Being a natural substance, individuals who may have been suffering from chronic pain and have been taking opioids may have developed a form of dependence to the drug. To be on the safe side, these individuals have chosen to use kratom to relieve them from their pain. Kratom as Treatment for Opiate Addiction Those who used kratom may either be opiate dependents or those individuals who are under opiate medication but somehow has developed a dependence on the drug. Believing that kratom use poses lesser health risks than using other medications to treat addiction, kratom has become the drug of choice for some individuals. However, since kratom may not be among the commonly prescribed alternatives by doctors to treat opiate addiction, some individuals may have decided in doing self-medication in the hope that they can be dealing with a much safer substance and that they can completely turn away from taking opioids.
1.1.2 BACKGROUND DUE is an concurrent, systematic process developed to maintain the appropriate and effective use of drugs. It includes a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s drugs and health history before, during, and after dispensing in order to attempt to get accurate therapeutic decision-making and better patient
The “how and why” of illnesses is not as relevant. I learned which medications would be ordered and how to administer them but not how they worked or what the nuances for choosing one over the other were for a certain patient. Nursing confirmed my inclination that serving others in a healthcare setting was the right pathway for me, but it was the beginning of when I felt as if I were consistently missing a piece of the puzzle in the patient care I yearned to provide. I started looking more towards physicians and observing their method of treatment and
Clinical pharmacists have better access and equipment to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring and determine the level of adherence to medication. f. The pharmacist is in the best position to follow-up with the patient medication by giving frequent reminders through calls or text messages especially for patients with a busy lifestyle to ensure medication adherence is
Complementary medicine is a range of therapies that do not utilize scientific medicine, but can be used alongside with it, where as alternative medicine is used in place of scientific medicine. Complementary and alternative medicine can be used together and is known as CAM. CAM is, “a broad range of modalities outside the traditional Western medicine approach to care” (Ritter & Graham, 68). Some examples of CAM can include acupuncture, yoga, and herbal medicine. Within recent years there has been a rise in the use of CAM.
As professional counselor identity focuses on providing guidance to the clients, in order to help the clients rectify their own emotional and mental issues. In addition, pprofessional counselors are different in their approach and treatment when comparing to psychotherapy. while counseling focuses on the person, psychotherapist focus on the diseases of the person. the goal of counselors treatment plan will be different with psychotherapist treatment that will focus on alleviate the symptoms of the client, while the counselors will concentrate on help clients to improve
The question remains, “Where can you get treatment for both your addiction and anger issues at the same time?” The reality is you might have some difficulty finding a place that deals with both addiction and anger issues. The best chance you have for finding the right treatment facility requires you to look for a place that treats addiction as the primary illness with a secondary focus on “dual diagnosis” treatment. At Healing Springs Ranch, we are proficient at treating both issues
Studies have explored how it can be a helpful preparation tool for individuals undergoing invasive surgeries. Essentially, “guided imagery could be used to raise pain tolerance, facilitate restful sleep, elevate mood, increase motivation, reduce dependence, and promote self-management” (Bresler, 2012). Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain but have resulted in major backlashes in regard to patients
Treatment Modality Rationale When determining what intervention would be most appropriate, I was able to refer to National Institute of Health and learned that when medication is combined with therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, effective change can occur for clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Due to the numerous presenting problems of SW, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would assist SW to “modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior toward solving current problems” (Beck). In other words, this treatment modality would target SW’s presenting problems to not only reach her goals but provide techniques to alleviate some of the more serious problems including suicidal ideation and substance use. Prioritization of Problems SW’s presenting
Nurses can give the prescribed medications to their clients, but it is the nurses’ jobs to ensure that their clients are reaching maximum potential. If a client is in crisis or a manic state, the nurse can provide different therapy techniques to calm them down or ground them to. It is priority for the nurse to keep their patient safe during an episode. It is pertinent for a nurse to be empathetic during the aftermath of the episode. After an episode of acute mania, a client may feel embarrassed or disoriented.
Therapists can address this by listening about what’s triggering them, the frequency, and what they do after they’ve been triggered. If a therapist is trained in CBT or DBT it might be beneficial to instruct the individual with PTSD in either form of therapy. It would also be beneficial for a therapist to present a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to PTSD because it could very possible that the individual might think that they can think themselves out of PTSD, or if they just take medicine to treat their PTSD,
The group discusses ways in which addictive behaviors have hurt them all, but they also develop strategies for fostering healthier and happier family dynamics. Biofeedback Therapy People addicted to physically damaging drugs such as heroin and meth often damage their mind-body connections. They need help identifying the physical stressors which frequently lead to negative emotions and eventual drug use.
What are the important discharge instructions that should be given to patients admitted with a hypertensive crisis? The discharge instruction should mainly focus on the complications of hypertension, signs, and symptoms of hypertensive crises, etiology and prevention of the hypertensive crisis. The teaching should also involve the importance of taking antihypertensive medication as per order and not skipping medications. The complications of not following the medication schedule should be reinforced to the patient.
ARTICLE #14 The Pros and Cons of Dispensing Medication Samples From Coverys Risk Management (Ann Carter, HRM, CPHRM) Many physicians offer their patients sample drugs, for a variety of practical reasons. When it comes to patients who might not be able to afford the full cost of a medication, getting started with samples can be the difference between a patient getting better and continuing to suffer from what ails them.
Question number sixteen states, “During the time you described in question 10, did you scroll through any of your active social media accounts?” It is a nominal question because the answers are not given a quantitative value. As a result, qualitative data is retrieved from the answer. Since the question is nominal, the measure of central tendency that can be used to summarize it is the mode. There are no quantities since the answers were words rather than numbers so mean and median cannot be calculated.