3. To consist of compassionate caregivers including expert healthcare professionals to provide exceptional service to the patients and their families. 4. To be able to help the family members adjust and manage the lifestyle of their dying family member. 5.
(Clayton et al., 2005(1)) Health professionals struggle to initiate the discussion because of fear to upset and hurt patient’s feeling. (Clayton et al., 2005(2)) Despite the burden for the patients, they still prefer having doctor who wants to discuss dying. (Clayton et al., 2005(1))
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.
Although there are many positive aspects of medically assisted suicide, there are also many negative aspects. Those who disagree with assisted suicide feel as though it is unethical. How is it ever right for us to purposefully kill another human being. As a health care providers role, it is their duty to do whatever they can to maintain the wellness of their patient. According to 8 Main Pros and Cons of Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide (2014), all health care providers must follow the Hippocratic Oath, which in it states that physicians are unable to give deadly medications to a patient, whether requested or not and they aren’t allowed to suggest it to a terminally ill patient either.
The nurses who practice family centred approach are focused on ensuring they look after the health and well-being of adolescents. Nurses recognise the emotional, social and developmental support are critical components of healthcare. The family centred approach facilitates the exploration of nurse's health experiences as an opportunity of building on the cultural values in support families of the adolescents who are experiencing depression. The patient and family-based model enhanced better health outcomes and the proper utilization resources by the nurses, through sharing of information and supporting families with depressed adolescents (Liu, & Miller, 2014). This approach leads to better health outcomes and proper allocation of resources in the role of nurses in caregiving and making
In P6 of my work I am going to explain the role of supportive relationships to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect. If a person is interested in a career in health and social care is important you develop the skills needed to form professional supportive relationship with individuals and their families. So you need a basic understanding of the elements that make up a relationship.
Constant exposure to a melancholic/sad environment, such as a patient in vegetative state, can sometimes lead to depression for the family members. Some member(s) of the family often feels a fluctuation of sad and melancholic mood. Sometimes, a death or constant suffering triggers a person’s brain in a way that it becomes long-term. Financially, payments accumulate. Families are not only troubled by the patient’s condition but also by the financial bills of the hospital.
Bereavement. Elderlies also shared that they have grieved over the death of their loved ones. This experience is one of the most stressful life situations of elderlies which may predispose them to mental health problems. Bereaved elderlies can be assisted to deal with their situation using the following: Be present and listen with compassion to support in the grieving process. One of the most difficult experiences in life is the death of a loved one as it brings painful emotions such as anger, sadness and guilt and can make the bereaved feel isolated.
Making end of life decisions concerning treatment is never easy for the family of the dying patient. When educating loved one about the end of life care and treatment the healthcare provider must considered the cultural and spiritual prospective of the family. Futile treatment is describe by the author as “treatment which provides no chance of meaningful prolongation of survival or may only briefly delay the inevitable death of the patient”. The health care providers at time are stigmatized by the family members are even seen as a doctors who doesn’t care when face. When my sister in-law went into the ICU and her oncologist told the family not to considered any form of life supporting method, they were very reluctant ,and would like her to
Introduction Widowhood is a phase or situation of a woman who lost her spouse that leads to a big change in identity, roles, responsibilities, social supports and funds. It can result to several negative effects commonly health and mortality, psychological well-being, and social relations. Based on some psychological studies, widowhood may cause manifestation such as depression, anxiety, and feelings resulting from guilt. A study by Rebecca L. Utz from 2002 states that elderly person that is under widowhood spend more time with family and friends but spend lesser time in church visits.
Overview The case study was about Mr. Kirby, a seventy-two year old widow male with type 2 diabetes who wife died a couple of months ago, and has been living by himself. He has become dependent, and struggles with his self-caring needs. He had a stroke and it resulted in a left-sided weakness. He fell a couple of months ago and fractured his arm bone, which was repaired and he was discharged home.