Although, the treating of insomnia can be difficult, it is not impossible. In order for the prevention to occur the main reason behind insomnia should be discovered. Reducing stress, exercise and creating a calm atmosphere are all things one can do to avert
Since no person including the therapists/clinician are not clear/free of bias, it best for a social worker to be careful not to rely on stereotypes in a well-meaning attempt to be culturally sensitive. Rather she/he need to educate herself/himself about the experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds. To become aware of the ways in which their own history, beliefs, values, and experiences have shaped them, and to proactively invite conversation about cultural differences in Cognitive Therapy. It is also best to keep in mind that even if people are from the same cultural, it does not mean their beliefs and values etc., would be identical from their family or culture. Social workers are face with complex situation always and its best to educated ourselves to the best of our abilities to help assist our clients.
One way they do this is through support groups like Family-to-Family were there is an instructional aspect of teaching family members to understand mental illness and ways of helping and living with a family member with mental illness. Courses such as this, according to Corrigan et al (2005) are shown to lead to improved attitudes about mental illness and the people living with it, particularly reducing blame of individuals with mental illness. A concern is raised as Corrigan et al (2005) alludes to research that states that this may also lead to increased pessimism about recovery from mental illness and a fear of people that may be viewed as dangerous, predictable or antisocial. However, Family Support Groups at the National Alliance on Mental Illness focus of increasing self-determination and confidence to combat the pessimism and develop management plans to deal with mental illness on a day to day bases and move towards
the need to disclose patient information to protect a third party. Confidentiality is defined as “the ethical principle that requires nondisclosure of private or secret information with which one is entrusted” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2012, p. 526). The court’s decision in the Tarasoff case caused controversy throughout the mental health profession that is still debated today. Confidentiality is the cornerstone on which the therapist-patient relationship is based. Justice Clark’s dissent emphasized the importance of confidentiality: “Until today’s majority opinion, both legal and medical authorities have agreed that confidentiality is essential to effectively treat the mentally ill and that imposing a duty on doctors to disclose patient threats to potential victims would greatly impair treatment” (Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California, 1976, p. 20).
In addition, Create an environment of trust by respecting patient privacy encourages the patient to get care, to be honest, when as much as possible, this stimulates the patient to accept the full health for conditions that might be stigmatizing for example: public health, reproductive, sexual, and psychiatric health concerns, confidentiality ensures that private information will not be disclosed to family or employers without their consent. To avoid misunderstandings, such as the words of some patients, but I suppose you would deal with it as a secret between us! Can the nurse prevention of this misunderstanding by being candid as possible with the patient about his health. However, privacy and confidentiality between nurse and
• Questioning Skills My questioning style during the session involved a range of open and close questions and in several instances. I also used the funnelling technique to allow the patient to expand on answers or to request further clarification or information. This style of questioning supports the patient to focus and an appropriate range of answers without feeling overwhelmed or interrogated (Can et al., 2012). In future experience, I aim to continue to use this technique and skill to obtain a holistic understanding of the patient’s problems and promote change in patients. • Problem statement review I reviewed the problem statement and changed it accordingly to patient’s request, using questioning style to clarify meaning e.g.
Disclosing, divulging or explaining, the purpose and interests of a case, making secret information known. When responding to an adult at risk regarding disclosure, a health or social care professional should follow the guidelines in the disclosure policy for the institution they work for. A health care professional should never promise to keep information to themselves. Confidentiality should continue to exist up until a staff member is concerned for the wellbeing of a patient, if they believe they are harmful to themselves or others, or if they feel as if a patient is at risk of abuse or neglect. Before disclosing confidential patient information for purposes not directly related to his or her care and treatment, there is currently a responsibility upon health professionals to consult with a patient wherever practicable.
Patients have a right to privacy and non-interference. The healthcare professionals are obligated to give needed information to patients and relate the risks, and the benefits of a test/treatment. The detail information given will allow the patient to make the best decision on what he/she chooses to do. Hiding information about a diagnosis or not revealing the potential complications because a patient may refuse care seems unethical. Patients have the right to know about their health to make informed
Instead, I believe people should look at mental illness in terms of another characteristic that the person encompasses, that makes him or her unique. I think once mental health stigmas are reduced, more people will seek professional help and people will be more aware of supporting those that are suffering from a mental illness. Hopefully with increased awareness, more professional help and institutionalizations will be offered in order to aid in the recovery of those with mental
In adhering to the principles of veracity, I as a nurse must carefully choose how I present the truth in the least hurtful way. At the same time, I must be careful to make sure I act in the name of beneficence, and provide care with the goal of helping my patient and avoid doing harm. (Ramont, Niedringhaus & Towle, 2012) Conflict is bound to happen in the health care setting. Values, beliefs and expectations have to mix with those of others, and consideration must be given to culture and religion. I expect to put in hard work keeping up to date and being self aware so that I can best advocate for my patient without
Therefore, we will handle issues of confidentiality with great caution. It is our primary obligation to protect our client 's information and to recognize the limits of the confidentiality. Since we will be conducting a group counseling session, it is not always guaranteed that the other individuals in the group will maintain confidentiality. Consequently, we would make it a point to discuss in every session the importance of confidentiality and the ethical component of their actions (McClanahan, 2014). We will be most understanding with their questions, doubts, and issues in the matter.
Making sure a person is safe should be everyone 's number one priority. Even though people go to therapists because they want someone to talk to who won 't judge them or divulge their secrets, divulging information about harming another person does not fall under that category. I agree that it can be very difficult for a therapist to decide when a patient actually intends on following through with the death threats or if the patient is just trying to vent. However, if he or she is a good therapist, then he or she should know their patient well enough to decide whether they are being serious. Not only that, but when a patient begins therapy, their therapist is required to tell them all the things that if they say, the therapist is required by law to tell the police.