GENDER DIFFERENCE AMONG VETERANS
Does Gender Affect the Utilization of Mental Health Care services among Veterans?
The decision one takes when choosing a career poses a lifelong effect on his own life as well as of his … stands true for the army. Generally, it is observed that women need special care for small illnesses and therefore require outpatient health care services more frequently as compared to men; the same stands true for reproductive and depression care as well. So, per person, the medical costs … the army. The thesis statement of the following literature review highlights that there is a gender difference in the utilization of health care services among veterans, specifically military women. Although women's presence is large, since they are either young or belong to minorities, but the benefits they … have also risen (Harpaz-Rotem & Rosenheck, 2011). This includes new veterans as well since it is……
Adams, R.E., Urosevich, T.G., Hoffman, S.N., Kirchner, H.L., Figley, C.R., Withey, C.A., Boscarino, J.J., Dugan, R.J. & Boscarino, J.A. (2019). Social and psychological risk and protective factors for veteran well-being: The role of veteran identity and its implications for intervention. Military Behavioral Health, 7(3), 304-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2019.1580642
Allore, H.G., Ning, Y., Brandt, C.A., & Goulet, J.L. (2013). Accounting for the hierarchical structure in veterans’ health administration data: Differences in healthcare utilization between men and women veterans. International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research, 2(2), 94-103. DOI: 10.6000/1929-6029.2013.02.02.03
Brooks, C. & Chopik, W. (2010, June 17). Research finds deployment affects mental health of veterans differently. Michigan State University. https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/research-finds-deployment-affects-mental-health-of-veterans-differently/
Duggal, M., Goulet, J.L., Womack, J., Gordon, K., Mattocks, K., Haskell, S.G., Justice, A.C. & Brandt, C.A. (2010). Comparison of outpatient health care utilization among returning women and men veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. BMS Health Services Research, 10 (175). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-10-175
Harpaz-Rotem, I. & Rosenheck, R.A. (2011). Serving those who served: Retention of newly returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in mental health treatment. Psychiatric Services, 62(1), 22-27. DOI: 10.1176/ps.62.1.pss6201_0022.
Haskel, S.G., Brandt, C.A., Krebs, E.E., Skanderson, M., Kerns, R.D., & Goulet, J.L. (2009). Pain among veterans of operations enduring freedom and Iraqi freedom: Do women and men differ? Pain Medicine, 10(7), 1167-1173. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526- 4637.2009.00714.x
Kaur, S., Stechuchak, K.M., Coffman, C.J., Allen, K.D., & Bastain, L.A. (2007). Gender differences in health care utilization among veterans with chronic pain. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(2), 228-233. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-006-0048-5
Koo, K.H., Madden, E. & Maguen, S. (2015). Race, ethnicity, and gender differences in V.A. health care service utilization among U.S. veterans of recent conflicts. Psychiatric Services, 66(5), 507-513. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201300498
The healthcare sector in the United States is facing shortage of healthcare providers, particularly in rural settings. One of the most affected areas in the country is rural Maryland, especially Allegany County, which has been … especially Allegany County, which has been selected as the location for this project. The proposed plan seeks to help lessen the shortage of healthcare providers in the county using MedChi, an organization that provides public health resources in Maryland. MedChi could help address the problem through promoting … including policymakers. These partnerships should focus on identifying necessary resources for implementation of the proposed solution.
Provider Shortage Proposal
Shortage of providers in healthcare is a major issue facing this industry at a time when patient populations have continued to increase globally. The shortage of providers in … is a major issue facing this industry at a time when patient populations have continued to……
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The concept of healthcare reform has to do with the process of changing health systems in the US so as to make it accessible to all American … and measures put in place to safeguard the little steps made towards great and positive change in future. Private companies control the US healthcare system; that is a fact that makes reform all the more challenging (Nikolai, 2019). In order to fix the broken healthcare system, many problems will have to be addressed. The main problems can be split into three. The quality of the healthcare is a serious issue. Accessing healthcare remains the elephant in the house. The issue of bad practices taking root in the American healthcare system is already in the public domain. Other problems that could pass as secondary are largely related to the three main issues. This … three issues by offering tools that can be……
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… nation, though it requires additional laws for doing so. Two key challenges hampering progress are addressed in the article: alignment of the nation’s healthcare resources with the requirements of patients and primary care revitalization, mainly for the underserved population (Fiscella, 2011). Gaps in healthcare service provision have been impeding progress towards more equitable healthcare. This article puts forward the following six interconnected domains: insurance cost and coverage related access, doctor salary modifications, strengthening of primary care, health … prescriptions, promises, and pitfalls, as described by the article’s author, augment or weaken the biblical community and public health worldview concerning the following healthcare reform areas: health IT and primary care. According to Fiscella, primary care access has been linked to fewer outcome gaps. A sound primary … primary care access has been linked to fewer outcome gaps. A sound primary patient care system forms the groundwork for greater equity in……
