“Determinants may be individual, relational or social, communal, or environmental which makes this focus of the investigation of causes and association analytical epidemiology” (Stanhope, 2012, p.256). Epidemiology helps explain factors that contribute to health and disease and the development of health promotion and disease prevention
I based this assignment on Mary, who is a 72 year old lady and suffers with osteoarthritis which is a degenerative disorder in bone and cartilage (Hinchliff et al, 1996). She had fallen at home and was presented at the Accident and Emergency department by emergency services. After a short stay on Medical Assessment she was transferred to the unit for rehabilitation following her fall. I spent seven weeks on a large intermediate care ward. The ward is nurse led with very little medical intervention.
1 Meet the Patient: Nancy Jackson, a 72-year-old Caucasian female, is brought to the Emergency Department at St. John's Medical Center, a Catholic facility, by her daughter, Gail. Mrs. Jackson, who asks the staff to call her Nancy, is complaining of right-sided weakness, a severe headache, and just not feeling well for the last 24 Hours. Clinical Manifestations: The Emergency Department (ED) nurse is completing the admission assessment. Nancy is alert but struggles to answer questions. When she attempts to talk, she slurs her speech and appears very frightened.
• A 62-year-old diabetic female presents for check-up and dressing change of on left foot. An examination reveals the wound is healing. The nurse applied new dressing and patient will return for a check-up in one week. This patient has a history of wounds on her left foot. The nurse applied new dressing in the wound and medical decision was established.
Theory Based Exemplary Article: Implementing Pender's Health Promotion Theory into the Post Partum Setting Kim Freitas Liberty University NURS 502 Dr. Kim Little October 7, 2012 Abstract As a medical professional it is important to impact the patient population in such a way as to treat the condition in which they are seeking attention for, educate the patient on how to care for the condition, along with treatment options and curing factors. In an effort to prevent disease processes or conditions it is important to teach the community at large health promoting behaviors. This is exactly what Nora Pender sought out to do. She realized that the patients she encountered were being treated after a diagnosis, but nothing was being done
Psychology of Health in the Workplace Diana Ayala HCA/250 September 22, 2013 Amy Foster Psychology of Health in the Workplace There is a distinct relationship between health and psychology due to a person’s medical history and its impact on behavior and wellbeing. Well-being is determined by the status of your health. In the 13th century, St Thomas Aquinas stated that the mind and body functioned in sync, grabbing the attention of other philosopher, leading to the discovery that microorganisms cause illness in the 18th and 19th century. (Sarafino, 2011) Lifestyle, dominated by biological and behavioral risk factors will determine risk factors of illnesses in a lifetime. For example, smoking and poor nutrition are responsible for
The study was conducted on 46 women (mean age 31 years) recruited from one suburban midwifery practice and two obstetric practices in the northeastern United States. Participants underwent wrist actigraphy at home for 7 consecutive days to measure sleep quality. The Postpartum Depression Screening Scale measured depression severity. Women with postpartum depression experienced poorer sleep quality than women without postpartum depression. Sleep is very important for good health and especially for mothers who just gave birth.
P1: You need to explain the function of research in health and social care. Research by definition is a planned process where information has been collected and analysed for a specific purpose; the findings are then reported and published. Research has many functions such as; identifying needs, highlighting gaps in provision, planning provision, informing policy or practice, extending knowledge and understanding, improving practice, aiding reflection, allowing progress to be monitored and examining topics of contemporary importance. Firstly identifying needs in health and social care is central to a service user’s care as the professionals need to identify the needs of the individual to adapt the care to be specific to the service user.
These steps of concept analysis by Walker and Avant, gives the researcher a foundation to process their concept in a formalized manner. Purpose of Self care concept In this paper the concept of Dorothy Orem’s self care theory will be reviewed and the importance of self-care in the prevention and self-management of acute and chronic illness. A concept analysis by using Watson & Avant model on concept analysis will be conducted about Dorothy Orem’s self care theory. The following will be identified in this paper. The Literature review of self-care to find the key attributes of self-care.
In this essay I will discuss the adjustment to health change and explain the effects on an individual’s well-being, including their own perceptions. To accomplish this I have used a service user who has had a number of physical and psychological changes to adjust too, resulting from a work related accident. I have specifically looked at theories behind disability coping strategies and how personal adjustment is achieved. Whilst also including the nursing interventions used to help facilitate this process and how the holistic approach was effective in achieving a positive outcome. I will finish by looking at my own professional development, including the personal recommendations I would make for the future.