Illness can have many effects on the client and family, including changes in behaviour and emotions, family roles and dynamics, body image, and self-concept. Nurses can identify actual and potential risk factors that predispose a person or a group to illness. In addition, the nurse may use risk factor modification strategies to promote health and wellness and prevent illness. When illness does occur, different attitudes about illness cause people to react in different ways to illness or the illness of a family member. Medical sociologists call the reaction to illness, illness behaviour.
Koenig and Gate-Williams (1995) defined heritage as the degree at which a person reflects his or her own culture as he/she refers to the lifestyle. Heritage assessment is one of the diverse section of nursing assessments that community nurses must conduct in their profession. The formulation of heritage assessment allows the community nurses to gather relevant information relating to a patient’s culture which defines his/her beliefs. The information gathered during the assessment include the patient’s beliefs, family beliefs, religious and ethnic communities. Heritage assessment of a family is conducted to help in enhancing health protection, health restoration and health maintenance of a patient as per the cultural requirements.
Individual Person factors: These risk factors compromise of any kind of physical, cognitive or emotional disability, aggressive behavior, temperaments, physical and mental disorder and attention deficits of the service providers. The person who is taking care of the patient in the care homes should focus on the different requirements like managing the anger, differentiating the personal and professional life. 2. Family factors: Abuse by family, high family stress, family conflict, family violence, regular family conflicts, separation or divorce, poor interaction with family members, history of neglect and use of corporal punishment comes under family risk factors. Family conflict is a major risk factor.
Patient and family suffering from Alzheimer's disease A chronic illness is a condition that usually lasts for an extended period and cannot easily be cured, however, the symptoms can be controlled. A chronic disease is irreversible and can lead to specific disability or inability to perform activities of daily living, e.g., eating, bathing, walking, and toileting. The impact of chronic illness on a family may be disastrous to either the patient or family because of the inability to cope with the new disease. Alzheimer's disease is a common type of dementia disorder that affects individuals through causing problems with memory, thinking, and personal behavior. It technically accounts for approximately 60% to 80% of the dementia cases (Alzheimer's
If a member got sick, this would cause an imbalance and a disruption in the functioning of the society as a whole. Therefore, Healthcare professional perfom an important role of validating whether or not the patient is truly sick and should be extempted from his functioning role. Also healthcare professionals treat patients so that they can return as a functioning member within society. 2. The conflict perspective (macro level) The
An individual with an Intellectual Disability has significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour, which covers many everyday social and practical skills, some also have physical problems. Being vulnerable leaves them more exposed to the social determinants of health (i.e. poverty, unemployment, social exclusion).A person with an ID have equal rights to health care, there voice is not heard and they are often over looked. I am alarmed by the figures and statistics I have uncovered in this assignment. I fear for the future of my patients/clients with an intellectual disability who have diverse health problems and have difficulties communicating and often on a low income.
The purpose of this article is to help identify and give further detail on the emotional struggles that are prevalent with ICU workers. This article includes tables to help visually show the conclusions of this study. According to Ümran Altinӧz, and Satı Demir, “[n]urses there have to provide multi-directional nursing care and use the latest life-saving treatments and technologies,” and “[i]ntensive care nurses [also] encounter uncertainty about tasks and duties” (95). For nurses with the ESTJ type this section of work could be very difficult. The qualities and characteristics of a ESTJ interfere with this job due to the tendency to be uncomfortable in uncertain and or risky situations, and they do not like change.
A study conducted by Cunningham et al. (2009) states the adolescents who have a negative view on STD’s are less likely to get screened for fear of a positive diagnosis and the shame associated with it. Stigmatization is acting as a barrier against people seeking the care they need and as nurses/midwives it is crucial we understand that this is society’s view on such a serious topic. According to Cunningham et al. (2009) adolescents are the social group most at risk of contracting an STD and it is extremely worrying that our society’s prejudice and views are interfering with care-seeking.
Why does the perception of the health system look like this almost all over the world? Are we afraid to ask questions and have expectations about our health care system? Health is affected by our everyday living conditions, environments and habits. It is affected to a significant degree by social status, usually measured in terms of income and level of education. Of course our personal daily choices or genetic predispositions are also important factors for the health development.
Under this criteria, top health priorates included lack of effective and accessible services, lack of water and sanitation, and high rates of poverty leading to poor living and working conditions. This criteria addresses the crucial social and environment factors that are often not address by other criteria such as top cause of mortality. This type of criteria draws out the social inequalities and inequities of the health system and the multiple and complex social systems that often contribute to adverse health effects for those who are disadvantaged by socioeconomic factors such as poverty and poor living conditions (Moyer et al.,2014). Many of these factors have substainal implications for health with many developing health conditions due to their environment and inability to afford to better the situation (Moyer et al.,2014). Many do not have access to clean water or improved sanitation facilities with only 15% having access in 2015 (WHO,2018).