There is a correlation between health care members providing information in a timely manner to patients who need to make decisions about their care and treatment and the quality of care patients receive. Lack of care resulted from physicians being reluctant to refer patients to palliative care. Due to a lack of honest open discussions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options patient’s suffering was prolonged. Since palliative care focuses on improving symptoms, dignity and quality-of-life it is important that sufficient attention is placed on the complex needs of individuals. The delivery of palliative care has become challenging for nurses.
I would speak very calming to help calm the patient down themselves. It is very important that we show compassion and that we empathize with patients. While we do this, it is also important to remember not to pity the patient in any way. Some ways a Medical Assistant can demonstrate professionalism when supporting patients who might be uncomfortable with having their skin examined are using relaxed words, showing gentleness, and making sure that the patient feels home-like at all times. Also, as a Medical Assistant you have to respect a patient’s culture when you’re in care for them ask questions and be prepared if the patient needs someone else present at the time.
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015). As the assessment begins for Mrs. Adams there are many things that need to be addressed.
All patients must give consent for DN especially when language barriers and cognitive impairments can interfere. The treatment of trigger points through manual therapy and DN are proven techniques for alleviating pain and stiffness in skeletal muscle and increasing ROM. Therapists can successfully treat patients by incorporating manual therapy techniques and dry needling into the patient’s plan of care. “Current scientific evidence strongly supports that awareness and working knowledge of muscle dysfunction and in particular myofascial trigger points should be incorporated into manual physical therapy practice consistent with the guidelines for clinical
Additionally, some healthcare professionals can be a major source of stigma which can have a substantially negative impact on well-being, and coping abilities of a patient dealing with addiction. Social Psychologist Valerie Earnshaw, a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, focuses her research on the health effects of stigma, specifically how stigma delays recovery. In her article, “Drug Addiction Stigma In The Context Of Methadone Maintenance Therapy: An Investigation Into Understudied Sources Of Stigma,” she states, “For MMT patients, using drugs as a coping strategy for stigma-related stress and negative emotions may have particularly negative consequences on recovery efforts and mental health” (Earnshaw et. al, 112). The research on Methadone addiction related stigma suggests, the multiple sources of stigma can lead patients to find their own unhealthy ways of coping leaving them possibly untreated (Earnshaw et.
Shift-change, whether between devices, or specialty handoff between, team members were transparent and clear. Nurse Managers were aware of patient safety culture that is driven by the partial learning. They show the collection and fellow nurses respectful of the opinions of all team members analyze quality data and lessons from the hospital administrator. Technology young students to start learning to all queries and elderly nursing staff reported improved performance lead to a sharing it is included for. Committed to using their knowledge, skills and attitudes Nurse: I understand the point of view of the patient; it provides support and decision-making authority of patients and respect.
Feelings of stress related to a hospital stay have shown to have a negative effect on patients, it can slow the healing process and increase the risk of dangerous complications (Buckle, 2015). Aromatherapy is a simple, safe, cost-effective method that can reduce both acute and chronic stress (Buckle, 2015). For example, in multiple research studies, inhaling a relaxing essential oil before a procedure or medical intervention can significantly help a patient with acute stress (Buckle, 2015). This patient was not having a procedure done, but was in a similar state of acute stress. Proving holistic care means addressing all aspects of care for a patient and critically thinking about which method would most successful in that specific
One will coordinate with patient care, monitor the patient’s management, take vital signs, provide medication, prepare patients for exams, and work with medical teams. Working as a registered nurse, or any nurse can be rewarding. The greatest advantage of becoming a registered nurse, is probably earning hands on experience with patients. One should have clear communication skills, the ability to work with others as a team, should be very organized and have great critical thinking skills, and most importantly should be dependable and have high stress tolerance. As stated before, RNs can work in different hospital facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics, schools, military hospitals, and prisons.
Abstract Burnout affects many of the nurses these days. There are many factors that contribute to a burnout. Sometimes people do not even realize that they are heading towards a burnout. In this research paper it talks about the negative consequences of a burnout in nursing. For example, it can lead to a decreased immune system that will make the body vulnerable to colds and flus (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June, 2016).
As a Medical Assistant, it is my duties to act professionally, be very knowledgeable about my jobs, and make sure that I serve the public with an ethical obligation to the needs of all. A medical assistant must show good manners and politeness to all people, respecting other people beliefs and rights. As a Medical assistant discrimination of another race, gender or age is unacceptable, and the patient's best interest must be your first priority. A Medical Assist must display professionalism such as demonstrate ethical behavior, adapt to change, work as a team member, manage stress and maintain confidentiality. A Medical Assistant needs to apply communication skills for example: treat all patients with Empathy and Impartially.
Hospice/Palliative care for a dying patient needs to be well planned and managed to ensure that all aspects of care giving are taken care of. The plan provides a reference for nurses and other practitioners who are involved in giving care to the patient. This is so as to ensure that they all know what needs to be done and does not. The plan also includes the relatives or family of the patient who need to be involved in the process not only to give emotional support but also physical support to the patient. However, this is just a plan and the nurse’s actions are independent and governed by the scope of practice of the state and specific country as well as the comfort levels of the nurse.