Dignity Health: Strategic Planning-Organizational Performance Relationship

The United States has various healthcare organizations that span several states. Some healthcare organizations include Dignity Health, Banner Health, Vanguard, and United Healthcare, among others. Evaluating the readiness of the healthcare organization is crucial in meeting the health requirements of the citizens in the next ten years. Dignity Health is...

Quality Improvement Initiative on Catheter Use

Introduction Urinary tract infections are a disease that is widespread among hospital patients. The reason for the spread is incorrect nursing practices. The United States is one of the world leaders in innovation and quality control of the medical services provided. This image is maintained through constant monitoring of the...

Panic Anxiety Disorder and Its Complications

Introduction Panic anxiety disorder is a mental disease that is portrayed by unprecedented episodes of intense fear. The condition interferes with the well-being of patients by triggering severe physical reactions where actual danger is absent. Victims of panic anxiety disorder persevere through persistent and excessive worry about life. Aggravated fear...

Nursing Preceptorship in a Hospital: Teamwork, Safety, and Patient-Centered Care

Teamwork and Collaboration Effective collaboration among nurses is among the crucial attributes necessary for patients’ wellbeing. As the patient was admitted to the hospital with COPD, my mind went to all the lessons I had learned about the condition and oxygen therapy. Working as a team is essential in the...

The U.S. and Japan Healthcare System Comparison

Introduction The main difference between the U.S. and Japanese healthcare systems is the approach to the nation’s health. The focus of the Japanese health care system on preventive measures has allowed the state to create a healthy nation with a high life expectancy. In the United States, the focus is...

Primary Benefits of Using IT Systems in Hospitals

In the article “Does IT Improve Revenue Management in Hospitals?”, authors Qi and Han investigated the impact of IT systems on revenue management in hospitals. They argue that in the literature, writers who have addressed this issue have concluded that the effective use of IT can help improve organizations’ operational...

Ethical and Policy Issues Affecting Coordination of Care

Introduction Different governmental policies and nursing codes of ethics affect the coordination of care through the regulation of various sectors of care. They can have both positive as well as negative impacts on care coordination. For instance, the previous research discusses how the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...

Healthcare Institutions: Financial Analysis

Analysis of the financial data is important because it helps provide the judgment of the business performance. Financial analysis highly depends on accurate data that has been collected from the health care organization. In most cases, this information is complex, making it hard for it to be useful. For this...

Stress and Its Physiological and Psychological Sources

Introduction Human health is a complex system consisting of several psychological and physiological factors. Their interaction is the primary cause of stress, leading to various problems in the nervous system and the brain (Straub, 2016). The main question of health psychology research, in this case, should be the physiological sources...

Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines

Global health pandemics tend to have serious detriments to the overall wellbeing of human beings. The most recent pandemic, coronavirus (COVID-19), has spread across the entire planet, causing massive deaths and hospitalization. The unique nature of the virus and the unpreparedness of countries to handle it meant that the initial...

Electronic Medical Records and Their Main Benefits

Introduction The primary aim of the state policy in the field of healthcare and any medical organization is to provide high-quality and significant medical care to the population. However, this goal cannot be achieved without taking into account the interests of customers, which must always be at the forefront. If...

COVID-19 and Mental Health Nursing

Cheung, T., Fong, T. K., & Bressington, D. (2021). COVID‐19 under the SARS cloud: Mental health nursing during the pandemic in Hong Kong. Journal Of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(2), 115-117. Web. The editorial by Cheung et al. (2021) provides a discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Sentinel City: The Health Issues

Needs Assessment For the needs assessment, I used four assessment tools. I utilized the Windshield Survey, Demographics, Neighborhood Safety, and Scavenger Hunt. All four of those tools were beneficial in helping me to collect and analyze data for Sentinel City. Demographics Sentinel City has a total citizen population of 663,862....

The Food and Drug Administration: Basic Structure and Roles

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency that has monitored the quality of food and drugs in the United States of America since 30th June 1906. There are many manufacturers and distributors around the country who want to make a large profit margin without considering the quality...