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… and Management
Question 1: Critical Thinking and Blooms Taxonomy Revised
1. What are the pros and cons of this approach to learning about healthcare?
Bloom’s Taxonomy revised comprises of the following six dimensions as illustrated below:
There are advantages to Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy as an approach to ……
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healthcare Insurance and Reimbursement
Medical Insurance Products and services
Health and medical insurance represent an insurance coverage form that disburses operation and clinical treatment expenditure incurred by those insured. Such insurance may … organizations to their employees for attracting quality recruits (IMedPub, 2020). It constitutes one means by which individuals in different nations pay for their healthcare needs. When individuals hailing from poor backgrounds without any financial risk protection get sick or injured, they encounter the following difficulty: they may … from poor backgrounds without any financial risk protection get sick or injured, they encounter the following difficulty: they may either make use of healthcare services, further impoverishing themselves by financing these services, or may forego treatment, stay sick/injured, and risk not being able to function properly or go to work. Regardless of the differences in … Regardless of the differences in funding and corporate structures in different nations, high-income……
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How healthcare Policy Impacts APN
Explanation of how healthcare policy can impact the advanced practice nurse profession
The role of APN is to provide primary, specialty, and acute care through assessment, diagnosis, … nurse profession
The role of APN is to provide primary, specialty, and acute care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those who seek healthcare services. healthcare policies are meant to improve healthcare services, and thus, they affect the APN profession. However, the specific effect of any policy depends on the specific policy (Taft & Nanna, 2008). … one of the policies that affected the APN profession was the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This act, at its core, was to provide healthcare to the marginalized, to those with chronic sicknesses, and at the same time, more healthcare from the hospital in favor of outpatient.
Because of the nature of the ACA, the APN profession was impacted through the……
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… quality and sustainability paper, a change theory that will support the implementation of a quality and safety program will be discussed.
healthcare facilitates are required to implement new process or technologies that improve patient safety and quality of care (Hughes, 2007). There exists a formula … that improve patient safety and quality of care (Hughes, 2007). There exists a formula through which quality and safety programs such as telehealth services can be adopted and implemented in a health care facility. Health care managers should, therefore, consider the impact of quality and safety program … a smooth transition. Failure to assess the impact of quality or safety program may lead to unnecessary disagreements between various health stakeholders. So, healthcare managers should consider the various change theories that can be used to implement a quality or safety program successfully.
This paper will focus … program successfully.
This paper will……
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Elder Veterans and Health Care services
The focus of my dissertation is toward the aged American population, particularly the elderly veterans. I will be considering the type and quality … be considering the type and quality of care they receive for the remainder of their old age. Currently, there are programs and health services targeted toward that group. I am interested in the approaches and activities of such programs and other similar programs that might need to … the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam military occupations. Given the diversity of modern care delivery, design, and intervention programs, the lack of adequate care services/programs for our veterans (of any war) is considered unacceptable.
To consider a care design for our veterans, the first step is to understand ……
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Olenick, M., Flowers, M., & Diaz, V. (2015). US veterans and their unique issues: enhancing health care professional awareness. Adv Med Educ Pract, 6, 635-639. DOI: 10.2147/AMEP.S89479
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… produces cumulative knowledge through developing, refining, and even sometimes replacing theories.
This study by Doekhie and colleagues (2018) will add significant value to healthcare practice as well as the relevant knowledge pool. It offers salient details on public health initiatives and measures, care patterns, and healthcare implementation from the point of view of a few of the sector’s key stakeholders, namely, practitioners, patients, and informal caregivers. Hence, this research … and vaccine usage. Lastly, it is imperative to document and evaluate clinical practice experiences for developing best practice guidelines and guaranteeing superior quality healthcare delivery for patients.
Health sector policies in industrialized nations like America should be in line with the national value system as well as …
Health sector policies in industrialized nations like America should be in line with the national value system as well as fundamental facts about healthcare and societal health. It may be a……
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