In the modern world the problem of the reliable water supply is extremely important because the water resources are widely exploited and water is used in different fields of human activities. In fact, the life of human beings is impossible without water but nowadays water is used not only simply to provide people with the essential substance they consume to survive but it is also widely used in agriculture and different industries. As a result, the water, being widely used, is naturally deteriorating in quality and decreasing in quantity because the water used in agriculture and industries is often impossible to recycle or filter to make it drinkable. In such a situation, the problem of scarcity of water as the vitally important product seems to be quite real. Continue reading
The problem of the effective solid waste management is very important nowadays and the solution of this problem is necessary not only to the safety of human environment but to human health as well. At the same time, it is necessary to underline that often a little attention is paid to this problem and the solid waste are often disposed improperly. What is more, this problem is considered to be less important than the problem of proper disposal of other types of waste, such as radioactive. However, the danger and potential threat of solid waste often remains underestimated. Continue reading
Communication is an extremely important element of human life. In fact, it is due to communication people can achieve really great results in the interpersonal relationships. At the same time, communication is extremely important for the efficient work of different specialists, including mental health professionals. Unfortunately, good communication is not a characteristic of all people. In stark contrast, only few are really good communicators while the rest should develop their communicative skills by observing people who communicate well (Watts 1986). Obviously, communication is an integral part of my future work in the mental health nursing since it serves as a basic component of the therapeutic nurse-clients relationship and the nursing process occur through this medium. Continue reading
Professional development is an essential condition of the successful and efficient work of all specialists, especially those working in the field of the mental health care. At the same time professional development cannot occur on the occasional basis, instead a carefully developed personal development plan is needed in order to clearly identify the objectives an individual wants to meet at the end of a definite period of time. Basically, the personal development plan as a constituent element and essential condition of the professional development should be well structured and include, along with clearly stated objectives the thoroughly planned ways of their achievement. On the other hand, on developing a personal development plan it is equally important to take into consideration possible difficulties an individual may face in the process of the realization of the plan. On the basis of these basic points I would attempt to develop my personal development plan in respect to my professional career. Continue reading
SITUATION: If your goal is to protect the health of swimmers at a local recreational pool, would you recommend using ozonation or chlorination for treatment? Why? Please be sure to support your position with evidence.
The safety of swimming pools is traditionally very important since they are used by people of different ages and the presence of some dangerous elements may affect the least protected swimmers, such as children or elderly people. This is why the treatment of water in swimming pools should be highly effective. At the same time, it should be said that traditionally to treat swimming pool water effectively chlorination is used, though, there are some alternatives which are considered to be safer for human health, such as ozonation. Continue reading
SITUATION: You are an environmental health inspector asked to investigate problems at a local apartment complex. There is lead-based paint peeling from the walls, and mold growing on the walls. Summarize the public health hazard and what may be done to control it.
The place where people live is extremely important since it produces a profound impact on their health. In such a situation, it is extremely important that homes where people live were really safe and environmentally friendly. However, in recent years, in the result of the use of technologies that may be potentially dangerous and ignorance of such problem as mold may lead to serious problems of tenants. Continue reading
Practically every person needs to coordinate his/her actions and ways of development. In such a situation a personal development plan turns to be of a paramount importance since it provides ample opportunities to plan and clearly define main goals a person is willing to meet, the ways and strategies of their achievement. At the same time, a personal development plan is also essential since it helps to focus an individual’s attention on certain flaws he/she has to overcome which may refer not only to his/her professional activities but to his/her personal characteristics as well. Continue reading
Adolescence is a period of psychological and physical passing from childhood to adulthood. “Adolescence is roughly considered to be the period between 13 and 19 years of age. The adolescent experiences not only physical growth and change but also emotional, psychological, social, and mental change and growth. During this period, adolescents are expected to become capable of adult behavior and response.” (Medical Encyclopedia). This is a difficult period, which results fundamental changes in the structure of personality, behavioral patterns, habits and life goals. Along with inner changes the person goes through the period of puberty or sexual development. These changes do not always go smoothly and children have to pass through the crises before they become grown-ups. Continue reading
Air pollution is one of the greatest problems nowadays because it can cause numerous health problems, especially in urban areas. There was invented special Air Quality Index by EPA to measure the air quality and find out six major air pollutants, which influence our health. The two pollutants, ground-level ozone and airborne particles, endanger our lives greatly. Ground-level ozone can be the reason of such a disease as asthma, and it can easily increase the number of asthma attacks. It happens because ozone reduces lung functions and the person can feel shortness of breath, wheeze or tightness in the chest. It is one of the main irritators of the respiratory system and, as a result, it causes coughing, sore throat and other irrigative feelings. Continue reading
At first glance, mosquitoes do not seem to be dangerous, but, in actuality, they may expose people to a great danger since they can transmit serious diseases, such as encephalitis, which can threaten to human health and even life. In such a situation, it is extremely important to prevent such problems and spread of the infections diseases through mosquitoes. In this respect, the ample information about the potential danger of mosquitoes is one of the major conditions of the prevention of any problems caused by these insects. Continue reading