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    Illness And Stigma

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    Mental Illness and Stigma: An Annotated Bibliography Aldworth, Jeremy, et al. “Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Detailed Tables.” SAMHSA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014. Web. 5 Jan. 2016. This source is a collection of tables measuring mental health and mental health service utilization using data from the results of the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The enormous collection of tables differentiates between contrasting data of age, race, gender, socioeconomic level, geographic location, health insurance, treatment, and more. The statistics are given in both number of people and percentages. Since this source is composed of many statistics with…

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    Chronic Illness Paper

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    Chronic illness threatens the well-being of the elderly population. Impairments and restrictions imposed by the illness can dramatically impact the afflicted persons emotional well-being and outlook on their life. As a professional practicing nurse, throughout this discussion I will share my personal experiences, beliefs and values on what wellness in chronic illness means to me and contribute my thoughts and ideas about chronic illness amongst my colleagues. As a practicing nurse in an…

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    Mental Illness In America

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    psychological Association, there was approximately one psychologist for every 3,375 of its patients (Downs & Moraes-Pinheiro, 2014).” There should be at least one for every 1,000 patients. “Psychiatric Times author Daniel Carlat calculates that there is only one psychiatrist for every 10,463 Americans stating that "America is shy about 45,000 psychiatrists (Downs & Moraes-Pinheiro, 2014)." There should be more psychiatrists for the job or even they will have a hard time dealing with that many…

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    Managing Chronic Illness

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    Managing Chronic Illness Chronic illnesses are often assumed to be a major issue in the senior population, but approximately thirty three percent of Canadian individuals from ages eighteen to forty-four years old suffer from at least one chronic condition (Taylor & Sirios, 2014). Unfortunately chronic illness can not be cured, but it can be managed. The strategies used to treat and manage chronic illness can be explained through the biopsychosocial model of health. Chronic illnesses devalue the…

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    Mental illness is extremely prevalent in society today. And yet the average person thinks that mental illness only affects “other” people and certainly not members of their own family. A common perception of mental illness is of a homeless person or a “psychopath” on a violent rampage. The social stigma can lead those dealing with less obvious mental illnesses to hide them. As if this were not enough, what happens when parents fail to recognize mental illness in their children because of such…

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    regarding health issues or different beliefs on why an illness occurs. While some of them believe in herbs and homemade cures, others trust the authority figures, such as qualified doctors or nurses. Differences in cultures affect patients ability to cope and manage with the effects…

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    Mental Illness In America

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    Mental Illness in America living with the Misconception: The misconception of mental illness in America is often ignored; many people dismiss the issue of mental health conditions, meanwhile others are aware of the conditions yet do nothing to raise awareness. When mental conditions are being acknowledged, the diseases are often mocked for entertainment purposes, misrepresented online and on television. There are many misconceptions surrounding mental illnesses and these misconceptions are…

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    Causes Of Mental Illness

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    It is hard to define mental illness because within our society it is viewed in many different ways. Currently, there are several definitions: mental illness as the absence of mental health, as sickness, as difficulty in social adaptation, or as unpleasant or abnormal behavior that others would label as insanity (Leighninger & Popple, 2011). The most common definition viewed by society is mental illness as a disease. However you define it, mental illness is a common health problem affecting…

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    Mental health problems plague the nation yet nobody seems to talk about the issue. There is a certain stigma that surrounds the topic, which makes it a sort of taboo topic to talk about. However, I believe that this serious issue is something that needs to be addressed and many of those who suffer from a mental illness cannot speak up because of fear and embarrassment. I recently just completed my Girl Scout Gold Award project in which my purpose was to spread awareness about mental health…

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    It is important to note some of the symptoms exhibited by the patient. The symptoms could assist in determining the type of the respiratory condition such as upper respiratory infect, lower respiratory infection or eve acute non infective respiratory problem. It would also be important to get the information of any tests done previously on the patient. The treatment administered on the patient would be important as it would help analyse the best treatment to curb the illness. It would be…

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