The enactment of Medicare in 1965 expanded insurance coverage to older Americans. Discuss the evolution of Medicare to the current state of Medicare Managed Care. Who is covered? How is it distributed? What is a DRG? Be clear and specific
Long-Term Care Reimbursement The federal and state governments are the largest payers of health care services in the United States. The largest federal programs are the Medicare and Medicaid services. Using the information from the textbooks, lectures, and Internet resources, provide a brief summary of Medicare and Medicaid services in a Microsoft Word document. To get up-to-date information on the programs, review the information shared on the following websites: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Social Security Administration In your summary, include the following points: An overview of the different Medicare and Medicaid services The population covered under […]
JEWISH CASE STUDY #1 Selecting a “typical” Jewish client is difficult. An ultra-Orthodox Jew has a particular set of special needs. Yet, it is more common to see a Jew who is a middle-of-the-road Conservative. Sarah is an 80-year-old woman who is a first-generation American. She was raised in a traditional Conservative home. Her husband died after 50 years of a strong marriage. She has three children. Although her home is not kosher, she practices a variation of kosher-style eating, avoiding pork and not making dishes that combine meat and milk. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. […]
A nurse in the United States volunteers to join a medical mission to teach local health care workers how to provide palliative care services in India. Discuss what aspects of palliative care will be most culturally acceptable, and what barriers the nurse will face in teaching and providing care. ( Answer in Approx 250 words).
The nursery rhyme Ring around the Rosie, is actually about bubonic plague. Discuss the meanings of the different verses (available at the Shakespeare site below). Are there any other nursery rhymes or fictionalized poems about infectious diseases? ( answer in approx 250 words)
In the 1990’s HIV/AIDS was a topic of great concern to people in the U.S. As information was disseminated, fears about HIV/AIDS decreased. Many people in the U.S. no longer consider HIV/AIDS a serious health threat. What do current statistics reveal? Has HIV/AIDS been eradicated in the U.S.? Are those with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. today only those considered marginalized? What would health care in the U.S. today be like if HIV/AIDS had become the pandemic it is in other countries? ( answer in approx 250 words)
George Garcia, a 23-year-old construction worker, and his wife, Anita, age 20, bring their 4-month-old daughter to the emergency room of a small community hospital. They speak broken English. They have another small child with them, as well as two older women. They are very worried about the infant, who they say has been unable to retain feedings of diluted cow’s milk. Now, because of poor sucking and increased sleeping, the infant has not had anything by mouth for the last 24 hours. When asked, the parents say the infant has been sick for 3 or 4 days. The infant […]