Abstract: This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the two basic models of illness that are the biomedical model; dealing with the method of diagnosing a disease, and the biopsychosocial model; concerning any factor that affects human behavior and mental health such as human biology, psychology, and sociology. Introduction: Contemporary medical models indicate that all illnesses are secondary to disease. Medicine is a human discipline, and in medicine, biomedical and biopsychosocial are essentially two basic models of illness. Biopsychosocial agitate about how biology, psychology, and sociology affect human behavior and mental health and also include CBT.
This example is called a cue to action. Although a fear may be placed in the individual’s head most times they do not actually do a self-examination (perceived benefit). The Health Belief Model explains that self-screening takes time and the person does not always remember to do it (perceived barriers). Analyzing the difference between the benefits of self-screening and the barriers to self-screening (reduction of threat) is the next step to decide if self-screening will take place. In order for an individual to be successful in in changing their current behavior they must feel threatened by their current behavior and see the value of changing.
To help caregivers understand the importance of their role in controlling hypertension in CKD. 3. TO determine how to improve the management of hypertension in CKD patients and overall quality of life on the patients. 1.7 SCOPE/DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY This research is limited to National Hospital Abuja.
In short, this phase of Kayla’s illness experience illustrates several features of quest narrative. In quest narrative “individuals accept illness and seek to use this, believing that something is to be gained through the experience (Whitehead 2006). As she got older Kayla accepted that what she had was a genetic disease that could not be cured. Through
Cues to Action: These are signals that prompt one to take the initiative to treat illness. These can range from being exposed to health reports and messages in the mass media to watching a friend or relative suffer from the disease, reading a health pamphlet or even the onset of symptoms in one’s body. The model therefore says that an individual is more likely to seek treatment if he thinks he is prone to a disease that has severe consequences. For the individual to make the decision, though, his evaluation of whether the benefits of taking up treatment will outweigh the difficulties he will face in the process is crucial.
agree the social stigma of mental illness is a limiting factor for patients suffering from various degrees of mental disturbance to seek out assistance. Self recognition of decline along with a strong support system is needed for patients with mental illness. Patients prescribed antidepressant medication must first undergo a through medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine the severity of symptoms. Antidepressants regardless of there classification should be carefully prescribed and monitored for effect. P.M 's antidepressant should be prescribed based on her severity of symptoms, interactions with other medications that she may be taking, with the possible side effects of medication being considered (Mayoclinic).
Therefore, it is important that nurses can assist patients in dealing with depression so that health is improved holistically. There are many evidence-based interventions nurses can use to alleviate
Family theories have been used throughout the history of nursing to help guide patient care and provide the best patient outcomes. Certain theories may be more applicable to the specific patient encounter; however, each theory has benefits and drawbacks to their use. The purpose of this paper is to examine two selected theories, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. I will also discuss a theoretical family in relation to one theory, and how that theory can be best integrated into the care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Description of Theories
Colombel et al (2010) provided that nurses are required to modify the planning process to the needs of individual patients and the implementation of MACROS can enable the nursing staff to ensure that plan is considering the measurability, achievability, realistic aspects, written results, and focused on the client. It was found that the pain of Allen was due to the causes leading to Crohn’s disease. The inflammation was planned to be treated with the intravenous hydrocortisone, which is the anti-inflammatory drug and prescribed for reducing the inflammation. Fisher et al (2008)further reflected that the initial doses of this planned drug are required to be forty to sixty grams on daily basis and she was prescribed for forty grams. Hill (2015) reflected that once the reduction in the pain is achieved the doses are reduced leading to
For examples, for elderly patients, primary care doctors can warn them about the importance of exercising regularly and controlling diets, so as to prevent progression of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. By altering life style, patients’ risk of suffering from chronic illnesses will be reduced, this can lower the burden of public hospitals in handling with chronic illnesses. Primary care doctors have the ability to analyze and decide whether the patients require a referral to specialists. Instead of referring the patients that are hard to handle immediately, primary care doctors should treat the patients with their utmost effort if they have the ability to treat the patients. Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service.
HIV/AIDS appeared in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in June 1981 (Flaskerud, 2013). Now, more than 30 years after the first report, nurses are dedicated to develop evidence-based practice to promote optimal care for HIV/AIDS