Importance of Health Maintenance
Importance of Health Maintenance
Ethical considerations in health care – Devising a system to teach therapeutic communication techniques which address an ethical problem. Example: You notice that nurses who do not speak Spanish are caring for patients who have a minimal understanding of English. You translate the patient’s discharge instructions into Spanish, so those patients will have a more effective understanding of their discharge instructions for improved compliance. (This is breach of the code of nursing ethics as we are responsible for the patient’s understanding of the importance of health maintenance and emphasis on patient responsibility in their own care.)
(Sample) Week 5 (February 18-24)
This week was spent doing DQ’s and meeting up with my mentor to discuss other ways to assist me as I move forward in this course. As I approach the midway of my course my stress levels are soaring high. A completion of 7 hours was logged, no assignment schedule for this week so I took the opportunity to read up on assignment for the following weeks ahead. This week I chose to reflect on Population Health Concern. The main determinant of the health of a community is the environmental factors. Social determinants such as unemployment and food insecurity also have a great impact on population health which is a main component of the Affordable Care Act. As a nurse, I have been able to recognize that social determinants have always been part of nursing. Various nursing institutions have identified the importance of social determinants in enhancing healthcare and have begun developing nurse practitioner programs which will ensure Social determinants of health are a part of the curriculum.
Week 6 – Population health concerns – Observing a lack of understanding of the need for keeping prenatal appointments in low-income, pregnant women. Example: Devise and implement a patient teaching tool that communicates the benefits of prenatal care through specified care for that population.
(Sample) Week 6 (February 25- March 3)
This week assignment requires me to reflect back on article picked weeks ago. It was a challenge and the toughest week so far. The literature review paper had its challenges and complication, both my mentor and I were both confused and how to complete this assignment. We struggled, and it was evident with the grades I received. All DQ’s completed along with other requirement for this week. I decide to reflect on health care delivery and clinical system. Optimal health can only be enjoyed by Americans when they benefit from health care services which are high in quality and properly coordinated. The health care sector in the United States is made up of clinicians, hospitals, insurance plans and health care professionals. Insurance plans play an integral part in healthcare delivery systems because they ensure those who can/cannot afford to pay for various health costs receive quality healthcare. Insurance plans play a significant role in improving the health outcomes of individuals through efficient preventive, screening and chronic disease care. As nurse, I have learnt that clinical perspective services such as medical procedures and tests also play an integral part in healthcare delivery systems. The services are useful in preventing ailments and enhancing health of individuals.