Public health is an essential function of the government on a par with, and for reasons similar to, national defense and law enforcement. Specific public health needs, such as sanitation systems and clean water, cannot be met by individuals acting alone. The government is required to organize community efforts as well as compel cooperation when necessary; otherwise, individuals would be free to benefit from, but not contribute to, the resulting public good.
Considering the above, respond to the following:
- What are the key roles for government in serving the public’s health? Why?
- Post your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week.Give examples and reasons in support of your responses.Write your initial response in 300–500 words.
As the country focuses on the restructuring of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become available out in the community, and fewer will be available in acute care hospitals.
- Write an informal presentation (500-700 words) to educate nurses about how the practice of nursing is expected to grow and change. Include the concepts of continuity or continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health clinics.Share your presentation with nurse colleagues on your unit or department and ask them to offer their impressions of the anticipated changes to health care delivery and the new role of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics, and medical homes.In 800-1,000 words summarize the feedback shared by three nurse colleagues and discuss whether their impressions are consistent with what you have researched about health reform.A minimum of three scholarly references are required for this assignment.
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Do adults with type 2 diabetes who attend ongoing education with family members compared to those who have limited education adhere to lifestyle changes more positively over the first year from diagnosis?
Does the adult patient with type 2 diabetes experience lifestyle changes better when family support is given during the first year?
Do regular family support classes help adults with type 2 diabetes lead to improved lifestyle changes over the 1st year of treatment compared to those with limited education?
Type 2 diabetes has become a top issue in the United States. “Diabetes is a leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic amputations (Weller, Baer, Nash and Perez 2017).” Family support can have a great impact on a person’s ability to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. When we get everyone involved we not only change the life of the patient we also impact the lives of the family. “Family members can have a positive and/or negative impact on the health of people with diabetes, interfere with or facilitate self-care activities (e.g., by buying groceries or refilling a prescription), and contribute to or buffer the deleterious effects of stress on glycemic control (Mayberry & Osborn, 2012).”
Mayberry, L., Osborn, C. (2012). Family support, medication adherence, and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 11, 1. https://www.DOI:10.2337/dc11-2103
Weller, S., Baer, R., Nash, A., and Perez, N. (2017). Discovering successful strategies for diabetic self-management: A qualitative comparative study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 5(1), 2. https://doi:10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000349
Hello to all of my classmates and professor. My name is Brent Braswell. After serving in the US Air Force for almost a decade, I decided to become a nurse. I started as a LVN (LPN) and a year later I went back for my RN. I tried hospital nursing and while the acute experience is very valuable, I simply was not happy. I soon found myself trying other things such as hospice and even the county jail, yet I could still not find that happy place I was searching for. Then I discovered geriatrics and there was the icing on my cake! I absolutely found my calling in long term care and rehabilitation. After a short time working as a floor nurse I was asked to fill in for the director of nursing while they were out on a family emergency. After that I was addicted and have been a director of nursing for skilled facilities ever since and I have no regrets. It has been amazing and while many times my frustration with the system can grow, I always know in my heart that geriatrics is my passion.
My leadership style is hard for me as I vary from one to another depending on the situation. Predominantly I would have to choose democratic leadership as my primary choice. A democratic leader encourages participation and exchange of ideas from her/his team regarding the directions the team should take and what actions they should prioritize. When faced with a complex problem, she/he will elicit ideas from others, listen attentively and build consensus, but may put off making difficult decisions (Chapman, Johnson, & Kilner, 2016).
It is very important to me that I always include my staff in decision making. I am the boss, but that does not mean that I know everything or that I think of all possibilities. Encouraging my staff to speak up and pass along their ideas brings about camaraderie and trust with each other. I also believe in autonomy. I have three assistants that are called unit managers. Until they were to give me a reason to micromanage their jobs, I simply will not. This allows me to show that I trust their judgment and knowledge. The nurses who work the floor are full of ideas concerning the specific needs of their patients. I do not take care of these patients all day, so why on earth would I not ask their opinion when an issue arises? When there is a change in regulations it is my job to know and understand the details of that change and how it may impact daily routines. It is also my job to explain it to the staff so that they understand. At that point I will have already formed ideas of how to make it work, but I still call a meeting with my staff to teach the change and to share ideas of the best way to implement the change.
Chapman, A. L., Johnson, D., & Kilner, K. (2016). Leadership styles used by senior medical leaders: Patterns, influences and implications for leadership development. Leadership in Health Services; Bradford Vol. 27, Iss. 4, (2014): 283-298. , 8.
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We are confident that our ancestors originated in Africa because
The earliest fossils of ancestral hominids (australopiths) are found there.
The oldest remains of modern human beings (Homo sapiens sapiens) occur there.
African populations have the highest genetic diversity, which would have required longer to evolve.
We all share and diverge from our African DNA, indicating that it is our original DNA.
All of the these
None of these.