Most of the research supports a need for further, larger research studies because of the effectiveness, relative low cost and ease of aromatherapy. Through the review of research articles and journals, I intend to present the benefits and effectiveness of using aromatherapy in reducing agitation and improving cognitive function in dementia patients. DEMENTIA Dementia is a broad term used to describe many different diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, which are the result of destroyed brain tissue (Lerner, 2012). This destruction often leads to a decline in cognitive function that leads to issues with physical, social and occupational functioning. Dementia can affect adults of all ages and can often be confused with delirium.
It is also common for those with this to have anxiety, weight loss, and an enlarged thyroid. Sex drive can be decreased with this and heart palpitations can be seen over time as the disease continues to affect one’s life. Not only can the body be affected in these ways but also the eyes and skin can be greatly affected and can cause the body to develop other conditions. The eyes specifically have been affected in many ways with Graves’. Vision loss, redness, pressure, sensitivity, and eye bulging are all symptoms of a Graves’ opthalmopathy case.
She has spent her life “saving” Kate, and Picoult shows this through a clever quotation. Later that night after the hockey game, Kate suddenly woke up to blood streaming out of her nose, eyes and rectum. When Brian and Sara were informed by the doctor that administering poison therapy would prolong Kate’s life, but not save it, Sara broke down. She called her older sister, Suzanne, unable to speak and begged her to come to the hospital. Picoult continues on this theme of “saving” by using Suzanne as Sara’s crutch, as she makes her coffee each morning and informs her of any missed phone calls.
An actual nursing process is a practice of an outcome-oriented execution to find the best possible care for a person. When a patient is considered terminal or terminally ill it is important to assess the clients understanding of the current situation, personal preferences and requests. The following case study can give a better understanding of the nursing process in action. A 75-year-old terminally ill patient has begun hospice care. He has been fighting some form of dementia for several years and advanced dementia for at the last four, at which point he was admitted to his current Nursing Home.
A Patient’s Bill of Rights was adopted in 1973 by the American Hospital Association in order to be able to provide effective health care services that are fair to both patient and medical personnel. June was hospitalized for severe anorexia and she initially agreed to have a feeding tube placed to save her life. I am sure her physicians informed her of the pros and cons of the placement of the feeding tube. According to the summary of the Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities within our textbook “a patient has the right to refuse treatment” (Showalter, p. 272). When she was in her right state of mind she consented to treatment.
The parents simply chose not to develop their other unhealthy embryos. The use of PGD to prevent genetic diseases is in no way unethical and should be available for anyone to use to prevent a disease in their children. It can be very difficult to take care of someone with a genetic disorder. Not only is it is very time consuming and expensive, but there can be a lot of emotional strain on the family. The family has to live with the fact that they gave their child this disease and they have to
As you can see what is the point of the hospital sending her very important news about her kid’s health if she could not read the letter (Kozol 257)? Also, as much as knowing how to read is beneficial; knowing how to write goes hand in hand. In his story Laura (the mother) is on welfare to help her with all the expenses and the rent she has to pay to stay at the Martinique Hotel that houses nearly 400 hundred homeless families. During her time there she gets a letter from the welfare office stating that her benefits have been taken away. Her benefits could still be there if she had known how to read and write.
Some research suggest that most people with one E3 gene and E4 gene will not get the disease Other researchers Shiver(2011) suggested that Alzheimer disease is not considered as a genetic disease because no single gene determines if an individual will develop the illness. However, genetics undoubtedly play a role in the disease because having a first degree relative with Alzheimer’s increase the risk of getting the
This essay will be looking at the above titled article from the Nursing Times (2010), about a team of community nurses and GPs in East Anglia that wanted to change the way they practiced to support choices for adults in end stage of life. It will firstly outline what the article is about and will go on to discuss what it teaches us about community nursing and its role in end of life care. Motivated by the fact that although many people express a wish to die at home, few do so (Bowers et al, 2010, p14), this article describes the way one team of healthcare professionals used existing ‘end of life care tools’ to change the way they practice and work together, to help adults with terminal illness die in a place of their choice. It begins with evidence that suggests end of life care delivered in the UK does not reflect the wishes of patients overall, and proposes that changes need to be made to improve this (Bowers et al, 2010, p14). This evidence includes reflection of the
After months of testing and the doctors telling my mom I might have cancer, we finally got an answer. My diagnosis was called Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (pediatrics 2005). This disease is something that is very rare childhood disease. After multiple surgeries, lots of medication and a whole year spent living at the hospital things had started to quiet down. Throughout all of this, I met so many compassionate nurses, doctors with great bedside manner and even laundry and maintenance people who would stop and say hi.