Health care providers not knowing their surrounding community impacts the way they provide health care to a patient. I hope to use my background in community work with underrepresented populations and the qualities I gained to hopefully reduce and someday diminish the concern that health care isn’t keeping up with the demographics of the surrounding community. The third health care concern I will talk about is another near and dear to me which is the severely low quality health care women in developing countries receive.
Twenty-first century health care system in United States is not only complex, but also profoundly different from "what it used to be." The changes are numerous and represent the major shifts involved in moving from protection and delivery plan, based primarily on what the patient wanted, to a skeptically managed healthcare system. The American health care system has seen drastic changes within couple generations and it continues to evolve.
“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity,” says Hippocrates. This love is shown through the efforts of those who work and have worked to improve the medical field for so long to better the United States. Throughout the last one-hundred years the health of the nation and the state of our hospitals in the United States has become a big concern. As the people of the United States health decreases the need for an advanced medical field grows. The medical field is already very advanced and has advanced much in the last one-hundred years. The improvement of surgeries, vaccines, treatments, and everyday medicines are the main focus of the medical industry. When looking at the United States one would see that medical improvements have certainly changed the country for the better.
Carol finishes her story with a plea for a better communication among the different healthcare providers and the system in general. There is no perfect system, and health care, the system that constantly evolves, deals with life and death, and employs people to fill such diverse niches is probably the most complex of them all, the most difficult to assess, comprehend, and change. As big, complex, and sometimes scary as it seems, it can be changed: talking to a colleague, taking a moment and asking a patient’s opinion. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, said Gandhi. This is my motto.
The information in this paper will discuss the evolution of health care industry over the last decade. Over the last decade, many changes in technology, economic perspective, and finance have made a prevalent impact in health care. Health in the early 1990’s was simple and minimally effective as the different developments were introduced such as medications, immunizations, antibiotics, testing and treatment for fatal conditions and diseases, such as polio, chicken pox and many others.
In the 18th century, the medical field was made up of mostly men. There were three jobs in this field: Physicians, Surgeons, and Apothecaries. Physicians were the most elite of the three. Physicians in the 18th century had no knowledge of anything. Nobody knew that disease was spread by bacteria, germs, and viruses. Because they didn’t know this, nobody practiced sterilization or hygiene, hospital and personal.
Healthcare is one of the most dynamic industries in our great nation. To truly understand just how dynamic the industry is, one needs to understand that healthcare in and of itself is a living, breathing industry that is ever changing and conforming to meet the ideals set forth from a broad group of stakeholders. When one looks at the evolution that healthcare has undergone in the past 165 years, the picture of the true dynamics of this industry is painted. One must take this evolutional history into account when looking at the next ten years in our industry. When looking at these evolutional processes, one can see that the systems have changed as our country and its people have required it to (Williams & Torrens, 2008). When looking at how this industry will change or evolve over the next decade, one can ascertain that it will be by the demands of those involved that change will come.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be considered for the Intermountain Administrative Fellowship. I’ve had the great privilege of working at Intermountain for nearly five years, and I have enjoyed the culture and people I have been able to work with. I would like to identify three career goals related to population health, and two related to the development of Intermountain Healthcare.
Regional Market: During the 1960’s, the hospital industry boomed with billions of dollars for hospital construction with additional funds for expansion and construction of medical schools. Government sought to reduce health care costs through cutbacks in subsidy programs and cost-control regulations. Innovations in health care delivery severely reduced the number of patients serviced by hospitals.
If one were to observe the world’s current state of affairs in terms of disease, medicine, the providing (or lack thereof) of healthcare, and the general well-being of the inhabitants of our planet, a number of glaring issues and disparities would be extremely apparent from biological, sociological, economic, psychological, and even racial perspectives alike. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, around twenty percent of the population cannot afford or access adequate health-care. Keep in mind that the United States is widely considered to be one of the leading nations in caring for their sick, injured, elderly, and dying when compared to countries with much more dire circumstances when it comes to their infrastructures of health. This is
A nurse’s role in our society today is exceptionally significant. Nurses are somewhat idolized and looked to as our everyday “superman”. “The mission of nursing in society is to help individuals, families, and groups to determine and achieve physical, mental, and social potential, and to do so within the challenging context of the environment in which they live and work” (“The Role of a Nurse/Midwife”). Many Americans turn to nurses for delivery of primary health care services and health care education (Whelan). In our country, there is constantly someone in need of health care. There will always be a baby being born or a person dying, someone becoming ill or growing old. Some people due to their physical and/or mental state of health are completely dependent on a nurse and wouldn’t be able to get through the simple obstacles of every day, or achieve the necessary requirements of a simple day without their aid. Not only do nurses help, and assist you when you’re sick, but also act to promote good health to others. They end...
The field of health care has seen remarkable accomplishments achieved within the past few decades. One of the more significant changes is seen in the field of public health; and the shift in perspective that health organizations are having in the areas of prevention and treatment of diseases. The idea of providing a more patient-centered experience and being accessible to patients in order to improve their health outcome is steadily on the rise. All of these accomplishments, to include the Affordable Care Act has initiated innovation between treatment, prevention, and cost effectiveness in providing quality service. In moving forward, it is important that health care organizations as well as future and current health care professionals have an understanding of the future of health care delivery.
The concepts discussed within the article regarding medicalization and changes within the field of medicine served to be new knowledge for me as the article addressed multiple different aspects regarding the growth of medicalization from a sociological standpoint. Furthermore, the article “The Shifting Engines of Medicalization” discussed the significant changes regarding medicalization that have evolved and are evidently practiced within the contemporary society today. For instance, changes have occurred within health policies, corporatized medicine, clinical freedom, authority and sovereignty exercised by physicians has reduced as other factors began to grow that gained importance within medical care (Conrad 4). Moreover, the article emphasized
The history within the health care industry has faced many challenges over the decades; there will be future changes and challenges that are country will have to overcome. Improving health care in the United States can only get better with stronger leaders and new strategies. The United States currently is and has faced many challenges in the health industry. There is not a single sector of the health care industry has not been affected. The healthcare industry contributes a mass majority of factors in the United States the economy. The health care industry is one of the largest expenditure. The history of the health care industry has long related an inquiry that involves focusing on the lower and middle class individuals and creating a system