Women as carers often report poorer physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing because of their caring responsibilities. This can be associated with disturbed sleep, being physically injured while providing care, and the constant pressure of caring. Time spent caring, and coping strategies, are factors in shaping carer stress. Within the caring population, female carers in particular experienced much lower levels National Women’s Health Policy 2010 of mental health compared to both male carers and the general population. This included increased levels of clinical depression, with over 50 per cent of female carers reporting being depressed for six months or more since they started caring.
Another major factor of Thao's medication error was fatigue. That had been picking up extra shifts, including the one in which she worked on the fourth of July. Her lack of proper rest and not giving her mind time to receive those eight hours caused the confusion between the two IV containing the two kinds of medication. Despite the fact that Thao had been a nurse for several years prior to the event, Thao did not follow the proper protocol to ensure that patient's safety. She gave her un-prescribed medication which resulted in Jasmines death.
As an example, she remembers the story of when her second daughter was born, and Emily got the measles and was not able to share that moment with her family for two whole weeks. The narrator regrets the neglect towards Emily while even her thoughts about her regrets are being interrupted by the cry of her infant son. She understands that it was she who influenced her life choice: “My wisdom came too late. She has much to her and probably little will come of it. She is a child of her age, of depression, of war, of
Frankie Evens lost everything with only two words “I’m gay”. She’s been gay her whole life, but with her homophobic parents, she was unable to tell anyone except for her younger brother and her best friend. Both of which accepted her no matter what. Soon after coming out by accident, Frankie’s parents kicked her out which forced Frankie into foster care. Even with everything happening, Frankie only worried about her brother, who was a bisexual boy left alone in an unsafe home.
Having an early school start time can be a huge threat to teens. Not getting enough sleep can lead to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is very dangerous to teens because they are at a critical stage of development. According to a 2006 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, about 87% of American high school students are chronically sleep deprived. Another study of nearly 28,000 high schoolers from the Journal of Youth and Adolescents, found that for each hour of sleep lost there is a 38% increased chance of feeling sad and/or hopeless.
Research has shown that lack of sleep negatively affects one emotionally, physically and academically (Peri, 2014). One’s academic performance at school and physical performance on the sports field can be severely compromised by lack of sleep. Severe sleep problems can also be linked with some mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar and depression [REFERENCE]. Depression in teenagers is becoming more prevalent, and scientists are starting to believe that this is linked to sleeping disorders. I have suffered severely from involuntary lack of sleep for many years.
On top of any physical problems, sleep loss can cause emotional problems as well. Some teens have reported that they get stressed, sad, depressed, or worse from sleep loss, and sometimes, those emotional problems can cause kids to get insomnia, which makes it harder to get sleep. Sleep loss in any way can be very detrimental to your
This can be intensified by depression, inadequate nutrition and dehydration. The memory deficit may progress rapidly, steadily, or stay the same. She described one of her patients; an 80-year-old lady with Alzheimer’s who had revealed rapid deterioration such that within 2 months of forgetfulness which was limited to losing objects, she became incoherent and could not recognize her own husband. IN no time she was bed ridden and required help even to fulfill her basic
Insomnia is utterly scary. Not only is it difficult to fall asleep at night, but it's also hard to stay asleep. You nod off eventually then, suddenly I'm wide awake but still tired and drowsy. A thought filled hour passes and I fall asleep again. 30 minutes later, the cycle just keeps repeating itself.
Allison can only stand for a few minutes at a time; less than 5-10 minutes. Due to her poor balance she gets wobbly and has to brace herself; otherwise, she falls down. Pain in her right foot prevents her from putting weight on it for long periods. Allison is unable to walk to the nearest bus stop - less than 750 feet - without taking a break. Her emphysema causes her to run out of breath at or before the halfway mark.
Diagnostic Impressions Sharon is a 34 year old mother that is being forced by Department of Human Resources (DHR) to complete treatment to get custody of her two children. Sharon was married 10 years to her husband after he passed away from a car accident two years ago. Client reported that she started using opiates two months after her husband passed away. Sharon’s husband was her high school sweetheart and was the only reliable man in her life. Sharon married two years after graduating from high school and hasn’t had the opportunity to live by herself.
Ellen Waters meets the criteria for bipolar II disorder, with the most recent episode being depressed. Ellen reported that in the past she experienced episodes of elevated mood, functioned on little sleep, ran up telephone bills, and had racing thoughts. These episodes lasted for several months at a time and were distinctly different from her usual behavior. Her change in functioning was considered uncharacteristic of how she would normally function. Ellen reported that she was able to get a lot done during these periods, but that the change in her alarmed others.
Marlene looks over at the boy who is still so, so young at only 18 and feels a bitterness for herself. He blows smoke in her face and she doesn 't smile or tell him to knock it off like she would have done that morning. He hadn 't smoked till he met her. Three weeks ago, to the day Marlen was just finishing her last job, a little girl (and less importantly her mother) with an abusive father that would be reincarnated as Janet Simmons. A girl that would grow up to be a social worker, set the bar for saving children from abusive homes, and have an orphanage named in her honor.
After Richard joined the Army, she had gone on a couple dates with friends of friends, but it felt awkward and uncomfortable. Her friends said she just “needed to get her feet wet” but she was unsure if she was “even interested.” Tanesha’s grandmother and aunt had both suffered breast cancer, causing Tanesha to be vigilant about her health. She has annual physical exams, takes vitamins daily, eats healthfully, and attempts to exercise regularly. Tanesha reports no past issues with mental health, aside, from some sadness around the time of her divorce. She states that her father may have problems with depression but has been never diagnosed.