Ocampo’s case in depth. We talk about the symptoms found and the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The patient appears to be in the middle stage of the disease (Alzheimer’s Association 2016). A mini mental exam is a further test that should be completed on this patient. Patient safety, depression and caregiver strain are other factors that need to be addressed with this patient.
it also discusses my feelings, the knowledge I had, my knowledge gaps and what I learnt through literature during my reflection. This assignment also covers the importance of hope for patients and the role hope plays in terminally ill patients. I will also discuss ways in which health professionals can foster hope in terminally ill patients. I was on my placement on an oncology ward. It was my second week on
Alzheimer’s disease and the effects on family members Diana Gonzalez Community College of Aurora PSY 101-112 General Psychology I: SP17 3/8/2017 Introduction There have been studies that examine the effects of family members who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease being good or bad. Some studies looked at how care givers are effected. They can be known to depress prior to or after death of the person diagnosed with the disease (Stroebe, Zech, Stroebe, & Abakoumkin, 2005). Other studies showed how the family member with Alzheimer’s and the care giver interaction with the physician is known to result to the caregiver had more interaction than the patient does (Fortinsky, 2001). Another study showed how a family members
There are three main types of clinical psychiatric evaluations: Types of clinical psychiatric evaluations: - General psychiatric evaluation - Emergency evaluation, and - Clinical consultation. A mental health assessment is a collection of information about a client 's past and current mental health and substance abuse issues, medical problems, family and social interactions. To understand how to write a mental health assessment (also called a psychiatric assessment or a biopsychosocial assessment) you must conduct an interview with a client and compile the information using an assessment template. The completed assessment is used to develop a treatment plan for improving or eliminating the client 's presenting problem (Wiki How, 2015). CONCEPT 10: ASSESSMENT OF FEMALE GENITALIA This concept is taken from module 9 of block 3 entitled “Advanced Health Assessment”.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. The overview demonstrates that the symptoms are individual characteristics rather than general. Statistics of prevalence and its severity are helpful facts to help the audience recognize the importance to learn about the condition. The Mayo Clinic offers patient help and health information about diseases and conditions. Bipolar Disorder is one of them, with a comprehensive review of symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, psychiatrist appointment, tests, treatments, home remedies, coping, and prevention.
I found this particularly relevant to a situation in my personal life as I have a young family member dealing with terminal cancer for the last two years. Being aware of the Kubler-Ross stage model enabled me to anticipate that at some stage I would move from the anger phase to the final stage of acceptance, and this gave me some comfort. Being able to go through these stages accepting the inevitable with my family member brought a sense of closeness between us allowing me to be present in her journey. As Hottensen (2010) explains this process of anticipatory grief can allow us to express our emotions and deepen our relationships, even experiencing growth towards the end of life grieving process. Bolden (2007) reinforces this point explaining that networks of support surrounding death can also lessen the fear and intensity of the grief,
CHAPTER THREE 3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.1 Research Design A cross sectional descriptive study design was used in order to give a detailed description of the nurse’s knowledge, practice and challenges on the care of critically ill patients. In a cross sectional study, data were collected at one point in time, the phenomena under the study was captured during one period of data collection (Polit and Beck, 2008). Quantitative approach was used to collect and analyze data from the study participants; data was quantified in numerical values, percentages to enable statistical inferences. A quantitative method was chosen because it enables the researcher to test the relationship and examine cause and effect among dependent and independent variables.
Introduction: Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disease that the use of self-management strategies is essential to increase patient safety and quality of life. The aim of this study Identify the features and capabilities of epilepsy self-management application from Perspectives of Patient and physicians. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the perspective of 100 patients with epilepsy who were members of the Iranian Epilepsy Society and 15 physicians who were member or colleagues of the Iranian Epilepsy Society were studied by using the questionnaire about training needs, essential data elements and features of the application. The data were analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and Kruskal-Wallis
Depression commonly affects a vast amount of patients in the primary care setting (L. Foldager, 2011). The increased cases of depression over the years are worrying (Mitchell et al., 2013). There is thus a need to enhance diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of the paper is to review an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) used to effectively diagnose and treat individual suspected of having depression by health practitioners in the primary care setting. Clinical issue Depression occurs due to many reasons including recent loss, chronic medical illness, domestic violence or loss of a loved one.
Many of these attitudes were perpetuated in the way the health system treated persons affected by mental illness and those who care for them (Burris, S. 2008). The stigmatization of mental illness are also related to mental health professionals, the institutions for treating of mentally ill people, the medications used in the treatment of mental illness (Burris, S. 2008). Nurses who work with mental health patients for long term are often facing stigmatizing issue (Horsfall, Cleary, & Hunt, 2010). Mental illness affects people in all occupations, education and income levels, and cultures (Abdullah, B., & Brown, T.