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Healthcare workers come in contact with various cultures several times through out a day. It is imperative that medical staff be culturally competent and understanding that these different cultures come with their own set of spiritual beliefs that differ from their own. In this paper, three non-mainstream religions, Vodun, Rastafarian and Taoism, are going to be discussed and compared to Christianity in regards to their spiritual perspectives of healing, their critical components to healing and what health care providers should know when caring for people of these cultures.
Vodun, also known as Voodoo comes from the God Vodun of
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of a particular faith when cared for by a health care provider whose spiritual beliefs differ from their own is that they respect all individuals’ beliefs. If the patient has faith in the technique and the healer, it will aid the healing process. All healing come from God. Spiritual healing can be administered to a person of any religion denomination or none at all. God is spirit and God’s healing spiritual in nature, so therefore as long as the intent is to help and work with God. The healer works in conscious cooperation with healing guides in spirit, they all work together as a unified channel for God’s healing.
There is not much of a difference between the faiths
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prayers and study that offer guidance support and encouragement. They listen to the wisdom of Old traditions and people to nurture their faith. Native American faith is that all powerful, all knowing creator, God or Master Spirit and numerous less supernatural spirits has connection which has the ability to move between them.
The spiritual perspective on healing from Buddhism point of view is that the mind is the creator of sickness and health, the cause of disease is internal and individual must take care of their bodies in a proper way. It is also characterized by sentiments of respect and of inspiration by an ideal. All beings exist in terms of integrated factors and governed by natural law
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“What are the critical components of healing?” Jen states that, a Sikh who is hospitalized may call for a Sikh healer to come and pray with them. The healer is able to provide a channel for healing, transmitted from God, to the person who is ill. As a Sikh patient she would like to play sacred music that is used for meditation. This music is known as Gurubani Kirtan (www.sikhs.org). She also needs uninterrupted periods for prayer so that she can fully surrender her suffering to God and receive His peace and comfort.
“What is important to people of a particular faith when care for by health care providers whose spiritual belief differ from their own?” Jen said; “We all want to be respected” My
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a better outcome, which will provide the patient a better experience and they will want to come back.
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Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Setting
Cultural diversity in the health care setting is increasing each year. Knowing how to care for patients of different religious and spiritual faiths is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The author of this paper will research three lesser-known religions; Taoism, Sikhism and Shamanism. Through this paper, she will provide a brief background on each of the three religions and present information regarding spiritual perspectives on healing, critical components of healing and health care considerations associated with each religion.
Taoism is an ancient Chinese religion dating back to the sixth century. The basic
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As products of Western society, many professionals unconsciously assume that individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds will exchange their traditional healing practices for the scientifically-based, “progressive” practices of Western biomedicine upon immigrating to the United States. However, health-care professionals have discovered that it is a mistake to presume that culturally diverse individuals will reject the traditional health practices and ceremonies that they have engaged in for centuries (Helsel, Mochel, & Bauer, 2004). Case in point is the large population of Hmong immigrants who have
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The interpretation of quality health care varies with each person. Some place emphasis on the ability to access various treatments without interference. Others value the feature of being able to simply select one’s provider. Quality health care, according to the Institute of Medicine (2001), can be defined as care that is “safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable” (p. 3). Furthermore, it should account for, in detail, a patient’s medical history, and improve overall patient well-being.
Unfortunately, the quality of health care in America is flawed. Information technology (IT) offers the potential to address the industry’s most pressing
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Health and Social Care AS level book Unit 1 topic 3 page 20.
The other example of the word norms means ‘Social ‘rules’ that establish what people expect, and what is expected of them, in different situation’; taken from the topic Social factors and human development, from the book Collins Health and Social Care AS level, unit 1, topic 7, Page 38.
The word value means ‘ Ideas or beliefs that are viewed positively or are thought to be important by those who hold them’; taken form the Collins Health and Social Care AS Level, Unit 1, Topic 7, Page 38.
