My client in this session, Sarah, is an anxiety sufferer and has sought treatment for it in the past. At present however, she in asymptomatic, and has been for over 12 months. Sarah is a nurse and has had experience with role-plays in an academic environment. We conducted a 20-minute follow up session, to enable me to implement relaxation techniques, rather than use up my time carrying out an initial assessment. The session was a great success, however, unfortunately when I uploaded the video, I found it had cut out at 10 minutes.
Other factors such as traumatic brain injury, biological issues, and exposure to chemicals or viruses can contribute to mental disorders as well. Individuals suffering from mental illnesses are often shunned or ignored by the rest of society. State and national statistics are revealing indicators of the impact of mental illness on our population. For this reason, the needs of the mentally ill are specifically addressed by Healthy People 2020. As nurses we are obligated to help treat this population.
According to Freud, the originally repressed fears may go back far into childhood. This notion is echoed by Glick and Spitz (1992) Common Approaches to Psychotherapy (p. 47, 48) when they state "a person's feelings and behavior are influenced by past experience as well as present circumstances. A large part of mental life exists outside awareness but nonetheless continually influences and motivates current experience." Virginia Stuart Cunningham, a twenty-four-year-old patient at Juniper Hill State Hospital, suffers from extreme anxiety, confusion and delusion. Virginia insists she has no husband and fails to
This change in philosophy and the advancement of technology by using EMR’s are two major changes I have encountered professionally in my 15 year career. The historic changes in healthcare will always affect healthcare professionals. The changes will affect everyone from a greeter in the Emergency Department, the registration team, nurses, and doctors. In my professional role I have been a witness to how health care has developed, implemented, and maintained the use of EMR to implementation of insurance verification after a physician has seen the patient. Some ways health care changes have affected my role is the focus on patient and family centered care.
This assignment will describe how communication skills are used in health and social care sector. It will also explain some of the factors that can restrict or encourage communication and which verbal and non-verbal communications affect the communication cycle. Relevant Theories: Any health and social care department consists of different types of service users. As a care provider we need to implement several types of communication techniques through knowledge, experience and skills. As per the theorists who have made the valuable researches and recommendations in order to involve the effective communication.
Medication will also be recorded so as not to give out the wrong dose. Provide evidence of care required, intervention by nurses or doctors and patient or client responses. Provide a baseline record against which improvement or deterioration may be judged. Show evidence of on-going assessment and treatment and reasons for carrying it out. Discuss and agree with service users what they are going to record about them.
Assignment 202 Task: A Identify two standards for each of the different aspects of social care work listed below. Ai) Confidentiality and sharing information See page ? Aii) Equality and Diversity See 203 Aiii) Health and safety Reporting the Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 Control of substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Aiv) Personal development Health and Social Care Act GSCC Codes of Practice (6) Av) Safeguarding and protection Public Disclosure Act (Whistleblower) Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (CRB`s) Avi) Explain what a PDP is, and what it should include Personal Development Plan is a document that records your work and progress. This should include your objectives for your development, skills, progress, knowledge, timescales, personal requirements, achievements and aspirations. Avii) Identify three people who might be involved in providing information and feedback for a personal development Manager/ Supervisor because she gets feed back from the service users I have visited.
Anorexia Nervosa can have very serious medical complications that will require medical interventions. Psychiatric-mental health nursing will play an important role in aiding our 17 year old girl to achieve optimal level of health. How can the role of the nurse in a psychiatric setting assist this girl achieve a full recovery? Wikipedia (2013) Sir William Gull identified and named Anorexia Nervosa in 1873. The name literally means loss of appetite.
Discrimination is attached to the mentally ill and because of this they are denied the same equalities that others in society have. The mentally ill are blamed for their own misfortunes by the bias opinions that others place on them through interaction and the negative portrayal displayed in the media. The nurse must be a voice for the mentally ill and strive for a better way in which the mentally ill are perceived and treated. I agreed with the author, in that the health care professional’s attitudes towards drug users does affect how they approach and provide care to these individuals. Patients with a history of illicit drug use are seen as having a higher risk for simultaneous chronic drug related diseases.” Negative attitudes towards patients with a history of illicit drug use can adversely affect the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, resulting in suboptimal patient care”.
Health and safety is very concerning issue in health and social care setting. Organization will identify various risks, factors that are responsible for these risks and suitable actions against these risks. Management will give training regarding this issue to employees. If any employee finds out