Education is important with this form of treatment so clients can recognize how different factors affect the course of the disease and what they can do to manage these factors (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Family therapy is also a means of treatment where family members as well as the client see a mental health provider to find solutions and ways to deal with the disorder. Family involvement provides structure and could increase adherence to treatment leading to delays or reductions in relapses (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy involves stabilizing social and circadian rhythms based on the hypotheses that unstable daily routines result in increased bipolar episodes in individuals prone to them (Steinkuller and Rheineck 349). Social rhythm therapy recognizes the need for regular sleep/wake cycles, regulation of meals, exercise, sleep and plans for keeping rhythms stable when disruptions occur.
Counselling/ counselling ideas may help to cope with the challenges of ‘change’ ‘The more I am willing to be myself in all this complexity of life […] the more I am willing to understand and accept the realities in myself and in the other person […]” Rogers (1961). In order to tackle changes in a client’s life, it is important for the counsellor themselves to be self-aware and have an understanding of others’ values, beliefs and attitudes although they may conflict with their own. The counsellor is there to help the client adapt to these changes, helping clients to push out old information and take in new- this however is also an aspect of change which the counsellor has to help the client pursue whilst keeping ethical and professional boundaries. Changes are accompanied by strong emotions, both negative and positive and counselling is able to support the transition from one state to another. When looking at coping with change it is not possible to ignore some of the events which change our development, life events which cause significant change are called transitions (Jeffery, J in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S 2004).
This reflective essay will discuss a role play activity within an education setting in which I participated in as the narrator and the Ward manager in the Accident emergency unit. This reflection will be centred on a multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting. The aim of this reflection is to critically reflect on the case scenario activity, as well as to identifying my further learning needs that will provide evidence based care in the further. In order to structure this reflection I have chosen to use Driscoll’s model (driscoll, 2000). Any names that are used will be changed to maintain confidentiality in line with the, Nursing and Midwifery Council code of practise (NMC, 2008).
More often a nursing assessment is based on the medical side of the patient rather than the holistic approach. In this assignment I will be discussing the importance of the nursing process, care planning, and looking at how these are used in practice. I will look at the tools used in the nursing process and show an understanding of how effective they are when used correctly. I will achieve this by describing a case study of a patient from my practice area, and discussing two specific areas that affect the patients care. Throughout this assignment I will be using a pseudonym to maintain patient confidentiality in order to conform to ‘The Nursing and Midwifery Code’ (NMC, 2008).
The risk assessments will need to be reviewed and/or updated where appropriate. As a NA I would ensure that the care plan is followed and I familiarise myself with it and also if I notice anything that is working/not working, I would firstly speak to the individual themselves and ask them if they feel they are supported enough and if there is anything that they are finding difficult and ask if they have any suggestions. I would then go and inform the nurse in charge/manager and express my concerns and talk about potential suggestions. I would ensure I fill in the correct paper work and ensure a new care plan is amended and feed back to the patient to see if they
I would do the Beck’s Depression Inventory with her to determine the severity of the problem. I would do a mental exam on her to determine the severity of the Alzheimer’s. - Clinician Characteristics To be best able to work with Mrs. Sanders I would have to show her that I cared, show empathy, as well as a desire to help her. I would have to be able to motivate her and promote her continued independence. I would need to be structured, creative, and positive to help her find ways to deal with the Alzheimer’s.
Page 3 Quality patient care can be advanced throughout the hospital by providing nurses with data such as the number of incidence of pressure ulcers and ways to prevent this from occurring, by providing education on restraints and when and when not to use them and how to use them correctly. Examining data outcomes can improve the quality of care by exploring the improvements that have been made through implemented changes. All in all, good patient care is common sense. Listen to the patient when they talk, they will tell you everything that they know, it is up to you to fill in the blanks. Look on the internet after your admit and research a person’s culture, it can prevent problems and embarrassment later as well as keeping the patient comfortable and safe.
states that they will test their hypothesis by placing different clients in either the forgiveness therapy or the alcohol and drug counseling programs. Logically, the following paragraphs of the paper should discuss the treatments of these groups along with their findings regarding the treatments. Yes, Lin et al. logically flows into the rest of the journal writing describing the trial and providing visuals to discuss
This paper will help to analyze exactly what the HIPAA Privacy Rule means and what the consequences are if it is breached. This paper will also analyze a particular case that involves a nurse that mistakenly breaches a patient’s privacy. Patients are
Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.