Modern vs. Traditional or Alternative Medicine

Introduction The use of medicine is the key component that integrates all the fields of health. There has been a transition in managing health conditions from traditional medicine to the development of modern medicine. Alternative medicine has been used widely and comprises healing treatments that have not been integrated into...

Environmental Health and Effects on Environmental Change

Introduction Environmental pollution is currently the biggest problem facing the world today. From the end of the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century, humanity faced severe, almost universal environmental pollution issues. Linkages between the environment and human health are of increasing concern. Worldwide, between one-quarter and one-third of...

Non-Comprehensive Health Insurance Options

Introduction A health care plan provides health insurance in conditions of health complications. The employer usually provides personal health insurance (Keisler-Starkey & Bunch, 2021). Medical insurance aims to cater to an individual during routine medical checkups and significant health issues. People can choose major or non-major health insurance, known as...

Corporate Culture in Healthcare Management

Corporate culture is the shared beliefs, standards, behaviors, and attitudes that influence the relationship between the workforce and management. Corporate culture acts as a guide to how employees of an organization are supposed to feel, think, or act. It can have a profound influence on a corporation and its workers’...

Informatics in Healthcare Delivery

Health informatics is the use of Information Technology IT in healthcare delivery. IT-based innovations are developed, designed, and adopted to enable more acquisition, processing, and study of patient data. Using health information systems, appropriate organization, and analysis of health records improve patient administration and patient outcomes. Healthcare information is evolving...

Creation of Insulin for a Diabetic Person

The creation of insulin is a great illustration of what may be done in healthcare when science encounters clinical engineering. Diabetes management’s primary objective is to prevent long-term issues of the ailment. Improving and maintaining glycemic levels over time is a key tool towards this objective. Diabetes is a complex...

Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model

Summary of the Theoretical Concept Nola Pender’s health promotion model theory develops frameworks and policies that enhance health issues and concerns. It has the conception of health from a multidimensional perspective as a positive, ever-changing, and natural aspect of personal health. Nola (2011) describes individual attributes, psychology in cognitive progression...

Telehealth Implementation in the Healthcare System

The sustainability of the health care system is a significant concern for many countries, in particular developing nations. The healthcare costs to individual patients and hospitals are often immense, with the number of patients assigned per hospital and per physician growing exponentially (Snoswell et al., 2020). Furthermore, persons living in...

Asthma: A Stepwise Approach to Treatment and Management

Introduction Today, asthma is one of the most critical health problems as it affects 235 million people globally (Papi et al., 2020). This disease is especially common and severe in people with low income, African-Americans, and women (Mauer & Taliercio, 2020). Since the pathophysiology of asthma is complicated, it requires...

National Insurance in the United States

The absence of a universal national health insurance in the United States is the direct result of the high cost of healthcare services. Ranging from medication costs to the expenses related to hospital care, the overall financial burden is extremely high. Yet, the way healthcare system is financed does not...

Myocardial Ischemia as Pathology

Introduction Myocardial ischemia is an injury that arises when there is an obstruction to the flow of blood to the heart muscle (myocardium), either by absolute or partial blockage of a coronary artery. This blockage is usually a result of thrombosis or a build-up of coronary plaques (atherosclerosis). Also known...

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

While the patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) promised to reform clinical preventive services and transform the response to traditional centerpieces in the U.S., like other health policies, it was overlooked. Three factors contributing to the U.S. health systems development today were (i) improving health insurance coverage (Pollack, 2011,...

Change Management in Hospitals

Change management in hospital settings involves updating the practices, principles, and methods of healthcare practice and how the involved stakeholders can effectively manage these changes. Belias et al. (2019) aim to explain the various issues associated with managing change and if stakeholders need a difference in Greek hospitals. The journal...

The U.S. Healthcare System and Health Informatics

By the beginning of the third millennium, health informatics has made a path from an obscure concept to a significant discipline within the U.S. healthcare system. However, the origins of modern health informatics can be traced to ancient Egypt, up to the 17th century BC. Edwin Smith, an American antiquities...

