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Health Economics in Funding Healthcare: HIV Prevention vs. Treatment By Farrukh Khan
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The HIV / AIDS epidemic has proven to be catastrophic all around the world, but the Sub – Saharan region of Africa has been the worst hit with the highest number of HIV infected persons and AID... More > related deaths. Because of ignorance, sexual promiscuity and an inclination not to use safe sex methods, the spread of the HIV / AIDS infection has been very rapid and pronounced, devastating many a rural community and seriously impacting the economies of many Sub – Saharan countries. This paper takes a look at the HIV / AIDS situation in Sub – Saharan Africa and considers the merits of various intervention options that are available.< Less
The Impact of Culture on the Mental Health of Ethnic Minority from Nigeria living in the United Kingdom By Farrukh Khan
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The mental health of ethnic minorities is important in a multicultural society because it is necessary to try to understand different perspectives in order to formulate inclusive policies. It has... More > been well established that culture has an impact on mental health and that mental health workers should have a due regard for the culture of all those that they provide professional care. Although a lot of research has been presented on various aspects of the mental health of ethnic minorities in the UK, those who have had roots in Africa have been a neglected community. The British have had a very old relationship with Nigeria, which is the most populous country in Africa, and this country was a former British colony. It has been estimated that there are now about 800,000 to 3 million people of Nigerian decent who live in the UK. This dissertation presents a study that attempts to examine the impact of culture on the mental health of the Nigerian British.< Less
The Impact of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on Students By Farrukh Khan
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Although it is possible for a child to be born with an impairment due to a variety of reasons, the problems that can be presented as a result of a child being afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,... More > or FAS, are entirely preventable. Any caring mother should not consume alcohol during her pregnancy, because the likely punishment that may be endured by her child is far too harsh for a fleeting pleasure. Children afflicted with FAS suffer from learning difficulties as a result of damage to their central nervous system, in addition to suffering from physical defects as a result of damage due to alcohol consumed by their mothers prior to birth. This brief essay presents a discussion about FAS, its impact on students afflicted with this preventable condition and what can be done to improve the teaching of a language, such as English, to these children.< Less
A Full Literature Critique of the use of Insulin Pumps in Children By Farrukh Khan
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This full literature critique attempts to provide an extensive criticism of the literature that has been made available for perspectives related to the use of insulin pump therapy in children. An... More > attempt was made to collect the very latest of research and clinical studies by searching three electronic databases for material which was published from 1990 to 2007. A total of twenty one pieces of research were considered to be appropriate for inclusion in the literature that was to be considered for this critique and the methodological quality and research outcome for various pieces was then considered. The Cochrane Criterion was utilised in an effort to assess the methodological quality of the pieces of research and an attempt was made to critically assess research from various other perspectives, including sample size and population representation, sample gender, sample selection methods, inclusion and exclusion criteria, blinding and testing / measurement procedure etc.< Less
Religion and Healthcare in a Secular Society By Farrukh Khan
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The concept of holistic care in nursing is important because this concept deals with providing care for the ill considering their physical, psychological / emotional, social, cultural and spiritual... More > needs. Religion does play an important role in the personal life of individuals living in a secular society, in which many faiths or denominations may be living together under a secular legal umbrella, while maintaining their personal religious values and traditions at home. In this essay, an attempt has been made to study Islam and Judaism in order to determine how individuals belonging to these religions may be cared for in a multicultural and secular society.< Less
Theories and observations on Black Holes By Farrukh Khan
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This essay takes a look at the theories and observations associated with Black Holes, which are extremely dense stars with collapsed matter and very high gravitational fields due to their high... More > density. Because Black Holes do not permit light emission, X-ray observations are used to observe them.< Less
Fatigue in Aviation: Management of Countermeasures, Sleep, Hypnotics and Stimulants By Farrukh Khan
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This paper presents a discussion about fatigue in aviation, causes of fatigue and effective fatigue countermeasures that enable aviators to continue to perform effectively even under demanding... More > conditions when pilots must fly their aircraft without adequate sleep or rest. Extended military operations that require flying multiple missions under conditions of war or long haul missions that fulfill a need for global reach are examples of situations when aviators need effective fatigue countermeasures. In civil and commercial aviation, issues of safety and productivity under conditions of flat or reduced resource allocation present new challenges. Thus, an awareness of fatigue and fatigue countermeasures in aviation is of vital importance today, together with an effective fatigue countermeasure program.< Less
Religion and Healthcare in a Secular Society By Farrukh Khan
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The concept of holistic care in nursing is important because this concept deals with providing care for the ill considering their physical, psychological / emotional, social, cultural and spiritual... More > needs. Religion does play an important role in the personal life of individuals living in a secular society, in which many faiths or denominations may be living together under a secular legal umbrella, while maintaining their personal religious values and traditions at home. In this essay, an attempt has been made to study Islam and Judaism in order to determine how individuals belonging to these religions may be cared for in a multicultural and secular society.< Less
Are there Advantages to Treating a Patient with a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage with Endovascular Coiling rather then Neurosurgical Clipping? By Farrukh Khan
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Subarachnoid haemorrhage, or SAH, refers to the medical condition which results from the weakening of cerebral arteries and the formation of abnormal focal pouch like protrusion, which are known as... More > aneurysms, in these arteries which either bleed or are in danger of becoming ruptured. Population based studies have indicated that the incidence of SAH in the United Kingdom is around 10 cases per 100,000 of population on an annual basis. This dissertation presents a discussion about the relative advantage of using endovascular coiling as opposed to neurosurgical clipping as a treatment for SAH related aneurysms.< Less
Discharge Planning for a Patient after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery By Farrukh Khan
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Coronary heart disease is a major concern for the older adult population in the West and in many other countries around the world. However, it is important to understand that it is possible to treat... More > coronary heart disease and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery provides significant relief to patients in terms of bringing about an improvement in their quality of life and a reduction in mortality. Recovery from a shocking experience requires that the patient and their caregivers know what is likely to benefit them the most and how to cope at home with the aftermath of surgery. Discharge planning is about determining what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to the other, as they shift from a hospital surgical ward to recover at home as an outpatient. This write-up presents discharge planning for a patient who has had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery performed on them in a surgical ward and is preparing to shift to their home.< Less

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