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The difference between health disparities and health inequities

The difference between health disparities and health inequities

The difference between health disparities and health inequities. The difference between health disparities and health inequities is an important one, especially for those involved in the delivery of health care to patient populations of different ethnic or social strata. The US National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health offers a succinct exploration…

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News Reports That Drug overdose deaths are decreasing

News Reports That Drug overdose deaths are decreasing

News reports that Drug overdose deaths are decreasing. Is that proof that the situation is actually getting better? The problem of drug addiction, and overdoses are complex social disparities occurring in America. The news is reporting that less people are being killed by drug overdoses, but I doubt the validity. For example, the increased utilization…

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How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

No matter how committed to the fight, it’s often difficult to feel knowledgeable about how to prevent human trafficking in a productive way. While there are a multitude of information resources from governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and even the United Nations, the huge amount of information out there can sometimes stop you in your tracks…

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Social justice in health disparities

Social justice in health disparities

Social justice in health disparities. The academic view of Social justice in health disparities is a topic of growing prominence. The President and CEO Darrell Kirch, MD  for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), offers some interesting insights on the values that guide academic medicine. Change is a constant in life, both personally and…

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Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans

Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans

Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans. Under the prevailing conditions of opioid regulation, chronic pain patients who are legitimately prescribed medication are finding that doctors are apprehensive write prescriptions. Its the rotten ones who over prescribed for profit and the continued misuse that has brought us where we are.   Opioid Paradox of Legitimacy Versus…

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Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States

Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States

Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States.  The specifics of human trafficking facts listed for Africa in this interesting post from Borgen Magazine point out both the similarities and differences in the problem of human trafficking across the globe, and point out that solutions require an understanding of the many factors that influence the form trafficking…

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Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality

Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality

Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality is a difficult, but achievable goal. Macomb County, MI has made doing just that a priority in addressing social disparities in health care delivery in the county, as reported by macombdaily.com: Macomb County possesses a wealth of assets but its black infant mortality rate has been relative to…

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Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level

Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level

Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level. Child safety education is contingent on where they live and what are the most immediate threats. In the United States, the drug abuse is a threat. In the region of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast region, the risk to children are the landmines. In parts of Africa, the Nile Crocodiles…

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Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Sometimes, the fight to assist human trafficking victims can seem hopeless. But those dedicated to doing something about it in the health care environment, through which a very large percentage of human trafficking victims eventually move through, are not about to give up. And while it may not be often enough, efforts to make a…

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Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding

Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding

Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding. This is an absurd policy shift on the part of a country, whose is host to the mecca of human slavery! The City of Tenancingo, is ground zero for sex trafficking. The entire City of Tenancingo’ s commerce is driven around kidnapping women to be sold for sex within…

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Racism as a social problem in health care

Racism as a social problem in health care

Racism as a social problem in health care is not always obvious. Sometimes the impact of racism be diffuse, but still a tangible factor in poor health. Bustle.com has an interesting article on how racism can contribute to chronic illness. It’s worth a read: We know that racism can negatively impact many different areas of…

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Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable

Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable

 Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable. Most drug addicts, except for the few are unemployed, uninsured and on Medicaid.  Due to addicts not staying compliant and in recovery there is a lot discussion as to what treatment is the most effective. States with fewer social services will have less treatment options for the Medicaid…

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U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short

U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short

U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short. U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short. In the fight against human trafficking, it may come as a surprise that the U.S. is falling short in prosecutions.  That is, however the conclusion of the annual TIP (Trafficking In Persons) report on the issue: WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. is among…

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Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border

Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border

Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border. Women and children who are being bought and sold for sex in Mexico are hidden from the overt obvious signs of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking involves force, fraud, and coercion. A child sex trafficking victim is not capable of giving consent. In some cases sex trafficking includes…

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Human Organ Trafficking And Organized Crime

Human Organ Trafficking And Organized Crime

Human Organ Trafficking And Organized Crime. The Transplantation of Organs can be correlated to the most basic economic principle—supply and demand. Historically, demand for organs has always been higher than the supply. Allocating extremely scarce organs for transplantation presents a formidable ethical challenge to the transplant community. Human Organ Trafficking And Organized Crime. The shortage…

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Opioid Addicts Life Is Hard

Opioid Addicts Life Is Hard

Opioid Addicts Life Is Hard. I have met a bunch of opioid addicts who were patients mostly hooked up on dope (Heroin). They have been through drug treatment for inpatient, outpatient, methadone clinic, prescribed Subutex, suboxone and some had the vivitrol intramuscular shot. Most of them are still using dope. I worked in the emergency…

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Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With Tenacity

Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With Tenacity

Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With Tenacity. Actually the title should be Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With the Same Tenacity As Combatting Ebola Virus Outbreak in the United States.  If Americans paid as much attention to Child Sex Trafficking as they do to the Ebola Virus, then the children would be rescued and the traffickers would…

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Optimum Care For Psychiatric Patients

Optimum Care For Psychiatric Patients

Optimum Care For Psychiatric Patients. I worked at a hospital as the Charge Nurse on a psychiatric Crisis Unit, which was attached to the Emergency Department. The purpose of the Crisis unit was the treat patients who were experiencing either acute or chronic psychiatric issues. However, a large number of addicts would arrive at the facility…

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