Organ Donation

Organ transplant is a form of surgery in which an injured, diseased, or damaged body organ is removed from a patient and replaced with a healthy organ, which has been donated (Elgert 4). This concept emerged in the 19th century and has been practiced for a long time now (about 50 years now). Majorly, several […]

Patient Classification System

Applying to Patient Classification System in a Practical Setting Managing and controlling costs is indispensible to regulating profits and expenses at the healthcare organization. Therefore, it is crucial to select an appropriate model for handling input and output operations within the hospital. Having a rich experience in monitoring the flow of patients, along with the […]

Ethical Issues on Human Therapeutic and Reproductive Cloning

Introduction Cloning is the process of producing one or more individual animals or plants, whole or in part, that are genetically similar to the original one. Various types of cloning can be undertaken on plants or animals. Human cloning can either be reproductive or therapeutic. Human reproductive cloning, sometimes known as DNA cloning, theoretically involves […]

Nurse Scheduling Problem

Nurse scheduling refers to the process of assigning working schedules or programmes to nursing practitioners in their places of work. The process entails giving different working schedules to a certain number of nursing practitioners who possess varied skills and qualifications, while at the same time conforming to important aspects that needs to be addressed such […]

Implementation of Electronic Medical Records

Introduction Information technology has recently become one of the most reliable technologies in efficient service delivery. Implementation of the system within health sector is viewed as a move in reducing medical errors, hence promoting patient safety as well as reducing costs. However, implementation of the new models requires variety of measurable elements capable of creating […]

Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies in Cardiac CT Angiography

Introduction With great advancements in technology especially in the field of medicine, computed tomography (CT) has developed to become a very important clinical tool (Smith-Bindman et al. 2009). The use of CT examinations has also substantially increased. In the U.S., for example, the number increased from 3 million from the 80s to about 70 million […]

Public Health Perspectives on Tobacco Control: The Framework Convention

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) member states successfully negotiated the organization’s first ever framework convention on tobacco control. The aim of negotiating this particular framework was with a view to ensuring global accountability in public health. This means that the Public Health Perspective on Tobacco Control is recognized and certified by the World […]

Tuberculosis

Introduction Tuberculosis is a contagious disease, which mainly affects pulmonary system, but can affect kidneys, brain, and bones. The causative agent of tuberculosis is a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is among the leading causes of deaths globally because it is an infectious disease, which spreads through the air. Epidemiological studies have revealed that tuberculosis […]

Abortion Debate

Disagreement on the status of abortion is an old debate dating back to probably nineteenth century. In many countries like the US and Germany, abortion is considered illegal. However, a social movement through the last seven decades has distinctly divided two groups of anti- and pro-abortion advocates. These two divisions are the pro-life and the […]

Teams and Communication in Healthcare

Introduction The article, titled “Importance of Good Teamwork in Urgent Care Services”, makes reference to a case study to investigate the topics of teamwork and communication in a London emergency department (ED) resuscitation unit, and also to draw conclusions regarding the factors that might inhibit and encourage effective communication, leadership, interaction and collaboration among team […]

Differences in Diabetic Related Cases in African-Americans and Whites

Introduction The research study examines diabetes epidemic among African-Americans based on the various range of risk as well as structural factors contributing to the prevalence of the disease amongst women. The study mainly emphasizes possible avenues which could be exploited to ensure equal application as well as implementation of the various health care interventions with […]

Pandemic Flu Planning

Recommended epidemic control steps A flu pandemic can be controlled through four steps that would be aimed at reducing the rate of spread of the disease and reducing its impact on the community. The steps are useful if an outbreak is detected early before it could have explosive growth (Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance, 2007). If […]

Leadership and Healthcare

Leadership is often associated with the business world. However, it has been acknowledged that it is crucial in any field and in any aspect of people’s lives. Healthcare is one of the fields where leadership is essential, as it has a positive impact on patients’ healing process (Laschinger, Wong, Cummings and Grau, 2014). It is […]

Global Strategies for The “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus”

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention Strategies The “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) is a single-stranded RNA novel species of the genus Betacoronavirus” (Al-Tawfiq & Memish, 2014, p. 283). This virus causes a respiratory illness known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The disease was first reported in 2012 in the Middle East. The disease […]

Case Conceptualization of Person-Centered Therapy

Abstract Person-centered therapy is a kind of treatment that gives clients an opportunity to figure out how their deeds and thoughts affect their health. The therapy is client-oriented. Therefore, clients assume the responsibility for their treatment course under the guidance of therapists. Carl Rogers developed the treatment after realizing that the success of therapy depends […]

Diabetic Education Program

Introduction Cimon states that “diabetes is a disease where one has high concentration of blood sugar either because the cells are not responding to the insulin produced or because the pancreas is not producing enough insulin (p, 12). It is a metabolism disorder because from metabolism, digested food is broken down to glucose which is […]

Training programs for semiliterate and illiterate populations in Swaziland

Introduction Health communication focuses on the solution of health issues through the dissemination of selected messages to communities [1]. Most organisations apply various means to spread health messages including the use of social media and personal interactions with target audiences. Although communication plays a central role in th the study of health communication as an […]