The word beliefs can have many different meanings from having confidence n someone or some thing or faith someone’s religion
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to a user the distance between the users should be an arm length so the users don’t feel threatened or uncomfortable that they will react in an unpleasant way. I was at the memory café when doing work experience, I was with an elderly who could hear me her name was Mary so instead of leaning in close and making her feel uncomfortable I had spoken louder and making sure Mary wasn’t feeling uncomfortable when I was speaking to her by keeping my distance .
The way this links into the care value base is communication, respect and safety towards the service user because if the service user felt uncomfortable because the service provider was in their personal space this would make the service
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Racial tensions, in the form of prejudice and discrimination certainly contribute to the obvious health disparities experienced by African-Americans. “Health disparities refer to the gaps of quality of health and health care across racial and ethnic groups” (Wikipedia, 2014). Results from a 2003 Health Interview Survey indicated that “African-Americans and Hispanics were the most likely to report the feeling of being discriminated against when seeking health care” (Sorkin, Ngo-Metzger, & DeAlba, 2010). The perception of discrimination affects the way many patients make decisions about their medical care from adherence to medication regimens to follow-up and treatment recommendations. The
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One of the five key principles of care practice is to ‘Support people in having a voice and being heard,’ (K101, Unit 4, p.183). The key principles are linked to the National Occupational Standards for ‘Health and Social Care’. They are a means of establishing and maintaining good care practice. Relationships based on trust and respect should be developed between care receivers and care givers, thus promoting confidence whilst discussing personal matters without fear of reprisal and discrimination.
This essay will look at case studies in K101 Block 2 to demonstrate why the principle is important and how care workers can apply different methods of putting it into practice
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them this is the reason why they try to provide the service user to understand that they are their to make sure that they are not there to take away ones cultural needs. This will make the service user to feel relieved and secure that the care that they are getting from the service provider are there and respect their needs and values.
Music, Drama, Arts and Crafts
Music, drama, art and craft provide service users with active ways of expressing themselves for example if you give a child a pencil and told them to draw whatever they want some might draw their family or friends which this shows us that they are happy because there family or friends make them happy. However, this could also mean
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related to the principle “autonomy” this demonstrates the controversy between the principle of autonomy and positive effects of community water fluoridation (beneficence).
However, in Britain (1985), the report of the working committee on fluoridation of water and cancer has no evidence in development of cancer in association with fluoridation of water. And many other groups reached the same conclusion. Harris in his article pointed that, in a society we have to accept the diminution in our autonomy. (Harris). The ethics committee should be elaborated to incorporate community and primary care services, and certainly department of public health. The public health should respect the
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video and braille formats for the service users who may struggle to communication to the service provider because of their language differences or even they may suffer from a disability that they may need help to speak or write.
Another example of a language barrier is when I was in primary there was a girl called Areej who was a refugee from a country where she was in school and it was bombed this caused her to loss her eyesight, this was difficult to communicate to her because she was blind and she different understand English. The way the barrier was overcome was by asking the student if they could speak to her so I could only say hello in Arabic to her where she understood what I was
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adult to get to the bottom of the problem and try to understand why the elderly feels in away meaning feeling in a way that they want to harm themselves or others around them. This also links into other care setting from surgeries to schools because this kind of information would have to be told to someone responsible which this has to be told to others in different care settings link hospitals, offices and other setting. This is putting someone in danger or even others around them, this problem would need to be informed straight away to a responsible adult in case there may be an accident that may occur in the care settings for the service user’s health and safety and for others around in the
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that reflect an understanding of cultural diversity.
As we have seen that cultural diversity exists almost everywhere and cultural health traditions have a huge impact on healing. Therefore in conclusion, in this ever changing transcultural society that practices health traditions immensely, getting to know and understand cultural beliefs and health traditions has become a major requirement for nurses. By doing so, nurses will fulfill the role of successful entrepreneurs who can skillfully implement modern health care practices for the patients and thereby avoiding various cultural conflicts.
