Medication use is potentially dangerous. Polypharmacy is increasing, and makes it harder to keep track of side effects and interactions and of potentially inappropriate drug combinations. “The risk of serious consequences, hospitalization, and death due to medication errors increases with patients’ age and number of medications (Scand J Prim Health Care, 2012)”. For example, the GP is supposed to monitor the patient's regular medication, but does not always do so. Lack of monitoring and keeping track of patients’ medication use is a main cause when a patient is given inappropriate drugs.
If a patient refuse the treatment in reflection to his desire of death, low self-esteem , thinking that life is not worth living, in that case we can say depending in autonomy definition that they are non-autonomous. (3) in addition Depressed patients usually undervalue the future risks from refusing the treatment, so they lose the ability in reasoning process and according to ucsd reasoning is one of the main elements for decision-making capacity (4) .However , addressing them as non-autonomous come with high price , because first we will ignore patient Preferences , and the harm of enforcing the patient to take medications against its will , might exceed the harm of the patient without medications. (5) that is why deciding if a patient is competent or not should be evaluated in proportion to
Providers may have limited time so they rely on the nurses to recognize the requirements for different pain medication and recommend what medications have worked for the patients in the past. Additionally, becoming comfortable with SBAR will help build confidence when communicating with other medical staff members. Communicating with other medical staff members is very important, but recognizing pain in a patient is of more importance. Early identification of pain in a post-surgical patient is important in overall pain management. Some patients prefer not to take pain medication because they fear addiction or may have a history of substance abuse.
Trying to suppress the feelings associated with the death of a patient can take a heavy toll on the caregiver and can lead to compassion fatigue and moral distress. This can affect proficiency of care, customer service, costs to the hospital, nursing morale and ethic and maintaining the nursing staff. Mourning over the death of a patient is often not a part of the norm and is somewhat taboo due to the high amount of people they serve. Nurses, therefore, rarely talk about their grief and often do not feel they have a right or role to grieve over their patients who pass or suffer while in their care. Brosche (2010) believes this behavior is linked to “moral distress and, if not addressed, can lead to the loss of the best and the brightest nurses” (pg.
Once the client has made her way through the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy she will then have to make it through the treatment modality which would be Art Therapy. Individuals who suffer from bulimia in some type of way suffer from emotional pain. Many people find it difficult to express their feelings verbally. Many people feel as though expressing their thoughts and feelings and sometimes be intimidating when you are not used to expressing yourself to others which becomes overwhelming. That why Art Therapy was chosen for the clients healing
Both internal and external conflict can take an emotional toll on a patient who is dealing with the psychological and physiological effects of addiction. Also, these patients lose their able to function normally, and some healthcare personnel perceive their behaviors as deliberately preformed causing an excessive amount of stigma. Addiction leaves patients having to manage the pain and suffering of not being in control of their own bodies without much guidance of healthcare personnel. However, patients would not have to persevere through addition consequences of addiction if professionals – especially pharmacists – had enhanced education of addiction which would possibly alleviate
This health professional provides information on their disease, is someone they can talk to and confide in as mental health is affected greatly from these diseases. Patients can become depressed as they believe they have no hope in living. This is why having people to talk to and inform the patients on treatments and keep them strong is very important. If this was to not happen due to funding, the patients would either have no one to talk to or spend a lot of money on psychologists. This could result in severe depression due to loneliness or lack of finances for their treatments.
This leads to some of the challenges they face like, for physical domains people with anxiety can suffer from muscle weakness. When the anxiety attack kicks in clients feel numb, shaky, and their muscles feel wobbly. During the emotional domain area, clients suffer from depression, when anxiety and depression combine it leads to the client having to take medication to balance both conditions. The cognitive domain, people with anxiety tend to have negative distortions on the way they look at themselves and the world they live in. An other social challenge is patients with anxiety worry about everything and have a major fear of embarrassing or making mistakes in front of people.
One possible reason is that in situations such as a nurse interacting with a physician, the avoidance style may be used by the nurse due to intimidation of the physician’s reputation and status. It was found that many nurses hesitate when communicating the patient’s needs to the physician, as it may be easier to avoid raising an issue and not risk a confrontation. Another study found that the avoidance conflict management style increased the stress felt with peers and communication problems with supervisors (Tabak & Orit, 2007). This has negative implications for both the nurse and the patient. The avoidance conflict management style has been linked to negative patient outcomes such as medication errors, I.V.
Patient-centered care ensures that patients receive services that do not violate their beliefs. These services are achieved by treating and respecting the patient as an individual and considering their individual values. Generalization in healthcare will completely disregard the structure of cultural competence (Bobo, Womeodu, & Knox, 2009). Patient-Centered Care Drawbacks The main obstacle to patient centered care is staffing. Long hours and shortage of personnel can lead to routines of practice, which can hinder the development of patient centered care in hospitals.