Discuss the importance of research in health and social care To support care information gathered from research can be used by health care proffesionals so they can give the best possible care and treatment. It is important to ensure that the right people have access to the right information at the right time so they can provide you with the right care. To improve health and social care services for everyone Information is used for purposes beyond your direct care: Commissioning The people who plan health and care services (commissioners) need good information about the types of illnesses people have and the treatments they receive, as well as the result of that care or treatment. They can then check to make sure that people are getting the services that are right for them. Public health Some information is used for public health.
It is the most essential elements of information to guide the clinician the necessary care for the patient. Collecting or gathering a patient’s health history is the most important to begin the patient’s medical intervention. According to Lloyd and Craig (2007), providing a comprehensive health history will enhance the care of a patient. The article discusses the process of taking a patient’s history to provide a beneficial guide to nurses and clinicians who can use this approach when performing an assessment. The authors were concise of explaining the process or rationales of taking a patient’s history.
Cleveland clinic also offer patients community education. “Cleveland Clinic continues to focus on community health and wellness with an emphasis on chronic disease management. Traditionally, health care has focused on rescue, repair and recovery. Cleveland Clinic prides itself on moving “sick” care to “health” care and educating our community to provide disease management for crippling diseases like diabetes. We’re committed to promoting nutrition, fitness and healthy habits.
According to the HON website, every article posted on the AHA website is referenced and dated (HON, 2014). Coverage determines the purpose and target audience of the website. According to the AHA website (2014) the target audience is the public and its aim is to help the public improve their health by educating them about heart diseases and its associated
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.
Coates (1999), claims that when people are in a highly aroused or socked condition in the clinical environment, they are often unable to process and retain important information. Advantages of written information as described by Coates (1999) include being permanent, consistent and easily reproducible, it also gives the patient time to reflect on the information and share it with others. Little et al (2004) found in their trial that giving clients’ information leaflets encouraged patients to raise issues with healthcare professionals, giving them a sense of empowerment, support and improved satisfaction. The Department of Health (DH) (2004) express that information gives patients power and confidence, helping them to build trusting relationships with clinical staff and work in partnership in their
Thomas about her disease and its outcome may be needed. Explaining how cancer metastasis and what to expect at each stage will give Mrs. Thomas a sense of control. It will allow her to make informed decisions about her own care such as; implementing advance directives and or code status documents. Reiterate that pain control will give her more quality time with loved ones and allow her to be independent for as long as possible. The goal is to keep her pain under control if not completely relieved.
The primary focus on this level of care is to help ward off diseases through a healthier life. Patients can achieve this level of health through knowledge and understanding from education. Nurses can assist in the promotion of primary care by educating patients regarding the importance and benefits of vaccinations and avoiding risky behaviors that may lead to diseases, such as, smoking and unprotected sex. Nurses at the primary level may also educate patients regarding healthy eating and routine exercises to decrease risk factors. The secondary level of health promotion involves early diagnosis and rapid intervention to decrease the progress of any disease process.
I would recommend that Mr. Bley utilize the senior center to get free hearing loss screening and education about his hearing loss and the dangers of not using his hearing aid. The Senior Center also provides help with smoking cessation, and education about how smoking can worsen emphysema and other pulmonary diseases. The writer relates to this patient, caring for this population daily. The focus of the care that will be provided in the future will now be more geared to understanding the patient. Caring for the patient not only physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but also socially.
It was founded by Dr. Darrell Youngman, a cardiologist in Wichita, KS. This site presents material for your information, education and entertainment. The site is designed to help in the understanding of the heart and heart disease, and not as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid ("Heartpoint", 2015). HeartPoint’s target audience is consumers with heart disease and consumers wanting to learn more about heart disease, including preventing heart disease. HeartPoint is targeting its audience by using flyers at local cardiologist’s office and through the local American Heart Association.