This leads to an ethical issue amongst those who treat elderly adults as to when they are not able to give legal consent for treatment. Are they able to give informed consent when they may forget that they ever spoke with you to begin with? As with any client you must give them time to ask questions and make sure they understand their treatment. In some cases a guardian is put into place to protect the client in both medical and financial issues. In this case any treatment or change in treatment would go through the guardian for the informed consent process.
As a carer non-verbal communication will become important, body language, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and tone of voice will have to be taken into account when communicating with a sufferer. As the dementia progresses, it gets more difficult for the sufferer to put a sentence together, regular responses like ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ will be maintained for the longest period of time, in the later stages of dementia the person may find it difficult to speak at all. 2. Explain how physical and mental health factors may need to be considered when communicating with an individual with dementia Individuals with dementia may have other difficulties such as loss of hearing. It is therefore important to ensure that any hearing aids are working well and that you speak in a loud clear voice so you can be understood.
Communication Theory Paper Your name Axia College of University of Phoenix Communication Theory Paper Hospice is an organization that one must use effective communication as a crucial facet in connection with patients and their care. In the role of health care surroundings, an organization selected to hospice care could meet some opposition when dealing with communication due to gender dissimilarities, cultural differentiations, and in some cases, the failure to communicate successfully with those acquiring assistance. State of affairs such as these can impinge on how particular duties are accomplished within the organization, whether one will want to keep on utilizing the services of hospice, and if staff, patients, and relatives
There are going to be new policies put into effect and because of this some of the residents will be forced to move to a different place or displaced. To make matters even worse, some of the residents have difficulty communicating, have no local family, and have not indicated that they approve the release of their medical information. The subject of this paper is to discuss the situation concerning the nursing home and the residents, and to make arrangements for these individuals, the advantages and disadvantages of using traditional, electronic, and social media for health care communication. This paper will also discuss the effects of HIPAA and other regulations on the use of these media for health care communication. Different types of communication methods used in nursing homes The health care organization used in this scenario is nursing home.
When an older person is diagnosed with dementia there are various support services available for both the individual and their family. It is almost expected that an older person will have dementia and is considered the way in which people age. Older people have very different needs to a younger person, older people have care services that they can use to help them with day to day life such as personal care, cooking, cleaning, medication etc. Older people are less like to have a large group of friends with which they socialise with on a regular basis. If a younger person is diagnosed with dementia it is more unusual.
It is important I train and develop staff knowledge and understanding on how to change and develop their use of language and other communication techniques in order to break down any barriers they may face, particularly when dealing with elderly people directly. Elderly residents may be upset, disabled, suffering from a form of dementia or illness, frustrated or confused making communication quite difficult. I ensure staff and myself understand how to be patient, sensitive and able to respond appropriately to different behaviour. I have received dementia training which promoted the understanding in my practice to take into consideration the individual’s ability to communicate with me. An outcome of the training enabled me to reflect and alter any communication I have with
Unit 68 - Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care 1.2 Describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual. Different medical conditions affects how we care workers need to support and to move individuals. For example a client with dementia may be in a confused state and may not recognise what we are saying or understand what we are doing when supporting her to move. In this instance it may help to take plenty of time to show the client by our actions what we need to do. In a further instance of a condition which affects the way we would need to assist an individual to move, someone with arthritis would need to be gently supported as they may be in pain when repositioning or moving and this would cause discomfort.
According to the family system model, the therapist will see Conrad’s family as a patient unit. Conrad’s family feels ashamed about Conrad’s problem. The family will first be provided psycho education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. It is hoped that they will adopt a more positive attitude about the disorder and be more willing to share their problems with their family and friends. Lack of communication is another problem that exists in the family.
The lifestyle or livelihood of the surviving spouse is turned upside down as their spouse was such an important part of their lives and the loss can be very overwhelming as well as frightening. Having a support system will be very important as the surviving spouse will need to help with the feelings of abandonment or loneliness. How do you think that grief in the 21st century might differ from that in the 20th century? Grief in the 21st century may differ a little as it has been more studies conducted on grief in various aspects which helps train others how to become better providers for someone experiencing grief. Grief or the grieving process will not change however the approach to helping others going through it may.
When it comes to the life of a loved one, making life amending decisions can be difficult. Human instinct is to want your loved ones to be with you as long as possible; but is it really worth it to you if they are miserable, suffering, and acceptant of the situation? As human beings, we have the natural impulse to want to take on the burden of helping a family member rejuvenate their life and become a functioning member of society again. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has advantages as well as disadvantages. You often have to take into consideration all the issues and people involved.