success to be attained. Therefore, professionals are supposed to act and behave with respect to the requirements of the nursing profession without compromise. Nursing is a field in which...

Approach to Cancer Care

Introduction According to Lotz, Moses & Pories (pp. 5-33), cancer is a condition that is characterized by atypical growth of cells that tend to increase in an uncontrolled way, and in some cases, metastasize (spread to other parts of the body). There are over one hundred strains of cancer that...

Financial Statements of Addus Health Care Services

Introduction Financial statements of a company are accessed by various users such as potential investors, customers, suppliers, government, and debt providers for various reasons. Financial statements as they are provide users with a narrow insight into the financial strengths and weaknesses of a company. This calls for the need to...

Health Information Systems: Patient Care Applications

Advances in computer technology are having a significant effect on all areas of service provision. The healthcare industry is one of the beneficiaries of information technology. The combined advances in computing power and the increasing dynamism of software design underlie the recent availability of information systems that are making it...

The Situation of Drug Use Among Prisoners

Annotated bibliography Small, W., Kain, S., Laliberte, N., Schechter, M., Shaughnesy, M., Spittal, P. (2005). Incarceration, Addiction and Harm Reduction: Inmates Experience Injecting Drugs in Prison. Substance Use & Misuse, 40(1), 831–843. The article reveals how HIV/AIDS is becoming a threat and a major problem in many prisons in Canada. An...

Nursing Shortage and Nurse Turnover

Nursing shortage is a broad and dangerous lack of enough trained nurses in the healthcare setting (Mitchell, 2003). Nurses are needed to provide quality care to patients and the society at large. Because nurses have been trained to save life and take care of patients so that they help them...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Introducing the Research Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the cause of morbidity and mortality in many places. The harmful effects of COPD are psychological and functional problems, which include poor home management and isolation (Robinson et al., 2008). COPD can either manifest as a stable or acute condition. In...

Electronic Health Records for Patient Care

Benefits of EHR for Patients According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (2003), electronic health records (EHR) benefit patients, by letting health care providers access and use the electronic tools to deliver appropriate medical care. These electronic instruments of health care delivery include patient history, drug information, screening guidelines...

Single Payer and Socialized Healthcare Systems

The debate discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the socialized healthcare system and single payer system has been in place for over a decade. The national health care system debate goes on to evaluate all the pros and cons of both types of funding and delivery and choose the most...

Children Obesity in Australia

Introduction Obesity in children is an abnormal medical condition in which excess fats accumulate in children’s bodies causing them to have more weight than expected. This health condition has been experienced since time immemorial (Beseler, 2008). Its occurrence can be traced back to prehistoric ancestors. Artefacts dating back to the...

Sicko Movie Review: Assessment of Private Health Insurance

Sicko is a movie that focuses on 250 million Americans who have medical insurance but they do not accrue any benefit from it. However, they experience bankruptcy trying to cover their own medical bills. The American medical sector is owned by the private sector. It has been suggested that a...

The Coronary Heart Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

Introduction The human heart provides continuous pumping action throughout human life. The coronary artery supplies oxygen, nutrients, and other requirements in the blood to the heart tissue (Margolis & Gerstenblith, 2002). Due to different factors of varying significance, the flow of blood in the coronary artery may become obstructed. This...

Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care

According to Stanton and Rutherford (2004), healthcare institutions with low nurse staffing levels are characteristic of poor patient outcomes. These poor outcomes include the incidences of shock, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and cardiac arrest. These were the findings from a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Medical Ethics in the United States

Introduction In the past two centuries, enormous advances in medicine and science have been achieved. The law has not been able to keep up with scientific breakthroughs and increased instances of novel medical technologies (Beauchamp & Childress, 2001). The subsequent debates bordering on religious and moral issues have given rise...

The American Cancer Society: Strategic HR Management

Introduction The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a charitable organization dedicated to eradicating cancer in society. It provides grants for cancer research, runs educational programs, and organizes programs for cancer patients. The goal of the organization is to save lives through early detection, distribution of information and emphasizing on the...

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Introduction Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) refers to a type of psychotherapeutic approach used to help patients understand their opinions and ways of thinking. CBT treatment employs the use of behavioural and cognitive ideologies. This approach is used in the treatment of numerous psychological disorders; namely, anger, nervousness, and substance abuse...

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among Indigenous Australians

Introduction The disease burden is greatest among indigenous Australians compared with other groups in the population. Although genetic makeup is reported to contribute towards the disease aetiology, there are also other factors unique to this group that are attributed to high prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes among the Aboriginal Australians....