Overcrowding of Patients in the Emergency Department

Understanding the causes of the policy problem The overcrowding of patients occurs in the emergency department in the Dubai government sector. This problem has increased over the last ten years as the population has grown. The main cause of the overcrowding issue is the visit of non-urgent patients who insist...

Advanced Human Pathophysiology: Diabetes Mellitus

Etiology of diabetes mellitus Beta cells autoimmune destruction of the pancreas causes T1DM and includes both environmental and genetic factors. Due to genetic factors, the complicated nature of type 1 DM, various genes are involved, and the risk of a high sibling is relatively high (Schwartz et al., 2016, 179)....

Abortion: Moral and Ethical Issues

The relevance of the problem of abortion today can hardly be overestimated. It is surrounded by various moral and ethical issues a woman faces deciding to have a procedure. Allowing abortion should be born in mind that it is a serious moral and physical trauma for a woman. Since this...

Abort to Save a Woman or a Baby from Suffering?

I do not argue against legal abortion and I support those women who decide to abort due to serious health issues, rape, or incest. Every year between 4.7% ̶ 13.2% of women dies due to unsafe abortions1. However, if a therapist strongly insists on the termination of pregnancy only because...

Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

Critical Leadership Competencies for Health Care Organizations Authentic leaders are professionals in their field who have the natural qualities of an organizer and the proper training, knowledge, and skills necessary to carry out high-quality work. In fact, the principal competencies necessary for a leader and manager in healthcare include the...

Ethics and Policy Concepts in Care Coordination

Introduction Ethical practices refer to applying moral values in healthcare systems to achieve quality health outcomes. It entails ethical and policy rules that are endorsed by healthcare officials to properly ensure effective healthcare services while minimizing negative traits among the nurses. Healthcare policies refer to the healthcare decisions implemented by...

Amnesia and Memory-Enhancing Strategies

My top three takeaways from this week’s read are based on how memory functions, ways to enhance memory, and problems with memory. From how memory functions, the three basic functions associated with the information process within the brain are encoding, storage, and retrieval. Encoding is a process of feeding information...

Iturralde v. Hilo Medical Center, USA

Medical malpractices have been rampant since time memorial, and the accountability enigma occurs during trials. Iturralde v. Hilo Medical Center, USA, involves Rosalinda Iturralde was the plaintiff in a case where her brother’s spine was fixed with a screwdriver instead of a standard titanium rod. Arturo Iturralde had degenerative spondylolisthesis,...

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders in Adults

Abstract Schizophrenia is a persistent, severe, and disabling mental condition that influences how individuals think and behave. The condition is among the driving reasons for incapacity globally. Studies conducted in the United States suggest that the disease prevalence is 0.26% to 0.62%. Furthermore, they approximate the pervasiveness of schizophrenia among...

Organic Food and Health Correlation

Nowadays, there is a tendency to consume organic food to become healthier. As a response to multiple chains of fast-food restaurants, many restaurant owners strive to promote health through organic food cafes to draw attention to the healthy eating issue. Doctors and diabetologists influence the consuming behavior of citizenship by...

Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Operating Room

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are defined as infections related to operative procedures and occurring within thirty days of such procedures at surgical incisions or near them. According to Yuki and Shibamura-Fujiogi (2021), SSIs are the most common among all nosocomial infections affecting surgical patients, accounting for around 20% of the...

Health Status of African Americans

Introduction Ethnic minority groups represented in the United States may experience various inequalities due to structural racism. Its consequences can affect many life aspects, including the health status of the representatives of specific minorities. Much research on the subject shows how people’s health and lives are affected due to racial...

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Circumstances that threaten people’s lives significantly affect their mental health and can contribute to the development of disorders. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs if a person has become a participant or witness in a traumatic event or has learned that such an event has happened with a loved one. Examples...

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Policy

Background Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract infection is ranked as one of the most commonly acquired condition in hospitals, and the trend is on the rise. According to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), approximately three-quarter of hospital-acquired UTIs are related with a urinary catheter. Fifteen to twenty-five percent of clients under...

