The Community And The Public Health Issue Essay

864 Words Jun 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Post by Day 4 a brief summary of the community and the public health issue you have previously investigated or one in which you are interested.

The poor health care services treating and caring for those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) worldwide remains an unsolved issue in both developing and developed nations (Kuenburg, Fellinger, and Fellinger, 2016). In the United States (US), a developed country, cardiovascular disease (CVD) rank as the number one killer in the US and disproportionally impact DHOH more than the unhealthy Americas (American Heart Association, 2015; Mckee, Mckee, Winters, Sutter, and Pearson, 2014; Pick, 2013). The difficult issue of health care is due to communication barriers that defeat the DHOH individuals due to inability to communicate with medical professionals, understand and apply health information (Kuenburg et al., 2016). The DHOH communities are faced with severe health disparities due to low English proficiency and high illiteracy (Kuenburg et al., 2016; McKee & Paasche-Orlow, 2012). The issue with communication barriers that continues to exist in the health care system decreases the life expectancy of a DHOH individuals in which DHOH are more susceptible to double health issues (Fertman & Allensworth, 2010; McKee et al., 2012; Pick, 2013). There is sacred information about the DHOH in the US; however, research shows that DHOH female is expected to die before the age of 50 requiring in-depth understanding (Anand & Hanson,…

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