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Health Seeking Behaviors Among Different Cultures
Words: 2637 Length: 7 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 72434470
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Background
The individual is a 26 year-old female living in Bethesda, Maryland. For the purposes of retaining anonymity and privacy, only the person’s initials (MA) will be used to describe her responses to interview questions related to cultural affiliations, values, kinship, religion, and all other elements relevant to the comprehensive cultural assessment. The Andrews & Boyle (2012) cultural assessment framework is used to guide interview questions and analyze responses. Furthermore, MA’s responses will be compared with results of an interview with someone from MA’s family’s country of origin, which is Mexico. MA was the first in her generation to be born in the United States; both her parents were born in Oaxaca, Mexico. Comparing the results of MA’s interview with the results of an interview with her aunt who still lives in Oaxaca enhances the ability of a healthcare worker to provide culturally competent care.
Cultural Affiliations
MA identifies as…

References

Andrews, M. M., & Boyle, J. S. (2012). Transcultural concepts in nursing care. 6th Edition. Appendix A
Leatherman, T.L., Hoke, M.K. & Goodman, A.H. (2016). Local nutrition in global contexts. In New Directions in Biocultural Anthropology. John Wiley.
Lindberg, L., Ek, A., Nyman, J., et al (2015). Low grandparental social support combined with low parental socioeconomic status is closely associated with obesity in preschool-aged children: a pilot study. Pediatric Obesity 11(4): 313-316.
Liss, D.T. & Baker, D.W. (2014). Understanding Current Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United States: The Contribution of Socioeconomic Status and Access to Care. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 46(3): 228-236.
Ojeda, L., Edwards, L.M. Hardin, E.E. et al (2013). The role of behavioral and cognitive cultural orientation on Mexican American college students’ life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 13(1): 63-74.
Potter, C.M. & Ulijaszek, S.J. (2013). Predicting adult obesity from measures in earlier life. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 67(12): 1032-1037.
Telzer, E.H., Tsai, K.M., Gonzales, N., et al (2015). Mexican American adolescents’ family obligation values and behaviors: Links to internalizing symptoms across time and context. Developmental Psychology, 51(1), 75-86.

electronic health records drawbacks
Words: 786 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 17347882
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Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
While on the whole, electronic health records (EHRs) are a strong positive for the healthcare industry, and associated with better outcomes, that does not mean they are without risks and drawbacks. For example, there are still security risks associated with EHRs, but the risks are different than the security risks associated with paper records. Cybersecurity is a class unto itself – risks often come as the result of poor password hygiene, but there are other ways for a hacker to get access to health records as well. Poor password hygiene is human error, which when combined with active attempts to gain access to secure health records, leads to a variety of risks including legal ones (Raposo, 2015).
In addition to risks, there are drawbacks. First, because of the need to comply with HIPAA, there are only so many systems for managing EHRs, and these…

References
Accounting Tools.com (2018) Relevant range. Accounting Tools.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018 from https://www.accountingtools.com/articles/what-is-the-relevant-range.html
Flemin, S., McCorkle, R., et al (2011) The financial and nonfinancial costs of implementing health records in primary care practices. Health Affairs. Vol. 30 (3) 481-489.
Nikolas, S. (2018) What is the difference between variable costs and fixed cost in economics? Investopedia. Retrieved March 29, 2018 from https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/032515/what-difference-between-variable-cost-and-fixed-cost-economics.asp
Raposo, V. (2015) Electronic health records: Is it is a risk worth taking? GMS Health Technology Assessment. Vol. 2015 (11) doi: 10.3205/hta000123

Childhood Obesity and the Affordable Care Act ACA
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Topic 1: In reviewing the Affordable Care Act, what are the potential effects of the options for insurance coverage in both the private and public sectors? How will this impact the discussion about population-based nursing?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate, which demanded that all Americans purchase some form of health insurance if they were not covered by their employer, had a sizeable impact upon dramatically increasing enrollment in healthcare plans. It also had a dramatic effect upon the structure of healthcare plans, since the law placed restrictions on the type of coverage available to Americans that did not exist previously. The expansion of the population covered by insurance, including sicker people who were not able to purchase healthcare before, likewise had a significant impact upon the need for population-based nursing. As more people enroll in healthcare insurance, it is vitally important to draw connections between the needs of…

References
Population-based public health nursing practice. (2007). AC DPH - Public Health Nursing. Retrieved from: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phn/docs/Level%20of%20Care.pdf
Relationship between poverty and obesity. (2018). FRAC. Retrieved from: http://frac.org/obesity-health/relationship-poverty-obesity