Wellness Observation

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I only observed this situation happen, and I do not know the patient well enough to make a complete assessment. Just from observing this situation, I believe that this gentleman needs further education on the health promotion area of wellness. The individual area this individual may need to work on is mobility, and how he himself and the nurses can work on his movement better. This gentleman I gather from my observation wants to move around more than just in his wheelchair. I believe it is also the nurses responsibility to help this patient work on this area of wellness. In order to avoid any thinking errors, a couple things may have to occur. In order to avoid any bias or close mindedness that may occur there needs to be a thinking of…show more content…
Bias may occur when a nurse may look at his chart and see that he is very weak and assume that means he is incapable of walking. This bias already assumes that this gentleman does not have the motivation to stand up and walk. He may need assistance, but he may be willing to move in other ways besides just his wheelchair. In order to avoid any lack of information, the patient and the nurses should look into how much this patient would like to move and what kind of movement is possible for the patient to do. The more information they can gather, the more the patient may be able to move. In order to avoid illogical thinking, everyone who is involved with the movement of this patient needs to realize a lot of good can happen from moving the patient in other ways than just in his wheelchair. Having the patient get up and walk can help with other aspects of his health. Knowing this information can help avoid illogical thinking. In order to avoid erroneous assumptions, the patient and the nurses need to ask each other questions and clarify on what is expected to happen. Everyone needs to listen to one another’s thoughts and opinions on…show more content…
Specifically, the article talks about mobility in older adults. The main intention of the article is to promote mobility in older adults. The article talks about how many negative health outcomes can be avoided by simply a nurse helping an older adult with ambulation, sitting in a chair, and range of motion. The article also talks about certain barriers that prevent patient mobility such as a nurse having certain knowledge gaps or certain attitudes about patient mobility. The article focuses on hospitalized older adults, but it talks about how the same can occur in a long term care facility if the patient has some sort of disease or is unable to move themselves. From this article I learned that many times nurses do not help with moving patients because they are not taught it is essential or they are not taught how to. I also learned from the article that increased mobility also leads to increased healing of certain injuries or diseases, and better overall health. An evidence based intervention the article discussed was better education and more theoretical framework for nurses about the knowledge or mobility. Another intervention the article discussed was using the knowledge and theoretical framework to change nurse’s attitudes about mobility. The article did state that more studies are to be done to better understand the many barriers that may prevent patient mobility. I think the most

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