The Lived Experiences of People with Sickle Cell Disease and Acquiring Health care

The Lived Experiences of People with Sickle Cell Disease and Acquiring Health Care Dissertation Proposal Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Health Services May 2019Abstract People with sickle cell disease (SCD) often face recurring and severe episodes of pain requiring them to frequent emergency rooms for treatment. For many people with SCD employment is not maintainable and episodes can lead to organ failure leaving family members and caretakers the responsibility of making their health care decisions. Research has documented the treatment and evaluation of SCD, but no treatment prevention has been explored. As the SCD population...

Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and effect of reminiscence therapy of dementia patients (55 and older)

Search Strategy __________________________________________________________________________ The articles for the systematic review and meta-analysis were retrieved through a keyword search strategy. The keywords were connected with appropriate Boolean connectors to undertake the scoping the search. The keywords and Boolean connectors that were used for the scoping search included ‘randomized-controlled trials’ OR ‘RCTs’ AND “efficacy” OR “management” OR “cure” AND “reminiscence therapy” AND “dementia patients” OR “demented individuals.” The keywords and Boolean connectors were used to access different clinical and psychology websites include Pubmed Central,...

A Systemized Review of the Lived Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults

A Systemized Review of the Lived Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Background The advancement in medical technologies, as well as public awareness and education, has had many positive effects on the overall physical and psychological health of the society. One of the profound effects of technological advancement and the availability of treatment and management options for previously unpredictable medical conditions is an increase in the lifespan of the population (Borglin et al. 2005 p. 202). Subsequently, unlike historical times, the modern society has a high number of individuals in the category of the elderly thus the need to understand the opportunities and challenges that are...

Social activity and effects on depression in the elderly: a systemised review of the lived experiences of community dwelling older adults.

Social Activity and Effects on Depression in the Elderly: A Systemized Review of the Lived Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Social activity can either be formal or informal depending on the level of intimacy and intensity (Lee and Kim 2014). Formal activity is the one in which an individual gets involved through formal organizations where there are specific common objectives, and individuals work towards achieving these objectives. On the other hand, informal activity is casual and involves interaction with friends, family, and neighbors (Lee and Kim 2014). The latter is mainly linked to emotional function and is based on a kinship model and one’s role in the family. Evidence...

Social Activity and Effects on Depression in the Elderly

SOCIAL ACTIVITY AND EFFECTS ON DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLYMethodology and methodThe qualitative method was preferred to quantitative for this systematic review due to the limitation of the data available and the design of the study. Regarding ethics, the study seeks a systematized review on only researched based literature that has made the standard ethical requirement. My sources of the review will be approved by the Institution Review Board to ascertain their ethical content and for ethical approval.Search strategyI designed search strategy to retrieve data from the original research published in English between 2008 and 2017 on the topic. The main concepts used were social activity and effects of...

Social Activity and Effects on Depression in the Elderly: A Systemized Review of the Lived Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Background of Social Activity and Effects on Depression in the Elderly: A Systemized Review of the Lived Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Studies indicate that cases of depression among the elderly have been on the rise in recent years. Depression is caused by isolation which in turn affects mental health adversely. However, social activity helps address the issue of isolation among the elderly. Social activities such as dancing increase one’s confidence to face problems. Moreover, social activities increase an individual's self-worth because one can interact with other people who have more serious issues. This study is a systematic review of the qualitative literature on the...

Discuss this image reflecting on the way the media portray cultural diversity

Media and Cultural Diversity in Australia Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Introduction Australia is a very diverse country with around 27 percent of residents being born in oversee. The media acts to portray the image of the society. Culture is a crucial factor in shaping our lifestyles and preferences. Some key areas that culture influences are our dress code, and the way we view and react to our body images. Based on the picture, the advertisement is selective to well fit bodies by advertising on aerobic clothes for both men and women. This will influence the way people view their body image and the appropriate clothes that fit their bodies. The Way the Media Portrays Cultural...

Community prevention program

Community Prevention Program Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Introduction The susceptibility of the U.S. to exotic vector-borne diseases has been on the rise ever since the first reported case of the West-Nile Virus (WNV) in 1999. Technological, environmental, and sociologic factors are primarily responsible for the spread of vector-borne disease in the country and across the globe. These drivers include changing land use, expanded trade and travel, the growth of human populations, climate change, and urbanization (Petersen et al., 2016). The U.S. State of California has recorded increased levels of the WNV, St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), Zika virus, plague activity, among...

Characterising neuroimmune changes in the gut-brain axis in autism: alterations in gut-associated lymphoid tissue and the enteric nervous system

Characterizing neuroimmune changes in the gut-brain axis in Autism: Alterations of the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) and the Enteric Nervous System Discussion Gastrointestinal (GI) issues have been well recognized in autistic patients since the disease was first described in the 1940s (1, 15). GI dysfunction is a hallmark symptom for individuals with autistic spectral disorders (ASDs) (1). Children with ASDs are four times more prone to GI dysfunction compared to their healthy counterparts (2, 15). As a result, most patients of ASD tend to limit their diet to certain favored food items (3). The reason for such specificity towards specific food items remain unexplored (3). It is contended...