212 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort. 1.1 Explain the importance of a holistic approach to managing pain and discomfort. Holistic care aims to take care of the whole person - not only the physical needs (i.e. pain what they are suffering from) of the patient but also their mental & emotional needs (i.e. afraid, not knowing what`s wrong), their social needs (i.e.
Pharmacological management involves the use of drugs to help ease the patient’s pain or cure the pain (Monga & Grabois 2002). Non pharmacological seeks to enable the patient to have control over their pain and minimise their fear and distress (Monga & Grabois 2002).’’ Holistic nursing care embraces the mind, body and spirit of the patient, in a culture that supports a therapeutic nurse/patient relationship, resulting in wholeness, harmony and healing’’ (McEvoy and Duffy 2008). The relationship between the nurse and patient involves participation of both in process of care. In addition, this assay will discuss the holistic nursing approach to treating patient’s pain and meeting their wishes in respecting their choices. Finally, the essay will be summarised and new learning gained will be identified.
Before using any methods to manage pain the individual needs to be assessed as every kind of pain relief can be harmful. A care plan needs to be put in place outlining the patients diagnosis (if appropriate) needs, recommended outcomes and meds charts etc. policies and procedures always have to be followed and necessary precautions have to be taken Outcome 2. 1. Severe pain or discomfort could really transform an individual.
Aromatherapy and Spa: Education, Treatments, and Employment Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well being. Its practices have been known to help with many aliments including stress, depressing and arthritis. This type of therapy supposedly works by inhaling the aroma to help stimulate brain functions or absorb through the skin where it goes into the blood stream (Webring Inc. Aromatherapy at home, 2006). It is a natural way to heal the whole person and not just symptoms of a disease. It is designed to help the body use its natural ability to balance and heal itself.
* A resident may be suffering from confusion, either temporarily because of an acute medical problem, or as a result of dementia. The elderly often have some degree of sensory impairment and this also has an impact on communication. * A health care worker might be dealing with someone suffering from a mental illness. This may take many forms; perhaps the client is depressed and reluctant to speak, or may be deluded or hallucinating. This makes communication challenging and the care worker needs to learn strategies to improve her sensitivity.
1. Explain the importance of a holistic approach when supporting your service users to managing pain and discomfort. When talking about a holistic approach we need to think not only of the physical needs, so just pain which the service user has and from what is it, but we should also look at their emotional and mental needs, as they are just people who are worrying and probably not knowing what is happening to them, we need to think of their social needs, so understand that they will be worried of their future and financial side of life, they will think of bills and their families, etc. The last thing, which we should look at are their spiritual needs, as they are also important while supporting service user to manage pain and discomfort, how they feel inside, do they feel anger, anxiety, guiltiness, etc? Holistic approach is nothing else than looking at the all aspects.
UNIT 4222-212 PROVIDE SUPPORT TO MANAGE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT (HSC 2003) 1.1 The holistic approach is important as it focuses on relieving pain and inflammation without harming the body. It also promotes the bodies healing response so that the area of injury is healed as quickly and completely as possible. 1.2 One approach to alleviate and minimise pain and discomfort is to show the individual that you are concerned about them and their well being. Let the individual know you are here to help themand want what is best for them. Another approach would be to let the individual know that other people have had the same problem and its nothing to be ashamed or frightened of, some older people may feel they are being a burden and not want to bother anyone, it is important for them to know this isnt the case.
Patients have options outside of traditional medication when dealing with this disorder. Yoga, and yoga-style breathing techniques help to lower stress levels and ground oneself in order to balance ones emotions. Yoga-style breathing techniques can also help regulate your mood and sleep patterns while dealing with Manic Depressive Disorder. They can help you keep in touch with yourself, identify your mood swings, and overall keep calm during day-to-day life. Of course, patients should continue to take advantage of whatever treatments their doctor is using, but yoga as a supplement can make the all the difference in the world for how one deals with all the problems they come across in everyday life (Sheng).
1.3Evaluate the conditions which it would be appropriate to see a counselor or a psychotherapist. Both Men and women of all ages receive counseling or a psychotherapist for many different reasons. They may be feeling anxious, tense, confused. They may be struggling to cope with a recent life crisis such as an accident, bereavement or divorce, a stressful situation at work, or a health problem that could benefit from counseling. A general feeling of needing to talk to someone about various things going on in one’s life some of the feeling’s or thought can be serious enough to see a counselor or a psychotherapist for e.g.
Psychosocial assignment This assignment is going to be looking at an individual’s psychological, social and cultural needs and will be looking at ways in which they could be discriminated against and how this could be affecting them socially and psychologically and how they can be empowered to overcome this. It will also look at other psychological factors that could be affecting them and how this could be impacting on them and look at what types of healthcare professionals may be available to help them. It will assess their different health promotion needs and how these could be met. The character that has been chosen to write about from the scenario is Betty. Anti- discriminatory practice is when a difference in someone is identified