Vital signs are objective and are distinct for each person. Therefore, the provider should be able to record accurate vital signs to help pinpoint causes of certain signs and symptoms along with identifying problems with the cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and autonomic nervous systems (Elma I, 2011). Understanding a person’s vital signs is a life or death situation because, with certain signs, a provider would be able to take certain actions to help the patient. If vital signs aren’t taken, significant information is lost. The recordings of an elderly patient’s vital signs are often “relied on by a nurse’s clinical judgement or time availability rather than on policy-mandated frequency (Cardona-Morell et al.,
Health promotion helps to reduce the death rate by managing the leading risk factors, and causal effects of the diseases. Nurses are exceptionally involved in providing health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration behaviors. “Health maintenance emphasizes on known potential health risks and pursues to avert them early so that intervention can occur. A culturally competent nurse must have the knowledge, attitude, and skills to support caring for people across different languages and cultural heritages because their traditions affect decision making in health promotion, maintenance and restoration” (Murphy, 2011). The author interviews three families from different cultures: Indian Sikh, Guatemalan Catholic, and European American Christian, identifies the common health traditions based on the author’s cultural heritage and evaluates how these families subscribes to their traditions and practices.
These older people depend on advanced nursing care and help in their day to day living. In recent decades, a great deal of research has been carried out focusing on elderly people’s health and care and great diversity of health problems of older people has been found (Borglin, 2005). It has also been established that older people care can be both good and bad according to Haak (2006). Since care should be based on the needs and problems of the patient, for one to provide high quality care to the older people, he/she should be know how older people dependent on such care, describe their experiences of health and ill health and good and bad care. This paper focuses on ageing, health and well-being, factors which improve health and the quality of care given to the older dependent people.
It is the role of researchers in the health system to improve the collection and compatibility of data so as to be able to compare vital determinants of health care. Though there are serious challenges in the collection of accurate data due to such factors as differences in methodologies and age structure, this information remains vital. Gathering of data is especially paramount in light of the fact that long-term care takes place over a prolonged period of time thus requiring careful monitoring of the trends in health needs of the ageing population. Data collection initiatives should focus on aspects such as how the elderly are using the available services, the nature of support system and the changes that take place within the system, as well as the demographics of the elderly population (FECCA, 2007).
2011. This article discusses the overall impact of effective communication on the health of the elderly population. It brings out the fact that various factors influence a patients understanding and should set the tone of the physician’s conversation. The goal of the study conducted in this article is to investigate how communication is impacted by four patient characteristics; memory, sensation/perception, comprehension and interpersonal skills. These characteristics influence the decision-making process that is vital in a patient’s response to orders given by the physician such as medication compliance.
This model creates a framework to provide care for individuals in health and “in acute, chronic, or terminal illness” (Shah, Abdullah, & Khan, 2015, p. 1834). It focuses on improving basic life processes of individuals, families, groups of people; nurses see communities as holistic adaptive systems. It consists of three basic assumptions: philosophical, scientific, and cultural. And it also contains many defined concepts about the environment, health, person, goal of nursing, adaptation, focal, contextual, and residual stimuli, cognator and regulator subsystem, and stabilizer and innovator control processes (McEwen & Wills, 2014, p.
It is my opinion that appropriate health assessments are necessary to ensure a patient receives the correct treatment plan. All health assessment frameworks follow the same steps in organizing treatment, due to the wide scope of nursing disciplines there are varying focuses on these individual steps i.e. the emergency room could be more focused on the assessment in order to triage the patient. To help alleviate the patients or family members who may be distraught a health professional should take the time to expla... ... middle of paper ... ... of previous events. To conclude, reflection is a skill necessary to the efficient function of a nurse in order to identify risk factors, which can be reduced by better preparation.
According to Maizes et al, (2009), Integrative care is client centered; restoratively focused on, accentuates the beneficial association, and uses healing methods, initiating from orthodox and unconventional treatment. Integrative care centers in understanding the client as a whole and supporting lifestyle modification as well as acceptable approaches to address the illness suffered by the person. The significance of patient-centered care, patient enablement, alteration in behavior, continuousness of care, results of research, and the tasks to positive incorporation are addressed. (Maizes et al, 2009). It is important to employ the services of a knowledgeable primary health care professional for each sick client.
The population that requires care is becoming much older. High quality care is necessary for end of life. Older people have more complex problems and disabilities (Ebersole, Hess, Touhy, Jett, & Luggen, 2008). The care provided for these older adults require an established partnership between the nurse and the patient. People that have serious illnesses often receive palliative care by special medical personnel.
A variety of conceptual frameworks were used to research the aging nursing workforce. The theoretical model of Organizational and Personal Factors and Outcomes, developed by Schaefer and Moos (1991), was one context used during this review of literature. This framework suggests that the personal system as well as work stressors affect the association between the organizational system and work morale and performance (Atencio, Cohen, & Gorenberg, 2003). This model suggests that the individual system as well as work stressors influence the relationship involving the organizational scheme and work morale and performance. Occupation stressors combined with organizational and individual system factors induce coping responses and the result of retaining the older nurse (Schaefer & Moos, 1991).