Mental Illness
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...illness: Definitions, Causes and treatments Mental Illness By _________________ Mental Health and Mental Ill Health If we start analysing mental health in the light of cultural context, we would come to realise that it is the influence of 'culture' that distinguishes between mental health and mental ill health. Rapee Ronald highlights the cultural factor, as "According to the cultural factor, people are considered abnormal if their behaviour violates the unwritten rules of society". (Ronald, 2001, p8.4) An example is the crying of a 2-year old child, which is considered quite acceptable. However, the same phenomena repeated by a man would seem quite strange. The reason is our... Running Head: Mental...
Mental illness
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...Illness and Substance Abuse" Psychology is perceived as a field which deals with the mentally challenged individuals but in today's scenario, psychology encompasses a study of individual's brainpower and performance. It is an understanding towards deliberations, thinking, feelings and actions that are being displayed by an individual and finds application in every aspect of life comprising physical and mental well being, self-help, ergonomics implicating health and daily life. Studies reveal that the mental makeup of the individual is basically driven by psychology and hence psychology plays a vital role in defining, shaping the perception and motives of individuals. In this respect... of the...
Health & Illness
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...illnesses which impact on the usage of health facilities. Wales has the lowest healthy life expectancy for all genders compared to England and all other parts of the UK (Hawe, 2008, pp. 5). Acording to Hawe (2008), the statistics stand at 65.6 years for males and 68.7years for females in 2003, compared to 67.6 (males) and 70.1 (females) years in the UK as a whole. Hawes table bellow shows statistical evidence: From the statistical evidence above we can draw analysis that that the health inequality depicted is due to poverty of the lower social class especially in most parts of Wales."People in affluent areas will likely live eight years longer than those in deprived parts of the North... Measurement of...
Mental illness
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...illnesses is a complex and controversial subject, where there is no universal consensus yet. The disagreements are not only at the level of different perspectives such as psychoanalytical, medical, socio-cultural, etc, but are evident within them as well. Since mental illnesses don’t lend themselves to physiologic proofs such as blood tests or scans, the psychiatrist/psychologist has to resort to evaluation methods such as questionnaires, personal interviews and other indirect methods of arriving at an inference. The drawback with such methods is that they are not precise and subject to interpretation and presentation, which can compound errors. Moreover, there is no consensus when... ?DEFINE AND DISCUSS ...
Mental Illness
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...Illness Introduction Mental illness is a medical condition that interferes with how a person thinks, his way of feelings and how he relates to people he meets around while carrying out his daily chores (Busfield 1). Mental illnesses tend to cause too much suffering to those experiencing them as well as to friends and family members. According to word health organizations, these problems will be in the rise and the figure is projected to rise to a bigger level by the year 2020. Unlike any other diseases, mental illness affects the brain. They tend to derail the capacity of copping up with ordinary demands in a typical life (Thompson 4). Mental illness can affect a person of any class at any... Mental...
Foodborne illness
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...illness outbreaks seem more prevalent now than in the past, especially with longer news cycles to report on such disasters. However, this perception is justified. Between 1970 and 1997, produce-associated outbreaks accounted for an increasing proportion of all reported foodborne outbreaks with a known food item, rising from 0.7 percent to 6 percent (Sivapalasingam, Friedman, Cohen, & Tauxe, 2004).This kind of increasing incidence is alarming, especially with widespread effects of the latest outbreaks. Most recently, approximately 500 million eggs were recalled because of salmonella in two Iowa producers, From this incident, 2,000 illnesses were reported between May and July... , which is...
Mental Illness
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...Illness Mental Illness It is apparent that stigmatization of persons with mental illnesses is rampant all over the world. However, as much as people continue to discuss about the problem and do little to solve it, then the menace moves from worse to worst. In essence, it is crucial that a collective responsibility by all stakeholders be advocated in order to not only help the affected persons, but also to have an integration of a society with acumen problem solving tips. It is indispensable that clinicians and other medical personnel come up with mechanisms of helping persons with mental illnesses in the effort to...
