In addition to identifying and following advanced directives, practitioners are also faced with the legal and ethical implications in end of life treatment and care. Palliative care and comfort care measures are another area that significantly impacts the health care provider also today. As we have made so many advances in medical care, we must also look at the quality of life that remains when we have prolonged someone’s life. As terminal conditions continue to progress, health care providers continue to have an ethical and legal obligation to promote the best possible care for the patient. Sometimes this means not aggressively treating a terminal illness and allowing the patient to choose to die with dignity and as comfortable as possible.
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."
‘“You can’t just live like this”, I said. “Why not?” Mom said. “Being homeless is an adventure”.’ Even though Walls knows her parents made the decisions that led them to where they are today, she feels unhappy for them. Walls began to realize that her parent’s decisions weren’t the best for her family, and she began to have mixed feelings for what she needed to do. ‘“Mom, you have to leave Dad”, I said’.
This is the stage which is called the end of life stage. Some people at this stage may not be able to talk. Some old people give up on life at this stage because they be highly dependent on others, they be stuck in a care home, their family probably rarely comes to see them and they be in a lot of pain. Attitudes Once you turn older your attitude changes. It changes towards your life, your family and towards the society.
There are many stakeholders in long term care. The patient is a stakeholder because they are the ones receiving the care so they want to be sure they are getting quality care. Patients need to have a voice in their health care because they have the right to say what care they want to receive or not to receive. Then there are Insurance companies they are stakeholders because they are paying a portion of the long term care so they want to be sure the patient is getting quality care to that the patient stays well and keeps the cost down for them. They want to insure that the patient gets what they need at lower cost to them but they also want to be sure that test and other things that are not really needed are being done just because.
The retirement stage is a hard process and is when a person will need the support from family and friends. Many people have worked hard and long hours to prepare for retirement while others have only saved so much and will be seeking the assistance from others as well as any assistance provided to elderly people. Older men and women may find that their position in society has changed from that they knew when they were younger. Older people may have the difficulty in the change from work to retirement. Late Adulthood brings a time of memories and moments that one will try and cherish the most with their families and friends.
With the majority of the affected families taking an active roll in the caring for Alzheimer’s patients it seems that the responsibilities of caring for a family member of a family of orientation while juggling the responsibilities of being a member of a family of procreation and other constraints such as work puts a strain on the caretaker no matter what the sex or gender of the caretaker may be. Alzheimer’s forces a family into a situation they did not willingly ask for and are made to adapt one way or another to the situation because refusal to do so can severely threaten the family structure. The length of the illness causes emotional strains along with physical and financial costs, which can intensify the family’s feeling of abandonment and loss. Having had a family member ravaged by this disease I am aware of the difficulties that families incur when dealing with the struggles brought on by Alzheimer’s and feel that more research and time need to be devoted to the issue. The issues that arise affect not only the family system but, especially with the expected growth of those diagnosed with the disease, society as a whole.
A person may have to get a new job or quit work altogether. The sufferer may also have to pay for some kind of care which they might need. The issue of work needs to be discussed with the employer so he or she can acknowledge the difficulties which the sufferer faces on a daily bases. Multiple Sclerosis can impair the victim both physically and mentally. It can be more daunting and self-esteem crushing that a person has the possibility of losing their ability to function independently as a result of an illness that affects their mind.
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Planning for the future of the disabled is an exhausting necessity. There are numerous agencies to help ease the stress of estate planning for the disabled. Disabled Child, Aging Parents, Uncertain Future “Your child is disabled,” is a sentence foreign to many. But for those whom have experienced a doctor’s diagnosis in which their child’s name and disability are in the same sentence, life changes. A parent’s role is to take care of their children until they are old enough to take care of themselves.