Kerr (2002), reports that if there is a structured handover method the quality of care is promoted and nurses will have a full understanding and knowledge about the patients. Glen (1998) also discussed the importance of having a structured handover process stating that it will lead to an development in the quality of care delivered (K. Chung, 2011). The literature review reveals bedside theme emerged from nursing handover. The current research available may not be substantial but it does indicate support from the large amount of anecdotal evidence which claims that nursing bedside handover is an effective form of handover process. Literature shows that there are paybacks in transporting out bedside handover, it proposes that bedside handover helps to put up associations amid nurses and patients’ and it also amplified patient’s satisfaction.
It seems to be really involved with the patients and promote them to manage their mental illness. I was really impressed by their new machine to research a new technique to treat Alzheimer’s disease. I really hope their research is successful. The Silver House seemed like a great place for people who are mentally ill to receive support and a place to socialize. It provides them with group activities and a place to take their medication.
It is a vertically integrated system that encompasses medical and health related services required throughout an individuals’ life span (Sultz, H., & Young, K., 2014). They are organizations that operate a variety of business entities, each which is related to the other. Unlike horizontal integration, vertical integration is fully comprehensive, with complete continuum of services. Due to this a vertically integrated system is able to “offer attractive benefits to their sponsoring organizations, patients, physicians, and other providers, as well as payers (Sultz, H., & Young, K., 2014).” As a result, this system attracts many patients. More patients are great for health providers, as well.
In the MMHS, this dehumanizing process has taken on new heights as shown by the increasing statistics on mental disorders. The WHO claims, as of 2001, 1 of 4 people suffer from mental disorders. Of the around 450 million people who are currently suffering, there are people whose feelings, thoughts, and emotions would not have been considered disorders several years ago. For instance, Conrad and Slodden(2013) state that there has been an increase in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. Along with increasing the number of diagnoses, this medicalization facilitates dehumanization in the MMHS.
There is a 40 % of Ascension health hospital that is live on CPOE. The use of CPOE also increases accuracy and completeness. The clinician and the physician are able to enter orders at multiple places in the hospital. This enhances the clinician performance (Doolan & Bates, 2002) with the implementation of CPOE. Another strategy is
I have found this assignment of reflecting extremely interesting and have enjoyed learning new things about myself and the care I give in clinical practice. It has given me more confidence in delivering care and enlightened me to always support patients as individuals. I have grasped a competent understanding of the benefits of reflecting on practice and will endeavour to reflect on all my practice placements in the
So, without the psychotherapists for example, twisting life happenings into traumatic events and diagnosing the patient with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the person might not get over their “haunting” experience. Zur also analyzes occurrences surrounding the September 11th attack in NYC. Firstly, he explains that the “United States was viewed by many therapists as a country of victims where nightmares, fears and PTSD diagnoses were as common as the water we drink” (par. 4) and contrary to terrorist attacks, many places all over the world experience worse traumas than what Americans faced, such as famine and natural disasters. Secondly, he states that so called U.S. victims merely
The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool are two of the more widely used scales for patient assessment in the ICU. Of particular difficulty is the assessment and quantification of dyspnea in the ventilated and sedated ICU patient. Dyspnea is well recognized as an area of under treatment in the ICU and the current state of medical science leaves us lacking in more complete understanding. The intensive care respiratory distress observation scale (IC-RDOS) was created to address this area of symptom management. It is a simple tool to use bedside with an online calculator and, to the best of our knowledge, the only scale available to evaluate dyspnea in the intubated patient.
Stroke may be somewhat unlikely to happen in children but when it does happen it has a significant impact because it can cause morbidity and mortality. Children’s strokes can present differently than adult. Also according to the “Pediatric Stroke: A Review”, “The reported incidence rate of both ischemic and hemorrhagic pediatric stroke ranges from 1.2 to 13 cases per 100,000 children under 18 years of age”(Tsze & Valente 1). Nevertheless, Pediatric CVA is more familiar than we can imagine, because of the misdiagnoses. In one report, it is said that 19 out of 45 children with a stroke did not obtain the accurate diagnosis until 15 hours to 3 months after initial presentation.
You can’t just wait it out or take a pill to make everything go away” (Ravenscraft). The brain is the most complex organ in the body, making recovery from mental health much harder than it may seem. There is no specific cure for mental illness, however there are ways to manage the symptoms and live a fulfilling life. To get to this, treatments needs to be done by psychiatrists. Unfortunately, there are a shortage of psychiatrists worldwide and the wait lists to see one of these professionals can be tremendously long.