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for Latinos With Limited English Proficiency in the United States Health Care System,” Parés-Avila, Sobralske, and Katz (2011) state that one part of a misunderstanding of cultural diversity is language. If a Spanish-speaking individual goes in for healthcare and the caregiver is non-Spanish speaking, the patient may be put through many unneeded diagnostic testing since the caregiver may inaccurately understand their health concerns.
Another article discussed the challenges that were faced by actual healthcare workers and not the challenges of the patient. It was stated that doctors and nurses felt as if language barriers were the most challenging aspect when it came to cultural care
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Primary Health Care (PHC) and Health Promotion are important for a quality health care system to allow equity, social justice and empowerment. To explore Primary Health Care and Health Promotion and its value within the health care system, one must first distinguish what health is. There are many varying opinions of health depending on personal context, although the most commonly referred to definition is from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organisation, 1948).
Primary Health Care is a multidimensional concept that can involve both
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). There is clear health disparities in the United States when we look at who is able to afford health treatment and their income. Health disparities is defined as difference in health conditions, how likely a person is to get the disease, the percentage of a particular disease in a group of people and the likelihood of individuals from a particular disease based on the group they belong to.
Diversity of Perspectives
The bottom line from one of the perspective is the question of is poverty the main factor contributing to health care disparities. The article acknowledge that previous research have shown that “reduced access to health care, lack of health insurance coverage, poverty
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It is often challenging to have health care services that meet the needs of Canada’s diverse population and the needs of both men and women. Gender influences access to care and women in particular are at risk for face difficulties to care (Ontario Women`s Health Equity Report, 2010 p.1). Women are more likely to be poor and have greater caregiver responsibilities in contrast to men. These both factors are barriers to accessing health services. The way the health care system is organized creates barriers to accessing effective care for women because it has failed to take into account that men and women use the health care system very differently. Canada’s health care system
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well equipped and manned with competent personnel to cope with the rapidly changing disease demography, technological advances, and the diversity in patient culture and needs (Joyce et al., 2006).
Lastly, the health care system should be expanded to accommodate the expanding population. The issues of the aging population and related diseases and chronic illnesses must be taken into consideration when expanding the system. Modern technologies, medical procedures, and therapies should be acquired to help alleviate the emerging chronic illnesses and the diseases of the aged people. Further, the outmoded organization of the health system need to be replaced with a less bureaucratic and more
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1. How does health insurance make health care more accessible?
It allows people to go to the doctor when they are ill without worrying that they can afford to pay for the visit because insurance pays the majority of the bill. Usually, there is a co-pay required and that ranges from 20 to 70 dollars depending on the doctor and the insurance policy. For people with Medicaid, of Child Care Plus, then there is no co-pay but you have to be under a certain income to receive this government benefit. Older people have Medicare, that is a government insurance policy that helps pay for medical expenses.
2. What is preventive care?
Preventive care is how a person cares
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own beliefs and values, his request should not be granted even though the objection can be acknowledged through examination of a different set of ethical teachings.
Using one of the core principles of bioethics I support my claim that it is not ethical to racially discriminate against the professional delivery of health care services. Principle number three is to “refrain from harming other persons,” and in this instance racially discriminating by race would be harming someone, a qualified health care provider (Steinbock et el. 37). Although a principle is not absolute, it has a moral pull on decision-making. The principle of bioethics can be reinforced through other means of evidence that
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Is Racism the cause of Health care disparity?
