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Health of a Veteran

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Case Study 3
A veteran aged eighty, living alone, diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2D) twelve years ago, displaying normal renal functioning, and prescribed insulin injections besides other oral anti-hyperglycemic drug (OAD), reported hypoglycemia attacks. Their potential consequences (unconsciousness or even, in extreme cases, death) frightened him. His attendant has been negligent in holiday and weekend periods, resulting in irregular insulin administration, which subsequently resulted in hypoglycemia episodes. As a result, the patient was prescribed insulin degludec; with time, this medication’s dosage was increased and he began displaying better fasting blood sugar and HbA1c levels, without hypoglycemia attacks. Case results indicate a combination of diet changes and degludec gave required diabetes control whilst ensuring no hypoglycemia episodes occurred.
Population
Over one-quarter of America’s 65+-aged population cluster is diabetes-diagnosed, with the general population’s aging being a key diabetes-endemic driving factor. Elderly diabetics depict considerable risks for chronic as well as…… [Read More]

References

Abdelhafiz, A. H., & Sinclair, A. J. (2013). Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Older People. Diabetes Therapy, 4(1), 13–26. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-013-0020-4

Jain, A., & Paranjape, S. (2013). Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in elderly in a primary care facility: An ideal facility. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 17(Suppl1), S318–S322. http://doi.org/10.4103/2230-8210.119647

Moghissi, E. (2013). Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Patients: Current and Emerging Treatment Options. Diabetes Therapy, 4(2), 239–256. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-013-0039-6

Swinnen, S. G., Hoekstra, J. B., & DeVries, J. H. (2009). Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 32(Suppl 2), S253–S259. http://doi.org/10.2337/dc09-S318

 


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Site Visit Results from the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic

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Healthcare Agency Evaluation: Jacksonville, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a national network of healthcare facilities, including medical centers, outpatients clinics, Vet Centers and domiciliaries. The mission of the VA was established in 1865 in President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address wherein he created the mandate to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan” (Sigfurd, 2008). This paper provides a summary of a recent visit to one of the VA’s outpatient clinics located in Jacksonville, Florida, including the quality of services provided, the agency’s accessibility, the method of payments used, accreditation and privacy protections for its veteran patients. Finally, recommendations concerning how the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic can improve service to its veteran patients concludes this paper.
1. Summary of the visited healthcare agency.
The Jacksonville outpatient clinic is part of a nationwide…… [Read More]

References

About Jacksonville VA outpatient clinic. (2018). Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic. Retrieved from https://secure-research-payment.com/writer/writer_order_detail/index/2174385#1.

Sigfurd, B. J. (2008, January). \\"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan\\" (Abraham Lincoln): the Department of Veterans Affairs polytrauma system of care. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89(1), 160-162.


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Veteran Affirmative Action

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Veteran Affirmative Action

Affirmative action

The concept of affirmative action has been in the limelight for many decades and most significantly in the 1965 onwards during the tenure of President Lyndon Johnson. He once gave a speech that was concerned with offering everyone fair opportunity to compete in line with the capabilities that they have and taking into account the disadvantages that the individual has suffered. He is quoted to have said that "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say you are free to compete with all the others, and still just believe that you have been completely fair." (Civil ight 101, 2014)

The real focus of the affirmative action is on opportunity provision for all. The affirmative action programs are predominantly meant and formatted to break…… [Read More]

References

Civil Right 101, (2014). Affirmative Action. Retrieved September 20, 2014 from  http://www.civilrights.org/resources/civilrights101/affirmaction.html 

Hiring Veterans (n.d.). U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved September 20, 2014 from athttp://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/veterans.htm
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Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Wars

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This is important because it reflect the certain difficulties the government has to stimulate the employment of veterans in a line of work of their choice.