Food in Mexico

Food Cultures and Science in Mexico Mexico is a country located south of North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States, on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The country has a moderate climate characterized by […]

Injury Prevention Intervention (Driving injury in young people)

Introduction Studies indicate that the major victims of road driving are the young people. In fact, age, gender and inexperience are among the factors putting at higher risks of driving injuries. For instance, due to the age, young people are incapable of effectively estimating their capabilities and often test their limits above other individuals. Dodge […]

Memory and Age

Introduction Human memory varies according to the age of an individual as growth and development of an individual is subject to age. As children grow and their brains develop, they begin to understand what is taking place in their environment. Since humans use common sense when interpreting what is in their environment, the sensitivity and […]

The Cuban Health Care

The contemporary health care system of Cuba develops in association with two main but opposite tendencies. On the one hand, the Cuban health care system remains to be one of the most patient-oriented systems in the world because of focusing on family doctors and preventive medicine, while accentuating the moral aspect in relation to the […]

Snowboarding

Snowboarding has seemingly become one of the most popular sports in the United States, especially after the launch of the Winter Dew Tour at Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort five years ago. Since then, snowboarding sport has undergone a series of evolution. For instance, new snowboarding tricks have been developed to replace or improve the old […]

Engaging In Psychotherapy with the Orthodox Jew

Overview Research shows that the Orthodox Jews under-utilize mental health services provided by the predominant cultures. Evidence shows that their religious culture influence psychotherapy significantly but professionals in predominant cultures pay less attention to the role played by religion or culture. For this reason, Margolese (1998) critically examines religious and cultural issues that arise when […]

Measures of Disease Frequency

According to Aschengrau and Seage (2008), measures of disease frequency are the “building blocks” employed by epidemiologists to evaluate effects of a disease on humans (2008, p.59). When measures of disease frequency are compared, they consolidate building blocks in a constructive manner and permits one to define the correlation between characteristics and a disorder. It […]

Meditation

Introduction Meditation is a process of a determined focus on a sound, thing, movement or just attention to enhance awareness of the current moment, decrease anxiety, boost recreation and uphold personal and spiritual advancement (Seaward, 2012, pp. 67-74). Even if meditation is a significant religious endeavor in some religions and customs, it could be carried […]

Massage Therapy

Introduction Massage has been in practice for many centuries and refers to manipulation of external and deep-seated levels of muscle and adjoining tissue through different methods in order to improve their function, quicken a healing process, reduce reflex activity in tendons, prevent motor-neuron vehemence, and enhance relaxation and general well-being as well as a pastime. […]

Autism Disorder

Introduction Autism is a health disorder which has gained much publicity in healthcare. Autism affects the neural development of a person. It is characterized by weakened communication, increases recurring behavior and undermines social interaction. Autism primarily affects the flow of information processing in the brain (Heidgerken et al., 2005). It achieves this by altering the […]

Hypoxia and Air Accidents

Introduction Hypoxia is defined as a deficiency of oxygen in the body tissues or simply oxygen starvation. Hypoxia can occur due to a variety of reasons. Normally this condition is preceded by low levels of oxygen in the blood system-a condition normally known as hypocalcaemia. Nonetheless, it is important to note that hypoxia can occur […]

Hepatocellular carcinoma

A 50-year-old married man with a family of three children presented chronic hepatitis C that developed to cirrhosis. Hepatitis C was linked to “intravenous drug used in 1960’s and trauma treatment involving several transfusion in 1975” (Schiff 2004, p. 183). Cirrhosis became complex due to “bleeding esophageal varice, but endoscopic banding intervention was successful in […]

Health Evaluation Plan for the ARTreach Health Promotion program

Summary The ARTReach is a communal project that was established specifically to give women aged between sixteen and twenty-five years a chance to explore their potentials in arts through developing life skills in therapy techniques. Through the project, women have an opportunity to express what is deemed significant in their daily lives. They are able […]

Health Sector Challenges

Introduction The health sector has faced one problem after another. However, this sector has proven resilient in solving most of the challenges that it faces on its own. Currently, there are very many challenges that the sector faces. This paper discusses two challenges that affect health care in relation to health economics. These are the […]

Evidence for the Safety and Efficacy of Metal-on-Metal Hip Prosthesis: Sufficient or Insufficient?

Introduction The development of joint replacement surgery was a major milestone in orthopedic surgery. Hip replacement is often the only viable solution for patients with advanced joint deterioration. Total hip arthroplasty is usually the last recourse for patients whose condition cannot be resolved clinically. Successful hip replacement usually leads to a better quality of life […]

Health Policy: A Critical Analysis

Executive Summary The Australian Health Care System faces many challenges that affect efficient delivery of services. The challenges range from lack of a clear distinction between the roles of the State, Commonwealth, and the private sector. Issues of persistent health insurance wrangles, influx of untested technologies, little emphasis on preventive health care, and prohibitive cost […]