Health Education

  • Contradiction and Double Binds in COVID-19 Face Covering Recommendations

    The global coronavirus pandemic incited swift public health recommendations and education in the United States and throughout the world to reduce the spread of the virus. In the U.S., the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the “Slow the Spread” campaign in 15 and 30-day increments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other public health organizations and representatives weighed in on the role of face coverings to counter COVID-19 threats to public health. Face coverings became a contested public health recommendation. This article rhetorically analyzes contradiction in COVID-19 face covering recommendations and the ensuant double-binds. Analysis of press conferences, national public health websites, and the “Slow the Spread” campaign reveals contradictions in individual risk-averse public health recommendations, specifically face coverings. Contradictions were categorized into: uncover-cover, risky-risk averse, voluntary-recommended-required, and politically right-left. Implications of contradictory messages create double binds for the public seeking to adhere to public health recommendations for personal and public safety. Double binding public health messages undermine public health goals because double binds often result in maladaptive, inappropriate responses. Conclusions assert that to be a responsible citizen of personal and public health in a viral pandemic is a contested and contradictory accomplishment.

  • COVID’s impact on surgical training

    With the COVID pandemic sweeping across the globe [1], over 1240,000 people have been infected in India (as of July 23,2020 ) in India. With approximately 30,000 deaths, the nation has been reeling under the ravages of COVID 19, and the economic fallout that followed in its wake. Tamil Nadu has over 1,80,000 cases with approximately 3144 deaths (23/07/2020). In this unfavourable milieu, surgical postgraduates joined the course through the process of NEET selection and counselling. Given that social distancing was essential, meet and greet, introduction and case based discussions are held on online platforms such as Google Meet and ZOOM.

  • Homeopathy role in Covid19

    This is a case-related research article, as I know it was written in the first article on how homeopathy can be used to treat coronavirus? Case study of people suffering from close symptoms of coronavirus have joined. In this I have experimented with the traditional medicines of homeopathy like Ars alb, Influenzum, Bell, Baptisia Dilutions and Aconit Q, Ocimum SancQ, Eup perf Q, Bapti Q, Bryoni Q, Renaculus B with some special patent medicines. The three survived the disease within a week through homeopathic medicines, My point is that people who are on Coronetine and who are on alternative treatment for coronavirus, use these homeopathic medications within 2 hours, and then the coronavirus slows down. So it is good to have a worldwide investigation.

  • Women’s Disorders & Homeopathy Treatment

    The review article explains that the homeopathy remedies are treatment of different women’s troubles is a common condition that includes various hormonal changes at puberty, menarche, and pregnancy until menopause. Researches have supported that women with great physical and mental stress have disturbed menses. Female life is divided into 3 phases. Firstly, birth to puberty, secondly, puberty to adult, thirdly, menopause or climacteric. Hence girls should be given proper diet, routine health checkups. Women suffering with acne, dysmenorrhoea, PCOD, regular U.T.I need proper treatments

  • HEALTH EDUCATION ACTIVITY IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER ON FOOD CARE IN THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE – EXPERIENCE REPORT

    Introduction: the first years of life are constituted as one of the most important phases of the human experience due to the maturation of organs, systems and vital functions. In this stage, the inappropriate nourishment with exclusive breastfeeding withdrawal and untimely introduction of solid and processed foods rich in carbohydrates and lipids through epigenetics mechanisms are related to the increased chance of developing a non-transmissible chronic disease such as obesity, being this practice discouraged and alerted by the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. However, the lack of information and the low socioeconomic conditions lead some families to introduce these improper eating habits at this stage of life, which entails health problems according to the concepts of disease prevention and health and wellness promotion. Objective: based on that perspective, a health education action was planned and fulfilled on April 24, 2019 in the waiting room of the Primary Healthcare Center Alto dos Coqueiros, in order to take information and apply the knowledge about the cares with the early years of life closer to the present families reality. Methods: the action was structured in expositive speeches given by five medical students of the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas about caring at this stage of life, especially about nutrition. Were addressed topics like exclusive breastfeeding, introduction of solid food, allergy prevention, “first 1000 days”, however always letting the presents share experiences and make questions about the topics. Results: the activity had a significant participation of the people present, including health professionals from the unit itself, highlighting the share of experiences about financial difficulties to consume of milk formulas, misconceptions about the consume of processed food for children that soon were deconstructed and the public interest to share the knowledge acquired at that moment to their families and neighbours. Conclusion: based on the interest and interactions…

