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The purpose of this essay is to discuss holistic care given for a patient with complex needs with whom I was involved with in a forensic setting. The essay will assess the needs and explore a range of factors contributing to complex health break down and will also focus on one aspect of care and give a rationale for the chosen need. The essay will also provide a critical reflection of the relationship between goals set and the care delivered. It will outline and provide recommendations for practice in relation to the chosen need. Rankin and Regan, (2004) describes complex needs as a framework for understanding multiple, interrelated needs that affect health and social issues such as learning disability, mental health problems, substance misuse,
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Drugs Aging 2009; 26 (8): 687-701 1170-229X/09/0008-0687/$49.95/0 ª 2009 Adis Data Information BV. All rights reserved. Prescribing Optimization Method for Improving Prescribing in Elderly Patients Receiving Polypharmacy Results of Application to Case Histories by General Practitioners A. Clara Drenth-van Maanen,1 Rob J. van Marum,1 Wilma Knol,1 Carolien M.J. van der Linden2 and Paul A.F. Jansen1 1 Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands 2 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Abstract Background: Optimizing polypharmacy is often difficult, and critical appraisal of medication use often leads to one or more changes. We developed the Prescribing Optimization Method (POM) to assist physicians, especially general practitioners (GPs), in their attempts to optimize polypharmacy in elderly patients.
Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford Dictionary 2011). The ultimate goal of research is to develop, refine and expand upon a body of knowledge providing evidence to either support or reject clinical practice (Polit and Beck 2004). Evidence based practice is broadly defined as the use of the best clinical evidence in making client care decisions (Polit and Beck 2004), and is agreed to ensure safe practice (Sackett 1996). By giving care based on evidence, a nurse acts as an advocate, working to their Code (NMC 2008a), helping clients to access relevant health and social care. In this essay the author looks at the role of the nurse in managing the safe withdrawal of clients detoxifying from alcohol on an inpatient unit.