It also allows the patient and caregiver the possibility to organize their lives better in face of the progressive mental decline. It also contributes to prevent patients from delays in their admissions to in-home nursing facilities. The study reveals, on the one hand, a strange behavior on the part of general practitioners (GPs) who are not inclined to register early signs of dementia in their patients. On the other hand, the article shows that despite the improvement observed in dealing with dementia, early detection is not a widespread practice in primary care. Definitions of vulnerable population According to the Northern Arizona University (2001), the vulnerable population is a segment of the general population who is more likely to develop health problems or other kind of problems as a result of exposure to risk.
Nurse to patient staffing ratios I read an article published in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing about staffing ratio’s. The article pointed out that the nurse to patient ratios are high because the hospital doesn’t get additional reimbursement based on the individual acuity of the patient. Since the hospitals already have to keep a set standard of nurses they have lowered the number of unlicensed personnel and housekeeping staff to offset the cost (Welton, 2007). This practice doesn’t solve the real issue that the ratios present such as safety, it simply reduces the cost to the hospital while putting a greater workload on the nurse. The article explained that the nursing needs are even higher because of the shorter hospital stays.
My question was: Mrs. Thompson, I would like to know from your experience which is better for the patient and his/her family, hospice at home or in a hospital setting. Sometimes, there are many problems for the family to care for their love ones at this time due to emotional feelings and physical burden. What do you think is best? Mrs. Thompson answer: Philosophically and practically, the goal of hospice care is to stabilize the patient's condition in order to permit him to return home, where most people say they would prefer to die. There are several points to note, in this context: 1.
Individual's approach to this difficult stage of life may be very different from considering it as the beginning of a new life through fear up to denying. Disregarding person's attitude towards what is happening to them they need help in many ways. From mine, care assistant's point of view the most important aspects of end of life care are: psychological and spiritual support (if requested), basic personal hygiene, supporting with eating and drinking and meeting continence needs. Another one which does not belong to my duties is administering proper medication which is basically pain reliefs. I work in a care home on two nursing units where very often I have to take care about terminally ill patients.
Seniors Should Age In Place C.P The elderly help pave today's society by giving knowledge and wisdom to the younger generations. Yet as soon as an elderly person becomes perceived as a burden, people are ready to ship them off into a nursing home. Most people think, “what if my mom or dad falls?” “I don't trust my parent at home alone when it comes to cooking”, “what is there for my mom or dad to do at home besides get into a mess?” “What am I suppose to do with them?” for all of those questions and statements there is an alternative option. “Aging in Place” is the term used for seniors staying in their own home as they get older. This paper will argue that seniors should age in their homes rather than being relocated to institutionalized care.
Upon growing older there many choices to be made and one of the most difficult is having to place the elder person in a nursing home when he/she is no longer capable of being independent. In the White American culture, nursing homes seems to be the popular choice to place their loved ones. This paper will discuss the demographics of the elderly with Alzheimer's disease and how the White American culture in America responds to the elderly with this disorder in the nursing facility, the writer’s personal awareness and attitudes prior to discovering information about the population and reflection after research was done about the population. Demographics of Elderly with Alzheimer’s disease It is not a normal part of the aging process when an elderly suffers from dementia; this is however, caused by an underlying condition. Dementia is severe loss of social and intellectual ability that interferes with their activities of daily living.
The Amish community are less like likely to use preventive treatments or annual checkups. The Amish are more likely to seek help from a doctor who they feel they can trust or one that understands the Amish community. A lot of modern communities around Amish communities have made Amish plain clinics to make the Amish feel more welcomed (Do Amish Vist Doctors?, 2010). The Amish communities the men folk are seen as the head of the house hold. This means that when their wives go into labor that, the wives will look to their husband for permission for pain management meds.
Ethical Standards and Nursing for the Elderly Kate Smith Walden University NURS 6050, Section 18B Policy and Advocacy for Improving Pop. Health November 7, 2012 Ethical Standards and Nursing for the Elderly Health care ethics are ways of practice that are followed in making good judgment in regards to patient care, involving moral principles and professional guidelines. Health care ethics helps in making good moral decision bases on beliefs and value of life, health, suffering, and death (Cleveland Clinic, 2012). Allocating resources for the elderly in relation to ethics is a complex issue that put the health care provider in a thin line, not knowing how to resolve the situation. I will look on allocating resources for the elderly and end of life, and how it goes against ethical standards.
Most elderly right now are afraid of change and I believe that if the process is started slowly they will be less likely to rebel against the changes. References Assisted Living Federation of America. (2013). Long Term Care Options. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/choosing-long-term-care ----------------------- Skilled Nursing Facility Residents are under constant supervision and are in need of 24/7 nursing care.
Nursing Consideration for Providing Supporting Care for the Terminally Ill Patient Nursing Consideration for Providing Supporting Care for the Terminally Ill Patient In 1716, Christopher Bullock wrote “‘tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” Death being one of these inevitabilities hopefully leaves you more empathetic in life and in offering supportive care. There are many different ways of providing care for a terminally ill patient. None more important that offering patient supportive based care. Family members may find it challenging, both physically and emotionally, caring for a terminally ill loved one, but need to be aware of their own feelings and make decisions based on the what is best for the suffering person. A caregiver, while providing supporting care can instill a sense of strength.