For this response paper, interest lies in adding ideas to the first section of Sick Woman Theory as well as critiquing what McRuer wants to accomplish with his paper. Throughout Hedva’s essay, she discusses how living with her chronic illness has caused her to think about ideas around the “sick woman” and what the Sick Woman Theory represents. In the fourth section, she explains what this theory means and who it is for. For Hedva, the theory “is for those who are faced with their vulnerability and unbearable fragility” also it’s interesting that she explains how these vulnerable people must “fight for their experience to be not only honored, but first made visible.” The main reason for mentioning this starts from explanation contains intrigue and it represents a connection to McRuer through visibility in a way. However, before moving on to McRuer, Hedva’s first section needs exploring for several reasons.
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.
Commonly used terms, anticipatory grief and pre-death grief, were inconsistently defined and interchangeably used in literature. However, it is necessary to clarify the unique meaning of anticipatory grief in the nursing to provide caregivers with better quality of care. Objectives. This review paper is to further examine the definition of anticipatory grief in the nursing discipline by comparing the meanings from other disciplines for the development of nursing practice and science. Data sources.
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
The nurse uses data about client’s age, sex, and culture to assess the risk for certain diseases. The nurse considers the client’s age in evaluating the reproductive system. The nurse collects personal history (the nurse assesses the client’s health habits, such as diet, sleep, and exercise pattern) of the client. Family history helps to determine the client’s risk for conditions that affects reproductive system functioning. Social history of the client provides insight into the whole person, including stressors, job history education.
The topic that I have chosen to research relates to nurse’s experience in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Evidence Based Practice in Nursing, Ellis, P (2013) 2nd Ed London Sage Literature search My primary approach to sourcing reliable research data was to use the online databases Cinahl and Medline. Table 1 shows the process of searching for a suitable research topic to critique. The search words consisted of “nurses’ attitudes”, “patients” and “death” with the number of results from each word. Table 1 Database / word searched Cinahl
This essay will look in detail into a holistic assessment of a young, female child, aged four, admitted to hospital suffering from gastroenteritis. Firstly, the author will outline what gastroenteritis is including its symptoms, frequency, treatment and impact, relating to both the clinical and personal aspects of care. Furthermore, the author will explore the links between practice and theory, observing different methods used in pain management, distraction, clinical observation and communication. According to The National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE, 2009) infective gastroenteritis is very common, can vary in severity and is “characterised by the sudden onset of diarrhoea, with or without vomiting.” Gastroenteritis is a
Essay introduction (write this in the third person, define key terms and introduce what your essay is about): The aim of this paper was to evaluate practice using two middle range theories. Abilities in testing the concept of comfort for practice question, on whether neonatal nurses who are caring for the dying infants who have attended end of life care educational training program compared to neonatal nurses who do not attend the program, experience different levels of comfort when taking care of the dying infants. The two middle range theories, that is, the theory of Self-efficacy and Comfort theory, will be summarized, and thereafter critiqued using Liehr’s and Smith framework for Evaluating Middle range theory. Outline for rest of essay:
To the Future Researches, this study may serve as a basis for a customized protocol in addressing compassion fatigue. This may also be use as a springboard to advanced studies concerning the subject being investigated. Scope and Limitation This study only focused on critical care nurses in a selected tertiary hospital assigned in units namely the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Unit and Telemetry. This only focused on critical care nurses with compassion fatigue. The study elucidated the lived experiences of critical care nurses experiencing compassion fatigue.
MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCES SCHOOL OF NURSING TITLE: EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING IN IMPROVING DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF LIFE THREATENING ARRHYTHMIAS AMONG NURSES WORKING IN CRITICAL CARE SETTINGS AT MUHIMBILI NATIONAL HOSPITAL DINNAH ISSA RUHWANYA (REG.NO. HD/MUH/T.197/2014) (MSc. Crit. Care & Trauma 1st year students) SUPERVISOR: Dr. EDITH TARIMO 2015. INTRODUCTION Dysrrhythmia or arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm due to disturbance in heart automaticity, abnormal heart conduction or both thus cause reduction in cardiac output, change in heart rate and also affects tissue perfusion(Wilkins, 2005).