  • Deployment of the Telephoneaudiology in the Hospital Network of Pernambuco: Experience Report

    Objective: to report the process of implementation of educational actions in the subject of human communication health and speech therapy for professionals working in the Hospital Network of Pernambuco. Methods: This is an experience report developed after approval of the ethics committee in partnership with the State Nucleus of Telehealth of the Health Secretariat of Pernambuco. The methodological route for implantation consisted of four stages namely: 1- Technical analysis of the videoconference points 2-videoconferencing offer; 3- Evaluation of satisfaction by the target audience. Results: To date, two videoconferences have been carried out out of a total of four planned. Four State Hospital Hospitals participated in the sessions. At the events, 23 professionals participated, with an average training time of 17.86 years and who had been following up for approximately five years. The vast majority (95%) reported being satisfied with the proposal, 100% reported satisfaction with the topic addressed, with the material made available and with the technical quality and infrastructure. All said that the topics covered were important in their work process and that they would use the knowledge in their daily work. Unanimously, professionals said that the proposal should continue and that they participated in other projects in the same format. Conclusion: It is verified that the actions of permanent education mediated by information and communication technologies contribute in the professional qualification process of speech-language pathologists assisting in the clinical decision-making and in the support to integral health care of human communication.

  • IN THE PAIN OF ABSENCE: EMPTY NEST SYNDROME IN A QUILOMBOLA COMMUNITY

    Objective: To apply a health education action on the empty nest syndrome (SNV), verify its applicability in the quilombola community, as well as its peculiarities. Methodology: Conversation wheels were held in a quilombola community in the state of Alagoas, with a simplified approach taking into account the community’s lack and social inequality, using theatrical presentations, with the purpose of informing about the pathology, considering its signs and manifestations. Results: This action demonstrated in a population that is located in a quilombola community, distant from the city, making education, health and assistance very limited, so that it can lead to health education, it was very rewarding, where it was possible to pass the scientific knowledge and be able to enrich us with the knowledge of this community. Conclusion: It was notorious that the community understood and was told to identify themselves with the information about SNV. Considering the observations after the activities were carried out, the importance of health education in this community became evident, since, because it is a community far from society, with the media very limited, they are not aware of the news outside the community. It is evident that the Empty Nest Syndrome is a psychic and social problem. It is then the emergence of new strategies of care that can provide psychic and social support to this community, making it possible to avoid the loss of functionality and social isolation, factors prone to triggering suffering.

  • Issues Behind Choosing Alternative Measures to Cancer Care & Cure

    Regardless of extraordinary development, regular therapy misses the mark in cancer the board. There are two noteworthy obstacles in anticancer drug development: dose-limiting poisonous symptoms that diminish either drug viability or the QoL of patients and convoluted drug development forms that are exorbitant and tedious. Cancer patients are progressively searching out alternative medicine and may be hesitant to uncover its utilization to their oncology treatment doctors. Be that as it may, there is constrained accessible data on examples of use and viability of alternative medicine for patients with cancer. The cost of delivering cancer treatment is estimated to rise globally with a projected total spending of $458 billion by 2030 [1]. However, the financial burden stems from employment loss, cost of care even when patients don’t require chemotherapy, out of pocket costs’ opportunity costs of informal care time and can continue long after the death of the patient. As adjuvant therapy, numerous conventional medicines demonstrated adequacy against mind, head and neck, skin, bosom, liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder, prostate, colon and blood cancers. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are still generally customary methodologies for treatment of patients harboring propelled cancer. Customary chemotherapy likewise connected with neuropathic pain, fatigue and sleep aggravation, anxiety and depression, mouth sores, nausea and vomiting, early satiety, alopecia, bone and muscle squandering. Worldwide, some 60%-80% people depend on alternative medicines, which is also true for nearly 40% to 70% European, 50% Italian, 40% Korean, 30% British and up to 87% of Australian cancer patients [2]. Use of unapproved/unlabeled/wrong herbal treatment is not uncommon and also drug interactions reported phyto-therapeutics in oncology. Futile medicine use reported in one-fifth of terminally ill cancer patients (statins and antidementia drugs in nearly 100% cases, antihypertensives and bisphosphonates in nearly 30% cases) [3,4]. So, Proper and up-to-date knowledge is necessary in using alternative treatment…

