This interferes with the memory, behaviour, reasoning and planning. • The social model of dementia is the loss or limitation of opportunities to Take part in the community on an equal level with others because of physical and social barriers and refers to being disabled as having an impairment defined as the loss or limitation of physical, mental or sensory function on a long-term or permanent basis. It is important that dementia is viewed as a disability, this helps people get the help they need, some people who have dementia have difficulties in day to day life. Memory loss can affect patients as they may forget to do important things like taking medication or personal hygiene and possibly even eating. Dementia being viewed as a disability may help people get funding for the help they need.
By having more information about the patient’s situation, the clinician should be able to devise courses of action specifically design for the respective patient’s needs and goals. Another factor that may break or make good results in a patient’s pursuit of reaching his or her goals is clinician and patient continuity. In some cases, some agencies have a high turnover rate among their human services specialists. Some patients may or may not like repeating their shameful, traumatic experiences to multiple clinicians. It may have been difficult enough for the patient to share the traumatic experiences with anyone, let alone continue to trust multiple clinicians who may or may not be there in the near future.
Choice of words is important to express and explain what you are trying to say. Certain dialects and phases can help the patient/colleague or relative understand what is being said. Communication is a 2 way process of reaching a mutual understanding and when we need to share information it is important to ensure all understand; team work ensures continuity of care for patients. It is important to ask questions but to actively listen to the answers, sometimes repeating back what has been said or saying it back as a question can help develop communication. Explain why you should be aware of individual’s reactions when communicating with them.
There are some patients or employees with strong accents that can make it difficult for one to understand and may cause a misunderstanding between both parties. Not only do healthcare professionals use communication to provide service but also for financial planning of service, it is used to build a solid relationship between the patient, patients’ family, and the healthcare professionals. Working in such a diverse health facility all employees, volunteers, patients and family need to take time and educate themselves on other cultures because what you might do to others as a joke or just cause might offend or hurt others. All employees should respect the patients’ culture and try to work and communicate as thoroughly as possible to avoid offending their culture, moral, religion, and beliefs. Many individuals think that is immoral to not administer any type of pharmaceutical medication to a dying patient, but out of respect we healthcare professional respect their culture and provide as comfortable as possible according to their
As well as these cognitive symptoms, a person with dementia will often have changes in their mood. For example, they may become frustrated or irritable, withdrawn, anxious, easily upset or unusually sad. Dementia is progressive which means the symptoms gradually get worse over time. How quickly dementia progresses varies greatly from person to person. As dementia progresses, the person may develop behavior problems which may seem out of character.
Personal Perceptions Caring for terminally ill patients can be a daunting task for all involved, whether it is for the patient, friends or family, or the nurse or other clinicians. It is important to analyze one’s own feelings about disease, its progression, and death when caring for others because a patient’s quality of life and functioning can potentially be affected by the nurse’s personal attitudes. Exhibiting judgments can cause discomfort, feelings of helplessness and/or sadness, which can impede quality of life for patients. The role of the nurse is to help the patient as he or she progresses through the stages of illness, acting as a patient advocate, meanwhile providing additional support for the patient and his or her loved ones. The role of the nurse is to attempt to alleviate discomfort, restore health, and to not cause any additional undue harm.
Principles of communication in adult social care setting Unit 201 Outcome 1 Understand why communication is important in adult social care settings 1.1 Identify different reasons why people communicate. People communicate; to give and receive support to express thought and ideas to obtain share and express information to express feelings wishes needs and emotions to develop relationships 1.2 Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult care settings Whether verbal or non verbal communication is used between carer and resident it is extremely important so that I as a carer can understand their needs, feelings and wishes so that they are cared for as well as they possibly can be. I must communicate with their family, other work colleagues and specialist practitioners to ensure I know and understand fully the residents wishes and care plan. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe individuals reactions when communicating with them. Whether verbal or non verbal communication is used it helps me understand a resident.
Unit 68 - Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care 1.2 Describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual. Different medical conditions affects how we care workers need to support and to move individuals. For example a client with dementia may be in a confused state and may not recognise what we are saying or understand what we are doing when supporting her to move. In this instance it may help to take plenty of time to show the client by our actions what we need to do. In a further instance of a condition which affects the way we would need to assist an individual to move, someone with arthritis would need to be gently supported as they may be in pain when repositioning or moving and this would cause discomfort.
Supporting people with dementia is important the most vital part is assisting them to enjoy their life as much as possible supporting them to carry on with hobbies and interests as enabling them to have as much independence as possible by giving them choice and the chance to make decisions. Communicating with people with dementia can be difficult but remaining patient and being clear in what you saying is important , as sometimes the person you are communicating with can be confused or upset. Using their name or preferred form of address is best and knowing what you are talking about so you do not become confused yourself will help. Other things may make communicating harder these could be physical disability such strokes cancer of the mouth area and cerebral palsy and injury to the jaw as well as things like Bells Palsy. Can hinder or prevent people speaking.
Although you might not be a victim of PTSD, it is important to be aware of the problem. This disease has many life changing effects that not only changes you as a person but also your relationships. There is a variety of treatment used to help patients of suffering from PTSD. Whoever notices symptoms of PTSD should seek for assistance right away. Victims have to learn how to manage their trauma in order to attempt to live a normal life.