Unit 53: Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort. 1.1 Holistic care aims to take care of the whole person - not only the physical needs (i.e. pain what they are suffering from) of the patient but also their mental & emotional needs (i.e. afraid, not knowing what`s wrong), their social needs (i.e. worrying about money, bills, or how supporting family) and spiritual needs (i.e.
In these circumstances, medication is the main source of relief and should be taken regularly-not just when pain occurs. Alternative methods of relieving pain and other symptoms can help to relieve discomfort, such as gently massaging cream or oil into the hands and feet (Swann, 2011). There is no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis. Many people turn to alternative therapies to try and alleviate some of the symptoms, but it is extremely important that they complement not replace conventional care. Some of the alternative therapies that people will try are massage, meditation, tai chi and acupuncture.
Holistic health care places the emphasis on giving knowledge, and ultimately the responsibility, to the individual patient in the treatment of their wellness and healing. The practice not only recognizes, but also works with the relationship between the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The principal focus is on reducing stress, a significant cause of many illnesses, and buttressing the body's own self-healing capabilities. The importance in holistic health care is in recognizing the symptoms as they come to light, and at the same time eliminating the cause of the symptoms in the process of restoring health and energy in the shortest possible time. The healing for the patient takes place when the wellness factors coexist in alignment and balance.
This impairment affects the quality of the patient’s social lifestyle when the patient cannot perform normal daily activities and needs to depend on others. This will consequently affect the psychosocial aspect when the patient feels sad and unmotivated to move on with his or her life. Information from all the three aspects, the biological, psychological and social aspects of Biopsychosocial model is paramount as it helps the medical professionals to get holistic picture of the patient to achieve shared expertise with the patient (Larivaara, Kiuttu and Taanila, 2001, p. 9). Patient-centered care is another methodology that must be applied during clinical practice. Patient centered, in this context, means treating patients as partners, involving them in planning their health care and encouraging them to take responsibility for
It affects patients’ physical well-being, emotional well-being, social well-being, spiritual well-being and survival. The treatment should be the most disease-specific and palliative therapies, taking into account cost, availability, side effects, and patient wishes (Kuebler, Heidrich and Esper, 2007). Although medications will help to varying degrees, relief of dyspnea requires a comprehensive approach to its management. Treatment of the underlying condition or disease while concurrently addressing the symptom would be the main goal to alleviate the dyspnea, unless the patient requests comfort measures only. For the palliative care patient, the goal is excellent symptom control with the least possible sedation, allowing continued patient/family interaction (LeGrand and Walsh, 2010).
For example, If we notice a client has a sore spot at the base of the spine and we fail to report it or apply cream to it, in a very short space of time it could develop into a pressure sore which is neglient. Aiii WHAT HAVING A DUTY OF CARE MEANS FOR A CARE GIVING ORGANSIATION Organisations must do as much as is reasonable possible to keep individuals safe from harm. This can be achieved by providing policies and proccedures to keep all in the setting safe. Respond to reports and complaints, address any risk. Included in the policies and proceedures the organsiation needs to be aware of dangers, carrying out risk assessment, respecting the individuals right to make risky choices ( after you have done all that is possible to dissuade them), take actions to keep individuals safe and log and report any dangers or problems.
management (also called pain medicine or algiatry) is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.  The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and nurse practitioners.  Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or pathology has healed, and is treated by one practitioner, with drugs such as analgesics and (occasionally) anxiolytics. Effective management of long term pain, however, frequently requires the coordinated efforts of the management team.  Medicine treats injury and pathology to support and speed healing; and treats distressing symptoms such as pain to relieve suffering during treatment and healing.
2.2 Resolving these dilemmas could include gentle persuasion with the service user. Families of the individual. Work supervisors ,managers or others who are responsible for delivery of care to the person. Eg social workers, care managers, G.P, district nurses. 3.1 Responding to complaints might include active listening and showing empathy to the person.
These needs must be satisfied before other, higher needs become important to individuals. When these needs are unmet, human beings will focus on satisfying them and will ignore higher needs. Responsibility of the carer to meet the physical needs: assisting residents with their hygiene needs, pressure area care, helping at meal times ensure dietary needs are adhered to, the mobilisation of client, recording care plans, reporting to nursing staff any complaints from client, care of the unconscious and incontinent clients, preparing clients for therapy or medical treatment. Social needs include needs for belonging, love, and affection. Relationships such as friendships, romantic attachments, and families help fulfil this need for companionship and acceptance, as does involvement in social, community, or religious groups.