  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE CLINICAL REACTION FROM THE USE OF THE PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING: EXPERIENCE REPORT OF THE UFPE MEDICAL CLINIC LEAGUE

    Introduction: Medical knowledge has evolved greatly over time, both in relation to the pathophysiological knowledge of diseases, as the available therapeutic and prophetic arsenal. Despite this, clinical practice is still very much dependent on the medical ability to make a correct diagnosis and, from this, define the best conduct. In this scenario, medical schools have the challenge of facilitating the acquisition of this competence by students, as it is one of the greatest attributes to be developed during the medical course. Objectives: To describe the relevance of the mentoring activities of the medical clinic academic league (LACM-UFPE) for medical education. Methodology: We found 657 articles published from 2013 to 2018, in Portuguese and English. The Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) used were Problem-Based Learning and Education, Medical to search the PubMed database. Of this total, 7 articles fit the objectives of this study, serving as the basis for its composition. Results: The process of constructing clinical reasoning has been the focus of numerous investigations, which gave rise to two theoretical approaches: procedural and structural theory. LACM-UFPE uses the structural method, that is, it believes that the clinical reasoning depends on the acquired knowledge, which produces diagnostic hypotheses. Biomedical knowledge would be stored in memory composing this structural basis and thus the diagnostic competence would be determined by the professional’s ability to process these structures in memory. In Problem-Based Learning (PBL), used in LACM-UFPE tutorials, learning starts from problems or situations that aim to generate doubts, imbalances or intellectual disturbances. This method contains strong practical motivation and cognitive stimulation to generate creative solutions. The elaboration of good problems is fundamental in PBL. The problem is a tool that the teacher uses to motivate the student to retrieve knowledge stored in memory, instigate scientific doubts, integrate knowledge and direct the study. When applied,…

  • STORYTELLING EXTENSION PROJECT AT THE HOSPITAL: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES

    Background: Colleges and universities have invested in extension projects as a learning scenario focused on the training of citizen professionals, who are more involved and engaged in their training process. These projects allow participating students the contact and experience with the social reality and development of competencies that favor a better professional performance in real scenarios. Methodology: Experience report. Results and discussion: The project arose from the desire of students and tutors of the courses of Psychology, Pharmacy and Medicine, who realized the need to offer a storytelling activity that enabled the minimization of the effects brought about by hospitalization, offering leisure and cultural activity to patients, as well as the development of competence for the students involved. This project happened in distinct wards of a reference hospital in Recife, Pernambuco. It has made it possible for students to exercise their role as citizens by offering a humanized strategy by telling stories to patients in different age groups. In addition, it enabled the development of professional competence such as: planning and decision making, at the time that will be decided what to do each trip to the wards, the books that will be taken; interpersonal communication, when they need to approach the patient, family and nursing professionals, when they will tell the story; problem solving, when unexpected situations arise, such as refusal to participate, or unexpected cries; autonomy, when directed the actual account and creativity when narrating history and arouse the interest of patients, ethical attitude, approach to the participants and ability to work in a team. Project tutors were mediators of this process through monthly follow-up meetings. Conclusion: This project in the hospital space led to the development of skills in students, who at first did not realize it. It was evident that these students assumed the role of…