Community Health Care Analysis

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In this week’s paper, I will be reflecting on the last several years living in Koraro, Ethiopia and my experience with death within this community or in the local health care facility that I worked in. I will describe in detail my first experience with death, such as the circumstance, and my feelings or emotions that were stimulated within me. I will explain how the community dealt with it. I will compare this situation to the ways it would have been dealt with had it happened in the United States. I will explain the changes that I have made in my life since my experience with this situation. After reflecting on all of the above, I will end this paper with a conclusion.
There are many health issues within this small community, including:
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The Maternal mortality ratio is 676 per 100,000 live births in Ethiopia ("Analytical summary-maternal and newborn health," n.d.). Upon my stay in Koraro, Ethiopia I cared for many local individuals, but as far as my experience with death, there is one particular individual that comes to mind. It was early during my stay, within the first year, which I cared for a young girl named Abeba. She was 21 years old and pregnant with her second child. Abeba was a kind and loving soul and like so many other young women from this area, she had many issues during her pregnancy. Due to the lack of health care and limited resources, such as accessibility to local clinics or regional hospitals, this can make pregnancy and any other medical conditions hard to maintain. In Ethiopia, many women prefer giving birth at home due to their customs or beliefs and they are surrounded by trusted family and friends ("Ethiopia: too many deaths in childbirth as women opt out of …show more content…
Her child was left behind to be raised by her husband and the child’s father. Her child that was left behind is at risk for nutrition deficit, as well as not receiving the proper health care, which puts her child at risk for many diseases. Had this situation occurred in the United States, I believe Abeba and her child would still be alive. She would have receive prenatal care during her pregnancy, which would have treated or detected any complications. Abeba would have given birth at a hospital, which would have access to skilled professionals, medicine, and proper tools to assist in a difficult childbirth. All of these things combined, would have prevented Abeba and her unborn child’s

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