The purpose of this paper is to provide a concept analysis of loss including its significance to nursing, its many uses and definitions, defining criteria which are used in an exemplar case, and cases describing what the concept is not. Significance Nurses care for patients daily who experience loss. Many of these patients have had strokes. In Mumma’s (2012) study of perceived losses by patients and their spouses following a stroke, independence and mobility were two of the most reported losses. In addition to independence and mobility, stroke patients may also experience loss of memory, speech, or thought processes.
There are several clinical reasons for itching, but doctors and scientists have been researching where the sensation of itching comes from. This itchiness is very common problem for many people, but people do not pay much attention about it because they are not knowledgeable about the hazards of chronic
Systematic Research Review Rebecca Harty Chamberlain College of Nursing NR505: Advance Research Methods: Evidence-Based Learning Spring A, 2015 Introduction Before a patient may present with Cardiopulmonary arrest, they will often exhibit signs and symptoms of their worsening condition hours or days prior to the event. This is considered “failure to rescue” where the caregivers lack the skill to identify signs and symptoms of a decline in a patient’s condition, or a delay in intervening to prevent a cardiac arrest. Failure to rescue.is used as a measure of the overall performance of a hospital though some feel its an act wrongdoing, or negligence. Cardiopulmonary arrests have up to a mortality rate of 80% (Winters et al., 2013). Often,
In the hospital it well be through a catheterization, venipuncture, fingersticks, and heel puncture. The susceptible host is someone with a decreased ability to resist infection for example elderly or a new born because a newborns immune system is still forming and an elderly because they are too old and they become weaker by the years. There are many procedures that can break the chain and they are effective
Vascular dementia can also occur after a major stroke. • Dementia with lewy bodies - lewy bodies are tiny abnormal protein deposits that develops in the brain of people who have this condition. There are many diseases that can cause dementia, many are rare and in many cases the dementia is just part of the problem. Types of memory impairment experienced by people with dementia • Loss of mental ability • Forgetfulness • Not knowing common facts • Being able to put spoken word into context • Being able to understand written words • Being able to complete day to day tasks independently • Being able to think • Reasoning • Movement difficulties • Loss off skill An individual with dementia may process information differently to others due to • Sight • Sound attention • Short term memory • Long term memory • Feel All this contribute to the way people process information when dementia starts to progress the above abilities are effected making it more difficult for a person to process any information that they may come across. The difference between dementia, depression and confusion states i.e.
English 102 19 March 2012 Age-Related Macular Degeneration Being able to see is something that a lot of people probably take for granted. It’s not something people really think about until it's too late and their vision has been affected. Being diagnoses with age-related macular degeneration is not an easy thing to understand and is very scary, but the more one knows the better. Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that is being diagnoses more and more often now. This disease causes a vision loss in the central vision, because the macula is deteriorating.
Another large part in the absence of treatment is because many people actually lived with Multiple Sclerosis before they were diagnosed and did just fine in life. Recent studies have been able to provide people with the information that being diagnosed no longer means that you will inevitably one day end up in a wheelchair. Symptoms also seem to come and go for MS patients, therefore many people believe that it can’t possibly be quite what it seems, or quite so bad, therefore they don’t wish to use treatment, because their symptoms are
Some people might find that they will cry or laugh for no reason. They can also feel really tired. -bladder problems: the bladder is controlled by the nervous system, so MS might cause bladder issues, such as no control of the bladder resulting in wetting themselves, or needing the toilet more than normal. Billy had trouble with his balance and his bladder a lot, he also suffered from a few muscle spasms which caused him to go to the Doctors. The causes of multiple sclerosis: MS happens because of the damage to the nerve fibres of the central nervous system.
It is not at the same pace for each individual with AD, it varies in each case for reasons such as genetics and lifestyle. I will touch more on this later in my paper. The Danger of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Signs to Look For 7 * Mild stage- Symptoms include memory loss, misplacing keys, getting lost on familiar routs, trouble handling money, repeating questions, taking longer to complete daily activities, poor judgment, some mood and behavior changes. Most often the individual is diagnosed in this stage. This is mostly in part of the individual, friends and family members be able to recognize the symptoms therefor seeking out medical attention.
Elderly Healthcare Erin Nichols SOC 100 December 20, 2011 Elderly Healthcare Health care and maintenance is the prime fear for the elderly. The elder population in the United States receive diagnosis of at least one continuing ailment; however, only a small amount of these conditions are a threat to life or necessitate treatment by a medical professional. The effects of health problems can reduce the quality of life for the elderly population. A majority of the older generation in the United States has impairments from inflammation and pain stemming from arthritis, and visual or hearing losses. These impairments can hinder and delay the routine of completing daily responsibilities.