Health & Illness
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...illness in Britain vary in different cultures as well as social groups. Now this draws our concern to healthcare in Britain. Health care according to Spicker (2015) can be divided into hospital care, primary care, and public health. Of all the three, public health happens to be the most important issue in any given health population. The medical care of Britain in the 19th century was basically voluntary. The development of health care in Britain came about by the fact that sickness was primarily brought about by pauperism (Spicker, 2015). In response to this, infirmaries for the sick were set up by the Poor Law Authorities... Development of Healthcare In Britain (College) 0 Introduction Health is...
Chronic Illness
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...Illness Affiliation: Introduction Cognitive adaptation theory has three reactions: search for meaning in the experience, attempts to regain mastery of their lives in general and finally restoration of self-esteem which happens through self-evaluation (Larsen and Lubkin, 2009). The four most common psychosocial factors that bring out a difference in recovery experience of not only patients with spinal cord injuries but also with other chronic illnesses are: emotions, cognition, self-esteem and social support (Lin, Cardenas, et al. 2003). 1. After the onset of a chronic illness most people begin to adjust to their situation. Using one theory, discuss how this might occur. (I want to choose... ? Chronic...
Foodborne illness
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...illness outbreaks seem more prevalent now than in the past, especially with longer news cycles to report on such disasters. However, this perception is justified. Between 1970 and 1997, produce-associated outbreaks accounted for an increasing proportion of all reported foodborne outbreaks with a known food item, rising from 0.7 percent to 6 percent (Sivapalasingam, Friedman, Cohen, & Tauxe, 2004).This kind of increasing incidence is alarming, especially with widespread effects of the latest outbreaks. Most recently, approximately 500 million eggs were recalled because of salmonella in two Iowa producers, From this incident, 2,000 illnesses were reported between May and July... , which is...
Chronic illness
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...illness Introduction The term “palliative” is the derivative of Latin “palliare” meaning “to cloak” or to mask, to cover up, or to mitigate (Mitra & Vadivelu, 2013, p. 7). Palliative Principles of palliative care Object of palliative care is to reduce distress and improve quality of life of chronically and terminally ill patients and their families. It has no direct role in curing the disease or its modification. Palliative care is best started early and should become the main form of care as the disease progresses and finally in bereavement. As a continuum, palliative care addresses the physical, psychological, social... ?Describe the principles of palliative care and how they can be applied to chronic...
Mental Illness
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...Illness Mental Illness After reading the article, it is evident that it is meant to educate and teach on some of the methods used in the identification and maintenance of mental illness. I would like to expound on some of the methods described in the article. It is my belief that the researchers did most things right by having a wide scope of families to choose from, hence; making it easier to have results. However, one thing that might not be clear is the manner in which they left the study. There was no long-term check up on the individuals on whom the study was carried out on (Fristad, Goldberg-Arnold & Gavazzi, 2003). This is one area that may have needed a change in the carrying out... ? Mental...
Chronic Illness
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...Illnesses in the United s and Number Due Chronic Illnesses in the United s Introduction Chronic diseases have become one the biggest problems in the United States healthcare system, with recent trends sparking worries about the future. It is also gradually becoming one of the biggest parts of the US healthcare expenditure (Duncan, 2012). Quite unfortunately, populations with chronic diseases across the country have been on the rise over the past one decade, further raising questions not only about the capability of the healthcare system to manage these diseases but also generating worried on the future if it all (Pham, 2011). However, some analysts...
Menatl Illness
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...illness known to man, OCD subjects the patients to casual and daily ridicule . There are countless jokes – on everything from sit-coms to sportscasts – about people washing their hands... Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Number Obsessive Compulsive Disorder The National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) defined Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as “an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions)”. Individuals afflicted with this disorder resort to “rituals” such as repetitive cleaning, hand-washing or checking to relieve the anxiety being felt. Individuals with OCD repeatedly wash their hands expecting that such practice would prevent...
