Access of care is provided and considered based on individualized plan. Assessment of patient serves two purposes, to determine eligibility and develop a service plan. An individual’s health status is a determinant for access of care. The elderly, chronically ill, some chronically disabled and individuals with functional restrictions will be considered for access of care. How does service availability affect access of care?
This is about ensuring that the person is the main focus of our attention and not the dementia. It recognises a person’s individuality, personal history and their personality.it puts the person, not the dementia at the centre of everything the health and social care workers do. The needs and emotions of each person are the focal point around which everything else is geared. 2. Describe how a person centred approach enables individuals with dementia to be involved in their own care and support.
* Informing your employer where the practice of colleagues maybe unsafe. * Helping service users to make complaints. * Complying with employers health and safety policies. * Recognising and using responsibly the power that comes with your work with services users and carers. 1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Following a Code of Practice and thinking about your duty of care means that your practice will be safer because you will stop to think if you are working in the best interests of the person you are supporting and if you are keeping them from harm.
Abstract Comfort is an important concept in nursing practice that must be used as a guide in providing holistic care to improve patient’s health status. In the history of nursing practice, the concept of comfort is vague and is often times linked to end of life situations only. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba, a teacher and a nurse researcher, developed the theory of comfort with the goal of improving the patient’s experience and overall satisfaction as well as to promote higher hospital integrity and better institutional outcomes. This paper informed the reader of the concept of Comfort Theory, its strengths and weaknesses including the barriers and challenges met when using the theory, its application and implication to critical care setting, and its relevance to healthcare professionals and to the health care system. Further on, the plan to implement the theory in critical care nursing was presented.
Unit SHC36 Promote person centred approaches in health and social care 2.2 How do you use care plans when applying person centred values A person and their needs should be at the centre of the support process. A carers role is to make sure that a person has every opportunity to state how they wish their needs to be met. This is especially important when the issues regarding the person are difficult or of a sensitive nature. Person centred working is about putting people in control of their lives, whether it be a new service user or a person who has been “stuck in the system” for many years. Most places will have a format (usually a care plan) for identifying needs such as: * What they are able to do independently * Personal Care * Nutritional Needs * Daily Life * Choice and Control * Risks * Medications * Work, leisure and learning * Physical and mental health It is important that everything is included in the care plan.
A risk assessment can always be carried out to see if it is possible for someone to do something that they thought would not be possible. 1.4 Explain how using an individual's care plan contributes to working in a person centred way Using an individual's care plan will ensure that the person's own needs and wishes are being met, rather than offering them a 'choice' of what is available. Using their care plan, you can build on what they want and see where there are gaps that need to be addressed. 2.1 Find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual 2.2 Apply person centred values in day to day work taking into account the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual An Individual is someone requiring care or support Sources of information to find out the wishes and needs of an individual include asking: the individual family friends other carers other professionals i.e. GP,social worker, nurse referring to documents i.e.
From this we can understand that therapeutic relationships are professional relationships rather than friendships and their sole purpose is to exist until that goal has been achieved. Fletcher and Fontaine (1995) explain that the therapeutic relationship has 3 stages which are the introduction, the working phase and the termination. The introductory phase is the time when the client and nurse or nursing team first come into contact with one another. They are introduced to each other and client assessments can then begin, providing consent is granted. The working phase commences when goals have been set following the initial assessment and it is here that the therapeutic alliance can begin.
This assignment discusses an approach for an effective nursing care delivery system which relates to my chosen branch of nursing. In this essay I will discuss the importance of holistic communication in nursing care and its implementation to show that it is necessary when treating the patient. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals cannot treat the patient with out using this method. I also discuss 2 barriers in communication and 2 types of communication which are verbal and none verbal and identify examples which clearly define the meaning of communication and its importance to our day by day living. Communication is defined as a process of transferring information from one entity to another.
Culturally competent care requires knowledge and understanding of specific cultural characteristics. Identify and discuss some organizational, professional, and personal barriers to providing culturally competent care in nursing practice. You may provide examples from your practice. In today's world, culture diversity is essential in nursing care. People are not residing in their birth countries.
In my opinion, the listener actually is in a helping relationship with the speaker, and cannot demonstrate an understanding of the message with his own judgment. Eye contact, that is, looking specifically in each other’s eyes, is a critical Nonverbal behavior in a physician-patient communication. As we known, Eye contact serves as a salient factor in communication, making it imperative to incorporate as a nonverbal dimension in communication instruments. During the health assessment, both of my lab partners and I keep fully