White cap: What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision regarding Marianne’s care? Developing an effective care plan for a patient involves gathering information from different sources. In the case of Marianne, further information is needed to assist the family with making a decision regarding surgery. Besides her age, diagnosis, and current status, additional data should be collected. For example, when did her stroke signs and symptoms initiate?
13 4. Further information 17 4 1. About this booklet You have been given this booklet because doctors or health and social care professionals are thinking about changing the way a family member, friend or someone you provide care for is looked after in hospital or in a care home. They are thinking about introducing a care plan in which your family member or friend will be deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home. The doctors or other professionals are thinking about this because they believe that: • this care plan would be in the best interests of your family member or friend • your friend or family member does not have the capacity to consent to the care plan themselves, and • it would not be possible to deliver the care they recommend without depriving your family member or friend of their liberty.
I felt such sadness and concern for her, but I was unsure of what to do. This situation is what inspired my topic. There are many things that disturb me about how elderly people are treated. I find it incredibly appalling when I hear stories about elderly people who were brushed aside in our health care system when they needed surgery because a younger, healthier person needed to have a procedure done. My grandmother was once told by a physician that she must not want to go through the hassle of heart surgery “at her age”, as if there was little to no point in her having it done.
Assignment 301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings Task A Short answer questions You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication. She thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan Hannah does need to take her medication requarly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees requarly, as her daughter will be very angry. Bi) How would you explain the term ‘confidentiality’ to Hannah?
The reasons why medico-legal issues arose in this setting was, due to knowing that Mrs Roberts refused for her son to have radiotherapy on the basis, ‘that she feared radiotherapy would reduce her son’s IQ, shorten his life, put him at risk of having strokes and make him infertile; in another news report it states that the main reason that the mother refused treatment was the possibility of not having grandchildren from her only son, we need to consider if this judgement is justifiable, in terms of it being in the best interest of the child, Lowden (2000). Consequently doctors have told the high court that the boy could die without further treatment, thus the boy is given radiotherapy without the mothers consent, therefore breaching Parental Rights and Consent, although the boy’s father agreed to the treatment thus his rights as a father needs to also be considered. Consent is very important, and even more so with regards to minors since typically parent or guardian holds this responsibility. Olson et al (2012), Gillon (1985), propose that consent is to be given after consultation with a medic and only after an informed detail discussion of risks and benefits are made with patient or patient carer when dealing with paediatrics. Therefore the reason why Mrs Roberts refused to consent for her son to have radiotherapy may have been due to her personal perceptions as mentioned previously or as one of the
When Dementia Affects your FamilyWhen Dementia affects your family. It was about a year ago this month when my mother was diagnios with the beginning stages of Dementia. You heard very little about the disease, but more about Alzheimer. So I wanted to learn more about the symptoms that we may have over looked, and what we need to recognize, and how this disease progresses. Though my mother will most like not died of Dementia the complications can promote other factors that the family must recognized and keep track as we comprehend the stages and keep mother focus on the life so time is totally lost for her.
301 Task B Case study You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication as she thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan that Hannah does need to take the medication regularly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees regularly, as her daughter will be very angry. Bi) How would you explain the term ‘confidentiality’ to Hannah? I will be straight forward and honest with Hannah, i will tell her that i can not keep secret and that it is in her best interest that relevant people should be told in order to resolve the issue with her new medication.
Melissa’s parents have requested that the feeding tube be removed. They understand fully that Melissa and the fetus will die without the tube feedings, but they have told Melissa’s physician that they want medical treatment stopped because she will never recover. The family also believes that there is no hope for the fetus, as they do not know the extent of the brain damage to the fetus
When people are taught to not act upon what they feel is right because a higher power is telling them that that is the way it is, then no problem can ever be solved. The author states, “The price of obedience has become too high“(Williams 442). The fact that people are not able to bring themselves to question authority is what ultimately hurts every single person in the end. Seeing her mother have to go through her battle with cancer opened her eyes to the reality of her family’s history and by the time she was old enough to put all the pieces of the puzzle together as to why this was happening to her family she took her case to court and finally found the courage to speak up. The essay “In 1864,” by Luci Tapahonso is about the hardships that Navajo Indians went through, and how what Luci’s ancestors went through
I explained the philosophy of comfort, which I strongly believe in Quill (692). Quills main audience is to help doctors understand there are some cases that people have the right to die with dignity. He writes about a story about a woman named Diane, in which she was diagnosed with leukemia. Diane wanted to take her life when the time came and did not want to proceed with chemotherapy. She wanted to spend what ever time she had left with her family.