Mental Illness
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...illness involves the child who was suffering from Asperger Disorder (AD) which is also a disorder known as Asperger syndrome. Asperger disorder is one of the autism spectrum disorders, which are characterized by repetitive behaviors and social interaction difficulties (Amaral, Dawson and Geschwind, 2011). AD differs from other autism spectrum disorders because there is absence of speech or language delays and symptoms are less severe in asperger syndrome unlike other autism spectrum disorders, which have language delays and severe symptoms. AD is one of the mental illnesses commonly experienced among varied children... ? Case Study Lecturer: Case Study Introduction/Background The case study of mental...
Mental Illness
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...illness that is characterized by a series of panic attacks that a person experiences over a period of time due to anxiety and stress. It is a recurrence of this unexpected panic attacks that create the disorder. Many times it is diagnosed with or without agoraphobia present (Panic disorder with agoraphobia, American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Agoraphobia is the condition in which a sufferer of the panic disorder often begins to have continuous concern that another panic attack will come on. It is the anticipation of going to a certain place where they fear that a panic attack will occur. It is often difficult for people to travel beyond... Running head: PANIC DISORDER AND AGORAPHOBIA What...
Mental Illness and Violence
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...Illness and Violence Summary The article, Mental Illness and Violence, by Donna Sabella (49-52) was published in the American Journal of Nursing on January 2014. This article explores public perceptions with regard to mental illness and the incidence of violence in the American society. The author highlights that the public links mental illness to increased acts of violence in the society. However, research shows that mental illness does not necessary result in violence. A look into the history of violence reveals that even mentally fit persons have been perpetrators of violence. Based on the insights raised in the article, there are critical emotional and behavioral factors that contribute...
Health and Illness
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...Illness What is health? What is illness? When talking about health and illness, once refers to the authorities for its definition, like the World Health Organization. According to World Health Organization, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This means that health is not just a state of being well without sickness but rather an overall inclusive definition that affects even the social well being of the person – or how well he behaves in society. The definition also includes mental health. I think World Health Organization did... not include the definition of illness as such because...
Stigma of mental illness
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...Illness Stigma is defined, by the Webster’s Dictionary as “a mark of reproach or disgrace” (706) and is meant to set a person apart from others. In society at large, there are few stigmas that are as blatant and universal as that about mental illness. Everyone, whether knowingly or otherwise has been guilty of perpetuating the stigma of mental illness at one time or another. It can be as easy as referring to someone as a ‘nutcase’ or stating that someone needs to be sent to ‘the loony bin’. It is so prevalent in our society that we probably don’t even realize that we are guilty of it, but it prevails and it is something that as a society we should work to eradicate. People... New Stigma of Mental...
Mental illness in jail
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...Illness in Jails Mental Illness In Jails A systematic review of 62 surveys of the incarcerated population from 12 Western countries showed that, among the men, 3.7 percent had psychotic illness, 10 percent major depression, and 65 percent a personality disorder, including 47 percent with antisocial personality disorder. Among the women, 4 percent had psychosis, 12 percent major depression, and 42 percent a personality disorder (Daniel, 2007, p.4, p.406) Heredity and environment are believed to be the major contributors for mental illness. It is quite possible that those who develop or brought up in unhealthy environments may develop mental illness even if they have sound heredity... with...
Psychotic illness-schizophrenia
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...illness-Schizophrenia Psychotic illness which poses a major challenge to contemporary psychiatry is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and thought disorders. They are considered to be, in broad terms, due to brain dysfunction that results in improper cognitive and emotional development (McGorry 311). Schizophrenia is one such mental illness that manifests as changes in behaviour, thinking, feeling and perception (Department of Health and Ageing; Mental Health Association NSW Inc). The concept of schizophrenia (formerly dementia praecox) was introduced by the noted German Psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin who was responsible for classifying psychotic disorders (McGorry 311). It has been... Psychotic...
Health Illness and society
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...illness and society Health may defined differently by doctors and their patient. Discuss this assertion in relation to the problems of defining health, illness and disease. Doctors adhere or should adhere to health science in defining health, illness and disease. However, laymen or people who do not belong to the medical profession have their own notions of the terms that may or may not correspond to what may be considered scientific. In other words, there are lay theories or concepts of health, illness, and disease. Lay notions, concepts, or theories on health refer to the people’s understanding of on the meaning and...
