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A Comparison of the Healthcare Systems of Singapore, Canada and Sweden to That of America
Universal healthcare has many interpretations. At the Alma Ata Conference in 1978, countries decided to provide “Health for All,” at which point health was defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as complete physical, mental, and social well-being (Bisht, 2013). There was also an emphasis placed on primary healthcare...
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Inequalities in Health Treatment and the National Health Service Organization
Health is defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (WHO, 1948). The same year, health secretary Aneurin Bevan established a fully comprehensive health service aimed at improving the health of a nation; the National Health Service. The NHS woul...
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The United States Budget on Healthcare and the People Being Covered
Abstract The market-based health insurance system in the United States has
caused a human rights crisis that deprives a large number of people of the
health care they need. The most visible problem is the 32 million people
without health insurance. This paper will discuss the spending on various
aspects of healthcare...
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The Issue of Critical Health Care in Rural Areas
Living in a rural area can be peaceful and quiet, mostly surrounded by wildlife rather than other people within a couple of miles from you. However, is this an ideal place to be when needing health care? For example, let’s say that you’ve injured yourself severely and as a result, you are losing a lot of blood. The closest...
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The Causes and Reasons for the Long Wait Time in Hospitals
Why Are Hospital Wait Times So Long? The emergency department is a great asset to a hospital in the way it is geared to treat patients that come in with serious injuries quickly. The only problem with emergency rooms is that many hospitals are seeing an increase in wait times for their patients being admitted to a room or...
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The Importance of the Advancemenst in Women's Healthcare in Nepal and Poland
The United Nations has acknowledged women’s health as a major contributor to the overall stability of a country. Policies in regards to women’s reproductive health and the overarching factors they affect have become a key issue to the United Nations. The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women played a...
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My View on Euthanasia
You have a terminal illness. Your final days will be spent in an enormous amount of pain. You have exactly one month before you eventually die. Not much time is it? What are you going to do with the twelfth of a year left on the planet? Odds are you won’t be taking that trip to France that you’ve always dreamt of. Instead y...
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A Case Study on the Treatment of an Infected Surgical Wound, the Treatment Procedures, and Outcomes
This case study will focus on a patient who has received treatment for an infected surgical wound at my place of work. I will discuss the care and procedures used throughout her treatment and will analyse the current and contemporary guidelines and evidence relating to this. Using research of appropriate literary materials,...
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The Changes in the Research and Treatment Protocol throughout History
In 1951, a black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks arrived at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to receive treatment for a sharp pain in her lower abdomen. After determining the source of the pain was a cancerous tumor, Dr. Lawrence Wharton, Jr. removed a small piece of the tumor during Lacks’ treatment and d...
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Health Insurance as Means for Healthcare to Be Available to People
In our daily experiences as human beings, we get to contact different diseases or even get exposed to circumstances that lead to our health deteriorating. Our lifestyles result in various diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity among others. Some people are also born suffering from chronic illness such as sickle-cell ane...
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Why Do We Think That Using Contraceptives Is Immoral and Unnatural?
Think of earth and how massive we perceive it to be. Seven billion humans and counting, no matter how large we think it is we will be someday we will run out of room. Birth control is the most effective way of preventing overpopulation. Birth control is also very affective for other means than just not wanting to have a chi...
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A History of Vaccinations and the Anti-Vaccination Movement in the United States
In the past decade, a new wave of supporters of an old conspiracy theory has arisen from the shadows: the anti-vaccination movement. This movement opposes the use of vaccination to combat deadly diseases. Though this theory has existed since the 19th century (Wolfe), a more vocal movement has recently come come forward to i...
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An Overview of the Canada Health Act to Help to Identify Challenges With the Canadian Healthcare System
Introduction The Canada Health Act (CHA) was implemented in 1984. An overview of the CHA will help to identify challenges with the Canadian healthcare system. Analyzing the methods within the framework of this system have been objectives worth focusing on to keep the nation’s regime thriving. Throughout the history of...
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The Issue of Maternal and Child Healthcare in the United States and in Developing Countries All Over the World
A problem that should be addressed is the issue of maternal and child healthcare not only in the United States but for other developing countries as well. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States alone there is 18 pregnancy related deaths per 100,000 live births in America. In a years...
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Workplace Hygine and Efficient Use of Time and Energy as a Way to Improve Surgical Residents Work Quality
This article was published in 2009 in the Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, written by Dr. David Watson, the surgeon who performed my successful hip osteoplasty in August 2015, and colleagues while in surgical residency in Canada. The study focuses on the reported levels of “presenteeism”, the ability to perform at maximum product...
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The Serious Need for Medical Intervention in the United States
In contemporary America, it is difficult to look anywhere without
being bombarded with advertisements for medication or other healthcare
services. They appear on the television, the internet, on tee shirts,
bumper stickers, and even on the pens and stationary that are frequently
used within any number of healthcare facilit...
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The Effects of Health Expenditure in a Country
Urbanization and Health in India With regard to research by United Nations, it is better for the poor to live in rural areas than in urban areas in India. The slums of India are unsystematically developed and largely neglected. As such, it is overcrowded, has insufficient amenities, insufficient communication, and weak bui...
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A Case Study of the Ethical Dilemmas of an Acute Care Hospital, Kanekolan Medical Center
Introduction Two ethical dilemmas that an acute care hospital may encounter are 1)
the ethics of avoiding non-beneficial care, and 2) the issue of the
uninsured or underinsured. Administrators have to face the dilemma of
allocating resources appropriately. They must deal with the financial
responsibilities of going...
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An Overview of the Different Aspects of Readiness for Program Evaluation PADH Agency
PADH is an agency that has been offering day services to the geriatric population and respite to their caregivers for over 30 years. The agency prides itself on offering services based upon the needs of its community, and also in the respite services it offers to the caregivers of the clients served at PADH. Stakeholders in...
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A Case Study on the Problems and Alternatives of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been around since 1947 and has been on the innovative lead for cancer research and treatment. Their goal is to completely eradicate cancer and related diseases for the betterment of society. Two major problems are taking place for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The first is that their op...
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The Issues of the Switching Public to Private Clinics in the World
Since the turn of the millennium 15 years ago, there has been a significant shift in medical care in the United States from private practice to employment through a hospital. There have been numerous factors identified as to why this apparent phenomenon is taking place. With exponentially increasing cost of education and th...
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An Introduction to the Mental Health Department in the Californian County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara is a county located in the state of California. The county holds around 1.8 million people belonging to different races and ethnic groups. Around 35.2 percent people in Santa Clara are White followed by Asians which constitute 31.7 percent of the population. An average household in Santa Clara earns about $86, 0...
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A Discussion on Organ Transplants
It is ethical? According to New Internationalist, The World Health Organization estimates that five to ten percent of all kidneys transplanted annually are obtained in the organ bazaars of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America (2010). More than 123,000 people in the United States are currently on a waiting list...
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Health Care and Welfare for Immigrants in the Land of the Free
Health Care and Welfare for Immigrants The “Land of the Free”, as America is often considered, is a relatively accurate tag. Living in a free society is something any American takes for granted at times, and is important in developing a society like ours is today. People migrate to America to find freedom and salvation,...
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The Fundamental Responsibilities of a Physician
Personal Statement: A Physician The field of Medicine and Health is currently undergoing various challenges. I feel honored to be part of this noble field that is directed towards assisting those in needy health situation. I therefore desire to become a physician having worked as a physician assistant for the past two year...
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