The theory can be put into practice by a) encouraging healthy behavior and through proper maintenance. For example, studying the behavior pattern in sickness can permit unhealthy practice of an individual to be taken into consideration. Similarly, analyzing beliefs of an individual can be helpful as it will help to change the behavior pattern. b) It has been seen that health psychologist try to study treatment and preventive strategies of “illness”. By adapting different coping strategies one can easily prevent the onset of different illness.
For examples, for elderly patients, primary care doctors can warn them about the importance of exercising regularly and controlling diets, so as to prevent progression of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. By altering life style, patients’ risk of suffering from chronic illnesses will be reduced, this can lower the burden of public hospitals in handling with chronic illnesses. Primary care doctors have the ability to analyze and decide whether the patients require a referral to specialists. Instead of referring the patients that are hard to handle immediately, primary care doctors should treat the patients with their utmost effort if they have the ability to treat the patients. Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service.
She also has chronic hypertension and is on chronic medication. The patient also has recurrent urinary tract infections. This case should provide a better understanding of how these conditions coexist and what their effects are as well as how management of these conditions should be approached which will help advance our knowledge in the pre-hospital setting. It may provide important information on how these conditions overlap and interlink with each other. It may also provide important information on the endocrine system which will help in that specific field of medicine.
Effective controlled management of T2DM, will have positive effects on different aspects of his health. Gaining a personal sense of control, alleviating some of his depressive symptoms, which in turn increases his motivation to lose weight and socialise. Exercising can also reduce symptoms of neuropathic pain, which can contribute to Peter’s willingness to exercise and benefit from its effects (Van der Heijden, Pouwer, Romeijnders, & Pop,
Case Study Meet Fatima. Fatima is a 30-year-old single mother of 2 young children. She works 50-hour weeks to support and care for her family and has little time to relax on her own. Fatima does not smoke, in truth, she cannot afford to. All of her money goes to her children.
I would have more patience and try to get to the root of the problem instead of dismissing it. I would try not to get frustrated so easily and have the empathy to care for this patient. Empathy is essential for person-centred care and nurses must have empathy in order to understand the situation from the patient’s perspective (Girffiths et al, 2012). If I responded with more empathy and less frustration I think the patient in turn would be less frustrated and although the problem may not be resolved, anxiety will be reduced and a trusting relationship will develop. Upon reflecting on this experience, I feel like I am more confident in handling the situation should it arise again.
Medical nutrition therapy for diabetes encourages patient to make meal choices based on individual unique needs and preferences. Awareness of importance of dietary control aids patient in planning meals/sticking to regimen. Testing blood glucose levels pre-meal and post-meal can help with diabetes and make better food choices, based on how their bodies are responding to specific foods. Exercise for 20 to 30 minutes. I also suggest that support groups are needed to assist in copong with the disease to asist in the psychological aspect.
So their over all health can deteriorate The psychological changes that occur the person can feel isolated because they don’t understand what is happening to them and are not able to explain the changes that are happening. Early signs of dementia can be missed appointments, forgetting to take medication, not part taking in social activities, being withdrawn, confusion and being irritable. The person with dementia can become depressed and have very low self esteem. They can feel worthless because they can not carry out the very basics of active daily
The change in life style and behaviours can only occur when nurses help the individuals, families and communities to see reasons why certain behaviours are inimical to healthy life. This will in turn decrease chronic diseases and the financial burden patients experience. Nurses need to know how to plan, assess, implement and evaluate such health promotion
The lines of communication can be upward which is from subordinate to superior. Horizontal from peer to peer or employee in the same group or downward from superior to subordinate. Communication can also influence cultural values. A nurse need to be aware of non verbal communication and understand what it means, different culture of her community. Communication can also be therapeutic which will facilitate healthy adjustment in patients.