A paediatric nurse in a healthcare setting provides reinforcement at each step of the process. For example, when a child is having to get a blood test done and is afraid and refusing to do so calmly, the nurse will look for a positive behaviour and then gives the patient immediate reinforcement by saying, “you are such a big boy, well done!” or “you did an excellent job with that!”. Another time the behaviourist theory is used in health care includes when patients are recovering from alcoholism, they are given a drug that when mixed with alcohol produces undesirable physiological effects such as nausea and vomiting. This helps the patient associate the alcohol with the horrible effects, making the need and wants to drink alcohol less and less desirable. Cognitive learning theorists believe that learning is an internal process in which information is integrated into one’s cognitive structure.
Even though it is the patient's right to be able to participate in regimens for anti-aging therapy, the nurse has the obligation to warn the patient concerning side effects of such treatments. During the 30 day program, Scott experienced the negative effects of the injections. Not only was if affecting him physically but also personally. The patient is a whole person and must be able to function in various roles in society. Exposure to unregulated drugs and therapies could wreak havoc on the form and function of an individual's abilities to accomplish these
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.
This essay will examine the methods of pain assessment and whether nurses tend to underestimate patients’ pain or lack of adequate pain management is provided due to the medical orders for pharmacological means. The essay will also discuss the physiology of pain and the effect of different pain management strategies in relation to pain physiology along with the issue of effective pain management in adults and children and how effective pain management will be achieved. Pain assessment is an essential method to providing effective post-operative pain management and in the general promotion of patients’ comfort. However, despite the increased awareness and knowledge of pain assessment, Horbury and colleagues (2005) suggest that nurses continue to underperform pain assessment not only in the post-operative patients but also in other hospitalised patients. Moreover, this is indicative to be one of the most problematic aspects of achieving optimal pain management (Nash et al, 2001, p.180-189).
Unit 4222-258 Introductory awareness of sensory loss (SSMU 2.1) Learning Outcome 1 2) identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on the individuals with sensory loss Sensory loss can have a negative impact on communication, information, layout, routines and mobility for the individual. Support workers must ensure that the people they support have regular access to sight and hearing tests, as a cataract operation, if needed, could restore some sight and hearing aids if required can help overcome hearing problems. Both of these steps could help negate the isolating effect of sensory loss. When communicating with someone who has sight loss, you should: * always say who you are * always say what you are going to do and be specific * always talk directly to the person and use their name * always stand in a place where you can be seen, if necessary, touch for attention * always take the time to answer questions * always tell the person you are leaving them, do not just walk away. In my place of work we have a service user with learning difficulties and some sight loss, who can react badly to unannounced actions by support workers.
* REDUCE STRESS – TRY TO AVOID THINGS THAT CAUSE YOU STRESS. OFTEN, A SINGLE BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO CONTROL YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE, AND YOU MAY NEED TO TAKE TWO OR MORE DRUGS. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE THE MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED TO YOU. FOLLOW YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS RECOMMENDATIONS TO MODIFY, TREAT, OR CONTROL POSSIBLE CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. WRITE A CONCLUSION IN WHICH YOU EXPLAIN IN ONE PARAGRAPH WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT IN DOING THIS ASSIGNMENT AND HOW IT HAS CHANGED THE WAY IN WHICH YOU WILL VIEW LIFESTYLE DISEASE OR BEHAVIOUR IN THE FUTURE FROM THIS ASSIGNMENT, I HAVE LEARNT THAT BLOOD PRESSURE IS THE PRESSURE THE BLOOD EXERTS AGAINST THE BLOOD VESSEL WALLS AS THE HEART PUMPS.
“People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder report that the anxiety that they experience cause substantial interference with their lives and they need a significant dosage of medications to control their symptoms.” (Gerow and Chatmon 2013, p. 258). To try and help Mr. Hudson with his disorder I’m going to try two methods of treatment. The first method would be a psychoactive drug therapy. I will have him try an antianxiety drug called Equanil, a muscle relaxant for his extreme muscle tension. According to Gerow and Chatmon, “When muscular tension is reduced, a person usually reports feeling calm and at ease” (p. 281).
When experiencing “pain”, one reassesses and rebuilds, or takes a pill to cover it up. With depression, there is a pressure in society to take antidepressants for a quick-fix because so many people around us have or are taking them. With ADD/ADHA, she does confess however, that medication can help families by removing the blame and helping a child’s undesirable behavior. She also believes that teachers/schools pressure children to take Ritalin to keep order in the classroom, while the school systems should reassess their teaching practices.
As they focus on and worry about physical sensations, a cycle of symptoms and worry begins, which can be difficult to stop. People who have a history of physical or sexual abuse are more likely to have this disorder. It is important to have a relationship with a health care provider. The doctor should tell you that you do not have a disease, but that continued medical follow-up will help control the symptoms. Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can help reduce the worry and physical symptoms of this