Germany faces a massive lack of medical care personnel, which means many hospitals are overburdened. Nurses complain that they are too short-staffed to properly tend to their patients. Currently, roughly 1 million people work in the country’s nursing industry. It is projected that 3 million nurses will be needed by 2060, given Germany’s aging population. In late 2015, there were 2.9 million individuals in need of care — by 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 4.1 million.
A Massachusetts state prison is expanding the graveyard where it buries inmates who die in custody, one consequence of the state’s huge increase in aging prisoners. And as more inmates age and die behind bars, the cost of their care is skyrocketing, fueling new efforts to release prisoners who are too old or sick to pose a threat. With 17 percent of its inmates now older than 55, Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of aging prisoners in the nation. And nationally the number of inmates older than 55 years old in state prisons has quadrupled since the ’90s, due largely to longer prison sentences for violent crimes and an uptick in people older than 55 being sent to prison, according to the latest Justice Department report.
It is one of the distinct pleasures of urban life to be able to wake up on an otherwise fine summer morning, make yourself a cup of coffee, then choke on it at the sight of the front page of your local tabloid. But the cover of The New York Post on Thursday — the 28th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act — was more shocking than usual. It promoted a damaging misperception about people with disabilities, on a day better suited to celebrating their progress in one of the most neglected areas of American civil rights.
As the first ever international disability summit begins in London, photographer Kate Holt reports from Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, sharing the stories of refugees and locals who live and cope with disabilities in the most hostile of environments
In February 2013, I received the greatest gift of my life, the birth of my son. Over the next three years, I watched him grow into a clever, energetic and humorous little boy. He embodies the best qualities of his mother and his father, in all the ways a parent dreams. And even though I have primary progressive multiple sclerosis, the condition didn’t hinder my ability to be a father to him. His mother and I provided a loving and supportive environment.
The first ever Global Disability Summit took place in London last week, with more than 700 delegates from governments, charities and disability organisations around the world.
In a speech last year to herald the event, Penny Mordaunt – the international development secretary and former minister for disabled people – said the summit would showcase Britain’s “commitment to transform the lives of people living with disabilities”. Theresa May was similarly enthusiastic, pledging the summit would be dedicated to “transforming the lives” of disabled people, and showing how “committed” Britain is to ending disability discrimination.
After raising her children, Judith Roma Tuazon wanted to give back to the federal government, but had doubts an agency would hire her. Tuazon said a viral infection she contracted in her spine left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1993. After raising her children, she yearned to return to the workforce. After raising her children, Judith Roma Tuazon said she wanted a job in which she could give back to the federal government. After raising her children, Judith Roma Tuazon said she wanted a job in which she could give back to the federal government. She found that opportunity through the Workforce Recruitment Program, and last week, Tuazon won a WRP performance award for her work with the Navy. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Everett Allen “I wanted to give back to the government, and especially to the Navy, because I used to be married to a Navy man,” she said.
Before deciding if physician burnout is a chief information officer (CIO) concern, it is important to understand it. Physician burnout is a long-term stress reaction characterized by cynical or negative attitudes toward patients, emotional exhaustion, a feeling of decreased personal achievement and a lack of empathy for patients. I frequently hear comments like “I hate being a doctor,” “I am not a doctor, I am a data entry clerk,” “I am lobbying the organization for more administrative hours” and “I can’t wait to retire.”
The challenge of trying to provide quality health care at a reasonable price has created a national debate that continues to engage millions of Americans. This is especially true for an aging baby boomer population that is putting pressure on the nation’s health care delivery system like no generation before it and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Medicare and its ability to remain solvent are an integral part of this discussion. Many older Americans are worried — and rightly so — that the program will not be sustainable in its present form over the long term as more and more boomers transition to it as a primary means of health care.
AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States | AUCD
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a national organization that supports the right of self-determination for individuals with intellectual and other disabilities. After carefully reviewing opinions that fail to affirm this right and jeopardize access to healthcare for people with disabilities, AUCD has decided to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “The appointment of Judge Kavanaugh threatens civil rights protections for people with disabilities including access to healthcare,” said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. “Judge Kavanaugh’s record on the D.C. Circuit has failed to support the critical principle of self-determination for people with intellectual disabilities and the importance of access to healthcare for millions of Americans with disabilities.” Two cases in Judge Kavanaugh’s record form the primary basis for our concerns
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