Nursing: Quality Improvement, Teamwork, and Collaboration

Nowadays, nursing has become a more and more demanding profession where standards of quality are among the toughest. These standards are regulated by such documents as the Code of Practice and Nursing Code of Ethics. These documents outline the ways to improve quality, facilitate teamwork and collaboration. This paper hypostatizes...

Family Health Assessment: Social Determinants, Screening, and Health Model

Introduction Health assessment is one of the key healthcare providers’ tasks enabling them to identify the exact patients’ needs. Based on the results of such evaluation, it is possible to develop an effective action plan that will be instrumental in achieving optimal patient outcomes (Sokol et al., 2019). This paper...

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort in the Operating Room

Chosen Clinical Setting Surgical interventions are stressful encounters, with most patients expressing postoperative anxiety due to such fears as the success of the procedure and the uneasiness of anesthesia. As a result, many physiological and psychological problems occur, which increase the risk of postoperative complications and adversely affect patient outcomes....

Nursing, Its History and Specifics

Nursing was not closely connected to professional medical expertise when it originally began, and much to do with gender and willingness to work. Women gained medical skills from their moms or other women in the same profession in the early days of nursing. It was not considered a genuine occupation,...

Restructuring the US Health Care Delivery System

Introduction Like any other healthcare system of the world, the US medical system has undergone and continues to undergo a series of changes. The changes that target health care delivery are related to the advancement of the methods of care, resource use, and the organization of professional role performance for...

Abortion Laws and Their Pros and Cons

Introduction Abortion in this perspective occurs when pregnancy is terminated in the sense that it would not lead to the birth of a baby. Pregnancy can be terminated as a result of either human intervention or natural causes. Besides protecting the human lives advocacy, legalizing abortion has been questioned on...

Treatment of Children With Anxiety

The paper investigates intervention ways for depression and anxiety affecting children and young people below 25 years. The intervention identified does not require any professional skills or input. The authors portray how nonprofessional interventions can be skewed and fit the digital interventions. The research identified 103 interventions for children and...

Philosophy of Nursing Assignment

Introduction My purpose as a nurse is to play a key role in improving patient outcomes and providing quality care. My holistic approach to care focuses on excellent care, and dedication to patients making me an essential part of the healthcare team. Nurses are vital to providing compassionate, high-quality care...

Healthcare Organization Accreditation

Introduction In the conditions of healthcare reform, the transition from multi-channel to single-channel financing, changes in the legal status, ownership forms of medical institutions are being carried out. Organizational and economic changes in healthcare represent innovations that contribute to the development of the competitiveness of a medical institution. In this...

Affordable Care Act vs. UAE’s Social Health System

Extent of Coverage The public health system in the Emirates includes both public and private medical services. State medical institutions operate free of charge and serve all the country’s citizens. As for private clinics, there is a fairly extensive network of specialized clinics and medical institutions in the Emirates. Here...

Resource Planning and Management in Intensive Care

As a manager in an intensive care unit (ICU), high demand or the services may necessitate an expansion of the facility to accommodate all cases brought forward. However, such an expansion is constrained by the resources available. Therefore, the manager can use the concept of resource planning to help free...

Universal Health Insurance in Orlando, Florida

Introduction Good health is key to human well-being and contributes to prosperity, economic independence; as healthy people are more productive, and live longer. In the United States, there have been disparities in the provision of health service due to the fact that health insurance cover has been left entirely in...

Healthy People 2030: Priority Objectives

The Healthy People 2030 program is a health care initiative in the United States of America. It was designed to “guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of the nation” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021, para. 1). The initiative was first enacted in...

Communication in Healthcare: The Recent Trends

The quality of medical care is closely connected with communication between a healthcare specialist and a patient. The fundamental elements of patient communication include respect, understanding, empathy, and support. The construction of an effective dialogue between a doctor or a nurse and a patient is a way to collect a...

Importance of Health and Wellbeing for Children

Introduction The health and wellbeing of children are seen as the highest priority in the United Kingdom and the vast majority of countries in the world. According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), every child has the right to access health services needed to...

