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.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.