Due to the scientific advancement in medication, many doctors become dependent on it “fixing” problems in patients such as diagnosing children with behavior disorders, medicating injured athletes, and healing the elderly. Medicine is the science and practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a disease. Medication is supposed to be specifically used for a person with any disease or illness. The most common medications used are ADHD medications, opioids, and Xanax. These prescription drugs don’t start out “bad” or addictive, and that is where
It was evident that an application of the theory of self-care deficit could help in the determination of Jonathan’s self-care requisites, an ability that turned out to be helpful in providing care comprehensively. Applying the theory depicted the extent to which the supportive, educative and compensatory system could be applied in helping solve the issues in a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. My personal philosophy of care when dealing with my patients enabled me to address Jonathan’s case well giving it the attention it deserved. Through teamwork (one of my principles) with my colleagues including the physicians, we managed to identify the precise health issue and recommend the appropriate plan of action. I also believe that having maintained good health on my part helped me in dispensing the best possible care to
I would speak very calming to help calm the patient down themselves. It is very important that we show compassion and that we empathize with patients. While we do this, it is also important to remember not to pity the patient in any way. Some ways a Medical Assistant can demonstrate professionalism when supporting patients who might be uncomfortable with having their skin examined are using relaxed words, showing gentleness, and making sure that the patient feels home-like at all times. Also, as a Medical Assistant you have to respect a patient’s culture when you’re in care for them ask questions and be prepared if the patient needs someone else present at the time.
Hospitalizations refers to a goal of reducing the amount of patient’s being sent out of the facility to a hospital. Many changes in condition can be managed by staff in order to avoid trauma associated with hospitalization. Resident centered care promotes autonomy, purpose and meaning in the daily life of the resident. Lastly, consistent staffing allows the residents to benefit from safe nurse to patient ratios. In addition, the residents benefit from experience and staff knowledge, this increases competence and confidence of staff while building a therapeutic relationship between staff and
Outpatient services “eliminates inefficient, ineffective or unnecessary processes in a hospital setting” (Grubem et al., 2013). Not only does this benefit the hospitals with expensive procedures but it also helps the patient with costs. This will also benefit the hospitals so they could have more room for patients who really need to stay in the hospital for more serious diseases or use the hospital beds for “community based emergency” situations (Torrens & Williams, 2008). Other forms or alternative medical care is also available to patients such as chiropractors, acupuncture, or other holistic medicine that can help in a person’s well-being. There are more and more people turning to alternative medicine especially to those who do not have health insurance or ones that cannot afford “conventional” therapy because it is too expensive (Shi & Singh,
As previously mentioned, patients had essentially no role in their medical decisions until about a couple decades ago. People believed that this was okay because they trusted their doctor to make the right choice of treatment. Patient autonomy and shared-decision making has recently become prevalent in the medical field which allows the patients and doctors to collaborate about the best option possible. This is a very good thing because it allows the patient and the physician to make a unified decision that is acceptable to both party’s values and beliefs. This type of decision making is only made possible because it allows the physician to contribute their wide range of experience and knowledge and the patient to contribute their aims/goals and values.
Patient-centered care places the patient “as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs.” (QSEN, 2012) Too often healthcare professionals look at the patient as only a medical problem, not as an individual person. In a 2013 publication, Chen and Snyder noted the traditional disease-focused model is changing to one where care is customized to each individual person. There are six dimensions of patient-centered care, including the previously mentioned definition to include: comfort, coordination and integration of care, free flow of information, spiritual awareness and involvement of family and friends (Drenkard, 2013). These dimensions show the importance of patient-centered care. Patient-centered care forces the providers, nurses included, to look at each patient as an individual person; not every patient diagnosed with pneumonia is the same, each has different values and cultures that must be treated exclusively.
Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care Palliative care Palliative care is an approach that aims to improve the quality of life for a person and their family, facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness. It is a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on providing patients with relief from pain and other physical symptoms. It ensures the client’s comfort and dignity during the last days, weeks or months of their life and also involves their psychological, spiritual and social needs. End of life care End of life care is a continuation of palliative care and is concerned with the final days or weeks of life also known as the terminal phase. The aim is to help the person live as well as possible and to
It taught me that it’s okay to advocate for a patient and insist they get the respect and care they deserve. I also learned that it’s okay to get involved emotionally with the patient as we become family sometimes. We as the nurse should strive to make an impact in our patient’s lives as well as their family members. Majority of the time we are caring for and see the patient at their most vulnerable time. You may not always feel like you’re making a huge impact in a patient’s life but sometimes the smallest things make the biggest
Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
“Ow! My knee! I think I need to go see a physical therapist.” This is an example of one of the many reasons people go to see a certified physical therapist. “Physical Therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain” (Bureau 1). They design plans that can be help patients recover from various injuries, also a PT must promote the health of their patients (United 1).
Check medications and axialite family members on how to properly take care of the person in need. The major goal is to provide good care for the patient and independence, besides of stimulating family self-care. The Home Care of Hope LLC in Bossier city is an example of Home Care where aspiring health care students and people willing to help others