The WHO

The goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to ensure that more people have universal health coverage, protected from health emergencies, and promote health and well-being. for all. There are 194 members from various countries that are grouped together according to regional distribution. The countries pay fees to be members of the WHO. TheseContinue reading “The WHO”

Immunity

What is immunity? Webster (2020) defines immunity as the power to keep yourself from being affected by disease. During this 2020 pandemic, the coronavirus has a-ffected individuals with pre-exisiting health issues that include diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Question of immunity and pre-existing health issues maybe a contributing factor. As you boast your immunity,Continue reading “Immunity”

Do you drink enough H20?

We have all heard we should drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Most individuals do not drink enough water during the day. Harvard Health (2020) states 4-6 cups per day is usually sufficient. You may risk becoming dehydrated in the summer when it is extremely warm outside, if you do not drink enough water. WarningContinue reading “Do you drink enough H20?”

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA is also known as “Obamacare”) originally included the individual mandate, a provision that required all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. This mandate was repealed and will no longer be in effect beginning in 2019. Healthcare Reform News Update for July 1, 2020 Oklahoma Voters ApproveContinue reading “The Affordable Care Act”

Implicit Bias and Healthcare, Part ii

Even though health professionals will deny conscious bias when asked, it has manifested into severe forms of abuse within healthcare. One historical example is the Tuskegee syphilis study, in which Black men were targeted to determine the effects of untreated, latent syphilis even though there was a cure and treatment for the disease (Marcelin etContinue reading “Implicit Bias and Healthcare, Part ii”

Implicit Bias and Healthcare

Implicit bias is defined as the lack of awareness of your own potential unconscious biases. It is been noted that healthcare providers may not be aware of their actions and may suggest that these biases are active when providing care to patients (Marcelin, Siraj, Victor, Kotadia & Maldonado, 2019). Patients from under represented groups inContinue reading “Implicit Bias and Healthcare”

Health Disparities

The past few days the citizens have been protesting the death of a Black man (George Floyd & so many others) by the hands of the police. It has been heart breaking to say the least. COVID-19 pandemic and this latest death of a Black man by the police while three other policeman watched hasContinue reading “Health Disparities”

Day 49 of Working at Home

I am fortunate enough as a registered nurse to work at home during this pandemic. Today is international Nursing Day, May 12, 2020. I would be re missed not to think about my colleagues and peers working in the trenches. Concerns of COVID-19 We don’t know when this pandemic will end but the mental effectsContinue reading “Day 49 of Working at Home”

Happy Nurses Day!

The American Nurses Association (ANA) stated 2020 is the year of the nurse, Today is Nurses Day, May 6th, and International Nurses Day is May 12th. I want to wish all my peers and colleagues Happy Nurses Day! Nurses have been deemed hero’s during COVID-19, and it’s appreciated. Nurses are doing what they do allContinue reading “Happy Nurses Day!”