Stress is both directly and indirectly linked to a host of mental and physical problems. It is described as a feeling experienced when individuals perceive that they cannot
For this study, I chose to interview and analyze the Kaiser family. This family consists of Mindy, the mother, Matt, the father, and their children, Adeline and Lily. As a family, they are well-rounded in the community, their church, and involved in the children’s activities. They are dedicated to shaping an ideal environment while providing their children with the tools they need to thrive. Serving as this family’s nanny for the past 4 years, I have seen their children grow up.
Assisted living facilities are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Unfortunately, assisted living facilities have a history of being problematic. Specific cases from the movie Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities indicates that assisted living facilities are often under staffed, poorly trained, and often admit elderly patients who are not qualified candidates for their facilities (Byker and Thompson, 2013). When taking this in to account, it is important to consider why families may admit their loved ones in to assisted living facilities. Hillier and Barrow (2015), associate problems of caregiving with the responsibility itself, the caregivers personal health, role strains, strained family relationships, ect. With all of this strain on an informal caregiver it seems most beneficial to the caregiver and the elderly individual to consider admittance in to an assisted living facility. Once a basis has been established as to why an elderly person is admitted in to an assisted living facility, further insight shall be established to denote what is considered elder abuse. In this movie, Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities, several
Dementia is a chronic and progressive syndrome that affects the elderly resulting in the deterioration of intellect and cognitive function such as memory, judgement, orientation and the ability to process thoughts. Dementia is estimated to affect 50 million adults worldwide every year . In Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that dementia affected approximately 20,000 Singaporean elderly in 2010, corresponding to a prevalence of 5.7% among elderly aged 65 years and above . More recently, a cross-sectional survey done in 2015 reported that the prevalence of dementia had increased to 10% in the elderly population of Singapore . Given the high prevalence of dementia in the elderly population, it is no surprise
My clinical practice setting is in various acute care settings at a large teaching hospital in Toronto, where I am part of a nursing resource team. Most of my clinical experience is with oncology patient populations. This week, I was able to interview a family that I have cared for a couple of days as we have created a family-nurse therapeutic relationship, during that time I felt that they would be willing to proceed with the discussion of their illness experience. The patient was a sixty-five year old female woman; her admitting diagnosis is metastasised lung cancer with a poor prognosis, along with dementia as of a month ago. She is widowed for five years, her deceased husband passed away from congestive heart failure. The family’s country
Advances in technology have enabled our society to lead longer lives. Instead of infectious diseases seizing lives at mid-life, chronic illnesses plague bodies until they are clutched by death. As chronicity riddles aged bodies, the demands for caregivers are on the rise. Caregivers eventually bear the burden of taking care of loved ones at high costs financially, physically, and emotionally. This discussion will address a documentary, along with subtleties that I was previously unaware of, an attribute I found most surprising, and an influential outlook that will affect my nursing practice.
To prepare Susie and her family for changes they are about to undergo with moving a chronically ill family member in the home and providing care, the first thing that the nurse should perform is an assessment of the family member(s) who will be providing care, which is also known as a caregiver assessment. The caregiver assessment focuses on the person(s) providing care by collecting data and identifying what their strengths are, what will their needs be, and what resources they will need (Collins & Swartz, 2011). The assessment focuses on areas such as how the caregiver perceives the functional status of their loved one, what type of care they may have to give, their own values and preferences, their health, the need for support systems, etc.,
Mrs. S confides in the nurse that she is terrified of her husband. She reports that at times, he is so kind, and then later he is angry and has become physically abusive at times. She also reports that he frequently wakes up at night screaming and trying to crawl under the bed. (Learning Objectives: 5, 7, and 11)
Guided Imagery; A gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination in positive ways
Stress has become the 21st century buzz word from the high prevailing corporate echelons to the bassinets of teaching infants” nurseries we find this world liberally used. Stress has become common part of modern life. Urbanization, industrialization and the increase of scale of operations in society are some of the reasons for raising stress. It is an inevitable consequence of socio-economic complexity and to some extent, it’s stimulant as well .People experience stress
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As I did my research I had noticed that there are multiple risk factors that contribute to elder abuse and neglect such as the individual who is taking care of the elder has experienced abuse as a child, inadequate coping skills, caregiver role strain and so forth (CDC 2017). On a daily basis many accounts of elder abuse go unno1)
Stress is an essential mediator of human behaviour. Immediate physiological response to any type of stressor facilitates survival of the species at its maximum. Despite of normal homeostatic regulatory mechanism, the stress responses can become maladaptive. Chronic stress, for example immobilization, exposure to noise, irradiations, psychological stress can leads to a host of adverse health consequences, including cardiovascular diseases, neurodegeneration, obesity, depression and early ageing (McEwen et al, 2004). Acute stress or single exposure to stressor of minutes to hours will be not produce any ill effect as body have protective and adaptive effects managed by hormones and other physiological agents. However re-exposure has proven to be more enigmatic or difficult to reverse. Conrad et al (1999) stated that severe or prolonged exposure to stressors is harmful, brief or moderate stressors actually enhance neural function. Various behavioral studies focusing on the memory functions of the hippocampus have demonstrated that moderate stress enhances memory performance but severe stress causes adaptive plasticity and impairs memory. Prolonged stress produces interaction between local neurotransmitters and hormones leading to structural and functional damage causing suppression of neurogenesis. The main mechanism is, as hippocampus is intensity sensitive to stress and the stress hormone glucocorticoids (GCs) (Bruce et al
Stress management skills are a good thing to have although most people can not manage it. Finding the cause to your stress will lead you to help managing your stress better. Changing your perception on the stress you are dealing with will give you a different mindset and help you learn to better deal with the stress. Avoiding and altering the situation assist in reducing the amount of stress you have in your life. Many health issues are caused by stress, it is very harmful to your body to have too much stress weighting on your shoulders. There are many ways to manage stress, everyone has a different way to cope, reduce, and manage stress. This information can be used to help anyone trying to better understand how to manage their
The increasing interest in stress research is probably because we live in a world that includes many stressful circumstances and stress has been a global phenomenon. It has become an integral part of life and is said to be the price we all pay for the struggle to stay alive. According to the American Academy of Family physicians, two- thirds of visits to family doctors