Dealing with Difficult Patients in the Medical Field Unit 6 Project Danielle Robinson CM 107 Outline Introduction A. Dealing with the difficult patients can be very stressful to your health if dealt with in the wrong way. B. All medical workers should have the availability to be able to take seminars that a. are offered to them throughout their career to keep them informed and update with b. any changes or new ideas or policies that might come into play on how to c. More effectively handle any or all situations. C. Difficult people are everywhere and dealing if them is an everyday life.
Teaching Strategies for Special Populations Sarah Dean HCA 331: Introduction to Health Care Education Instructor Nina Bell March 26, 2012 Teaching Strategies for Special Populations The job of a healthcare professional is a never ending job with many responsibilities. That's because there will always be a patient to educate and help them become their own self-care agent. There will always be someone who is sick and needs the help of a health care professional. One of the many things they teach a patient is either how to maintain their health or restore it. They also have to reach out to the families of the patients because they have to know the importance of the rehabilitation efforts and how demanding being part of a community life is necessary for independence.
Enhancing Patient Safety by reducing Medical Errors I chose the topic of “Enhancing patient safety by reducing medical errors” because it is a topic that I am very interested in. No matter what area of nursing I choose to go in, patient safety is always going to be a crucial part of the healthcare system. I know that when I work with the different patients, I am going have to provide a safe quality of care, be aware of the different risk factors that can affect a patient’s safety. I understand it is going to be a challenge to keep patients safe because errors and mistakes happen every day, and they can happen at any time. I feel like my job as a nurse would be to make sure that no errors occur, and that the patient is safe at all times.
Other factors such as traumatic brain injury, biological issues, and exposure to chemicals or viruses can contribute to mental disorders as well. Individuals suffering from mental illnesses are often shunned or ignored by the rest of society. State and national statistics are revealing indicators of the impact of mental illness on our population. For this reason, the needs of the mentally ill are specifically addressed by Healthy People 2020. As nurses we are obligated to help treat this population.
It may also include rural residents, who often encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services. The vulnerability of these individuals is enhanced by race, ethnicity, age, sex, and factors such as income, insurance coverage or lack of insurance, and absence of a usual source of care. Their health and healthcare problems intersect with social factors, including housing, poverty, and inadequate education” (“Vulnerable Populations: Who Are They?” 2006, para. ). I myself lived in and around many vulnerable people and populations for many years, whether it is because of being economically disadvantaged, lack of medical care, insurance, poor housing, and eventually dealing with mental illness, physical illnesses, and rape, I lived it.
Effective health care is dependent on understanding vulnerable individuals and populations with respect to biases and prejudices of healthcare providers. There are a variety of vulnerable populations that exist in today’s struggling society. . After going through the Neighborhood and personal experience, it became apparently clear that my paper would be the subject of the Down syndrome population. I was very interested in the Allen household and how Gary interacted and reacted to his sick mother.
Registered Nurses work very hard to meet the needs of their patients, both emotional and physical. However, after this diagnosis is given the patient it is not uncommon for RNs’ to feel inadequate to the situation. Delivering bad news to a patient is very difficult and something to be studied. 3. Phenomenological descriptive approach was utilized in this study to help the research Perceive and interpret events and participants relationship to then.
Variables that can make someone a vulnerable segment of the population are health, age, functional or developmental status. Some other factors that can make one vulnerable are ability to communicate effectively, the presence of disability or a chronic or terminal illness or disability. It is the role of the health care community to identify vulnerable populations and make every attempt to provide them with access to healthcare. According to Healthy People (2012) access to health services has a profound impact on every aspect of someone’s life. Nearly one in four Americans are without a primary care provider (PCP) or health clinic where they receive regular medical services.
In today’s economy more and more people are categorized as vulnerable. Finding oneself in a vulnerable state, such as unemployed or underemployed, ill, or homeless, can be the catalyst for positive change. In addition vulnerable populations are often victims of ethnocentric biases that are prevalent in health care, which can interfere with access to quality care. Barriers Many barriers exist that have a negative effect on an individual’s ability to access quality health care. Immigrants experience many difficulties navigating the complicated bureaucracies that interfere with obtaining health care.
Vulnerable Populations 1 HCA430: Special Populations Chronically Ill and Disabled Chiqita Solomon Instructor: Sandra Rebeor September 3, 2012 Vulnerable Populations 2 Reducing and eradicating inequalities in the United States is a ongoing goal for the discrepancies within healthcare. Substantial discrepancies, with risk factors, healthcare access, illness, and some cases death, remain latent in these at risk populations. “Vulnerable populations are groups that are not well integrated into the health care system because of ethnic, cultural, economic, geographic, or health characteristics. This isolation puts members of these groups at risk for not obtaining necessary medical care, and thus constitutes a potential threat to their health (urban.org)”. The chronically ill and disabled is a vulnerable population that I personally work with in my healthcare career.