Nursing Care Model

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Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting.
In the nursing profession there are numerous models of nursing care. Orem (2001) bases her care model on promoting and encouraging self-care and Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) developed their model on the 12 basic activities of living. The aim of the Chronic Care Model is to transform the daily care for patients with chronic illnesses from acute and reactive to proactive,
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Continuous relationships with the care team, individualising of care and providing care that anticipates the patient’s needs all achieve best care delivery. (Wagner et al 2001). However the course of any chronic disease is determined by personal attributes, social influences and the professional treatment delivered. Yet, nurses and healthcare professional can try to maintain steady control of any chronic disease by accurate management. The TM model can be used along with other nursing models of care for effective…show more content…
Discuss some of the common side effects experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy.

The decision to receive chemotherapy involves consideration of the benefits and potential risks of treatment. Chemotherapy cause short term and long term side effects for the patient. Side effects occur as a result of damage to normal cells that divide frequently, examples include hair follicles, cells of the gastrointestinal tract and gonads. The side effects vary depending on the specific agents used in therapy, as well as the dose and the duration of treatment.
Short term effects usually occur during the course of treatment and resolve within months of completion of therapy. Fatigue is experienced by all chemotherapy patients and will disrupt a person’s daily life on a continual basis. Nausea and vomiting is one of the most frequent and debilitating side effects of chemotherapy treatment. (Hesketh 2008) states patients report chemotherapy induced emesis as one of their biggest fears, but thankfully these symptoms now can be eased by anti-emetic drugs.
Some side effects are tolerated for the drugs therapeutic effect, for example hair loss is a well-known side effect of many chemotherapy drugs. Yet while it can be distressing for the cancer sufferer to lose their hair, it is also accepted and tolerated as a normal result of
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