The primary concern is to ensure that the patient is as comfortable as possible and that any emotional and psychological needs are being addressed. “For many, hospice is a frightening word because it is associated with end of life. But really the confusion is due to not understanding what hospice is and how it can help people who are sick and their families. Often, the biggest myth surrounding hospice care is that the family has given up and hospice is a final surrender. But hospice is a way for people to prioritize the wishes of the patient and the family and is in no way "giving up."
Final Project Case Study Avonda Ellison Phy/210 October-13, 2013 Tenika Jean-Paul Case Study What are the causes of stress in Jennifer’s life? How is stress affecting Jennifer’s health? The causes of stress in Jennifer’s life is from daily hassles and life changes. Jennifer is dealing with a loss of a pregnancy, death of her mothers, and her father deteriorating health. Not only is Jennifer dealing with daily hassle she has to deal with the fact that she doesn’t see her husband much and her husband’s parents are pressuring to have a child.
What are the requirements for and barriers to hospice service? It can be hard on any family when they learn that a loved one is ill, but it can be especially difficult to learn that their loved one is terminally ill. (A terminal person is defined as person who is expected to live six months or less.) Upon finding out that, a loved one is terminally ill, a decision would need to be made on the treatment of the end-of- life care they would need. The most common treatment available is hospice. Hospice is a program that provides the patient with medical services and both the patient and their family with emotional support and spiritual resources.
As stated in the research, “it appears that this is a stressful experience for professionals, mainly due to their inability to deal with the families and the lack of availability of technological resources” (Silva, Poles, & Baliza, 2013). When a patient receives end-of-life care at home, it requires much cooperation and dedication from the patient’s family as they tend to be the main
The average patient is in hospice 59 days. Hospice is for those who are terminally ill, who can no longer take care of themselves and their families are unable to help, and it is also for the cancer patients when chemotherapy and other drugs are at its end and are enable to fight the disease. The decision of hospice is decided by the patient, family and physician. Hospice services are provided by a group of professionals who works as a team to develop the best care plan for the patients as well as their families; those professionals include: Nursing services, physician participation, medical social services, counseling, Pastoral or spiritual bereavement counseling (for family up to one year after patients death), dietary, home health aide services, medications, medical equipment, other medical supplies, laboratory and other diagnostic studies related to terminal illness. Therapy (physical, speech,
Ashley Helping Those Who Can No Longer Help Themselves Geriatric mistreatment in care facilities is one devastating problem growing in America. Families, who have loved ones in nursing homes, or personal care homes, should not have to worry about their family members being abused either emotionally, or physically at geriatric care facilities. Geriatric care homes have one purpose to them, to care for elderly patients who can no longer take care of themselves. It is painful too see how individuals who have raised and cared for our generation cannot find proper care during their crucial time in need. Elongating Certified Nursing Aide programs, family involvement, increasing security cameras throughout geriatric care facilities and additional
The purpose of this paper is to provide a concept analysis of loss including its significance to nursing, its many uses and definitions, defining criteria which are used in an exemplar case, and cases describing what the concept is not. Significance Nurses care for patients daily who experience loss. Many of these patients have had strokes. In Mumma’s (2012) study of perceived losses by patients and their spouses following a stroke, independence and mobility were two of the most reported losses. In addition to independence and mobility, stroke patients may also experience loss of memory, speech, or thought processes.
The patient themselves will need to know what to expect and how to cope. I think it is very important that counseling be integrated into the care of the patients with Dementia. I know that once people fall out of control of their own bodies they need someone to talk to teach them how to cope with these. No one likes to admit they need counseling, but I know that if I do not get it myself for caring for my mother that eventually it will get the best of me. It is a lot to ask of yourself to care for someone who is your parent and then be a student, wife, and a mother.
Losing it all The Reality of Alzheimer's Disease - Documentary Video Health 200 project – Movie Critique Prepared by: Firas Haddad PN 0910 February 4th 2011 Losing it all – Documentary - The Reality of Alzheimer's Disease Proper understanding of Alzheimer’s disease is a very important tool for nurses so they can develop therapeutic communications techniques with those clients, it is also important for the caregivers to know how to deal with their diseased family member. This documentary offers a personal glimpse into the lives of five victims of Alzheimer disease and their loving families, among which lots of grief and frustration were built up over the years. The families who are the caregivers in most of these cases talks
Abstract This paper delves in to the lives of aging caregivers whose lives revolve around caring for their disabled loved ones. Many disabled people are living with family members referred to in this paper as caregivers. With advances in medicine, many disabled people are able to live longer lives. Yet when the caregivers become too old to care for their child, government services will not cover all the costs. Planning for the future of the disabled is an exhausting necessity.