In recent discussions of health care disparities, a controversial issue has been whether racism is the cause of health care disparities or not. On one hand, some argue that racism is a serious problem in the health care system. From this perspective, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that there is a big gap between the health care quality received by minorities, and the quality of health care received by non-minorities, and the reason is due to racism. On the other hand, however, others argue that health care disparities are not due to racism. In the words of Sally Satel, one of this view’s main proponents, “White and black patients, on
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Technology and Health Care PaperFebruary 25, 2013AbstractIn the today's global world, technology has grown rapidly and there seems to be no signs of it ever slowing down soon. Computer software's have provided technological advancements in the health care industry. Consultants have become synonymous within the medical practices and community to provide a wide range of innovative ideas that is geared to making any organization thrive. ABC Consultants is a large prestigious organization hired by the Lady of Merced Care home to help develop an innovative approach using their current computer software and technology. This paper will describe the software product recommended by the author
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Rising health care costs have caused a national crisis, and all agree we must embrace reform. President Obama has initiated his national health care plan in the hopes of decreasing some of the inflated costs. When attempting to resolve this issue, one must always address the root of the problem. A large portion of these inflationary costs stem from malpractice lawsuits, and so begins the debate for tort reform: legislation which would cut the costs of health care by reducing the risk of civil litigation and exposure to fraudulent claims (“What”). However, the real factor at hand and the real cause of the industry’s high costs does not come solely from the cost incurred from these lawsuits
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Everyone knows that in order to be a functional human being, your health must be in order. Bacteria and diseases can be devious forces if someone's system is not equipped to fight them off. In order to prevent said things from attacking our immune systems, we go to the doctor for guidance in the areas of taking care of ourselves, but going to these doctors has a price. Most people living comfortably would tell you that their insurance covers ever bump and bruise that appears on them, but what about those who cannot afford health insurance? Luckily for them a document, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was signed into law by President Barack Obama so that they may have the same
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possibly at a higher level now than it ever has been. The Care Trust was up until a couple of years ago a mental health and learning disabilities, specialist trust. Due to the many changes taking place in the NHS this has now changed and the Care Trust has taken on other responsibilities, the challenge that I am facing in my role is that the service users and carers are mostly from the mental health background, therefore the diversity of involvement from a wide range is restricted, however, this is critical to my role and to the wider role of the organisation.Personal development planAn analysis of my personal development plan will allow me to face some challenges constructively. One of the
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affiliates. Well, if we look at high rates of poverty, incarceration, government assistance, ethnic groups within America dominate in each category that I’ve just listed and many more. From the looks of things, ethnic groups tend to do badly in negative connotative categories or classifications that are related to social economical status. Usually, we see Hispanics and African Americans frequently labeled as the top margin in these statistical data analysis in regards to unfavorable implications.
To be more specific, Hispanics and African Americans lead drastically in health care deficiencies in America. These two groups either lack proper or have no insurance of any sort. This is why
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as how this leader helped to develop the personal leadership style of the author.
The leader chosen for this assignment is Bob Slovac. Mr. Slovac was a civilian employee, for the Department of Defense, that the author encountered during her time as a radiology technologist in the U.S. Army. The hospital where the author and Mr. Slovac were employed utilized both military and civilian personnel like many U.S. military installations do. Mr. Slovac is the reason that the author became interested in the health care management field of study. Mr. Slovac had many skills and competencies that make him a good example of a successful leader. This example was chosen because the
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Health Beliefs and Practices
RR reported that it is common for Punjabis to prefer Indian doctors to any other ethnic background. He elaborated on this by stating that this is not because they feel Indian physicians are superior to any other race, but they feel that they are easier to communicate with. He stated that although most women request female doctors, men are not particular with who they see. Ultimately, he stated that the Punjabis here in the United States choose their physician on the basis of what language he or she speaks. These findings directly correlate with the results of a study done pertaining to the Punjabi people’s perception of health care
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health care system needs to become more accessible to all populations, and the disparities in quality of care need to decrease. Health care providers need to evaluate access to care, treatment quality and its effectiveness. Meanwhile public policy needs to support funded programs that will improve access to care and support preventative services.
