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Access to Heathcare Literature review
Rohan Wallace posted Apr 4, 2019 11:25 PM
Homeless people in this population may have one of the greatest disadvantages when it comes to accessing healthcare. Being homeless, they do not have the means nor the funds to maintain a primary healthcare plan. More specifically, homeless people who are already dealing with symptoms from a disease such as AIDS, are at an even greater risk. According to Crock, people living with HIV who are homeless or at risk of homelessness experience significantly worse health outcomes than those in stable housing (Crock, 2016.) She mentioned that these people may be at risk of being diagnosed late and engaging in high-risk sexual activities. If they had better access to healthcare, then they would be able to stray away from these risks and try to create a healthier lifestyle. The lack of access to healthcare can lead to other health risks and even increased mortality rates. There needs to be a better platform for these people in regards to having access to some type of healthcare. If not full access to healthcare, then there should be clinics set up that openly see and treat these people.
Crock, E. (2016). Access to healthcare services for people living with HIV experiencing homelessness — a literature review. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34(1), 42–51. Accessed on April 4th, 2019. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.db24.linccweb.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=117755068&site=eds-live
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Gaelle Alexandre posted Apr 4, 2019 11:49 PM
How can this Happen?
Watch this short video on The Shocking truth about Food Insecurity The Shocking Truth about Food Insecurity
My honest reaction to this video is very mixed. A part of me felt that this was a very uneasy topic , and I definitely feel that this exists within my community or neighborhood. I do understand how food insecurities for children can be one of the most traumatic experiences in childhood that anyone can have. I especially can see why how the lasting effects of food insecurity trauma as a child can still effect them through adulthood if the lack of nutrients needed for development was absent because of the lack of proper nutritious foods. The speaker was very honest with her background and her lack of relatability to that population which made presentation impactful. I feel that the fact that this is now happening in our country says a lot about our society . The speaker mentioned the fact that there are those who felt shamed into not asking for help and would rather stay hungry says a lot about the narrative that our country has on those who are in need.
3. Please respond to this discussion post. HSC
Marzena Slusher posted Apr 4, 2019 11:46 PM
In general, there is correlation between education and level of the health. People who are educated have broad knowledge about certain disease and effect on the health. At some point of college there was most likely a class or general awareness about healthy choices and how unhealthy decision impact the health of humans. When people from lower socioeconomic status have difficulties to read there is definitely a challenge for them to read information about the health. Not having availability to regularly see medical professional with issues like diabetes, obesity, mental health or depression suggest poor health outcome in the long term because lack of education about condition. I believe educated people understand more regarding connection of very poor decision to outcome of this decision. Also, I am aware some of highly educated people lack on the health itself despite full understanding of the disease. I think obesity is one of the example. We see many over weighted doctors and medical staff. I am sure the know about negative impact of poor eating and overall effect, yet they ignore it and doesn’t loose weight or exercise at all. To conclude, higher socioeconomic status people have better availability to comprehensibly view health and impact of healthy or poor decision on general well being of the human.
Weiss, B. D., Hart, G., McGee, D. L., & D’Estelle, S. (1992, May 01). Health Status Of Illiterate Adults: Relation Between Literacy And Health Status Among Persons With Low Literacy Skills. Retrieved April 4, 2019, from https://www.jabfm.org/content/5/3/257.shortThe post HUS Module 3 responses first appeared on The Nursing Tutors.