Professor Jules Angst, from the Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, comments about the new classification defined by the DSM-5 on Bipolar disorders. He discusses the criteria to detect signs and symptoms of the condition, and reinforces the need for future investigations on this matter. Despite the author opinion about DSM-5 weaknesses, he describes the new criteria as a reliable source for an accurate diagnose. His point of view is a valuable source for understanding the new diagnostic manual for Bipolar disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
While quality solutions are produced, the willful choice model does not allow for flexibility regarding environmental changes such as technology and healthcare policy. Internal changes including turnover also negatively impact the rational decision process. Given the pros and cons of rational decision-making, the healthcare environment may not be the best fit for the willful choice model. Within healthcare organizations, chaos is prevalent with little time to thoroughly analyze a problem and produce
We must provide support for him. According to Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2012) two tools which can be useful in assessing care giver strain are Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Caregiver Strain Index (CSI). Nursing diagnosis: Altered thought processes related to neuronal degeneration. Intervention: Provide appropriate cognitive enhancement techniques and safe social contact (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing 2012). Intervention: Monitor effectiveness and side effects of medications given to the patient in order to improve cognitive function or delay the decline (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
The appropriate treatment of mental disorders implies the rational use of pharmacological, psychological and psychosocial interventions in a clinically meaningful, balanced, and well-integrated way.. CONTINUITY OF CARE: Some mental and behavioral disorders follow a chronic course. The needs of patients and their families are complex and changing, and continuity of care is important. Some of the measures to ensure continuity of care include: • special clinics for groups of patients with the same diagnosis or
To ensure accurate data could be achieved a pilot test was carried out. Data collectors were highly educated and specifically trained with regards to PU and PUP’s, this increases the reliability of the data observed. The administrative system used to collect information is regards as valid and a reliable source (Sving, et al., 2014). September was purposely selected as staffing and hospital activities were more likely to be normal, this is a strength of the study as a cross-sectional design provides only a glimpse of the prevalence of the issue surrounding PU. However, there are some limitations to this study like small sample size, as only two hospitals are used in this study, results cannot be generalised.
This has been proven in this study that shows that despite growing age and low vision, the study population was gainfully employed and expected to be able to do so after cataract surgery. The study also shows that though the quality of life of the patients was compromised yet, reasonable VF permitted them to continue working because of the nature of their job that does not require fine acuity of vision. The results of our study show that even though majority (62%) of the study population was more than60 years old, most of them (88%) were gainfully employed. Other studies conducted in developing countries have reported similar observations.. An African study had reported a similar age at a presentation at 66.5 years where as Conner‑Spady et al.
Many believe that immunizations don’t help prevent the illness, but have side effects worse than the real disease (Calandrillo). Most immunizations give protection for diseases that are no longer around, and can no longer harm us (Darden). Although, one day our bodies and immune systems will no longer accept the antibodies in vaccinations. On the other side, we are currently provided with the most safe and effective versions of vaccines that go through extensive tests. Immunizations are harmless, with the correct dosages of the antibodies, but they can have rare minor reactions (CDC).
Randomized controlled trials (RCT) form the basis for translating research data into clinical practice and are the trademark of evidence-based practice. Random controlled trials are the standard of a scientific test for new medical interventions. RCT’s have predefined study samples built out of the target population and randomly assigned to different groups (placebo vs. new treatment). The observed effects of investigational treatments at defined time points constitute predefined endpoints. Pharmaceutical companies must meet this standard when working out levels of efficacy and safety that can be achieved by an experimental drug.
Assessment of mental status will help to establish whether a mental disorder or other condition requiring the attention of a psychiatric is present. It also helps to collaborate with the patient to develop an initial treatment plan that will foster treatment adherence, with particular consideration of any immediate interventions that maybe needed to address the safety of the patient and others, or if the evaluation is a reassessment of a patient in long-term treatment, to revise the plan of treatment in accordance with the new perspectives gained from the evaluation. 9.5 Current Research. Mental status examination is a term which refers to determining whether a patient is experiencing abnormalities in thinking and reasoning ability, feelings
They speak only words, but no emotions and there is an absence of sympathy. Humanity is a problematic question in this situation, because doctors were trying to help their patients, and Vivian was among them, but she was not like a person with her own world, but only an experimental sample for tests, a piece of white paper for taking notes and studying her interesting disease.This system ironically sacrifices the well-being of individual patients, not necessarily with their full consent, for the research and professional interests of the physicians who appear to control it. They abuse the patients right for themselves so self-indulged in the increasing knowledge that is being retained and with no worry at no cost to them but at a considerable
The complete lack of respect for the Hospital, the Hospital’s counsel, this Court, and the Rules of Civil Procedure shown by blatantly ignoring valid discovery requests for more than six months and this Court’s Order for more than two months indicate a willful disregard that require sanctions. Accordingly, the sanctions sought by the Hospital are necessary and are not excessive. Indeed, the Hospital requests that the Court give Defendant one more chance to meet his discovery obligations and comply with an order of this Court before the imposition of a default judgment in the Hospital’s favor.