As a health care provider Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) should be actively involved in working towards eliminating disparities. APRNs should conduct research to determine the health disparities in their community by utilizing the state and local database for the Department of Health. The APRNs need to report the findings to local
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Spanish regions. And it is progressively enhanced until in 2002. Spanish public health care have devolved to the regional level. The national Ministry of Health and Social Policy (MSPS) holds authority over certain strategic areas. Such as pharmaceutical´s legislation and as guarantor of the equitable functioning of health services across the country. Typically the structure of regional health systems consists of a regional ministry holding health policy and health care regulation and planning responsibilities, and a regional health service performing as provider. And the regional ministry of health is responsible for the territorial organization of health services within its jurisdiction. (WHO
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health of the husband and children, and almost totally disregard their own. When a family
member is diagnosed with a disease, many accept it as a judgement or punishment for
something they have done; as a good wife and mother, they must not complain, but accept
the illness. Hispanic males, due to their culture, tend to be much more stoic - they may
complain of a headache or stomachache, but the symptoms are a result of family situation
or other issue rather than an illness. The Hispanic male is highly prone to stress, being
separated from wife and children while trying to support them financially.
Nurses will be often times the first health care provider that comes into direct
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the whole family gathered in a meeting with the physician and a caregiver may have to wait until all family members have arrived before starting with the discussion about health issues.
Spiritismo refers to the belief that good and evil are present in a person’s everyday life. Amulets are often used as protection against evil influences, candles to light saints are present in many of the houses and the use of holy water is very common.
For any Latino, it is important to show respect to authority figures and the health care provider is one of them. Similarly, they expect some respect in return, especially if the patient is older than the physician. This mutual respect is called respeto. Some
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External and internal influences are relevant in health care. These influences continue to affect the total operations of a health care facility. I will summarize the insights I have gained into the external influences of the new health care reform policy and quality initiatives. The recent health care reform legislation was passed in the house and senate this year. The senior vice president, that I have interviewed, states that health care reform is an “unknown” for organizations. In addition, I will research the quality improvement initiatives and how these external influences include implications for organizations and health care administrators
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Principles and Components of Primary Health Care
According to World Health Organization (1978), primary health care is defined as a universally accessible health care that is socially acceptable, affordable and requires individuals to be more self-reliant with their health care needs. Primary health care has many goals, but the most important is introducing the importance of self-reliance to individuals. The main objective of primary health care is to provide better health for all. In order to accomplish this goal, the world health organization stated five key goals. “The five key goals are: firstly, to reduce exclusion and social health disparities, that is the universal coverage reforms
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combination of age and technology has increased costs in other ways, as well. Take examples for this, joint replacements among the elderly to recover mobility are extremely popular, but can become very pricy with diversity complications possible. The grown demand for long-term care for the elderly has also brought increased health care costs. In reality, families have more complained that they are unable to take care of their aging parents’ physical needs and the costs of long-term care become their burden and society’s burden, even though they are working families. It can be unaffordable to the average family, now averages well over $100 per day individual. Although more focusing on
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Tommy Douglas and Health Care System One man can save the lives of millions of people with one idea. An
separates Canada from any other country in the world. Tommy Douglas is
the reason we
have our health care system and without this man many Canadians would
have lost their
lives. Tommy Douglas revolutionized the Canadian health care system
and without his
efforts and initiatives the medical care of all Canadians would have
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disadvantage. Tommy Douglas had spent his life searching for ways
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The universal health care was implemented in 1974 in Australia, providing health care and financial protection to all global citizens. Thus allowing every human a right to a standard living without separating citizens due to their disorder, illness or lifestyle. Human dignity can be explained as a form of inherent and self-worth, however this can also have the potential to be taken away from someone either by their actions or the society. I believe that the universal health care is extremely important in relation to human dignity, especially to those who are unfortunate to not have the money in order to receive the care or procedures in order to achieve their life to its fullest
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unintentionally be affected by an “evil eye” when someone looks at the child without touching them. The spell is broken with physical contact, so a health care provider should always touch a child when caring for them (Giger, 2013).
