Analysis of Substance Abuse as a Challenge of Living/Social Problem Substance abuse is both a challenge of living and a social problem in the United States. Many people battle substance abuse problems which include both drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse is defined as a maladaptive pattern of substance use manifested by recurrent and significant adverse consequences related to the repeated use of substances (NCBI). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug use and Health states that 23.5 million people 12 years of age and older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009. And of these individuals, only 2.6 million, or 11.2 percent, only received treatment at a specialty facility (caron.org).
It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. 2. Evaluate the impact of policy developments on approaches to safeguarding vulnerable adult’s in own setting? The Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults 1. Understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults 1.1 analyze the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults there is a difference between Safeguarding vulnerable adults/children and adult/child protection.
Reflective statement covering 9/10/12 Using Gibbs reflective cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflective_practice#Gibbs_1988) I chose to reflect on a recent incident I attended as part of a DCA crew involving a 96 year old female patient with dementia and her husband who is her elderly carer . The patient has dementia and her husband stated the initial reason he called us was that he could no longer cope. This call came down as a 999 emergency. By using this method of reflection I wanted to be able to deliberate, learn and reflect. I wanted to be able to show how (person centred values must influence all aspects of my work ( Unit 12.1.1) Upon arriving at the address we undertook a dynamic risk assessment to ensure staff safety in accordance with YAS policy and procedures and staff training .
The Joint Commission (2012) defines risk management in healthcare as “the clinical and administrative acts undertaken to identify and evaluate the risk of injury to staff, patients and visitors and the risk to loss of the organization itself”. Studies have shown that the litigation against nursing homes is on the rise; thus making risk management very important in day to day care. Malpractice insurance premiums for nursing homes are also on the rise; this contributes to bankruptcy and forces many facilities to operate without malpractice coverage (Weinburg M.D & Levine, 2008). This threatens quality of care and access to healthcare for ill elderly people that need round the clock care. Effective risk management in a nursing home requires one to accurately
RTT1 Task 1 Western Governors University RTT1 Task 1 This is an examination of the nurse sensitive indicators in the case study concerning Mr. J, who is an elderly Jewish male patient with a fractured right hip and a history of dementia in a hospital setting. Nurse sensitive indicators presented in Mr. J’s case were: patient falls, restraint prevalence, complications of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction will be addressed in this task. Better care is provided by nurses when they are aware of nurse-sensitive indicators. A. Nursing Sensitive Indicators Nurse sensitive indicators included in this case are Mr. J’s use of restraints, complications of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction.
Constantine Bennett G1 Unit 14 Understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults. * 1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults. Safeguarding practices are most commonly applied to children and young people under the age of 18. Key parts of legislation have recently been extended to include similar standards of protection to ‘vulnerable adults’. A vulnerable adult is a person defined as aged 18 or over, who either had a dependency on others or a requirement for assistance in the performance of basis function, a severe impairment in the ability to communicate with others, or has the reduced ability to protect themselves from assault or abuse or neglect.
Environmental starts with family, which is a child’s most intimate environment (Kaiser & Rasminsky, 2012). These categories for risk factors often interlope when it comes to challenging behavior. The first risk factor that could influence challenging behavior is substance abuse during pregnancy. Substance abuse is any type of alcohol, tobacco, and drug usage that is abused during pregnancy. How much harm is being done to the baby is based on how much alcohol, tobacco, and or drug usage is being done during the stages of development.
It is an acute admission unit in outer London for older people (65+), offering assessment and treatment for dementia and functional mental illness. The patients on this unit are both male and female and are referred to the unit by the Special Mental Health Team (SMHT) and consultants from the Primary Healthcare Team. Care on this unit is provided by the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which involves nurses, psychiatric consultants, therapists, healthcare assistants and student nurses when available. In the essay I also aim to explore my feelings about the events that transpired, and describe what I would do differently if anything similar happens in the future. To help structure this essay I have chosen to use Gibbs’ model of reflection (1988).
Transcultural Nursing Question 1 At the core of the Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory is an attempt to provide nursing care that is congruent or in harmony with the cultural beliefs, values, and lifestyle of the client. For example, an elderly man is having a degenerative arthritis. For years, this elderly man has been using traditional methods to manage his chronic pain. After his admission to an acute care setting, he brought with him remedies that have provided him comfort and relief in the past. To provide him culturally competitive care, the nurse can incorporate these home remedies into the care within the acute setting.
However, research has shown that there are serious cases of human rights violations of older people in the UK, such as discrimination, abuse, neglect, and demeaning treatment. For example in 2007, Action on Elder Abuse and the joint Committee on Human Rights recorded extensive evidence of human rights abuses experienced by older users of health and care services, and by vulnerable older people in residential care and in their own homes. These included malnutrition and dehydration; physical abuse and neglect; lack of dignity and privacy in personal care; bullying and patronising attitudes; and eviction from care homes. So, what does equality actually mean? The meaning of the word equality is that all individuals have the same value but it still doesn't mean that they all should be treated in the same way.