Long-term care is providing health care to those who need it for more than 90 days. This would include those who are elderly, those who are in rehabilitation, mental health facilities, etc. Long-term care is provided to all ages. Long term is also associated with chronic condition, which is an illness or injury that lasts for more than 90 days. An example of long-term would be an accident. In august, 2012, my brother got into a motorcycle accident. It was not his fault, but he was badly injured. Aside from fracturing both wrists, his calf bone had shattered. He was in the hospital for months and after five or six surgeries, he was able to come home. He had a hospital bed here at the house. A therapist would come over and help him walk, move. This lasted until he was able to semi-walk again. He now is able to walk with assistance from a cane. The long-term care that he was provided with helped with to walk again, in which we are all grateful for. Continuum of care is a system that would not only meet the physical needs to a person but administer help with the mental, financial and social aspects. This sort of system does not seem beneficial. If people need assistance with continuum of care, they may have to collaborate with as many as 80 different agencies. Have a health problem is already troubling enough, but having to deal with so many people would be unsettling, to say the least. Long-term care has several challenges today. One includes how many physicians/doctors we are lacking in the health care system. If we try to take care of all the elderly, the children are…
1.1 Introduction of health and safety communications in Health and Safety Care:
Communications are important in all aspects of working life in the work place, to protect all service users and staff, including temporary and voluntary workers and of course visitors and the general public in your work place. The objective of this is: it is the duty of the manager to make sure that organisations of this is done, this will achieve a successful working environment and its benefits…
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, public health personnel have to work together to respond appropriately to the emergency at hand. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a helpful tool in determining what role an individual should be assigned. “ICS provides a common language as well as the standardization necessary for communicating and cooperating with other agencies or with an EOC” (Disaster, 2006). The ICS attempts to fit a person into the role that plays to their strengths and…
is visible on the outside. For a better understanding of my full health it is essential to look at not only my physical health, but my mental, emotional, and social health as well. During this semester of health I have explored all of the aspects of my health and learned a lot of which I never did before.
Physical health is one the most obvious out of the four groups of health we have learned about this year. Physical health is widely talked about with friends, parents and even doctors. I…
Question 1 – What is meant by the term health continuum?
Health continuum is a scale where one can find an ideal way of wellness. It is capable of helping one to find out the worst way to handle one’s life and get a middle point where you can improve your life. Example: if a person’s health continuum is in the dark blue this means the person is extremely healthy however, if a person suffers from a disability or illness they are shown in the red/orange area. This means that…
For a health care worker to be empathetic towards patients in a health care setting, he or she must firstly have an understanding of what empathy is. The origin of the word empathy dates back to the 1880s, it describes the emotional understanding of another’s feelings. Empathy basically means recognizing other people’s feelings, what causes these feelings, and participating in the emotional experiences of individuals without becoming part of it. Empathy is the ability to perceive one’s feelings on…
knowledge, reality, and existence when considered as an academic discipline. My definition of general health and welfare is the state of being free from illness or injury and a person's mental or physical condition. Putting these things together opens a whole new world to explore the human mind and develop reasoning for why we do what we do and why we act the way we act. There are six predominant Health Educational philosophies. They are as followed; behavior change, cognitive-based, decision making…
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.
The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.
A employer has a 'duty of…
6/8 Dimensions of Health
There are six dimensions of health these being, physical, social, emotional,
intellectual, spiritual, and occupational. You need to maintain a balance of these dimensions
to live a healthy happy life. I for example believe I’m lacking in physical but I personally feel
I’m living the other five balanced.
I believe I lack physical health for a few reasons. First off my diet isn’t good I
personally eat too many sugars and fats…
Public Health and Personal Health
Public Health and Personal Health
Health has many dimensions. Two of these dimensions are public health and personal health. Public health is defined by the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (2014) as “the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases.” Public health is concentrated on providing…
NSG306 Health Assessment:
Health History on Mr. Ricky Ricardo
Jean Bors-Koefoed & Sarah Wright
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Name: Ricky Ricardo
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: XX/XX/XX
Occupation: Medical Device Representative
Address: XXX XXXX
Phone Number: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Contact Person (relationship to patient): Lucille…