Leventhals Illness Dimensions
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...Illness Dimensions How people understand disease is critical for their behavior when they believe they are ill. Discuss each of the five components that Leventhal and his associates have identified as components of illness conceptualizations in terms of their implications for illness behavior. Name: University: Student Ref: Course: How people understand disease is critical for their behavior when they believe they are ill. Discuss each of the five components that Leventhal and his associates have identified as components of illness conceptualizations in terms of their implications for illness behavior. People by use of their common sense search for the meaning... Running head: Leventhal's...
Mental Illness and Families
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...Illness and Households Mental Illness Conditions Majority of individuals understand that the mental illness conditions are very rare, and can only occur in other households and to other individuals. However, the fact is that mental illness or disorders are diverse, common and very widespread. On an annual basis, approximately 54 million residents of the United States experience certain aspects of mental illness (Wiencke, 2011). Majority of the households are not adequately prepared to deal with the mental conditions of a family member. This is due to the high physical, mental and emotional involvements, which make the family members, experience vulnerability in terms of opinions or judgments...
Stigma of mental illness
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...Illness Stigma is defined, by the Webster’s Dictionary as “a mark of reproach or disgrace” (706) and is meant to set a person apart from others. In society at large, there are few stigmas that are as blatant and universal as that about mental illness. Everyone, whether knowingly or otherwise has been guilty of perpetuating the stigma of mental illness at one time or another. It can be as easy as referring to someone as a ‘nutcase’ or stating that someone needs to be sent to ‘the loony bin’. It is so prevalent in our society that we probably don’t even realize that we are guilty of it, but it prevails and it is something that as a society we should work to eradicate. People who... ? New Stigma of Mental...
Mental Illness and Incarceration
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...Illness and Incarceration The long standing debate on whether a mentally ill people convicted of a crime should be sentenced to incarceration within our prison system is highly complex and controversial. As evidenced in the movie The New Asylums and in the readings from our text book by Reid the controversy of where a convicted mentally ill person should be confined continues. However, it is evident that incarcerating this class of criminals protects the well being of the criminal himself and society at large. Incarcerating mentally ill criminals accomplishes one of the criminal justice system's most fundamental goals...
Mental Health and Illness
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...ILLNESS Introduction Continuing research in to the nature of human psychology and mental health is now providing health care professional more insights to develop treatment, therapy and rehabilitation that is more sensitive to the needs of patients but also considers more the reality of patients' lives. Developments in technology and health care services are changing the field of mental health nursing (Morris, Bloom and Kang, 2006). Post World War II, health services have begun to realize the need to revolutionize the treatment of mental illness. Concurrent researches in the fields of psychology and sociology have revealed the importance of mental health... of these types of programs:...
Meaning in illness
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...Illness? People tend to start looking for meaning in life when they face a crisis which involves mental and physical suffering. Suffering is inevitable part of human life but still some people have to suffer more and experience severe illnesses and struggles. In such situation the phrase of Nietzsche in which he explains that the person is capable to bear any how to live if he has why, acquire special prophetic meaning. In this simple phrase the sense of struggling is fully explained. Meaning in life changes the view of reality even if this reality is killing. Such world perceptoion is well supported by the Victor Frankl, who is famous... tasks is to find meaning in suffering and death....
Sexuality and chronic illness
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...Illness Insert Insert s Introduction Sexuality is the way in which people view themselves as being male or female. Sexuality is characterized by the ways people verbally or nonverbally communicate their comfort about themselves to others and feelings about their bodies (McInnes, 2003). Sexuality also involves the ability of an individual to have satisfying sexual behaviors. At times, chronic illnesses threaten the sexuality of people. However, sexuality does not end with a diagnosis of chronic illness nor when people reach a certain age. Sexuality is important in a person’s life as it leads to quality life and it is a way of showing human connection, care and aliveness... (Heiman, 2002)....
