A visual summary of managing patients disclosing gender dysphoria, encouraging cooperation and respect to get the best experiences and outcomes for patients
It can be very distressing for a person to tell a health professional about conflict between their sense of self and the sexual characteristics they were born with. They will need reassurance, and careful guidance about what kinds of treatment are available.
About 0.6% of the population identifies as transgender according to healthcare records, although the actual number might be higher. In the 50 years since UK NHS services started, more than 130 000 people have changed social gender role. A variety of doctors, including non-specialists, might at some time in their career be approached for help by someone with gender dysphoria.
Preventing the abuse of pain medication via proper patient education
As you may know, officials have reported that Ohio is on track to have over 10,000 overdose deaths this year, making the state the epicenter of the United States opioid epidemic. This alarming rate is higher than the total number of overdose deaths for the entire nation in 1990. Couple this with the fact that almost 72% of physicians say they have inadequate knowledge of pain treatment and opioid dependency management, and it becomes clear that something must change in the way our healthcare system approaches pain management.
Over 100 million Americans have chronic or persistent pain, meaning they are most likely being treated with conventional medications, surgery, injection, or physical therapy. What’s troubling is the fact that 75% of people with chronic pain who visited an emergency room reported a desire for information on pain treatment options, but only half reported actually receiving such information.
This June 2017 infographic – Patient Education and Chronic Pain, by Regis Onlinehealth care programs – provides information on different strategies doctors can implement to best educate their patients and gain a better understanding of how pain affects their individual patients.
Americans have the power to prevent disease by making healthy lifestyle choices
Americans are increasingly experiencing a host of health issues, with 29.1 million Americans having diabetes and 27.6 million with heart disease. To help improve these conditions, health care professionals have been leveraging health and wellness technologies, including mobile apps, wearable trackers, and even a wearable headband that can help treat depression.
For more about this infographic and topic, read Health and Wellness Providers – How Technology is Helping Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices, by the Arizona State University, February 2017.
In her latest book, Professor Barbara Demeneix explains how exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is resulting in reduced IQ levels in children and higher rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The author also explains the approaches needed to reduce exposure to today’s toxic cocktails.
Presents evidence, derived from a wide spectrum of scientific and epidemiological studies, that many of these chemicals are interfering with one of our bodies’ most essential regulators of brain development: thyroid hormone.
Offers number of recommendations for individuals to apply in their day-to-day life and suggest actions that should be taken at the regulatory level.
Goes through the main catalogue of chemicals that can interfere with thyroid hormone production and action.
Tells the personal story of how the author became aware of these problems.
Simply presented ways to decrease your individual chemical load to protect yourself and unborn children.
Dans la période contemporaine, plus que jamais, les expériences de la santé, de la maladie, de la vieillesse et du handicap se constituent à l’intersection des sphères privée et publique. D’un côté la santé publique “dé-privatise” les actes et les préoccupations de santé, de l’autre, les pratiques individuelles façonnent certains dispositifs institutionnels et/ou législatifs et en même temps se “dé-singularisent“. Les individus doivent à la fois se réapproprier le message institutionnel et être en capacité de donner à une expérience intime un caractère public.
Si la sociologie de la santé s’est amplement développée depuis les années 1970, l’interface public-privé et la porosité de ses frontières a été peu interrogée. Les analyses de cet ouvrage apportent un nouveau regard sur ce qui circule entre les sphères privée et publique afin de rendre intelligibles les mécanismes sociaux qui sous-tendent cette interface.
– Comment s’opère le mouvement de dé-privatisation de la santé, selon quels ressorts, enjeux, limites ?
– Comment le privé s’immisce-t-il, façonne-t-il, imprègne-t-il la sphère publique de la santé ?
En partant des situations empiriques les plus représentatives, cet ouvrage invite sociologues, étudiants, professionnels de santé, usagers et citoyens à porter leur attention sur l’articulation public/privé dans le champ de la santé.