Other statistics mention that not only do a large number of veterans have a disability related to their position but rather the fact that they are part of a system which has a rate of unemployment too high for the United States. More precisely, "In 2007, the unemployment rate among veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces since September 2001 was 6.1%, the ureau of Labor Statistics (LS) of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. About 17% of these veterans, also called Gulf War-era II veterans had a service-connected disability in August 2007. The jobless rate for veterans of all eras combined was 3.8% in 2007. About 12% of all veterans had a service-connected disability in August 2007" (ureau of Labor Statistics,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Adams, K. (2008) "Disabled veteran promotes job program that met his needs." Pilot online. Accessed 18 July 2008, at http://hamptonroads.com/2008/07/disabled-veteran-promotes-job-program-met-his-needs

Appel, a. (2008) EEOC issues two guides on employing disabled veterans. TCPalm. Accessed 18 July 2008, at http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/apr/20/eeoc-issues-two-guides-employing-disabled-veterans/

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2006) Employment Situation of Veterans News Release. Accessed 18 July 2008, at  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/vet.htm 

Dept of Labor. (2007) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Marks 30-Year Anniversary. Accessed 18 July 2008, at http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/communic/2007-11/vet.htm
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Civil War Veteran A Historical

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The dead were those that were remembered and martyred in the South, and the survivors had to do just that - survive. Northern soldiers eventually got some kind of pension as a reward for their valor, but the South was in disarray, and Southern soldiers really did not gain anything for their valor. The reactions to this were difficult to read, because many soldiers turned to drugs, alcohol, violence, and many suffered from mental problems. This is an area not often explored, and it made this book more interesting. It would have been nice if the editors had included even more essays and evaluations in this section of the book, because it was definitely the most commanding of all the sections.

This was a difficult book to read, because the essays the editor's chose were extremely academic (and some were very dry), and so it made it more difficult to…… [Read More]

References

Barton, Michael and Logue, Larry M. The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
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current policy on veteran homelessness

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Current Policy

The Obama Administration had pledged to end veteran homelessness, an interesting pledge given the myriad of complex reasons why people become homeless. But they were able to make progress towards that objective. The White House announced in 2016 that it had be able to cut veteran homelessness by 47% as of 2016 (Zoroya, 2016). The number living on the street was reduced 56% during the 2010-2016 time period. This was the result of a number of different approaches, which highlight the way that policy is addressed in this area.

The project to end veteran homelessness was the result of a coordinated effort by two departments, the Bureau of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Housing & Urban Development. The VA cites three components of its plan: conducting outreach to seek out veterans in need; connecting homeless and at-risk veterans with housing solutions; and collaborating with various government agencies, employers, housing…… [Read More]

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SBAR Analysis of a Vietnam Veteran

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individual health history and examination of a 61-year-old American male Vietnam veteran, "Mr. John Veteran" using the SBAR approach. Mr. Veteran is married, with two adult children and three grandsons, aged 4, 7 and 12 years by his older daughter who is a registered nurse in an intensive care unit; his younger daughter is a senior in college majoring in business administration (she received a full scholarship to a private college). Mr. Veteran earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership at a small midwestern university. Although Mr. Veteran continues to work full time as a paralegal, he advises that he intends to "semi-retire" when he turns 62 years next year and becomes eligible for Social Security payments. Mr. Veteran smokes two packs of cigarettes a day and drinks beer on occasion, but does not take drugs, even for severe pain, because he is worried about becoming addicted to them.

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The VA History and Issues

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Veteran's Affairs

According to VA.gov (2016), the Department of Veteran's Affairs has its roots in a policy passed in 1636 when soldiers at the Plymouth Colony who had fought on the war with the Pequot Indians were granted support by the colony. After independence, the policy was continued, and by 1811 the first hospital for veterans was built and funded by the federal government. The system of veteran's assistance was expanded numerous times over the course of the 19th century, and in 1917, further expansion occurred. After World War One there were three agencies that were responsible for different aspects of veteran's benefits and so in 1921 these were merged to create the Veterans' Bureau, the precursor to the modern Department of Veteran's Affairs. The VA was formally created in 1930 by President Hoover, granting it more authority than it previously had, and absorbing more divisions (VA.gov, 2016).

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References

Institute of Medicine. (2013). Committee on the Assessment of Readjustment needs of military personnel, veterans and their families. The National Academy Press: Washington, DC

Kille, L. (2015). The U.S. Veterans' Affairs Department and challenges to providing care for service members: Research roundup. Journalist's Resource. In possession of the author.

Prentice, J. & Pizer, S. (2007). Delayed access to health care and mortality. Health Services Research. Vol. 42 (2) 644-662.