Vaccination in Health Care Workers

Introduction The introduction and use of modern technology contribute to the presence of better health care programs in the world. In addition, medical scientists and staff have found it easy to deal with health complications in patients’ courtesy of advancements in technology. This essay points at both sides of the...

Hemodialysis in the Elderly African American Population

ESRD incident rates caused by hypertension and diabetes vary across different races and ages in terms of numbers of patients and rates of growth. The rate of diabetes ESRD among Caucasian patients below the age of 40 reached its optimum in the early 1990s. However, the incidence of the disease...

Problems and Issues With Health Care in the US

Introduction The United States has one of the most modern technologies in health care services probably in the entire world. However, the United States is also criticized for having a large portion of the population who are not covered with any basic health medical cover. It is argued that most...

American Nursing Idol Contest

Introduction This paper focuses on the American Nursing Idol Theory Contest initiated by the finalists at the University of West Georgia in August 2012. The contest involved judges who examined three nursing theories and used: clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance, and fairness to rate the performance of...

Medical Marijuana – Therapeutic Use of Marijuana

Due to the worldwide use of marijuana for spiritual and therapeutic purposes, the disputes over medical marijuana seem to be misconceived and peculiar. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, marijuana, also known as cannabis, played an important role in medicine and treatment. However, the federal government is still doubtful about...

Making Decisions in Public Health

Introduction The medical care in Australia has undergone frequent changes with disruptions during its gradual transition from distinct interest groups. The deciding factor for all of these interventions is mainly attributable to the concept of sovereignty. The core elements underlying this concept are the insistence for authority, autonomy and boundary...

Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care Plans

In 1965, the American government created Medicare and Medicaid health programs, which were meant to pay for the cost incurred in health care provision. These programs are sponsored by the government and funded through taxes. Medicare is a social health insurance funded by the government, and it covers medical expenses...

Prevention as the Future of Managed Health Care

Abstract Most states world over realizes the importance of keeping the society healthy in preparation for future emergencies. Managed health care programs require timely efforts in ensuring stability and sustainability in public health. Prevention techniques form an essential part in warranting the achievement of manageable health care programs globally. This...

Smoking: History, Causes, and Effects

History of Cigarette Smoking According to Random History (2009), people came into contact with Tobacco about eighteen thousand years ago. This time coincides with the period when migrant Asiatic people spread across the Americas (Random History 2009). In addition, tobacco is native to the Americas. This means that it first...

The Use of Information Technology in Healthcare

Abstract A healthcare system describes the way the society structures human labor, institutions and resources, in the provision of quality healthcare services. More recently, the use of Information Technology in Healthcare (ITH) has enabled faster and more effective diagnosis of patients’ conditions. This has led to improved quality of service...

Safeguarding Patient’s Personal Health Information

The HIPPA privacy regulations were formulated to safeguard patients’ personal health information in the possession of entities covered by the act and provide patients with an assortment of rights about their medical information. Simultaneously, the privacy regulations have been balanced so that it accommodates the disclosure of critical, personal health...

A Managed Care Plan: Pros and Cons

Introduction A managed care plan refers to various ways that are designed to help minimize the expenses of offering enhanced quality of care as well as health benefits to the institution. The methods are undertaken in this context range from a rise in the cost of beneficiary allotment, instituting enhanced...

End-of-Life Care for Terminally Ill Patients

Introduction End-of-life care involves the care of patients with terminal illnesses like cancer and organ failures in the late stage where the condition is incurable. Medical-surgical nurses have the responsibility of providing end of life for patients with terminal illnesses. To carry out their duties effectively, they will need to...

Ideal Healthcare Delivery System and Reform Elements

Introduction Major reform is necessary if the current healthcare delivery is going to meet the needs of the population while controlling costs. This discussion looks into the processes of identifying elements of reforming the current health care delivery system. It discusses the objectives of the healthcare delivery system, the population...

How Social Class Impacts Health Disparities

Social class is the main determinant of health disparities and prolonged existence. Individuals with higher social class, regularly measured their earnings or occupation, are more likely to have longevity, fewer rates of chronic disease and are not less likely to suffer accidental injury (Kawachi, Daniels, & Robinson, 2005). How does...

Childhood Obesity: Classification, Implications, Causes

Introduction Obesity in children is dangerous. It does not only affect the children since both parents and society are also affected. It is assumed that just a little weight more than the normal weight in children is harmless. This is a misconception that may lead to increased cases of obesity...