Stigmas of Mental Illness
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...ILLNESS The Stigmas of Mental Illness 10th, March, The Stigmas of Mental Illness Background Mentally ill people suffer further harm by stigmas that society imposes upon them. While one in every five Americans lives with a mental disorder, estimates indicate that nearly two-thirds of all people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment. Lack of knowledge, fear of disclosure, rejection of friends, and discrimination are a few reasons why people with mental illness do not seek help (SAMHSA, 2003). According to a study by National Institute of Mental Health, stigma leads to discrimination (Eric, 2010). This stigmatization operates in a vicious cycle. Thus... Running head: THE STIGMAS OF MENTAL...
Disclosing Illness in Children
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...Illness in Children Introduction The problem of diagnosis disclosure is considered in the paper. Ethical implications of diagnosis disclosure to children are considered in detail. Appropriate studies and researches are required in this field in order to evaluate the relevance of diagnosis disclosing in any special case. It is better to prevent children from false informing and provide them with relevant information about disease and illnesses in order to reduce social pressure or social restriction. Identification of a dilemma It is necessary to keep our children living in the fair world. No challenges and obstacles should be oppressing our children. These claims are often provided... ? Disclosing...
Living with Chronic Illness
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...Illness: A phenomenological study of the health effects of the patient - provider relationship by Sylvia Fox Course Instructor’s Name Date Living with Chronic Illness: A phenomenological study of the health effects of the patient - provider relationship by Sylvia Fox Fox (2008) proffered issues pertinent to studying the structures and experiences of women with chronic illness and their relationship with healthcare providers (HCPs), in general. The author clearly indicated the aim of the research as “to understand the patient - HCP relationship from the perspective of women with chronic disease. Our intent was to understand the meaning of the relationship for women... Summary of Living with Chronic...
Outbreaks of foodborne illness
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...Illness Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Foodborne illnesses, or food poisoning, result fromthe consumption of food contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, viruses or parasites, as well as chemicals or natural toxins. These organisms or chemicals create an irritation in the gastro-intestinal tract that is usually manifested by vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever and chills (National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, 2012). Recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have forced us and the government to recognize careless practices and review the existing food safety regulations in effect. The latest Salmonella outbreak that killed two people and affected 140 more... Outbreaks of Foodborne...
Health and illness
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...Illness Sociology is a research-based study of whose main concern is understanding the human societies. According to the functionalist school of thought, emphasizes... and category has revealed an obvious connection between patterns of loss of lifestyle rate and morbidity (illness) and your public category. In England, the Black Report – a major nationwide research (DHSS 1980) – was important in publicizing the level of class-based wellness inequalities. Many people discovered the outcomes surprising. Although there was discovered to be a trend towards better wellness in community as a whole, essential variations were seen to be available between various sessions, affecting...
Illness, Health and Sexuality
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...Illness, Health and Sexuality Ilness, Health and Sexuality are interconnected words needs no introduction as these words affects all of us including rich, old, young, male and female, James Joyce was the novelist of twentieth century-an era of writers who penetrated deep into the subconscious mind of human beings to bring him into the direct contact with the writers. Theme of the dead in “The Dead” by James Joyce is a psychological turmoil and exposition of the complex thoughts of the characters for whom dead has far more significance than their life of today. A person who died in the past hover’s into the sub-consciousness of characters even today. The story shows the part of husband whose... ? Illness, ...
Mental Illness/Disorder
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...illness as defined by medical practitioners. Impact of the illness Schizophrenia symptoms... A report on Schizophrenia: definition, impact and prevalence A report on Schizophrenia: definition, impact and prevalence Introduction Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that can be caused by contributing factors such as genetics, early environment and psychological and social processes. The mental disorder is most often distinguished by its effect on social behavior and cognitive abilities. Patients often have difficulty in deciding what is real and what is not (McGrath et al ,2008). The disease has a direct impact on the patient’s quality of life and their ability to function productively in civilized socie...
