With this being the case, antipsychotic medications often have side effects that need to be monitored regularly by the health professionals (Young et al, 2011). Compliance is often a challenge with patients either because of the unmanageable side effects they experience or through limited insight. It is a role of the health professionals involved in the care to closely monitor this behaviour, as the effectiveness of the treatment may be affected (Young et al, 2011). Keller, Drexler &Lichtenberg (2009) discuss the benefits of treating paranoid schizophrenia with atypical antipsychotic medication clozapine and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). However both forms of treatment are linked with harsh side effects.
This paper will discuss confidentiality, confidentiality breach implications, ethical principles, alternatives and ethical committee applications to an ethical dilemma. Implications When There is a Breach of Confidentiality The promotion of a trusting and working relationship between the healthcare provider and patient is an obvious reason to maintain confidentiality in healthcare. Releasing personal information to a third party without prior consent of the client is known as a breach of confidentiality and also has legal ramifications. An example would be an adolescent who is encouraged to participate in primary health care prevention. Many teens face depression and may have sexual related issues, but the challenge for them to get adequate and necessary treatment can be an issue.
Nursing-sensitive indicators were established by the American Nurses Association to identify structures of care and care processes, both of which in turn influence care outcomes (Montalvo, 2007, No. 3, Manuscript 2). The nursing staff caring for Mr. J could have provided better quality care had they had an understanding of these nursing-sensitive indicators. Due to Mr. J’s history of mild dementia and his drowsiness related to receiving pain medication, the nursing staff opted to apply restraints in order to keep Mr. J safe, which interfered with his care. However, with an understanding of nursing-sensitive indicators, the staff may have used evidenced-based practice in deciding the plan of care for Mr. J.
When a nurse breaches this trust patient outcomes can be jeopardized. When a patient fears that their information will not be kept confidential they may withhold information that is crucial to reach a diagnosis and plan effective treatment. References American Medical Association. (2012). http://www.ana-assn.org Nathanson, P. G. (2000).
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is somewhat controversial but also supported by clinical trial data” (Kelly, 2006). CBT is a treatment which involves changing the thinking patterns of the patient to improve symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy shows patients to react differently to the circumstances and bodily sensations that trigger panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms. However, patients also learn to understand how their thinking patterns add to their symptoms and how to change their thoughts so that symptoms are less likely to
Abstract Stress in nursing is prevalent in healthcare system; the impact on patient care and other important aspects of nurse’s life is serious. Cognitive strategy was claimed to be the effective intervention toward the problem but evident did not reflect its validation. Stress management 3 Introduction Stress in nursing places patients at risk and threatens nurse’s wellbeing. Various strategies were revealed to have positive outcome on managing the issue but cognitive technique was claimed to be the effective one among the rest which is unlikely to be the fact as it has no concrete data to its validation. Background Stress in nursing is problematic as it affects the quality of patient’s care and, the impact of nurse’s burnout could be serious.
It’s important to observe mental status changes and functional status changes, this can determine how well the patient can take care of themselves and deal with their health promotion on their own. Altered cognition is not a normal part of aging and the nurse may need to pay close attention to the possibilities of the onset of dementia. Activities of daily living include everything we do during our normal day to properly take care of ourselves and as we get older these tasks may become more difficult. Nurses need to assess how well a patient can see or hear, vision and hearing loss can be quite debilitating to performing ADL’s and it’s the nurses job to make sure our patient is in a safe environment and that they have proper vision/hearing care with proper strength prescriptions for their glasses or hearing assessments. It is very important to remember that hearing and vision loss is normal with aging and that when we perform our assessments we should talk slowly and annunciate clearly so the patient can understand any direction or education that is given (GCU, 2012).
Some people feel afraid of what their future might hold, the medication they might need and the loss of the self-image they had. By minimizing arthritis inflammation, pain can be reduced significantly. Hypnosis can help to minimise pain and to regain self-image, through visualisation and positive affirmations. Hypnosis can help in many ways to relieve pain and to also give the patient back some self-esteem and self-confidence that they might have lost as Rheumatoid arthritis can be disfiguring. This I have seen first hand with my mother.
Introduction to Mental Health And Therapeutic Interventions DO130023S Introduction to Mental Health and Therapeutic Interventions Mental health nursing is, first and foremost, concerned with helping people find meaning in their lives and assisting them in the process of recovery. However we cannot do this effectively unless we are prepared to hear service users’ accounts of their difficulties and recognise the value of their own preferences for a meaningful life (Norman and Ryrie, 2009).The nation’s current mental health care model, like the broader field of health, is rooted in a population based public health model. The public health model is characterised by the concern for the health of a population in its entirety. It also helps in awareness to the link between health and the physical and psycho-social environment (Schafer, 2009). Public health focuses not only on traditional areas of diagnosis, treatment, and aetiology, but also disease prevention, and access to evaluation of services (Friedli, 2010).
“Medicating Ourselves” In “Medicating Ourselves,” Robyn Sarah is concerned about the medications doctors are prescribing us. She believes it is doing us more harm than doing us good. She questions two specific disorders, ADD/ADHD and Depression, and explains the key reasons why. To medicate or not to medicate that is the question. Robyn believes that medication can be helpful, but she does give valid points about how it is over used.