According to Giger (2013) social organizations are groups in the social environment that influence cultural behavior, development, and identification. The family is one of these groups which strongly affects behavior by their enculturation of children and group members. These learned actions and attitudes guide people through their life situations, events, and even health decisions (Giger, 2013). I will elaborate on the family's role in
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Health, Medical Care,andEconomic CrisisThe article I read about went straight to the heart of the Health, Medical Care, and Economic Crisis we are currently experiencing. The worldwide economic quandary has had an extraordinary impact on national economies and household finances worldwide. What is the force of such large distress on individuals and their behavior, especially on their willingness to seek routine medical care? With the great impact numerous Americans decreased their use of usual medical care, which is in direct association with the economic distress brought on by the universal financial catastrophe as measured by wealth loss and unemployment.The reduction in medical
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One common theme that has resurfaced throughout the entire Obama administration and has created a great deal of focus and debate is health care reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which was introduced by Obama in 2010 creates a new structure of health care. It transforms health care from “late-stage, high intensity, illness focused, tertiary, interventional health service to a much stronger value driven focus on achieving the highest levels of health” (Porter-O’Grady, 2014, p. 65). Through this act, legislation has been created that regulates the way hospitals and physicians are reimbursed, which is built on evidenced-based, quality health care outcomes that
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chief justice of Canada, and cabinet, delivering speeches, signs official documents, and meets with the prime minister (“The Governor General of Canada > Constitutional Duties > Events", n.d.).
The Canada Health Act regulates conditions for funding for health care in the individual provinces and territories. There are five main principles for the act Public Administration, Comprehensiveness, Universality, Portability, and Accessibility. The Public Administration carries out public authority on a non-profit basis. In each province or territory, their records and accounts can be audited. Comprehensiveness ensures that any hospitals, physicians, or health services are insured. Universality ensures
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The article Elderly health care: The line between care and killing, from the Hearld-Review, illustrates the many problems the courts have with elder abuse cases. The case involved the death of 91 year-old Maria “Concha” Lopez of Madera, California who was being cared for by her 26 year-old grandniece, Stephanie Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez called 911 when her aunt stopped breathing. Arriving firefighters and paramedics were inundated with the odor of urine, feces, and rotting flesh emanating from piles of soiled diapers, used bandages and the patient. Ms. Lopez weighed about 35 pounds and had bedsores so deep that you could touch her bones and the metal rod in her hip. Ms. Hernandez was
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In the past centuries, health care was the responsibility of individuals and their own families but today Medicine comes to be an institution only as societies are more productive and people take on specialized work. At the same time as people become dependent on governments and organizations to provide them their health care and insurance, here is the problem. Social conflict analysis points out the connection between health and social inequality. Following the ideas of Karl Marx, we can match health to the operation of capitalism. Most attention has gone to three main issues: access to medical care, the effects of the profit motive, and the politics of medicine.
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Left Out: Illegal Immigrants and Health Care
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, most Americans are concerned with their private insurance or the benefits with Medicaid or CHIP. However, there is another population that was left out of the new bill almost entirely: undocumented immigrants. There is an ongoing debate as to whether illegal immigrants should be eligible for public health care benefits presented in ACA. The two viewpoints are obvious: to give illegal immigrants health insurance and allow them to reap the benefits of a public healthcare system or to not. However, the issue is not so simple. There is a large group
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Human Resource Management is defined as the process of managing human talent to achieve an organization’s objectives (Bohlander & Snell, 2010). A more detailed definition is given by the Society for Human Resource Management which states that “human resource management is the function within an organization that focuses on recruiting, managing, and providing direction for the people who work in the organization” (Schmidt, 2011). The role that human resource management plays is the most vital in all business organizations. This importance is easily seen in running a health care facility. Human resource in health care is important in improving the overall patient health