Meeting the Continuing Needs of Adults 3739 Words
The following essay aims to cover issues of Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) working with regards to an individual patient who requires continuing care in a community setting as a result of cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
The main focus of the essay will be that based upon a care framework, using a care framework model. The care framework was designed as a tool for exploring the needs of an individual and his/her family when they are faced with a disease process or illness (Mawson and Noctor, 2000).
A brief description of the patient’s condition, history and present circumstances will be discussed leading to a focus on the two main areas of the framework which are Partnership Working and Community Care. These areas have been chosen because of the patient’s present situation as she is being cared for in her own home environment. Issues surrounding MDT working and community care will be discussed in depth and related to the patient’s present circumstances. This will enable a conclusion to be drawn up to identify if the patient’s current needs are being met and explore the concept of relating best theory to best practice.
The patient will be referred to as Mrs X throughout the essay. This is for reasons of confidentiality which is stated under Clause 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Code of Conduct (2002). Informed consent was sought before commencing the essay as it is based on Mrs X. The individual and her family agreed when it was explained that no names or places of residence would be mentioned. Tschudin (1998) expresses that consent should never be taken for granted as s sign of respect for the person in question.
Mrs X was admitted to an acute medical admissions unit just under eighteen months ago and was told that she had suffered a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), otherwise known as a ‘stroke’, due to Mrs X’s past medical history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. Corwin...