Euthanasia in Terminal Illness
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...Illness Euthanasia in Terminal Illness Euthanasia is one of the main concerns in the medical practice. It is defined as the ‘act of killing a severely ill person as an act of mercy’ which has 2 forms on the basis actions undertaken namely the negative and positive euthanasia. Negative euthanasia, also referred to as passive euthanasia, is the deprivation of treatment that can result to death, e.g. removal of life support for a terminally ill patient. Positive euthanasia, also referred to as active euthanasia, is the killing of severely ill person who has a chance to live but in conditions that need constant medical support such as in a coma, in constant pain, etc. (Andersen... ? Euthanasia in Terminal...
Medicine Health and Illness
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...Illness Question Evaluate in the light of Roy Porter's argument in his history of medicine, Dr Johnson's famous remark that biomedicine has been 'the greatest benefit to mankind. Humanity means being concerned to health and illness therefore, in most societies, utilization of cultural and material resources are demanded in order to attain optimum health and defeat illness. As Bury (1997) preached that a person acquiring optimal health associates in having a good life and losing it over illness endangers one’s sense of security pushing the experts to think of solutions for prevention and cure of these ailments. From birth to death, health is affected by all things... that are enclosed within...
Nutrition and Illness.
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...Illness Nutrition and Illness Introduction With the modern economic growth, urbanization and industrialization, changes in human lifestyles and diet has occurred. As a result, nutritional implication on the health of the population has been the consequence of these changes. The nutritional impact is significant within the countries in transition and the developing economies. Health challenges which result from poor nutrition is due to the increased availability and expansion of food in addition to the improving standards of living. The changes in dietary patterns in the population, increase in the use of tobacco and reduced engagement in physical activities have contributed to chronic... ? Nutrition and...
Personality- Illness Connection
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...Illness Connection An individual, when sick, experiences stress and changes in its body. The illness of a person is actually caused by a complex framework involving several aspects of life, including the psychological component. There are even studies and literatures which try to create a connection between the personality of the person and the progression of illness, if ever those individuals acquire one. Many theories have been proposed which tries to discuss the connection between personality and health. One of these theories includes the personality-illness connection. The personality-illness connection is actually one of the most interesting theories... which explicate that the...
Literature Search - Mental Illness
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...Illness Mental Illness Introduction A mental illness, also known as a psychiatric disorder or mental disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern, which influences an individual’s feeling, thinking, or mood. It may affect the way an individual relates with others in the society. Usually, a mentally-ill person spends time alone. Even though people can have a similar diagnosis, each individual will have different experiences. A mental disorder does not result from a single event. Research suggests that multiple, interlinking causes cause mental illness. Environment, lifestyle, and genetics combine to determine whether an individual will acquire a mental disorder. A stressful home or job makes... Mental...
Chronis Illness Assignment
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...Illness Number Due Introduction The prevalence of chronic illnesses has increased worldwide and currently it contributes to various health problems. Chronic illness care management usually requires the coordination, collaboration, and integration across teams, professions, and organizations. This is because chronic illness and care is a permanent, irreversible and changes over a long period hence the need for frequent support in various settings and from different health care providers. This paper examines the prevalence of chronic illness and the role of coordinated and multidisciplinary teams in the management of chronic illness. Chronic illnesses Chronic illnesses refer to medical... ? Chronic Illness ...
Health Sciences - Chronic Illness
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...Illness Introduction Illness is characterized by regression and dependency of an individual whereby an interactionwith the health care providers assures the individual of a hopeful recovery. Chronic illness is an event in a person’s life that is permanent or that is meant to last for long and may even last for the entire life of the individual. Sociology plays an important role in chronic illnesses as it documents the issues of uncertainty as pertains to the chronic illness, doctor patient relationships, management of the symptoms and treatment modalities. The prototype chronic illness that this essay will be committed to delineating the sociological aspects of will be diabetes... Sociology Chronic...