Biopsychosocial Assessment: Case Study

For this assignment, I selected the Medical Social Work Assessment tool. Matrix Home Care (n.d.) offers this instrument to perform a biopsychosocial assessment of a client. This tool consists of a few sections focusing on the client’s “personal, psychosocial, and family functioning and financial information” (Matrix Home Care, n.d., p....

Diabetes Type 2: Key Information

Summary Over the past decade, diabetes has become one of the major health concerns despite the efforts to mitigate the disease of healthcare organizations. Globally, diabetes was registered among 8.5% of adults in 2014, causing around 1,500,000 deaths in 2016 (National Institute of Health, 2021). Moreover, between 2000-2016, a 5%...

Healthcare Organizations and Their Roles

Introduction Efficient and quality healthcare is one of the most quoted principles of health policy. It includes continuously assessing and improving care for the patients. Health enterprises play a critical role in ensuring high-quality medical aid is efficiently provided to the people. Healthcare organizations are structured social systems and environments...

The Staffing Ratio in a Home Care Setting

Problem or Issue The staffing ratio is a policy, practice, education, or population problem that coincides with the defined organizational aims. According to Griffiths et al. (2018), nurse staffing levels have been linked to adverse clinical outcomes, such as in-hospital fatalities. Most hospitals in the US are organized into a...

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code’s Purpose

Introduction Care providers analyse and enhance the quality of treatment through monitoring patient encounters. Clinicians significantly influence patient outcomes due to the number of hours they invest in patients. To improve patient outcomes of the quality of treatment, nurses must understand the elements that impact the clinical work atmosphere. Often...

Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

It has been long established that the key to quality patient care is an integrated approach to health care services, assuming medical professionals pay attention to every aspect of patient care. However, whereas every medical professional has a defined range of responsibilities, lack of accounting for other clinical aspects serves...

Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory

Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) Infographic Many theories can provide an efficient conceptual framework for nurses. The self-care deficit nursing theory (SCDNT) developed by Dorothea E. Orem focuses on the ability of the patients to perform self-care and the nurses’ role in the initial guidance development of those abilities (Petiprin,...

Contingency Leadership for the Healthcare Industry

Enterprise leaders are the most crucial link in the company’s work; the organization’s success depends on them. Today, humanity needs medicine and the high quality of services provided more than ever. It is essential for healthcare leaders to establish work within the team because the efficiency of employees and the...

The Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare

In the given case, the privacy and security issues arose because the nurse posted content on social media that contained details about patients and negatively commented on them. In particular, the nurse disclosed information about the patient’s weight and health condition, which may be considered a privacy breach. The manner...

Scripps Health: Implementing Continuous Glucose Monitor Devices

Abstract Healthcare management is a multifaceted phenomenon that involves the optimal use of technological resources to enhance the quality of care. One of the key challenges in the institutions is the administration of glucose among diabetic patients. It is a practice that negatively affects the quality of living among the...

Aspects of Mandatory Vaccination

Introduction The current conditions of the pandemic imply the need for elaborating effective measures for protecting the world population. They should be underpinned by moral considerations, which are vital for ensuring the acceptance of vaccination by all people. The necessity to make this initiative compulsory for everyone is supported by...

The Structure and Functions of the Lymphatic System

Introduction The lymphatic system functions similarly to the circulatory system. The structure extends into all the major regions of the body. It works together with the immune system because one of the functions of its function is to produce and release lymphocytes (Moore Jr & Bertram, 2018). The structure is...

Health & Wellness and Hierarchy of Needs

While many people identify wellness with overall health — diet and weight management — it involves a far broader range of disciplines. Wellness is a holistic concept that encompasses physical, social, spiritual, and emotional wellness. It sustains the body, stimulates the intellect, and maintains the spirit. (Hosker et al. 171)....

Is the Affordable Health Care Act Successful?

Introduction The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) has been amended by Health & Education reconciliation act and fully implemented from the 1st of January, 2014. The Affordable Health Care Act is the public health policy of the US that assists vulnerable groups to access quality healthcare (Zhao...

Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders

When consulting with a doctor, most patients have a mixture of physical and mental complaints that should not be overlooked and appropriately treated. The former is usually referred to as somatic symptoms or somatoform. The somatic disorders are defined by physical sicknesses, such as pain, dyspnea, fatigue, or sensory changes...

Peculiarities of Speech Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Introduction Autism is commonly referred to as a pathophysiological condition of the patient that results in emotional and communicative dysfunction. Although the true causes of autism are still being determined and therapy methodologies are being developed, by now, it is clear that one of the most striking manifestations of psychiatric...

The Impact of Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs

Hospital value-based purchasing program (HVBP) focuses on improving the quality of the healthcare services provided to Medicare patients. This program includes events on evaluating the quality of the services of different hospitals and creating the ranking of medical organizations people can visit. The hospitals with high performance get the award...

Tobacco Cessation for Mental Health Patients

Introduction Tobacco use is a problem of current interest as it directly affects various significant indexes, such as morbidity and mortality rates. Although smoking is dangerous for anyone to a certain extent, it is an even more severe problem for individuals with mental health disorders. They can be more susceptible...

Electronic Medical Record and Electronic Health Record

The electronic medical record (EMR) is a computerized record that keeps patients’ health information gathered, managed, and accessed by approved clinicians, staff, and other medical consultants within the healthcare organization. The EMR is significant in ensuring the quality of patient care is improved and facilitating workflow. An electronic health record...

Diet Education: Obesity in Children

Lately, there has been a dramatic escalation in the prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight around the world. It is a highly dangerous problem that depends mostly on two factors. The first one includes heredity and predisposition, the formed set of genes derived from parents. The second aspect includes environmental...

COVID-19 Vaccine Policies at Historical Black Colleges

Introduction The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people, hitting minorities and those with a low socio-economic background especially hard. For example, according to Murty and Payne, the rate of COVID-related deaths among African-Americans is 2.5 times higher than among White Americans (2021). Furthermore, in light...

Electronic Health Records Improved Data Collection

Introduction Electronic health records can be a useful function that can improve the health of the whole population. Electronic copies of documents are more comfortable to handle and allow the medical professionals dispersed in time and locations to get access to the same data. That is why it is important...

Managed Care Techniques, Types, Impact, Benefits

Introduction Managed care or managed healthcare represents a set of frameworks and principles designed to control the healthcare market. The primary objectives are to reduce the cost of the services, provide the citizens with health insurance, and improve the quality of care. Managed care utilizes various programs in order to...

Pay-for-Performance and Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare

Introduction Healthcare organizations normally provide incentives to healthcare professionals while also monitoring their performance and impact on the patients to improve the population’s health. This is achieved through the use of pay-for-performance and value-based purchasing techniques. Pay-for-performance offers financial inducements and rewards to healthcare providers according to their productivity. In...

Abbott NorthWestern Hospital’s Nurse Retention

Abstract The problem requiring a practice change was the low nurse retention at my clinical setting, the Abbott MidWestern Hospital. RNs at the orthopedic unit were overwhelmed with clinical responsibilities given that the facility serves patients with critical care needs, including those with COVID-19 symptoms. As a result, they were...

Nursing Informatics: A Nurse Leader as a Knowledge Worker

The Concept of a Knowledge Worker Knowledge workers are employees who use their knowledge as their main asset in the workplace. Peter Drucker was a famous Australian management consultant who coined the term in the middle of the 20th century. According to Drucker (1959), knowledge and power are the “means...

The Healthcare Organization Competing Needs

One could claim without a doubt that the healthcare industry has changed tremendously over the course of a couple of decades. However, certain aspects certainly remain true even as years have passed. For instance, medical professionals often face dilemmas in regards to various competing needs related to patient safety, quality...

Incivility Within the Healthcare Metaparadigm

Introduction By definition, nursing is a career that requires kindness, compassion, and excellent behaviour toward clients, as it is the positive practices and mindset that are crucial in ensuring that the patient’s wellbeing is prioritized. As a result, nurses are required to conduct themselves civilly as part of their work...

