The elderly population is more at risk to abuse on a physical, emotional, and mental level. With elder mistreatment comes the aspect of the elderly trying to work out the problems on their own which in turn can lead to the issue being neglected. Elders who are unable to live in assisted living facilities or nursing homes face the risk of going uncared for and not receiving medical attention
In general, patient fall is the neglected subject in the hospitals. This topic is neglected because most of the hospitals didn’t report fall cases anywhere due to safeguard reason. When a patient is admitted to the hospital, most of the attention is used to give to the primary condition of the patient. Also, both family members and healthcare staff concerned about the primary condition of the patient. However, this fall and its subsequent consequences can be very serious and harmful to the patient.
The avoidance conflict management style has been linked to negative patient outcomes such as medication errors, I.V. errors, patient falls, and reduced quality and efficacy of care. In addition, avoidance leads to poor communication, which leads to poor patient outcomes and an increase in sentinel events. It can also lead to higher levels of stress for the nurse (Tabak & Orit,
treatment plans, and are forced to give up autonomy (Williams 2012). Ageism is often a part of the psychology of older patients themselves and their families, and can have untoward effects on medical outcomes by underestimating the capacities of older people. Negative elder bias continues to be socially acceptable and bears impact on the ways in which younger people interact with them. Different tones of voice, speaking slower or more loudly are methods often employed when younger people communicate with older adults. This behavior can be seen as demeaning, and the elderly see the message it sends as one of devaluing them (Williams 2012).
Vital incidents, care of devastating ill patients, sudden death in the hospitals or health facilities caring out day-to-day duties, and a physical or psychological threat to the safety of a human being could cause moral distress and compassion fatigue. Accordingly, to stayers or fighters these events negatively could impact their well-being and cause longer recovery time than they can control as a routine. Events with strong emotions can aggravate stress among nurses or staff and block their skills to deliver good care (Healy & Tyrrell, 2012). For example, two years ago lethal incident happened in one dialysis facility where one of the technicians consciously ignored one of the patients with hypotension and aggravate state to cardiac arrest. Patient was transported to the hospital where three hours later he went into his second cardiac arrest and died.
Thought most people already know isolation is a dangerous to mental health it also can shorten a person 's life. Isolation can cause all sorts of problems for a patient from hallucinations,Dementia, Heart Disease, Liver Failure, and even induce a coma. In correlation to brain development, Elders who are lonely have a significantly higher chance to be diagnosed with dementia. The individuals who have experienced the effects of low spirits have a more serious danger of getting dementia, but the makers have over exaggerated this. The Hazardous results from having the emotions of being alone and not just the way that somebody lives by themselves or is socially isolated.
This health professional provides information on their disease, is someone they can talk to and confide in as mental health is affected greatly from these diseases. Patients can become depressed as they believe they have no hope in living. This is why having people to talk to and inform the patients on treatments and keep them strong is very important. If this was to not happen due to funding, the patients would either have no one to talk to or spend a lot of money on psychologists. This could result in severe depression due to loneliness or lack of finances for their treatments.
Growing up off reservation or native community has ostracized me from ancestral background and the core part of who I am, but I do know their struggle. The poverty, lack of education and worse; the mental illness. Oddly enough it affects first nation people whether they are in a reservation or not. In my experience, mental illness is not treated properly or acknowledged in time. It leads to substance abuse for small fixes-speed instead of adderall for severe ADHD- these harm not only the person who is taking them but also the people around them.
If a patient refuse the treatment in reflection to his desire of death, low self-esteem , thinking that life is not worth living, in that case we can say depending in autonomy definition that they are non-autonomous. (3) in addition Depressed patients usually undervalue the future risks from refusing the treatment, so they lose the ability in reasoning process and according to ucsd reasoning is one of the main elements for decision-making capacity (4) .However , addressing them as non-autonomous come with high price , because first we will ignore patient Preferences , and the harm of enforcing the patient to take medications against its will , might exceed the harm of the patient without medications. (5) that is why deciding if a patient is competent or not should be evaluated in proportion to
Also, dying in a hospital can be less pleasant because a connotation of hospitals is illness which is a negative quality compared to that of a home, where a person is surrounded by their memories and belongings. The patient’s family is also cared for by hospice during and following the patient’s demise; however, this is not a service provided by