Autonomy and Terminal Illness
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...Illness: A case study Autonomy and Terminal Illness: A Case Study Submission) Autonomy and Terminal Illness: A Case Study For the past years, the Do not resuscitate (DNR) order has been employed in patients who are terminally ill. This physician’s order is seen as the right ethical decision for most medical team if resuscitating has no reasonable benefit to the patient. However, its popularity among health professionals has evoked an issue as to whether the order is to be exercise or not more so if the patient is not informed. In the application of the Do not resuscitate ( DNR) order in the condition of Sally, considerations of her right as a patient, the professional code... Autonomy and Terminal...
Behaviour and Mental Illness
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...ILLNESSES A person's mental health is critical in living a full life because mentality is the capacity of the mind to know and understand. The disruption or the illness of a person's mentality therefore is a disruption of his supposed living. The person is unable to function properly for himself, his family, nor in the society. Some types of the mental illnesses are curable and others, recurrent but manageable. Mentally impaired persons are often stigmatized. This could greatly be accounted by the wrong and sometimes grotesque perceptions of the illness. Labels like 'crazy', 'possessed by the devil', 'insane', 'abnormal' and 'lunatic' are only some... COMPULSORY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT FOR MENTAL...
Psychiatry and Mental Illness
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...illness or set of symptoms, general practitioners will invariably recommend that the individual sees a specialist. With respect to the question of whether or not psychiatrists should have a monopoly over treating mental illness, it is the understanding of this particular analyst that they should. Although this is a bold statement, the following analysis will be concentric upon backing this statement with relevant understanding and research. The root goal of this particular paper... is to provide the reader with a more complete understanding of mental illness and how it should be treated; as well as the role that specialists play and seeking to address mental health...
Mental Illness Essay
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...ILLNESS Patient’s informed consent is an imperative aspect in the administration of any treatment meant to curb any disorder. Since, this gives the physician go ahead certificate and an assurance that the ailing has adequate information about the facts, implications and even consequences of the action. The emphasizes emanates from the respect of humanity’s ethics and rights which states that any individual has the capacity to give informed consent for the purpose of examination destined for medical process. This sometimes may be denied on the grounds of mental capacity, but it will depend on one’s level of impairment (Symington, 2007: p. 93). Since, at various occasions, mentally impaired... ? MENTAL...
Psychiatric Illness: Paranoid Schizophrenia.
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...ILLNESS Paranoid Schizophrenia Paranoid Schizophrenia Outline I A. History B. Schneiderian Symptons II Case Study A. Emily’s Childhood B. Manifestations in Adulthood III Diagnosis and Treatment A. DSM-IV Multiaxial Evaluation, Axis 1-5 B. Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment Paranoid Schizophrenia Description Schizophrenia is a mental disease which is typified by a disintegration of the mind in which emotions and cognitive awareness are diminished. The term ‘schizophrenia’ is relatively new, having only emerged in the last century. Based on information about conditions that have been relevant to individuals throughout history, it is undoubtedly a psychosis... ?Running Head: PSYCHIATRIC...
Autonomy and Terminal Illness
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...Illness: A case study Autonomy and Terminal Illness: A Case Study Submission) Autonomy and Terminal Illness: A Case Study For the past years, the Do not resuscitate (DNR) order has been employed in patients who are terminally ill. This physician’s order is seen as the right ethical decision for most medical team if resuscitating has no reasonable benefit to the patient. However, its popularity among health professionals has evoked an issue as to whether the order is to be exercise or not more so if the patient is not informed. In the application of the Do not resuscitate ( DNR) order in the condition of Sally, considerations of her right as a patient, the professional code... ?Autonomy and Terminal...
Nutrition and Illness
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...Illness Introduction Nutrition has been one of the major issues that affect the international community. There is a direct relationship between poor nutrition and chronic diseases or illnesses. This nutrition problem affects both the developed and developing countries. The international consultation on nutrition and health did recognize that, firstly, there is a growing trend in the epidemic of many chronic diseases that keep afflicting the international community, and, secondly, these epidemics are linked to poor nutrition, dietary issues, as well as the changing lifestyles people take up in many countries around the world. There has been enough epidemiological evidence that shows... ? Nutrition and...
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