First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kayla CastroFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Amanda Moras Professor Mark Jareb

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

For my academic festival presentation, I chose for my topic to be concerned with, “The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Individuals within the Intensive Care Unit”. Race and socioeconomic status play a big role in the life of individuals because of the stress of where one stands in society. This can relate to their income status, education, skin color, occupation, and other crucial factors. When thinking about this social and economic status, along with race, an individual’s corresponding health is typically always associated. Among the populations, the inequality in socioeconomic status and race tends to influence the critically ill and mortality rates. Most hospitals have a unit or floor referred to as the intensive care unit or ICU. This kind of unit is for patients who require critical care and constant monitoring due to their unstable, life-threatening illnesses. Research has been conducted to look at the race and socioeconomic status of the patients in an ICU setting and whether there is a substantial connection between the two. Many times, the mortality rate of these ICU patients is also looked at in relation to their one’s race and socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, patients with lower socioeconomic status have less income, less education, less desirable occupations, less insurance, and less financial access compared to those with higher socioeconomic status. This leads to poor outcomes for these patients in an ICU setting. Many different aspects bring an individual to be a patient in the ICU, as well as determine their outcome before any care is brought to the patient. Through this essay, I will address these aspects of socioeconomic status and race to show a direct correlation to why certain outcomes may be favorable. With the supporting literature, I argue that there is a substantial influence of socioeconomic status and race on ICU patients, as well as discuss possible rebuttals to my argument.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN 300 Honors Capstone, Professor Moras & Professor Jareb

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

My name is Kayla Castro. I am a Nursing major. I also am apart of the Thomas Moore Honors Program. My year of graduation is 2021.

Honorable mention, Dean's Prize: Davis and Henley College of Nursing 2021 award.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Individuals within the Intensive Care Unit

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For my academic festival presentation, I chose for my topic to be concerned with, “The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Individuals within the Intensive Care Unit”. Race and socioeconomic status play a big role in the life of individuals because of the stress of where one stands in society. This can relate to their income status, education, skin color, occupation, and other crucial factors. When thinking about this social and economic status, along with race, an individual’s corresponding health is typically always associated. Among the populations, the inequality in socioeconomic status and race tends to influence the critically ill and mortality rates. Most hospitals have a unit or floor referred to as the intensive care unit or ICU. This kind of unit is for patients who require critical care and constant monitoring due to their unstable, life-threatening illnesses. Research has been conducted to look at the race and socioeconomic status of the patients in an ICU setting and whether there is a substantial connection between the two. Many times, the mortality rate of these ICU patients is also looked at in relation to their one’s race and socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, patients with lower socioeconomic status have less income, less education, less desirable occupations, less insurance, and less financial access compared to those with higher socioeconomic status. This leads to poor outcomes for these patients in an ICU setting. Many different aspects bring an individual to be a patient in the ICU, as well as determine their outcome before any care is brought to the patient. Through this essay, I will address these aspects of socioeconomic status and race to show a direct correlation to why certain outcomes may be favorable. With the supporting literature, I argue that there is a substantial influence of socioeconomic status and race on ICU patients, as well as discuss possible rebuttals to my argument.

 

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