Unit 7 P2

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Assess how multi-disciplinary working can improve the provision of health services.

Case study 2

Claire is a 47 year old single mother of three children aged 12, 9, and 7. She has cervical cancer, which is now at stage 3.

Multi-disciplinary strategy

If Claire has a cervical stage 3 cancer, she will need a multi-disciplinary strategy to help her stage of treatment and operation. Claire will need specialist doctors and nurses to help her operation when the tumour reaches the lower third of the vagina. There are two parts of this particular stage, 3A and 3B, when the cancer reaches 3A it has reached the lower third of the vagina and when the cancer has reached 3B, the tumour has grown through to the pelvic wall or is blocking one or both off
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These care homes will look after her children by the time she finishes with her treatment. She will also need some social care worker for example for her cleaning and cooking. Social care worker needs to make her cleaning cooking and for her meals on wheel. In addition, social care worker needs to follow her medication if it is finished she/he will need to go to pharmacy to get her medication for her cancer or pains.

How multi-disciplinary strategy working can improve the provision of health services with cervical cancer?

Improving outcomes for people with cervical cancer is not just about higher survival rates. It is also about improving patients ' experience of care and the quality of life for cancer survivors. As cancer, treatments are often complex, hospitals use multidisciplinary teams to treat cervical cancer and tailor the treatment programme to the individual.

Multi-disciplinary teams are made up of a number of different specialists who work together to make decisions about the best way to proceed with your treatment. The prospect of a complete cure is good for cervical cancer diagnosed at an early stage; although the chances of a complete cure decrease the further, the cancer has spread. In cases where cervical cancer is not curable, it is often possible to slow its progression, prolong lifespan and relieve any associated symptoms, such as pain and vaginal
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Many women of reproductive age with early-stage cancer come to us for a procedure that we now perform routinely, called fertility-preserving radical trachelectomy.

Case study 3

Grace is 76 years. Her husband of 48 years has recently passed away. She is still missing him. Her children live abroad. However, she has friends that live nearby and they visit her frequently. Grace recently fell down the stairs at home and needed hospital care because of her injuries. She is now ready to be discharged back home, although she appears frail and slightly confused. Grace is also worried about the stairs at home. She would require a number of services to enable her return home safely. If grace is that old and if she cannot use the stairs, she needs a lift or chair lift at her home. Grace needs a support worker to help her with her responsibilities. If her children are not living with her she really needs someone to help her. She cannot use the stairs so if she tries to use the stairs she may hurt her legs. Stairs are one of the oldest human inventions. She also can use a chair lift that can help her to not use the
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