Professional Development Assignments:
Public health efforts and those of private medicine complement each other and together serve the spectrum of health service needs of American society. Why, then, has their relationship been so contentious?
The Institute of Medicine report of 1999 cites two major studies that establish medical errors as one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Should the federal government take the necessary steps to monitor the status of this high-risk situation, as it does with other epidemics, or should the government continue to trust the providers of health care to deal forthrightly with the problem?
Analyze why legislative attempts to address only one of the trio of rising costs, lack of universal access, or variable quality of health care only worsens the remaining two.
in no proximity to nearby land, caused much speculation for Columbus and his crew of sailors. Even before its popularization in Western culture as a “prodigious and enchanted place,” (Jarvis, 2010, p. 13), sailors passing by coined Bermuda the “Isle of Devils” upon hearing the calls of indigenous cahow birds, the squeals of wild pigs left by the early Spaniards on shore, and the stormy weather (History, 2010). This dangerous stretch of ocean recounted by sailors as a windless expanse of water replete with vessel remnants and debris is now known as the area of water between Bermuda and the Caribbean, officially called the Sargasso Sea (Jarvis, 2019). The first ship to be wrecked on Bermuda’s land by the treacherous surrounding rings of coral reef was the British Sea Venture in 1609, heading to Jamestown, Virginia (Craven, 1990). Allegedly, a great storm was attributed for the shipwreck that left over five hundred travellers stranded on the island for 9 months. Although the majority of passengers managed to continue their journey towards the final destination, three of the survivors decided to stay back (Craven, 1990). This eventually led to the country’s settlement as a British territory in 1612, with the Town of St. George proving the oldest continually inhabited English town in the Americas (Craven, 1990). The Sea Venture’s notorious shipwreck has been recounted in fictional narratives throughout history, even believed to have inspired Shakespeare’s acclaimed tale of shipwreck and sorcery, The Tempest (Lefroy, 1981). The countless tales of unexplainable ship and aircraft disappearances which have taken place in the deadly waters of the Atlantic Ocean’s triangular shaped territory aren’t the only thing that’s dark about Bermuda’s past (Cochran-Smith, 2003). Because of its mid-Atlantic location ideal for transit, this mysterious path of water was also once attributed as the “Triangular Trade Route” as it carried vessels filled with African men, women, and children to the Americas, as well as Brazil, other southern countries, and Bermuda (Emert, 1995). By the end of the 17th Century, British and French slavers dominated the Atlantic routes, moving an estimated four-million African slaves to plantations, mines and factories (Emert, 1995). The commerce of slaves along this passage of sea – as well as the influx of immigrants from Portugal and the West Indies – has contributed to much of Bermuda’s racial and cultural diversity. Many of the island’s residents today proudly trace their roots back to these bloodlines, and in such, Bermuda is actively focused on commemorating the stories of those “who were forcibly transported across the sea to a New World, bereft of nearly all material evidence >GET ANSWER