In nurse’s perspective, the poor and inconsistent of pain assessment can lead to unrelieved pain and reduce patient mobility, resulting in complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and pneumonia (Ed. Caltorn, 1997). Postsurgical complications related to inadequate pain management will affect the length of hospitalization; the risk of readmissions, and increase the cost care of treatment. Somehow, a poor documentation of current status pain assessment will delay the intervention and responses to the care plan (Gordon, 2005). Thus, to overcome this situation in clinical practice, The American Pain Society (2005), created the phrase “Pain: the fifth vital sign” to increased awareness of the important in pain management
Nurses’ performance in hospitals is affected negatively because the people impression does not fulfill nurses’ satisfaction. Therefore, in this paper, I will discuss few things; first, I will provide detailed description of a picture I got from the instagram that view nursing negatively. Secondly, how I find this picture and what it means to me. Thirdly, how that picture affects me and how I will refute the image in daily nursing practice and in the future as a practicing
Stressors are capable of producing negative effect on a person system and therefore alter the person lines of defense. JB’s flexible line of defense is compromised due to multiple stressors surrounding her life, which Neuman called wellness / illness continuum. The lines of resistance will be then activated to protect JB 's integrity and return her to a steady state. According to NSM, acceptance of the disease and adequate social support are primary interventions that will strengthen JB’s flexible lines of defense. As the nurse caring for JB, I understand how CD can negatively affect her physiological and psychosocial well-being, I provide JB with physical and emotional support along with adequate education that is important to help prevent
The stress of infertility can cause loosening of family bonds and increasing conflicts. Sometimes the emotional pressures reach with a degree that the person who has an infertility problem, may see any impact towards its own and therefore impute each confrontation or reaction of the spouse or others to their handicap(9). Failure to do tasks such as reproduction and fertility, leading to lower self-confidence and the result is a reduction in self-esteem(6). In addition to self-esteem, attachment also is considered as well as the psychological and interpersonal variable that determines the type of person psychological compatibility or incompatibility with infertility(10). Research on mature attachment has confirmed that attachment system is activated under stressful situations and people will be to set of emotions and encounter with them in ways that reflect their beliefs about themselves and others(11).
Social isolation has been linked to poorer health in the older adult including an increased risk for depression and a decrease in their quality of life. This paper will discuss the different cognitive and social factors that contribute to social isolation and how they affect the elderly population. The signs and symptoms of depression and medication side effects that can also contribute to social isolation will also be discussed by using the START/STOP criteria. This paper will also explore the perspective of the older adult as related to the factors that contribute to social isolation, as well as the nurse’s role in identifying and minimizing social isolation in the older
Hence, they will become annoyed and gradually escape themselves from social connection. This is because Stephen Ilardi (n.d.) , who is the associate professor of psychology, University of Kansas, said that we will be having a highly intense desire to disconnect ourselves from others when we are depressed. Depression is a severe circumstance which can happen frequently when the melancholy and low mood are serious. It will affect their normal life and behaviour causes it to form vicious spiral which exacerbate depression. Therefore, negative thought has caused depression.
People suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder feel anxious and overwhelmed in social situations. There are emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder, and the symptoms vary from person to person with the disorder. Emotional symptoms include fear of being judged in certain situations, worry of offending someone, anxiety in anticipation of an event, an intense fear of talking and interacting with other people in a social manner, and concern that words or actions will cause humiliation. Behavioral symptoms include avoiding speaking in social settings, spending time during a social event over analyzing words and actions and finding flaws in interactions with other people, and expecting the worst outcome of an event to the point where it is impossible to enjoy it. The physical symptoms include fast heartbeat, an upset stomach, confusion, trouble catching breath, and dizziness.
Understanding how human factors affect patient safety, is relevant as it can help us be more aware of the prerequisites of clinical errors and minimise them (Hinshaw, 2016). The autonomy to take sick leave when one is sick, is vital in the prevention of adverse events. To attain quality care and patient safety, it is vital for us to have mutual respect for one another. This provides a safe and satisfying workplace.
In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001, p.4). The report also stated that “disparities also stem from minorities’ historical and present struggles with racism and discrimination, which affect their mental health and contribute to their lower economic, social, and political status (The Counselling Psychologist, Vol. 35 No. 1, January 2007). There are certain things that some people cannot do, simply because their personal characteristic that is associated with their race prevents them from being able to do them. Therefore, racism prevents people from having equal opportunities to a better
According to Clearview Treatment Centers (2016), they say that “These fears of abandonment are usually related to an intolerance of being alone,” (Paragraph 3) These fears of abandonment can lead to more severe cases of manipulation or blame games with their partners to force them to stay. Impulsive and self-destructive behavior can also be a response to being left alone or abandoned. Self-loathing leads a major role when living with BPD. The author of “What is it like to have BPD” (2011) explains that “Everything is scanned for rejection.
Pain is highly subjective and an important contributor to the associated decreased quality of life of persons with Multiple Sclerosis limiting their work and social interactions . A heightened perception of pain with women diagnosed with MS is most likely due to the exposure of the myelin sheaths and the inflammatory response during the demyelination phase associated with active disease lesions (Newman et al.
Understanding PTSD symptoms is important, because PTSD makes one experience feelings of anger, aggression, despair, and hopelessness. Also, many have problems with relationships, social isolation, impairments in 4 work and school, homelessness, and suicide (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2011). PTSD affects many elements of one’s life that can lead to devastating impacts without the proper treatment. Therefore exploration into the quality of services available for veterans is beneficial. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions and attitudes of combat veterans towards the quality of mental health services.
The sound can be loud or dull; the noise can come from a conversation or alarms on equipment. The repetitive nature of the sound can become a nuisance, therefore, allowing the patient to experience increased stress during the hospital stay. This increased stress creates a negative impact on the health and well-being of the patient. Environmental sound is subjective to the patient’s judgment. Each individual in the hospital may find a different environmental noise to be an annoyance.