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    Communication and roles among family

    Describe several attributes of dysfunctional family communication patterns and identify some specific strategies you can use for positively influencing or changing family communication patterns. Explain why changing role functions within the family can create stress and/or conflict and how the family nurse can respond. Ple

    Aggregate and Community

    Compare the differentiation between aggregate and community. Also, what is the identification and description of an aggregate?

    Writing a Mission Statement

    1. I need to write a mission statement for a new psychiatric department in my hospital. I must use original work and no references in writing this. Can you help me please?

    Health care adaptation change

    1. The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. Choose two (2) from the above, and discuss how they affected a healthcare organization of your choice (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of this organization needing to

    Social Problems in the United States

    Make a list of 5-7 social problems that you believe are the most critical for the United States to address. Write one or two sentences about each social problem, describing the extent of the problem.

    Is there a surplus of physicians in the United States?

    Is there a surplus of physicians in the United States? What is the likely long-term impact of the influx of IMGs into the US healthcare system? Why is the lack of minority representation in the U.S. health profession such a compelling problem for health policy makers?

    Medical Terms and Definition - Emphysema

    Your Aunt Mary has recently been diagnosed with emphysema. You are going to be attending a family function in the near future, and you think that some of your relatives will ask you the meaning of medical terms that they have heard or read about emphysema. What terms do you think they might ask you about? Consider terms re

    Using Medical Terminology

    You are an admitting assistant in the emergency department, and you see the following note written on a patient's chart after the patient was transferred to a critical care unit. Instructions: You want to practice your knowledge of medical terminology, so you decide to rewrite the note using medical terminology to describe

    Being a Medical Assistant: Medical Terms

    You are being interviewed for a job as a medical assistant. As part of the interview process, the office manager tells you there will be a short test to assess your familiarity with using roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand medical terms. You are a bit nervous about taking a test, but you did well taking a medical

    Assessing the long-term effects of sun exposure

    In a history and physical assessment, what would you assess to determine long-term sun exposure? If you were concerned about pressure ulcers in a patient, what areas would you assess? What increases patient risk for skin breakdown? Your elderly grandmother wants to remain in her home. In the home assessment, what factors m

    Community Health Education Programs

    Acute care hospitals and health maintenance organizations are increasing the number of community health education programs they provide. What are some of the benefits of this practice as well as any concerns you may see in this approach?

    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

    Drowning as a community health issue

    Summer is over but consider the 'community of individuals who cannot swim' and think of children near water as a 'community.' To all of you who have loved statistics, here is a statistical web site that talks about child drowning: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/psyc/minisample2.html Where does your state fall? Why do you thi

    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?

    Culture and community healthcare

    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 American Health Care Delivery System - Aesculapius and Hygeia

    Robert Frost (1874 -1963), an American poet wrote the following lines: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence; Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. There are two cults (options) within the traditions of ancient Greece

    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

    Job description impact a healthcare organization

    Where do you believe 'personality/character' should enter into the description and how can one in fact measure this variable? Should active training and professional development be a part of a job description? How do job requirements differ from a job description? Where would credentialing and qualifications enter the

    Systems in Healthcare

    How is a job description document derived and how does it impact a healthcare organization? Objective:Identify the types of standards and indicators used in performance measurement and evaluate some of the barriers and issues with those performance measurements.

    Clinical Services - process and outcome measures of quality.

    1. What if you have recently been hired to improve the quality of services at a healthcare organization? 2. Then your supervisor would like to hear about your plans for improvement. 3. More so, in particular she wants you to send her an email answering the following question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of pr