Foltz, Jennifer L., Brook Belay, and George L. Blackburn. “Improving the Weight of the Nation by Engaging the Medical Setting in Obesity Prevention and Control.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 41. (2013): 19-26. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
This article suggests strategies that can be used in improving health care in the society. The author stresses on the importance of collaboration between public health and primary care in reducing obesity in the US population. The author invokes the emotion of the reader by illustrating the implication of obesity on health and implement the suggestions in controlling and preventing obesity. The article is resourceful in suggesting approaches that are to be used in improving health care among people by preventing obesity.
Foss, Tara D. “Grave bearing: how dignity will be dealt with on wards.” British Journal of Nursing 11 May 2006: 481. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
This article discusses the dignity which nurses are supposed to express to patients while in hospital wards. The author argues that nurses should be friendly, approachable and caring and criticized the conduct of some nurses for neglecting and abusing elderly patients. This article urges the government to train nurses on how to communicate and interact with patient regardless of their age to improve the quality of health care. The author is persuasive to the government to assist in developing dignity and values in the nursing profession. This article is a useful reference for research because it provides non-medical approaches of improving health care in a clinical setting.
Fouladbakhsh J, Stommel M. Gender, Symptom Experience, and Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices Among Cancer Survivors in the U.S. Cancer Population. Oncology Nursing Forum [serial online]. January 2010; 37 (1): E7-E15. Available from: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Ipswich, MA. Accessed March 5, 2014.
This article identifies the relationship among physical, sex, psychological and physical symptoms. In addition, the author of the article recommends the use of alternative and complementary medical (CAM) procedure to be used in patients with cancer in the US population. The research was conducted using specific CAM approaches on the variables. The use of CAM was more prevalent in the female, educated and middle aged participants. Depression, pain and insomnia were predictors in the case study of gender and the practice type where CAM was widely used by women with cancer in the US population. This article is a useful source of information for researchers as it provides detailed information on the CAM approach in improving the health care of cancer patients. The author uses data from the National HealthInterview Survey, for the purpose of obtaining credible information on the prevalent group that used the Cam practice.
Goodwin, James S., Dong D. Zhang, and Glenn V. Ostir. “Effect of Depression on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival of Older Women with Breast Cancer.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52.1 (2004): 106-111. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
This article examines the effect of diagnosis, treatment and the way of survival for elderly women with breast cancer. Qualitative research methods were used to assess the level of depression in women with breast cancer and determine the treatment approach to be used in assisting them to cope with the condition. The article recommends ways to assist women to overcome depression and provide information on how to identify depression early to intervene the situation. This article provides information and recommendation on the issue of depression in older women and invokes people to learn ways of identifying the signs of depression at an early stage to assist women to overcome the situation. It also provides technics of improving the health by reducing the number of complications in women with breast cancer.
Schermel, Alyssa, et al. “Canadians’ Perceptions of Food, Diet, and Health – A National Survey.” Plos ONE 9.1 (2014): 1-8. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
This article examines the implications of poor diet on the health. This may lead to obesity and overweight among people, resultingin chronic diseases that are related to poor nutrition in Canada. The author analyzes some of the barriers perceived in the consumption of health foods and compares to the actual health status of the population. According to this research article, a large part of the population believes that their health status is good while the other part perceive their health and diet and poor. They’re perceived barriers to healthy eating arises from attitude of people. This article is important to the concept of health and medicine, as it provides details on how to overcome barriers to health nutrition in promoting healthy eating habits in the society. This case study, was conducted in Canada with the aim of promoting healthier eating habits.
Tomasallo, Carrie D., et al. “Estimating Wisconsin Asthma Prevalence Using Clinical Electronic Health Records and Public Health Data.” American Journal of Public Health 104.1 (2014): e65-e73. Business Source Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
This article examines health survey that was conducted to estimate the prevalence of asthma from health systems in Wisconsin. The survey was conducted between the year 2007 and 2009 to determine the prevalence of asthma in different race and ages using electronic health records. This article is useful to the concept of health and medicine because the data can be used to improve the health care of people through identifying risk factors that lead to the prevalence of chronic diseases among the people. It is a useful source of information as the author appeal the public health experts to use data that is credible in assist in overcoming chronic conditions.