VA.gov (2016). About VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Retrieved April 25, 2016 from   http://www.va.gov /about_va/vahistory.asp
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Updating of a resume

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Veteran/Purple Heart Recipient

CAREER Profile

Highly qualified and well-rounded healthcare administrator that has a strong and diverse background in healthcare, operations, facility management, strategic planning, Lean, healthcare development and redesign background. This includes sixteen years of hands-on patient care experience as well as over ten years' experience successfully providing executive level leadership in clinical, administrative, facility planning and overall hospital disciplines. Highly skilled with implementing and managing complex issues at all levels in order to plan, develop, organize, decipher and perfect policy. Able to evaluate hospital-wide operational management programs and needs. Sixteen years of in-depth management experience with healthcare-related development projects for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory settings throughout all disciplines of healthcare. Active security clearance.

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHs & CERTIFICATIONS

• BLS certified

• HIPAA-Trained & Certified

• Certified in Food Protection and Safety

• Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Automated Information System, Armed Forces Health…… [Read More]

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Community Outreach Program for Minority

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Its main goals are to examine and evaluate the main areas requiring improvements. The technology transfer programs are the key information sources, which enables the veteran access the latest technologies that can lead to improvement of their livelihood standards. The veteran association other goal is to ensure automated and web-enabled activities. This will enable the association allow online submission of ids rather than uploads from emails hence reducing the usage of papers.

According to 2000 census, 12% of the U.S. population is African-American. This figure may be even less because there are some homeless and incarcerated who are not inclusive in the census report. The Africa American veterans mostly affected by depression though most of them believe is a personal weakness. They represent among the veterans who served in the homeless programs making about 11.4%of the veteran population. These veterans make up 35.1%of the homeless veteran population and 18.9%of the…… [Read More]

References

USDVA, (2013). U.S. Department of Veteran affairs.

Retrieved from  http://www.northflorida.va.gov/services/homeless/ 

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development of Office Technology

Transfer Retrieved from  http://www.nist.gov/tpo/publications/upload/VA-Tech-Transfer-Plan.pdf
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Tens of Thousands of Combat

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These findings are truly alarming given the fact that fully 65% of the military personnel who have served in Iraq report a history of combat experience and these experiences can clearly result in physical and emotional injuries, with PTSD being expected to develop in between 5 and 15%, with other estimates ranging even higher (Gutierrez & Brenner, 2009). For instance, Gutierrez and Brenner cite the results of a recent analysis conducted by the AND Corporation that found the range of prevalence estimates for PTSD was 5% to 15% of the military personnel deployed the Middle East; when these rates were applied to the 1.64 million military personnel who have already completed their deployment, and estimated the number of individuals with PTSD will be between 75,000 to 225,000.

Given the large numbers of returning combat veterans today and these disturbing rates of PTSD, these findings suggest that more needs to be…… [Read More]

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

(4th ed). Washington, DC: Author.

Beckham, J.C., Roodman, a.A., Barefoot, J.C., Haney, T.L., Helms, M.J., Fairbank, J.A., et

al. (1996). Interpersonal and self-reported hostility among combat veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9, 335 -- 342.
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Nurses Role in Mental Health

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Making available recovery program treatment besides collaborating with partnership to leverage resources and knowledge is a role that I perform in efforts of helping clients access care. I am also involved in continual community-based quality improvement programs that are designed to support care access and quality.

B. Veteran Centered Care

With respect to centered care, I normally assist with provision of alternatives to inpatient care for mental health linked problems. Additionally, I make CVT available for weekend and evening hours. As a MHICM practitioner, I perform various administrative and clinical functions for clients and my team. Clinical tasks entail stress and crisis management, group therapy, advocacy and treatment planning. I also ensure that patient preferences with respect to appointments and mental health care providers are maintained.

C. Performance Measures

I offer administrative and clinical supervision for my team besides facilitating cohesiveness communication, education programs and systems concerning community-based services. Given…… [Read More]

References

Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative on the future of nursing.(2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. New York: National Academies Press

Daniels, R., & Nicoll, L.(2011). Contemporary medical-surgical nursing, Volume 1. New York: Cengage Learning.

