Five and a half percent of people, in 2007, either could not receive dental care or were putting it off. The main cause of this is money. Many insurances are not accepted by dental clinics because of the high costs of dental exams (Institute of Medicine. 38, 88). If this is not the case, why are these people delaying in protecting their oral health?
Yet, most patients are still not provided with a translator (Flores, 2006). Some of the reasons healthcare providers choose not to use translators include limited access, as well as cost and effectiveness of the service (Gadon, Balch, & Jacobs, 2007). In some cases, physicians chose to use their limited knowledge of the language to translate or did not recognize an interpreter was warranted. Flores e... ... middle of paper ... ...ek and eighty percent being seen frequently (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). Providing patients with translation support needs to be paramount in order for this volume of patients to receive quality care.
If nurses have dentistry as a low priority for themselves this way of thinking can be passed on to the patients…’-Anthony Kearns” (Duffin 1). As a result of the residents relying on the nurses, oral hygiene is often not taken as seriously as it should be. Dental hygiene for residents is frequently seen as a low priority for nurses, as they themselves do not prioritize their own oral health. Nursing home nurses however are much better at advising for oral health care than regular hospital nurses are. Only twenty-eight percent of nursing home dentists are scared of the dentist, whereas forty percent of hospital nurses are scared of the dentist.
(Otto par.3) If mother had not been focused on getting a dentist for his brother who had six rotten teeth. (Otto par.6) Also she didn’t want to pay for what she thought was a needless procedure. Deamonte’s death and ultimate cost of his care, which could have totaled more than $250,000. (Otto par.8) The mother obviously did not know how important teeth are to people’s overall health. In America about 108 million people lack dental insurance as of only about 44 million people having dental insurance.
In regards to dental care, this is the right to train, license, and employ medical professionals. Currently, this system is not working. Native Americans are faced with oral ailments at an alarmingly high rate compared to other ethnic groups, and have limited access to adequate dental
Poor Medical health insurance can end with the aid of many solutions that will be proposed within this research paper. Thus, poor medical health care as mentioned before is a detracted problem that has to end because it is the reason of many peoples’ deaths. There are many reasons for poor medical health care in the United States. As mentioned by Dr. Steve Beller that many healthcare centers’ concentration is on raising the costs of the medicine and treatment rather than the health of the patients (Beller, 2008). Patients cannot afford the medicine or the costs of the health centers; nonetheless, the treatment is very expensive although it does not provide the needed and effective treatment and care to the patient.
Many Americans in inner cities and rural areas do not have access to quality care, due to poor distribution of doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and support services. Public health services are not well integrated and coordinated with the personal care delivery system. Many serious health problems -- such as lead poisoning and drug-resistant tuberculosis -- are handled inefficiently or not at all, and thus potentially threaten the health of the entire population. Rising health costs mean lower wages, higher prices for goods and services, and higher taxes. The average worker today would be earning at least $1,000 more a year if health insurance costs had not risen faster than wages over the previous 15 years .
Sadly, in some countries, health professionals, economic and material resources are not enough to meet the need for oral health care services, particularly in disadvantaged societies, in both poor and wealthy countries. Public is not well informed about oral diseases and the consequences of them. It has become a big challenge to improve oral health not only in low income countries, but also in developed countries, particularly with aging population. Prevention ... ... middle of paper ... ...anka shares most of the oral health problems to the rest of low income countries. Dental care is for free of charge in government dental hospitals for the public.
Implementing Oral health Assessment Tool To Improve Oral Care In Older Adults At Cornerstone Nursing Home Annastacia N. Mburu Mt Hood Community College: Nursing department Having good oral health is very important as it can help keep away many diseases which occur as a result of poor oral hygiene. As people age, many factors can contribute to poor oral health: potential physical, cognitive and sensory impairments associated with aging and diseases, Use of prescription and over the counter medications, lack of dental insurance, and poor oral care. Most older adults live in nursing homes where oral health is not very well implemented due to other major health problems which are given the first priority. This puts them at risk for major diseases
Health professional has been limited in numbers not enough to give quality care to Aboriginals. Lastly, socioeconomic status hinders aboriginals to avail quality care. When there is increase in demand for health care Government organization should compensate to accommodate every citizens need for health care. Unable to do so, health care delivery is compromise and it shows that there is a significant failure of the system.