This clinical experience has really helped me to sharpen my communication skills and realize just how important it is to understand mental health. We are told multiple times in class that mental health issues can be seen on any floor and that is the truth. I’ve seen patients in my older adult clinical on the pulmonary floor suffer from issues that range from anxiety to bipolar disorder and depression. Being able to understand how to approach people that suffer from these types of illnesses, allows us, the nurses, to give the patient the best care that we can. It helps to build a trusting relationship and get to know them on a personal level.
It was inspiring to see how appreciative the patient was in the thoughtfulness and creativity of the therapist in choosing an activity that she enjoyed. I also saw several patients who were uncooperative and slightly combative in their sessions, which is expected in a geriatric center. I think it is important for a prospective Occupational Therapist to realize the challenges that may accompany a healthcare practitioner duties and see how problematic situations are handled. I saw the therapists take into account the emotional state of the client by patiently asking questions as to how they can assist them with their dilemma. It was a valuable example of how an Occupational Therapist treats the whole person, including their psychological, emotional and even social needs.
Module 1 - Critical assignment Throughout this essay the author will explore the possible impacts of leadership upon patient experience based on a recent patient observation untaken on the 18th December 2017 at the Eye Care Clinic: an outpatient department within Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. This clinical service was chosen as it deals with a diverse selection of Portsmouth’s population and was recently highlighted, by the trust, to need feedback due to recent friends and family questionnaire feedback. The area chosen for the observation was a section of the clinic which included a waiting room (between 20-25 chairs) and 5 clinic rooms. The observation was undertaken by two Observer One (the author) and Observer Two (an ex clinician
My first activity was sitting in the bed board meeting. This takes place every morning with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), departments nurse managers, departments charge nurses, house supervisor, wound care nurse, Infectious Disease (ID) and social services. The purpose for this meetings is to address important information to plan the day. Some of the information that was mention was: How many patients are admitted at this time, open beds, pending discharges, foley telemetry, central lines, sitters, and inmates. Once the CNO receives information from each unit, he then set goals to be achieve.
Clinical counseling helps people as they navigate through emotional or mental health. I believe this is a good way, or an integral part at least, of helping to deal. Here we look deeper than the surface hurt and can unroot the original pain and deal with it in a therapeutic environment. Support groups are great as well. What these bring to the table are others that can relate.
Strengths and Limitations of Group Based Programs HNN222 Mental Health Nursing Assignment 1 Part B Essay Group based programs are becoming more prominent and important as part of treatment in mental health. This essay will explain what group based programs are and the types of group based programs. This essay will also critically analyse both the strengths and limitations of group based programs in the mental health field. There are many strengths to group based programs as they are affordable and accessible by the majority of patients. Being in a group setting also makes this treatment efficient as multiple people are treated at once .
It should occur throughout the nursing process as well as at the end. It allows the nurse to evaluate the patient’s response to the nursing interventions that were provided and the progress the patient is making with their treatment. The nurse can then plan further care based on what worked well and what didn’t work for this patient (Ackley and Ladwig, 2014). The nurse evaluated the care that was provided to John. The goal was not met entirely and as a result the care plan was revised by the nurse.
Knowing that home health actually has evidence that supports its effectiveness for clients makes it open up your eyes to just how really special the setting of home health is in treating patients. I observed several people with strokes and they all enjoy the idea of home therapy because of the comfort they have within their
If the older person is feeling happy with their provided care then their overall hospital experience would be a lot better and much more satisfying to them. By being friendly to them, whether they are nervous and stressed about being in the hospital or not, the health care will help the older adult feel more at ease. With hospital older people there is a possibility that they are suffering with a dementia and may be very confused. Therefore it is imperative that their care caters for their confusion by helping them to understand and keeping them safe from harm. The simple things like smiling and being friendly to them will help them hugely by being the friendly face to look for in times of need.
Enhancement of interpersonal relations through the use of this theory can enhance a person’s quality of life and Peplau also hoped that through this work, nurses would change how they interacted with their patients (Forchuk, 1993). Today I’m going to utilize Peplau’s theory to be the vehicle for delivering the nursing care to the patient under my care. Peplau believed that if nurses pay attention to what they feel during a relationship with a patient, they can gain invaluable observations of feelings a patient is experiencing, even those the patient has not yet recognized or spoken about (Austin & Boyd,
She often refferred to a paper with the patients history of problems and she grabbed things they needed for tests for the patients well-being. She was helped by a nurse 's aid. If they needed answers they usually went to the doctors or went back to their patient information for more insight. A typical day for Cindy was woke up, checked on al her patients, took vitals and then prepared them for any tests or surgeries they needed for the day. Some things I thought was cool was the relationship she had with some of her patients.
Translation Steps 11, 12, and 13, 14: Action Plan An action plan for implementing the pilot program for intentional hourly rounding will begin for the telemetry unit selected. Prior to initiating hourly rounding all staff nurses, charge nurses and nurses assistants will attend an educational in-service provided by the clinical nurse educator on the benefits of hourly rounding, how to effectively complete hourly rounding and who is responsible for the rounding. The education will be offered at set times and is mandatory for all staff to attend. Hourly rounding pilot will begin on the selected unit on the November 1st 2015. A rounding log has been developed and will be placed on the board in each patient’s room.