Tutor profile: Kimberly H.
Subject: Public Health
Discuss the prevalence of childhood obesity and long term effects.
Childhood obesity is a major problem in America. One issue contributing to childhood obesity is lack of access to healthy foods. Processed, high sugar and high fat foods are cheaper and more convenient. With fast food restaurants on every corner offering a family meal for less than twenty dollars it is not hard to find the culprit. A lot of families do not have the time or financial ability to prepare healthy meals for their children. Low income families are more at risk for health problems due to lack of access to medical care and healthy lifestyle options. Within the past few years, schools have just now started to offer healthier breakfast and lunch options for children that depend on this service for their meals. Starting with the education system and moving these practices out in to communities providing public health education and implementing healthier lifestyle options for those who cannot afford to do so can help to tackle the problem of childhood obesity.
Subject: Health and Medicine
Describe the evolution of telemedicine.
With the evolution of technology, telemedicine has emerged as a frontrunner choice for patient care. Telemedicine offers the convenience of receiving care from a doctor or a nurse without ever having to leave your home. Technology is vital to the way of life and medicine is no exception in adapting to meet the increasing demands of the healthcare system. Not only is telemedicine convenient for patients, but also opens many doors for job opportunities in the workforce. Doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, information technologists among countless other career choices are now able to work in less stressful and demanding environments all while continuing to serve their patients and customers with exceptional care and expertise. Work-life balance is the most sought after desire of career professionals and with telemedicine evolving daily, the reality of living the dream is only a phone call away.
Discuss an ethical dilemma in nursing practice.
Ethical dilemmas often arise in nursing practice with one of the most crucial being end of life issues. Each dilemma should be treated as an individual issue and discussed thoroughly with the appropriate decision making team. Death is a part of life and is not always easy to accept. End of life issues often occur with traumatic situations or family members not wiling to let go. Death is a very sensitive topic and should be treated with compassion and understanding. Although many emotions are involved in end of life dilemmas, healthcare professionals must remain compassionate but advocate for what is best for a patient. A nurse has education, knowledge and training that may supersede that of a patient of family member and that knowledge must be priority. Quality of life should always be considered first when facing an end of life dilemma based on the patient's prognosis and condition, removed of personal emotion and bias.
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