Respecting autonomy means respecting the individuals capacity to make decisions consistent with the patient’s own personal desires or life plans. The British Medical Association (2007) states that these are decisions with which others may not agree with. If a patient is requesting or seeking support in carrying out assisted suicide it poses a challenge for the nurse to seek the underlying reasons for the request. Likewise, Carr and Mohr (2008) concurs with the British Medical Association (2007) and also expresses concern with regard to patients having powerful feelings of depression or isolation, pain or suffering or feel a sense of burden on their families. Better symptom management and palliative care, appropriate referrals to counsellors and hospices and increased knowledge about the right of a competent adult to refuse treatment even if the refusal will hasten death may provide satisfactory alternative to assisted suicide.
Postpartum depression has many causes; these are resultant from physical, emotional or both changes. After childbirth, the body changes very quickly. The hormonal levels go down; the milk rises, and the breasts may become swollen, making you feel exhausted. These physical realities can trigger feelings of discouragement and melancholy. Emotionally, you may feel nervous or anxious about the baby's well-being and the transition to motherhood, or it may be hard to adjust to the new routine.
On the other hand, postpartum psychosis is the worst form of postpartum mood disorders and is associated with delusions, hallucinations, rapid speech and mood swings, paranoia, agitation, inability to eat and sleep, racing thoughts, and, suicidal feelings. The manifestation, prevalence and management approaches to these conditions vary. Previous studies have shown that postpartum depression affects the mother-child relationship, mother-spouse relationship, as well as the cognitive development and behavior of the child. Although giving birth to a newborn brings joy to a parent, the occurrence of stressors has the potential for affecting parents immensely. These stressors are responsible for postpartum stress/depression and include; fatigue, soreness, baby feeding, high
Symptoms of PTSD can be categorized into either relieving, avoiding, or increased arousal. People with PTSD often relive their traumatic experience through hallucinations, nightmares, and flashbacks. Physical reactions can occur as well such as panic attacks, uncontrollable
Mel McGinnis was one of the main character of Raymond Carver 's story entitled, What We Talk About When We Talked About Love. Mel is a cardiologist in this story, a cardiologist is a doctor known to specialized in cases of heart problems or ailments. The story is about two couples in which they have different definition of what love is. It is a cliché that Mel, as a cardiologist who supposed to be an expert regarding heart doesn 't know or understand what love is. In my psychological point of view, Mel is consistent on having a diagnosis of bipolar manic disorder.
1. Lady Macbeth would be diagnosed with OCD. OCD is a disorder that is defined by obsessions and compulsions that consume more than 1 hour per day or cause clinically significant distress or impairment. Obsessions include recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or images. In this case, Lady Macbeth worries that something really bad is going to happen to her or her family, and these thoughts overwhelm her mind throughout the day.
According to the text, most of the patient with bipolar disorder would do the things which nobody had expected. Their mood swings and sometimes they may will do risk taking behaviors. So, its nurse duty to make sure they are safe. (Boyd,
At one point she asked for us to feel her pulses, which never happen. Mary continued to talk about how Denis was abusive and how he needed to pick on someone like her ex-husband who was abusive or the doctor who was abusive to her. she went into great detail as to what the doctor did and how her husband had abused her. Mary continued to bounce from one thing to another even speaking of ISIS and how she did not care if they died to today because of how they abused babies and women.
The Soloist, with its root in a real life story, offers a remarkable opportunity to observe a number of very essential disputes in the long-term management of schizophrenia. The film gives us a good example of how the effect of the illness can have on the words, thoughts, perceptions and behavior of sufferers and highlights the fluctuations that occur naturally in the disorder. It also elevates the topic of treatment and the individual’s right to choose whether or not he or she wants to take medication. As a training tool for many doctors to seek practice with patients of their own, this film could provide a wonderful starting point for a discussion about when the use of the Mental Health Act in the United Kingdom becomes suitable and when
He will assist and implement realistic action steps for his clients. Some individuals are trapped in a crisis situation and do not know how to overcome it. To help clients pass through their current crisis, a Crisis Interventionist guides them through their intense feelings by providing an attachment in reality and provides support. It is important for a Crisis Interventionist to engage in active listening and avoid asking “why” questions as these may imply blaming or accusing a client. Crisis interventionist may conduct assessments or refer clients to a medical doctor or psychiatrist if he feels that their symptoms are treatable and may need medical assistance.