With the increasing number of immunocompromised patients coming to the hospital, it is becoming increasingly difficult for nurses and other medical staff to cope with the challenge presented by immunocompromised diseases. These are conditions that cause the immune system to be impaired and result in more serious conditions than the patient might have to deal with if he or she were well. This is true of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, and even some auto-immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Lupus.
When a person is diagnosed with an immunocompromised condition, their doctors usually recommend that the patient undergo treatment. However, this is not always possible, since many people who are diagnosed with these conditions are not able to receive any kind of medical care, let alone medications that can help to improve their health. Because of this, there are a number of organizations that have been formed to try and help these individuals receive the help they need, while also making sure that their physicians and other medical staff to provide them with the care and attention they need to survive their disease.
The main objective of these organizations is to provide relief to the suffering public of immunocompromised conditions through professional and comprehensive advice. In many ways, these organizations provide a support system to patients, often at reduced costs. Through their publications, these organizations offer information and advice on a wide variety of issues related to immunocompromised diseases. Some of the issues they address include: how to manage disease, the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), and ways to manage illness during the course of treatment. They also counsel people living with or diagnosed with these conditions.
For people living with AIDS or HIV, these organizations can be of great help, particularly when trying to make housing arrangements or dealing with the legal system. In addition, there are funds set up for them through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Drug Dependence (NIAADCD) that can help defray the cost of medical expenses and provide counseling. There are also grants available from the Federal Trade Commission that aim to support organizations that provide information and education to the public about AIDS and HIV/AIDS. As well, there are grants available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that cover many of the costs related to HIV and AIDS.
Volunteer Opportunities With Immunocompromised Diseases
In order to identify the right organization that can provide help with immunocompromised diseases, some factors must be taken into consideration. First of all, one must identify what type of help they will provide. These organizations focus on providing services to people with specific diseases. For example, those organizations that provide treatment to people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) focus on individuals with this illness only. Likewise, those organizations that provide treatment for people with cancer that have been diagnosed with cancer but no other serious illness might work on other people, such as people who have HIV.
It should also be known that there are organizations that provide help with immunocompromised diseases that do not specialize in the disease that a patient has. For example, there are organizations that help people with cancer get free medical care, and others that cater to people with AIDS and other illnesses. Other organizations focus on assisting the patients with disabilities that are caused by their disease or treatment. Finally, there are organizations that help people who have a substance abuse problem get off of drugs and alcohol.
Once a decision is made as to which organization to work with, a budget should be put into place. The money must be set aside that will go toward the various expenses. Money should also be set aside for training. A large part of the bill will depend on how long the volunteers will be volunteering. Many times, organizations will need volunteers for a year or more.
After determining how much money will be needed and when it will be spent, a list of people needing to be reached by the immunocompromised volunteers must be made. These could include doctors, nurses, therapists, and social workers. If possible, the names of people who will be reached by the volunteers should be included on the list. The number of immunocompromised people that an individual has helped will also be helpful to determine what kind of services and support they will need.
In The End
It should also be known that there are many ways to become involved with immunocompromised community service. This can include volunteering, buying supplies to give away, driving the trucks that bring the supplies, and any other way that a person’s desire to help the immunocompromised individuals will benefit them. There is no limit to what one can do if they want to.