Istinguish Healthcare for Special Populations POWERPOINT PRESENTATION


FYI: Also, I was told to ensure the font is not too small, so it is better to spread the content across more slides rather than make the fonts too small. (just a not from the last powerpoint assignment)

Special Populations
Several special populations within the healthcare system have unique needs that affect the cost and quality of care and the level of care required. They may include the elderly, children, women, the homeless, and individuals with diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

Activity Resources
i??Bodenheimer, T., & Grumbach, K. (2012)., Chapters 11-12
i??Baggett, T. P., OConnell, J. J., Singer, D. E., & Rigotti, N. A. (2010).
i??Dilworth-Anderson, P., Pierre, G., & Hilliard, T. (2012).
i??Mistry, K., Minkovitz, C., Riley, A., Johnson, S., Grason, H., Dubay, L., & Guyer, B. (2012).

Distinguish Healthcare for Special Populations

Assume you are an administrator for your local hospital and you are planning to deliver a presentation to the hospital staff. Develop a PowerPoint presentation for your meeting in which you compare and contrast the effects and needs associated with these special groups with regard to healthcare delivery.

In your PowerPoint presentation, be certain to address the following:
Briefly characterize the community you serve (include any demographic information available including population of elderly, children, women, homeless, and individuals with diseases such as HIV/AIDS).
What are the special effects and needs of the elderly?
What are the special effects and needs of children?
What are the special effects and needs of women?
What are the special effects and needs of the homeless?
What are the special effects and needs of those with diseases such as HIV/AIDS?
Provide specific examples to detail your presentation.
Compare and contrast the effects and needs associated with special groups with regard to healthcare delivery.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Support your presentation with a minimum of five (5) scholarly resources in addition to your text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate.

Introduction information provided from my mentor for this section:

Section 3: Healthcare Issues Affecting Delivery

Several key issues affect the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Many individuals with or without healthcare coverage do not seek care even when they have a need. Identifying barriers to healthcare is important because of the negative effects of postponing assessment and treatment of health problems.

Factors affecting healthcare delivery are related to an individuals circumstances and include cost of care, ability of the doctor and patient to communicate, geographic location of medical resources in relation to the individuals location, and race, gender and ethnicity. The cost of healthcare is a major concern and has an increased level of significance when the issue of special populations arises. For example, people without insurance coverage are more likely to wait until their illness has become less treatable. Even with insurance, some cannot afford the medicines they need or co-payments. If time off from work is too much of a financial burden, access to medical care also suffers.

Communication can also pose a substantial issue. Persons with a limited English proficiency are less likely to have a regular source of primary care and less likely to receive preventive care. They also are less satisfied with the care that they do receive and are more likely to report problems with care. The inability to understand the instructions a person receives from care providers increases the possibility that they will not properly take prescribed medicines or follow treatment plans.

Geography presents its own set of concerns. One-fourth of the U.S. population lives in rural areas (U. S. Census, 2012). Compared with urban Americans, rural residents have higher poverty rates, a larger percentage of elderly, tend to be in poorer health, and face more difficulty receiving health services (IOM, 2012). The circumstance of where you live has a significant overall effect on the number of primary-care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other health resources available. In rural communities, a lack of transportation and distance to an emergency room or a hospital can be significant barriers to receiving prompt treatment. Local communities find it difficult to obtain and keep providers. Specialty services, such as treatments for rare diseases or expensive diagnostic equipment, are another area where lack of available resources is a concern.

In addition, if one believes medical providers will discriminate against treating them appropriately because of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or country of origin, that person is less likely to seek care in a timely fashion. Other influencing factors are related to personal beliefs about medical care and medical care providers. For instance, if you think home remedies will work better than medical treatments, you may not see your beliefs as a deterrent to health care.