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DSCRs - Developmental Self Care Requisites

Discuss three Developmental Self Care Requisites (DSCRs) within your own community(Lacey, Washington). Site an example of each in your community that demonstrates the community meets and does not meet each of these requisites. Why do these examples meet the DSCR or provide evidence that there is a developmental-care deficit?

Prescription Drugs

The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that 2/3 of chronically ill patients do not tell their physician that they cannot afford the drugs they are prescribed. Many states, communities and drug company programs are available but individuals do not know about them -- what would you suggest for a community health measure t

Territoriality of communities

Territoriality of communities within communities often creates division and conflict. What is an example that reflects such intra-community territoriality? What approaches might be used to develop common interest among disparate groups?

Community Health Issue

Consider the 'community' of individuals serving our country in the Middle East. Many are returning home with an affliction termed Baghdad Boil, or cutaneous leishmaniasis. Caused by a parasite that lives in sand flies, lesions appear on the skin which can impact a person with swelling and sores that can last for months. What

The Healthcare System

1. What basic service components are necessary in order for a healthcare system to be considered complete? 2. Why are these the necessary components? The following are the major components of a healthcare system: · Health Promotion And Disease Prevention Services · Emergency Medical Services · Ambulatory Care For

Healthcare Finance

What is the financial impact to hospitals as care settings shift more and more to outpatient versus inpatient care?

Measure of Quality of care

How can we measure the fact that health care service is meeting that quality or standards, (other than surveys)? What sources of evidence do we rely?

Licensing Requirements

To what extent do professional organizations promote licensing requirements to limit entry into the profession (career protection)?

Should the US have Privitization of Social Security?

There seems to be alot of media lately on SS Privitization. What exactly would be Pritization? What would be the pros and cons of having it? Do any other countries practice this? and if so has it been successful? Has there been any research on this method? Is this really a way for Bush and his buddies to make money (Stock