Social Justice in Nursing Practice

Introduction Social justice is a concept that involves five main principles, including human rights, diversity, equity, access to resources, and participation. Social justice investigates how these rights are exhibited in people’s lives, intending to rectify inequalities based on age, gender, religion, and race, among other attributes (Centers for Disease Control...

Childhood Obesity and Predisposition to Other Diseases

Abstract Childhood obesity is a catastrophic condition in the 21st century affecting children and adolescents. It is the excessive and uncontrolled increase of body mass by fat tissues accumulation and metabolism failures, leading to the inability of their digesting. Given the technological advancements and the sedentary lifestyle embraced globally, this...

Childhood Obesity and Its Socioeconomic Causes

A child becomes obese once the body mass index (BMI) shift to more than 95%. A BMI below 85% is considered normal; however, between the range of 85% and 95%, a child is deemed overweight (An et al., 2020). These two variables of being overweight and obese affect the well-being...

Electronic Health Records: Function, Users, and Benefits

Introduction Physicians and nurses were required to document every clinical detail regarding their patients. They can, however, quickly enter all of their information into the Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. EHRis available via smartphone or computer is the cherry on top (Rajkomar et al., 2018). Additionally, it enables clinicians to...

Cancer Pathophysiology and Management

Diagnosis and Staging Cancer is a highly complex medical condition whose development happens due to rapid progression on a cellular level. When looking at the available national statistics for cancer incidence, it becomes evident that the incidence rate for cancer gradually decreased from 2015 to 2018 (Centers for Disease Control...

The Chronic Pain Syndrome: Causes and Treatment

Chronic pain syndrome is a form of disease affecting an arm or a leg. It usually grows when one is injured, when they undergo surgery, because of stroke, and prolonged physical, emotional, and social stress. There are several evidence-based treatment modalities for this syndrome that helps in reducing the chronic...

Remote Collaboration and Evidence-Based Model in Healthcare

Relevance of EBP Model and the Health Care Plan The use of the Evidence-Based Model (EBP) has been in the advancements of technology to help develop The Health Care Plan. The changes happening in technology have significantly improved remote collaboration and this led to the improvement of the Villa Health...

Effective Communication Skills for Social Workers

Summary The article asserts that effective communication is the center of social work. Excellent communication is fundamental to professional relationships that demand compassion (One Education, 2021). Successful communication helps us understand people better, and it also allows us to recognize diversities and build both respect and trust. It can also...

Economics of Health Care in Germany

Health care economics is a term used to describe the various elements that play a crucial role in converging, significantly influencing healthcare costs, expenses, and spending. The healthcare sector is responsible for understanding the individual parts, the healthcare providers, insurers, the government agencies, and the roles that both the public...

The United States Healthcare System Problems

In recent years, the U.S. has adopted significant approaches to improve healthcare among its citizens. Nonetheless, recent studies have highlighted that less than seven percent of U.S. citizens are contented with the healthcare system (Bombard et al., 2018). This concern results from specific factors, including high costs, fragmentation of services,...

Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Competence in Nurses

Introduction Social justice in the nursing practice is very critical to ensuring quality and equitable care. In recent years, the topic of ethnic diversity and cultural competence has attracted much attention in the nursing field. Healthcare studies have constantly found problems with cultural competency and racial disparities in the delivery...

Why Strategic Planning Is Important in Healthcare

The term “strategic planning” often refers to the management mechanism, as well as the process of choosing the goals of the organization and ways to achieve them. Thus, this mechanism provides a fundamental basis for management decisions and actions aimed at achieving specific goals of the organization, motivation, and control....

Universal Health Care Should Be Given Freely to Everyone

Thesis statement: universal health care should be free to everyone because health is a right, it saves lives, improves health care equality, and creates a healthier workforce. Introduction Do you know that deaths associated with lack of health care access now exceed those caused by common killers like kidney disease?...

Mental Health in the Healthcare Arena

Abstract Mental health considers individuals’ behavioral, cognitive, and emotional well-being, focusing on how they conduct themselves, think, and feel. Exploring the history of mental health theories, biases, and ethical and legal aspects associated with it is instrumental in understanding challenges linked to caring for patients and families in this field...