Illness Essay Examples

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is considered as the prime cause of sudden deaths in the modern world, claiming tens of thousands of lives globally each year (  It has been determined that survival rates after cardiac arrest are very low, due to consequent ventricular fibrillation that immediately results in zero cardiac output and death within a few… View Article

Explain Different Sociological Approaches to Health and Ill Health

Throughout society there are many different sociological approaches to health and ill health. Within society there are many different perspectives towards whom the responsibility for health falls upon and also what defines people as ill? Your health is defined by the general condition of your body and mind. An illness is defined by an impairment… View Article

The Importance of Social Interaction

Although social interaction is complex, I believe that it is vital to human health, both mentally and physically. Many people find it hard to open their hearts and share their feelings and problems. However, social interaction where people can talk out their problems and feel accepted and understood is very beneficial to mental health. When… View Article

Native American culture

Native Americans were influenced by the environment, plants, and animals in the areas in which they settled. Some practices were influenced over time by migration and contact with other tribes along trade routes. Many tribes used herbs and seeds gathered from their immediate environment and from hunting excursions for healing rituals or ceremonies. Many Native… View Article

Medical Home

* The medical home or patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a team based health care delivery model that is led by a physician, P.A., or N.P. that provides continuous and comprehensive medical care to obtain better health outcomes. * Its goal is to increase satisfaction with care, allow better access to health care, and improve… View Article

Cognitive and Physical Changes in Early Adolescennce

I grew up without my parents as a child from a third world country where not only health conditions but economic conditions, educational and social welfare of life in general is less favorable and adverse to some extent. My aunt raised me up when she stepped in to take the role of my mother from… View Article

Analysis of Ethical Dilemma

Natural calamities are unpredictable phenomena’s where the damage may be countless and immeasurable examples of natural calamities are earthquakes, floods and famine. In situations like this relief operations are challenging even though many organizations and nations extend their resources to overcome the disaster. We often face issues and concerns in a massive disaster which may… View Article

Heritage Assessment

Cultural diversities have facilitated challenges within health care. To educate our patients there must be recognition of traditional heritage practices. The Heritage Assessment Tool has been devised to discover cultural characteristics of individuals and families along with communities. This tool allows one to understand and respect the role of cultural awareness in health and illness…. View Article

Models of Care

The purpose of this essay is to provide a review of the models which are Chronic Care Model and Patient-Centered Medical Home Model. Also to provide how both achieve quality and safety and add as much information on how both models benefit in providing care to the patients. In comparison and contrast between Chronic Care… View Article

Factors For and Against

Reasons for legalization (ranked from strongest to weakest) 1. Medical benefits for terminal illnesses such as cancer. 2. Police and court resources would be freed to pursue more serious crimes. 3. The FDA could regulate the quality and safety of the drug. 4. This drug has fewer side effects that most currently legal narcotics. 5…. View Article

Possitive and Negative Influences on Growth and Development

Income is the money that comes into the home. This could be paid through employment, savings, and investments or from benefits that will be paid by the government if a person is unemployed or who have a disability. Expenditure is money spent to provide for everyday living needs, the amount of expenditure is determined through… View Article

Critical Reading and Response on the Article “Letting Go”

In the article “Letting Go” that was being published in The New Yorker, Atul Gawande addresses the issues regarding to the current medical care system that fails to meet the needs of the patients with terminal illness. Gawande points out that the patients want to spend more quality time with their family members and having… View Article

Pressure Sores

The basic philosophy of palliative care is to achieve the best quality of life for patients even when their illness cannot be cured. Palliative care is provided through comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients, while remaining sensitive to their personal, cultural, and religious values and beliefs. Hospital palliative care… View Article

Health Promotion

In today’s society, individuals do not recognize that every phase of their life is influenced by their health. People cannot accomplish their goals in society to their full advantage when they are unhealthy. In order to help the population improve their overall health, health promotion is essential. Health promotion and its objective will be discussed… View Article

Policy Topic Search and Selection

Medicare is a federal insurance program that was created to aid the elderly with their medical bills. The Medicare program was created 40 years ago. The original benefits under Medicare did not include drug coverage. Medicare has since added drug coverage to bridge the gap under the original available benefits. The Medicare program is facing… View Article