The changes to the DSM regarding the transgender community are still seen as controversial. Please find information (and think about) about the pros and cons of including gender dysphoria in the current DSM. Why include it? Why are some people for this and why are some people against this? Now that you have researched these issues, it is important to start forming your own opinion of current debates. Do you think Gender Dysphoria should be included in the current (and future) DSM? Why or why not?
Medical services to help children transition are in the early stages of discovering the long-term physical effects of using this on children. Why do you think the medical community has made such little progress on researching the effects of these life-saving procedures, especially since transgender people have always existed throughout history?
Clearly identify the emerging communicable disease, source and location of emergence. Analyze and discuss the reasons for the emergence. Identify two strategies that might be used to address the disease.
A.P. is a 73-year-old female who presents to the women’s health clinic for an annual physical examination. She states that she is having difficulty sleeping and has been having panic attacks for the past year, since the death of her son. Subjective Data Lives with husband Daughter, age 50, lives nearby Had a son, age 52, who died in the past year from a drug overdose Objective Data Vital signs: T 37 P 80 R 18 BP 140/68 Weight: 140 HT: 5 feet, 5 inches Questions 1. On which components of the health history should the nurse focus the mental […]
Marty is an African American nurse who has worked in a major university hospital for over six years evaluating patients’ rehabilitation needs. She used to have an autonomous job making patient visits in area city hospitals; however, two years ago her role in the hospital changed and she is now working Monday through Friday in an office. Three years ago Marty’s mother was diagnosed with dementia and is now dependent in every aspect of care. In view of the fact that the health of both of Marty’s parents has been declining, she decided to move them into a spare room […]
You are the Vice President of Nursing Services in a nondenominational community hospital, and you receive a complaint from a patient, who is a Wiccan. The patient and her primary care nurse, Penny Baker, were discussing her religious practices and how she prays, when another nurse, Ruth Goose, walked into the room, stated, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch amongst you,” and told Penny not to discuss the “satanic religion” with the patient any more. The patient demands an apology and threatens to go to the media. She feels she has been discriminated against because she is a Wiccan and […]
The US spends more on medical services and devotes a larger percentage of its gross domestic product to medical care than most other countries. However, there is much discussion on what factors have led to this and the impact on the overall quality of care provided. This will be the topic of this week’s assignment. Identify and discuss the factors that prompt medical prices and quantities to change. Be sure to discuss the impact of these factors. Discuss the impact of inefficiencies in our system on the increase in expenditures. Comment on some of the approaches that can be implemented […]