Reflecting on this clinical practice has been unquestionably beneficial to me. It is helped me ascertain further information about dignity and the importance of it. It has also allowed me to evaluate the care I give and develop personally and professionally. Using the Gibbs (1988) reflective framework has enabled me to look at all aspects of the clinical practice and gain essential information relating the maintenance of dignity. 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.
• Illness, discomfort, pain, and the dying process are learning opportunities for both the patient and the physician. It cannot be avoided and should be taken in stride instead to learn more about one’s whole being and life approach. • Physicians and experts are supposed to encourage their patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor, and enthusiasm to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief. • Optimal health is more than the absence of sickness. It’s the pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of human
In conclusion, this synthesis has explored the vitalness of therapeutic communication in improving patient-centred care. Through being more aware of one's self, using positive verbal/non-verbal language, active listening, showing empathy and building a trusting and respectful relationship, a nurse is able to create a healing therapeutic environment for the patient, leading to positive experiences and outcomes for each party
A full holistic approach is required. It is an important aspect in any care being provided that the patient and families are educated in chronic pain. The responsibility if health care professionals to educate their peers and advocate the appropriate pain management in children. When conducting any treatment plan it is essential for the therapist to be patient-centred and include the patient in all the decision making of their treatment. It is important to investigate the patient’s understanding of the condition.
Nursing, a job that not only helps people, but touches their lives. I have wanted to become a nurse since I was 5 years old. Children always say what they want to be when they are little, but eventually change their minds. It has been 11 years since I decided my career, and I still have not changed my mind. I was lured into the nursing field because of the care nurses have towards their patients, it is more than a job.
Being the patient's advocate, participating in their care, encouraging independence, and pushing them to be the best that they can be to return to normal health are all important aspects of compassion. When I was working with my patient I felt since I had a smile on my face, a positive attitude, a calming demeanor, and the drive to help her with her care she accepted my help and wanted to get better and participate in
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Patient satisfaction has been defined as the degree of congruency between a patient expectation of ideal care and her receives. Patient satisfaction represents a key marker for the quality of health care delivery and this internationally accepted factor needs to be studied repeatedly for smooth functioning of the health care systems. A better appreciation of the factor pertaining to client satisfaction would result in implementation of custom made programs according to the requirements of the patient, as perceived by patient and service providers. Patient is the best judge since she accurately assesses and her input help in the overall improvement of quality health care provision through the rectification of the system weaknesses by the concerned authorities. Satisfaction in service provision is increasingly being used as a measure of health system performance.
PART A Introduction Effective interpersonal communication is prerequisite for the interchange of health allied information, the development of therapeutic relationships, accomplishing mutual understanding and applying knowledge to build trust, indeed it is useful in achieving person centred care for health professionals. First of all effective communication is a powerful therapeutic tool and an essential in open-ended and closed questions to make decisions about Mrs Bernardi’s health and achieving positive outcome for health professionals. In addition, therapeutic communication can impact by environmental barriers, also having mindful awareness of prospective barriers, it’s likely to accomplish and minimise the negative effect of these barriers
To enhance patient outcome quality is always a goal of the health care industry. One way to achieve this is therefore to encourage and facilitate nurses’ participation in clinical judgment. As demonstrated, true empowerment is the antecedent of good clinical judgment. This means a structurally empowering environment, a belief of self-efficacy and autonomy to provide valuable quality care, and a nurse-patient partnership. Unless nurses feel empowered, they will however rely on physicians’ order or the bureaucratic system rather than their ability and creativity to make
One ways to do that is by the “teaching back” or “show me” method. Having patient repeat to their care doctor or nurse until they do it correctly. This way it justified by the prospect of much better understanding and adherence (Juckett, 2013). It is also important to truly understand the culture when caring for the population. For the Hispanic population, many believed that using herbal medicine would help relieve all diseases.
The requirement for excellent skills of communication in healthcare is paramount in delivering optimal care and in facilitating health promotion. Good communication ultimately leads to increased patient satisfaction and is one of the key elements in providing patient centred care. Conversely, it is inevitable that patients will become distressed with health conditions when skills of communication are mediocre (Reynolds, 2004). Furthermore it must be recognised that effective communication extends beyond client and clinician and also includes carers of elderly patients whom may be involved in joint decision making. Hence the importance of the integration of the carer into the multi-disciplinary team.
3. The DSM codes are noted as medical or billing codes from ICD-9-CM. The BCACC declares the RCC’s scope of practice is to “assess, evaluate, diagnose and treat behavioural, cognitive, social, mental or emotional issues, problems or disorders” (Board of Directors, 2003). This quote suggests that the RCC is qualified to read and understand the DSM-5 diagnostic codes.
Due to the impaired judgment, intense emotion and overt psychosis, there is an increased risk of violence in mentally ill patients during a relapse. Therefore, verbal de-escalation was crucial in eliminating the possible aggression during the first few home visits. Madam MA appeared frustrated the moment she saw the community team going to her house. She could not see the reason for the home visits. After the verbal de-escalation, she appeared calmer and was able to talk with the community team.
Medication adherence refers to whether a patient is taking their prescribed medication as directed. Many chronic illnesses can be fought of and beaten with the use of pharmacotherapy. However, many patients cease to take their prescription, which could happen for a number of reasons, ranging from the patient, to the physician (Brown, Bussell, 2011). This is a very big problem, as developing, manufacturing, and distributing drugs costs a lot of money, and even human lives, that will go to waste and be destroyed if people do not take their medications.