Sullivan-Marx, E.(2010). Nurse practitioners: The evolution and future of advanced practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Thonicroft, G. (2011). Oxford textbook of community mental health. London: Oxford University Press.
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TBI and PTSD

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Anthropologist working with the VA

Definitions / Interests / Key Problems and Issues

Previous Work Performed by Anthropologists in this Area

The Employment Situation, Current Salaries and Opportunities for Advancement

ibliography of the most important books, chapters and articles

Relevant professional organizations, ethics statements and newsletters

Names / locations of PAs and others working in the content area locally and elsewhere.

Relevant Laws and Regulations

Relevant international / domestic organizations, private and public

Other helpful information you think about on your own

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had a dramatic impact on the way someone sees themselves and the world around them. This is because many veterans have been forced to serve multiple tours and are still dealing with the lasting experiences from them. Two of primary injuries most are suffering from are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TI). Anthropologists are seeking to understand the…… [Read More]

Bibliography of the most important books, chapters and articles.

2014. Summary. BLS. Electronic document, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/anthropologists-and-archeologists.htm. accessed April 3, 2012

Driscoll Patricia

2010. Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts. Drexel Hill: Casemate.

Elliot Marta
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VA HR the Purpose of This Report

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VA H

The purpose of this report is to accurately describe the systems and procedures at the Veterans Administration (VA). This report will fully analyze the history of legislation and court decisions that have implications to the agency's personnel management. Additionally this report will examine the major components of the agency's human resource system's goals and practices regarding hiring and recruitment practices. Finally the report will list recommendations that can improve the agency's success of recruiting and training a diversified workforce.

Laws Affecting the Agency

It is first important to examine the history of the VA itself before examining the more specific human resources department section of the Veterans Administration. According to the VA's website, the formation of this agency in the federal government has demonstrated the political views of this government towards the soldiers who fight the wars for this country. As a result of this relationship, laws, rules…… [Read More]

References

The Department of Veterans Affairs Human Resource Strategic Plan 2005-2010. Retrieved from   http://www.va.gov /ofcadmin/docs/HRA_Strategic_Plan.pdf 

US Department of Veterans Affairs. " History of the VA." Viewed 12 May 2013. Retrieved from  
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Artists

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These different elements are used to provide balance, scale and proportion through illustrating the natural movements / actions that are taking place. Repetition, variety, rhythm and unity are demonstrated based upon the way the image is represented and how it changes as it moves further away from the subject. ("John Biglin in a Small Skull")

From a historical context, this is showing the traditions the elite are continuing to embrace (such as: rowing). However, there are economic and political changes with this group of society growing from a new class of affluent that is emerging. This is illustrating how there are ideological shifts in the views and beliefs of everyone. From a social perspective, these areas are highlighting the way society is becoming wealthier with more people having the opportunity to participate in these activities. ("John Biglin in a Small Skull")

orks Cited

"John Biglin in a Small Skull." Met…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"John Biglin in a Small Skull." Met Museum, 2013. Web 24 Apr. 2013

"Kindred Spirits." Met Museum, 2000. Web. 24 Apr. 2013

"The Veteran in a New Field." Met Museum, 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2013

"View from Mount Holyoke." Met Museum, 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2013
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History Recaptured Through Monument and Art

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Visual Arts - Communicate

Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A description of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) (which features 58,272 names; the letters spelling out the names are 0.53 inches high and are carved 0.015 inches deep into the walls) should include the fact that it is made up of two gabbro walls (gabbro is an igneous rock, chemically the same as plutonic basalt, which is black) that are each 246 feet 9 inches long. The two walls are built into the ground, there is an earthen embankment behind the walls, and the two walls meet at an apex which is 10.1 feet high at the point where the walls join. At the ends of the walls, the height is just eight inches (www.bvvinc.org).

The angle at which the two walls come together is 125° 12' and the walls are built on top of 140 concrete pilings that have been…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Beverly Vietnam Veterans. (2001). Locating a Name (on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial).

Retrieved May 27, 2014, from  http://www.bvvinc.org .

Durbin, S. (2007). Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa. Art & Perception. Retrieved May 27, 2014, from http://www.artandperception.com.

Lin, M. (2000). Making the Memorial. The New York Review of Books. Retrieved May 27,