The problem for me is that trying to get my wishes about my care listened to is impossible and even reading the above articles people with public diagnosis of mental health issues are regarded as being more of a risk to their children when I do not believe this to be the case. People like me are in fact more likely to experience harm and abuse ourselves. This stigmatised view of mental health is taught to all services and institutions so unless you are on medication everyone judges you are threat or a risk to your children meaning that you are coerced again by social services etc to take drugs which are not proven to work and are still disputed to keep your child when research shows that people in mental health services die 20 years earlier often due to side effects of the medication.
I am now in a situation where I have left a refuge, my child is with me but have flagged up a safeguarding alert due to concerns i have about my ex being inappropriate to my child. It took a lot of guts to do this because my current psychiatrist would not accept my disclosure of DV as she likes my husband but women’s aid did believe me.
I went to the police today to flag my concerns they didn’t believe there was a risk to my child but my IDVA agreed with me and felt I had done the correct thing.
I now afraid that I’ll be the one to lose my child if ss feel after their investigation that there are no concerns. As I’m not on medication I’m concerned that everything I do will be regarded as mental illness which is not the case.
So as one person put it I have learned that the world sees mental health issues as a sign of craziness or dangerousness. We try to medicate in the hope of controlling people who are more vulnerable than the general population.
This report comments specifically on the problems affecting public health in Britain in 1830-1848 and contributes the reasons social reform was so necessary during this time.
Consider the barriers to addressing significant public health issues within the community and think about resources available that might help to address them:
How long have you lived in your community?
What do you believe are the greatest health issues that exist within your community and who are the populations you believe are most impacted by these health issues?
What are two barriers that exist within your community that you feel could negatively influence these health issues (e.g., no public parks, pollution from a particular factory, no major hospitals or grocery stores)?
Why do you think those barriers exist?
What kinds of resources exist within your community that could help influence the health of individuals within your community (i.e., hospitals, community clinics, non-profits, etc.)?
Consider the resources available within the community to help address the public health issues.
The existing or traditional approach to reporting potential public health problems is a manual process reliant on individuals within individual hospitals/medical facilities to identify such potential threats or issues.
Research has helped progress the education and treatment of the virus, but some areas of the world still have difficulty with this public health concern.
Researchers at the non-governmental watchdog organization said “laws that criminalize the possession and distribution of sterile syringe programs in the state have contributed to an "extremely high AIDS death rate" which is more than double the national average.” These laws also deter the right to public health....
With the incidence rate for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on the rise, it is important to address the public health concerns that are associated with disease....
While the more traditional Buhdist or Tibetan monks meditate to obtain a higher spirituality or to lucid dream; meditation has also been used for both clinical populations and the general public to treat stress and stress related conditions, as well as to encourage better health.
This last point is vital. Activists and policymakers spend an inordinate amount of time arguing about whether the solution to high medical costs is to have government or private insurance companies write the checks. Here’s how this whole debate goes. Advocates of a public option say government financing would save the most money by having leaner administrative costs and forcing doctors and hospitals to take lower payments than they get from private insurance. Opponents say doctors would skimp, quit, or game the system, and make us wait in line for our care; they maintain that private insurers are better at policing doctors. No, the skeptics say: all insurance companies do is reject applicants who need health care and stall on paying their bills. Then we have the economists who say that the people who should pay the doctors are the ones who use them. Have consumers pay with their own dollars, make sure that they have some “skin in the game,” and then they’ll get the care they deserve. These arguments miss the main issue. When it comes to making care better and cheaper, changing who pays the doctor will make no more difference than changing who pays the electrician. The lesson of the high-quality, low-cost communities is that someone has to be accountable for the totality of care. Otherwise, you get a system that has no brakes. You get McAllen.
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While there is some overlap (more so at the community level with the Health Department model), Public Health’s attempts to cross more prominently into Medical Care in this country since the early 20th century have been met with great opposition by medical professionals and their trade organizations, who did not want the government to reach further into the provision of health services in a way that might lead to a national healthcare program and thus make all practicing medical professionals government empl...
The issue of Electronic Health Records interoperability can be seen as very important at the beginning of conception or as an emergency associated with high impact in quality of care, and costs if left to be solved at an advanced stage of the process.