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  • Health Literacy In Health Care

    Health literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to use cognitive, social and navigational skills to obtain, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate and beneficial health decisions (Lambert & Keogh, 2014; WHO, 2015). The concept of health literacy is a major determinant of a population’s health, meaning it is an important concept to grasp from an early age. Therefore, strategies on how to improve health literacy of the population will be discussed, as well as the importance of health professionals and health literacy in general and the relationship that health literacy plays in primary health care. Health literacy is a vital skill for achieving positive health outcomes and reducing health inequalities.…

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  • The Importance Of Health Care

    The number of health care resources in the U.S. is ranked 28 out of 34 with 2.5 physicians per 1000 population, which is less than the average of 3.2 for other OECD countries (OECD, 2015c). This is due in part to the high cost of medical training and education (Zhu & Metzler, 2012). The U.S. has a higher number of specialist physicians. Therefore, the fees are two to three times higher than other countries. The U.S. compared to other countries had fewer hospital beds, shorter lengths of stay…

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  • Disability In Health Care

    According to chapter 8, Healthcare, “the health care issue exploded in 1999 when the U.S. Supreme Court in the Olmstead, required states to offer services outside of a medical facility setting (Pg. 201).” Based on Disabled World, “about 1 – 5 people in America have a disability. Over a billion people, about 15% of the world’s population have some form of a disability”. I agree with the statistic, because more, and more people are finding themselves suffering with some form of health issues,…

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  • The Importance Of Health Care

    Cough, cough hack, hack I need a health reform stat! Sooner or later the inevitable happens; we have succumbed to a virus, bacteria, or injury and we need a visit to the doctor to help us regain our health. Whether you have the common cold or suffer from a life threatening illness, whether you are in the city or in the middle of nowhere people seek out the help of doctors expecting to be faced with comfort, hospitality, and aid. Thankfully in the U.S these expectations are always met and…

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  • The Importance Of Self-Care In Health And Self Care

    In the Health Risk Assessment one of the areas I receive a lower score in was self care. Risks I have identified that are associated with self care are an increase in stress and not having a balance between work and play which can lead to burnout in a career. Something I struggle with is managing my stress in a healthy way. I currently do only one thing to manage my stress and that is working out. Although working out helps me destress working out takes time, time I do not have in every…

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  • The Importance Of Health Care

    to medical care facilities in general, and modern health care can make the facility a frightening, bewildering place. With the recent passage into law of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), there has also been a movement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care system, a consequence of which has been less one on one interaction between patient and care provider. This movement has created the need for a set of “rules” that allow these complicated systems…

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  • Importance Of Holistic Care In Health Care

    Building upon these principles, along with measures incorporating the mind, body, and spirit when caring for patients is what holistic nursing is all about (Cherry & Jacob, 2008). This understanding, along with the fact that nurses consistently spend more time with patients than any other healthcare discipline, places nurses in a unique position of being perfect patient rights advocate concerning holistic care. Holistic Medicine and Patient’s Rights Complementary and alternative medicine…

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  • Stigma In Health Care

    and presence in their community and is well respected as a leader for health care of the community in which they reside. We look to boost their presence as a national leader not only in regard to the Arab American community and metropolitan Detroit, but also as a leader in the provision of patient-centered culturally sensitive healthcare in which communities are healthier and feel empowered to access healthcare, with a special emphasis on cardiovascular health and the effects it in combination…

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  • Stigmas In Health Care

    Stigmatization of major illnesses and diseases in today’s society provides barriers for individuals and their overall health and health literacy. Stigmatization leads to many complications with people living with certain disabilities in the workforce and provides limitations with social life. In regards to health care, it is important to study stigmas in order to diminish certain ones that exist in our society. Overcoming stigmas in the health field can help to increase preventative measures and…

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  • Health And Health Literacy: The Ethics Of Health Care

    When it comes to health care the most important part is treating the patient and health care providers should be wanting to give their patients the best care possible. Patients have the right to govern their own body, autonomy, to choice which course of action they will take for their health (Paola, F.,, 2010). Legally and ethically it is important to make sure the patient understands not only what they are being treated for but also how they are being treated ("The Ethics of Health Care…

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