Health Essays & Term Papers

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One of the goals of geriatric care management is to promote the independence of the elderly people as much as possible. This cannot be achieved without a careful and proficient functional assessment of the elderly people. A functional assessment refers to an evaluation of the older individuals’ functional abilities (Cress, p.37). It is a crucial test because it provides the medical personnel with information that can be used to capitalize on an elderly person’s functional abilities either t

Introduction Healthcare advances have been occuring at a rapid rate over the past two decades. Advances in technology have impacted all aspects of healthcare. These advances are not limited to drugs and devices but may also include new surgical procedures, new applications of existing technology, information technology, or communications advances (Clancy, 2003). However, spiraling costs, increased demand, and the need for better coordination of information have placed a heavy burden on both c

Nagpur College of Pharmacy, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Summary The National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study, an extensive community survey, reported that the 6-month prevalence rates for mood disorders were 6% (the lifetime rate was 8.3%) while only 31% of depressed adults sought treatment. The reluctance of patients for treatment of depression can be attributed to some extent to the negativity associated with it at social level. This negativity ca

A patient with schizophrenia has at least two of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behaviour, and negative symptoms (Mulhauser 2008). There are severe memory impairments that schizophrenia may bring. Impairment in semantic memory or memory related to the understanding of concepts and meanings exists in patients with schizophrenia. One study by Al Uzri et al suggests that failure by patients to provide the names of objects

The explorations of relationship between diet and some chronic diseases have come of age and resultantly nutrition education has risen to be one of the necessary components of personal and societal development in health and physical education fronts today. Contemporary societies are dogged with surging health concerns related to the emergence of various forms of diseases, infections and health conditions, etc. Modern society is also plagued by the ills of poverty and the lack of appropriate e