21. Which statement by a patient demonstrates an accurate understanding about herbal supplements?
“Herbs may interact with prescribed medications but not other herbs.” “Most herbs have been tested and found to be safe and therapeutic.” “The Food and Drug Administration regulates herbs and allows advertising.” “There is no standardization among the manufacturers of herbs in this country.”22. For a patient with Crohn’s disease, the medical-surgical nurse recommends a diet that is:
high in fiber, and low in protein and calories. high in potassium. low in fiber, and high in protein and calories. low in potassium.23. When examining a patient who is paralyzed below the T4 level, the medical-surgical nurse expects to find:
flaccidity of the upper extremities. hyperreflexia and spasticity of the upper extremities. impaired diaphragmatic function requiring ventilator support. independent use of upper extremities and efficient cough.24. After completing a thorough neurological and physical assessment of a patient who is admitted for a suspected stroke, the medical-surgical nurse anticipates the next step in the immediate care of this patient to include:
administering tissue plasminogen activator. obtaining a computed tomography scan of the head without contrast. obtaining a neurosurgical consultation. preparing for carotid Doppler ultrasonography.25. The first step in applying the quality improvement process to an activity in a clinical setting is to:
assemble a team to review and revise the activity. collect data to measure the status of the activity. select an activity for improvement. set a measurable standard for the activity
According to Krugman et al. (2015), the central message concerning trade patterns of the Heckscher-Ohlin theory is that countries tend to export goods whose production is intensive in factors with which they are relatively abundantly endowed. For example, comparing the United States and Mexico, one can observe a relative abundance of capital in the United States and a relative abundance of labor in Mexico. Thus, goods that intensively use capital in production should be cheaper to produce in the United States, and those that intensively use labor should be cheaper to produce in Mexico. Krugman et al. (2015 also argue that, with trade, the United States should export capital-intensive goods like computers, while Mexico should export labor-intensive goods like textiles. With integrated markets, international trade should lead to a convergence of goods prices. Thus, the prices of capital-intensive goods in the United States and labor-intensive goods in Mexico will rise.
Stolper-Samuelson theorem, as cited in Krugman et al. (2015), argues that owners of a country’s abundant factors (e.g., capital owners in the United States, labor in Mexico) will gain from trade, while owners of the country’s scarce factors (labor in the United States, capital in Mexico) will lose from trade. According to Krugman et al. (2015), the extension of this result is the Factor Price Equalization theorem, which states that trade in goods (and thus price equalization of goods) will lead to an equalization of factor prices. These income distribution effects are permanent, given that factor abundances do not quickly change within a country. Academically, the gains from trade could be redistributed such that everyone is better off; however, such a plan is challenging to implement in practice. What are some of the political implications of factor price regarding the Heckscher- Ohlin theory?
Krugman, P. R, Obstfeld, M.,
Different health determinants affect people in different ways. They also affect people in different locales in different ways. In addition, health determinant trends can give a more complete picture of how the determinant is progressing. All of these things help public health practitioners know where to focus their efforts.
In this learning activity, you will review secondary data sources for details about the health of Virginians. Targetone Virginia county or community and briefly scan health assessment information to get a more detailed picture about the health status of Virginians in that specific locale or region. Then, look more closely at the health data concerning 1 of the 5 health ranking determinants you wrote about in the Virginia’s Health Rankings Learning Activity. In addition to the American Health Rankings website, here are some other sources to gather information:
·Virginia Department of Health Data
As a public health practitioner, you cannot address the needs of a population without first knowing where they are health-wise. In this assignment, you will look, specifically, at the Health Rankings for the state of Virginia. This will help identify where Virginia is doing well and where the state needs to make improvements. This knowledge will help identify those areas where Virginia needs to focus its public health efforts. This assignment will provide a baseline for you for future learning activities in the course.
Go to the America’s Health Rankings website and go to the EXPLORE link and select “Virginia” where it says, “Find your state”. View the full state report for Virginia. Examine the state’s health value and rank for each health Determinant and Outcome, as well as the combined rankings for these and for diabetes, obesity, and smoking. You can compare these for the years that the rankings have been published as well as contrast them with other states and the nation as a whole.
Note that Virginia’s overall health ranking has largely remained around the 19/20 rank. In general, this means that 30 states are worse and 19 states better in overall health ranking. Note also that unlike many states who have improved (or worsened) their health status, Virginia has maintained its rank close to 20 for the past decade or more. Why do you think that is? Select 5 Determinants that if improved, would likely lead to Virginia receiving a better health ranking in the future. Justify your answers in 400–500 words total.
Your assignment should be in AMA format. You should cite your work, including a citation for the American Health Rankings website, at minimum. You may include other relevant sources, as needed. Acceptable sources include other government resources, textbooks and scholarly articles.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
While we may not have met the lofty goals outlined in the federal acts you have explored, there clearly is progress. Let’s close this week with hope.
Inspect mental illness and wellness resources.
Include each of the following points in your assignment:
Search Mental Health Organizations
Click on the link that looks like the one above
Explore these organizations
Choose 5 that you feel would be the most helpful
Create a simple two-column chart
Place the name in one column and summarize the organization in the other
As always, proper grammar and sentence structure, and spelling is required. There is no copy/pasting allowed. Use your own words.
View your assignment rubric.
The last section discusses a “Better Understanding, Better Awareness and Better Mental Health.” In this chapter the authors talk about the importance of communication and education when it comes to mental illness, especially in adolescence.
Write a 2-page paper addressing the following elements in your paper:
What are a few ways you think would improve the understanding and awareness of mental health?
Why do you think it is important to improve the understanding and awareness of mental health?
Include a title page and 3-5 references. Please adhere to the APA standards when writing and submitting assignments.
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Use proper references using APA format
Justify and explain with an example from current health issues, the
reasons under which confidentiality can be breached in the public interest?
Critical analysis of journal article summary
The critique should be of 1.5 pages with a text of no more than 500 words excluding references with a font of Times New Roman and size of 12. The line spacing should be 1.5.
The purpose of writing a critique is to assess the quality of work carried out by others and also for having a better understanding. The critical analysis of a journal article requires a critical reading and writing.
The students may use the following sample questions whichever applicable as basic guidelines for critiquing a journal article in health sciences:
Ten questions to ask when critically appraising a research article:
1. Is the study question relevant?
2. Does the study add anything new?
3. What type of research question is being asked?
4. Was the study design appropriate for the research question?
5. Did the study methods address the most important potential sources of bias?
6. Was the study performed according to the original protocol?
7. Does the study test a stated hypothesis?
8. Were the statistical analyses performed correctly?
9.Do the data justify the conclusions?
10. Are there any conflicts of interest?