Most often, the reason for a hospital death is because it provides a wide verity of medical specialist who are able to accommodate the needs of the dying person. For a family perspective, the hospital setting may be convenient if the care that is needed is more intensive. Other reasons according to Slayter (2015) may include lack of time to set up hospice services or when extenuating circumstances required hospitalization: “...when plans have not worked; things have gone bad in a hurry. The rapid clinical deterioration of such patients meant that the delicate work of end-of-life care had to be performed under pressure" (cited in Slatyer, Pienaar, Williams, Proctor, & Hewitt, 2015, p. 2168). In these situations, the direction the family may have originally planned had to make way for the unexpected
A proper medical care is needed by all individual whether they are in good medical condition or not. People should not wait to develop serious medical conditions before visiting the medical centers. Most people live with condition without cure called “terminal illnesses. However, these people can prolong their lives through the use of special medication called Palliative. Palliative care as a type of care relieves the patient from symptoms, pain and stress related to serious illnesses.
This hospice clinical will affect me for years to come, it taught me how to show compassion even when I am scared for the patient. It taught me that just because my patient is dying, or is very much near death, doesn’t mean that they are unaware of their condition. I honestly feel that this hospice experience has made me a better person, and it will make me a better
Proper treatment has been appeared to reduce the probability of death or changeless inability to injured patients. In United States, there are certain levels of classification into which a trauma center belongs this is in accordance on the kinds of resources that the hospital provide and the volume of patients admitted yearly. To assure the legibility of the Trauma Center to provide health care services, they must pass the set standards through the accreditation process. A Level 1 Trauma Center aims to give the utmost medical care for the victims of seriously traumatic events and works in partnership with level 2 for transfer agreements.
Palliative care is a form of care for people with serious illnesses that is primarily focused on giving relief to ill patients and to improve quality of life and well-being. Hospice care is similar to palliative care because it helps patients to improve their quality of life through caring for them, not curing them. In contrast, palliative care can be implemented at any point after a patient is diagnosed with an illness, however hospice care has specific qualifications and is used when a patient only has 6 months to live. Palliative and hospice care location can both be administered at a patient’s home. Although palliative care is usually taken place in a hospital or facility of care and hospice care usually doesn’t narrow down to a specific
Hospice care in the other hand; is generally done in the patient’s home. This type of care provides support and care to patients in the final stages of fatal conditions. Because hospice patients have a life expectancy of six months or less, their treatment is more targeted towards symptom relief rather than a cure. The symptom management regimen allows for the patient and their families to concentrate on the emotional aspect of dying. Conclusions and Future
Nurses usually have a nurturing heart that helps to heal any illness whether someone is sick physically or emotionally. Most people need TLC (tender loving care) because usually in time it nurtures the heart. Nurses alsohelp to educate many patients on different health topics that may help them feel better. It also provides proof that nurses care about one’s well being because they would not take the time to educate a patient about his or her illness if they did not feel it was beneficial. Another reason I close to major in Nursing is for the money and benefits that the profession offers.
Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care. The knowledge that I have attained now and my background in patient navigation will help me as a future oncology nurse practitioner, to manage the complex needs of cancer survivorship. I will be able to support my patient’s transition into their new way of life as effective transition management can translate into less hospitalization, lower health care cost and less physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial stress to patients and their support system. Hope comes in many forms other than with the cure, it comes with control, relief, comfort; to a dying patient, it could mean living another day with their loved ones and
I became more aware of the importance of documentation and records as a requirement of third party payers, educational purposes and researches .This obviously decreases the chance for malpractice. Actually,regarding spinal cord injured patients, I used to refer them as a paraplegic or quadriplegic, but after this course, I replaced these terms by (a patient with a spinal cord injury at level......resulting in .......)this had a positive feedback from physicians, patient and families I sought to ensure that documentation on patients throughout the period of care should be completed in a timely manner and accurately describe the patient 's status, management & intervention and outcomes. I aimed to limit the use of abbreviations as much as possible.
They have the right to choose whether they should live or not instead of suffering in their internal prison. Dying slowly only pains the terminally ill person and their family more. Allowing them to choose the way they die instead of succumbing to an illness helps the patient keep their dignity even after death.