Effects of Disease on the Health Care Industry: Cardiovascular Health

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Effects of Disease on the Health Care Industry: Cardiovascular Health

Complete the table on the following page. Choose 2 diseases or disorders to complete the table. Be sure to properly cite references and sources for any information or facts used.

A general example has been provided for you.

Example:

Disease or Disorder

Treatment Modalities

Cultural Beliefs/Practices Affecting this Disease

Epidemiological Statistics

Available Consumer Resources

(e.g., financing, information, support)

Impact on Society

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

· Prevention (education, exposure avoidance)

· Antiretroviral treatment (required to begin directly after infection)

· Antiviral medications sometimes slow disease progression but cannot cure it once contracted.

· AIDS is a disease that only affects the LGBT community (myth).

· Contracting HIV is an automatic death sentence (myth).

· HIV/AIDS is currently incurable (fact).

· Education and proper preventive measures are crucial in fighting this disease.

· Worldwide, 2.5 million new cases reported in 2011 (CDC)

· 635,000 individuals with AIDS have died in the United States to date (CDC).

· An estimated 1.1 million people in U.S. were living with AIDS in 2009 (CDC).

· Websites:

www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html

www.aidshealth.org

www.aids.gov

· Funding for prevention and research from the government and private sector

· Educational programs, UNICEF

· Considered a worldwide epidemic (Shi, 2014)

· In 2012, the U.S. government spent more than $20 billion on HIV/AIDS programs and research.

· Has an impact on social lives and sexual practices of all citizens in a given society in one way or another.

References

Shi, L. (2014). Introduction to Health Policy. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Washington, D.C.: AUPHA Press. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html

Complete the table below for 2 diseases that you have chosen that affect cardiovascular health. In each box, you are required to list 3 to 5 bulleted statements regarding the heading of that box.

Cite your sources using APA format.

This section is due in Week Three.

Chosen Cardiovascular Disease or Disorder

Treatment Modalities

Cultural Beliefs/Practices Affecting this Disease

Epidemiological Statistics

Available Consumer Resources

(e.g., financing, information, support)

Impact on Society

List chosen disease here

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References

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