ICU nurses are the first ones to notice when a patient’s condition is not improving despite all the interventions. Oftentimes, some doctors will continue treatments and will not yet discuss the poor prognosis either with patients or their families. Problem When I experience the challenge of dealing with the end-of-life issues, I always wonder how we can all work together and communicate better to improve the dilemma. In this research, I will be looking for answers to the following clinical questions: 1. Why effective communication is important between doctors and nurses in the ICU.
He said that low staff levels and inadequate training are the most common contributors of elderly abuse. There are problems resulting from these factors. Firstly, some nursing homes do not have enough staff members and the only option that they have is to overload the work for nurses, causing an increase in work hours and high number of residents per staff. Secondly, inadequate training is a significant factor because when newly graduated nurses start working in nursing homes, they do not have the appropriate training on what to do to take care of an elderly person (Bern-Klug and Sabri, 2012). For example, in cases where the client is having a seizure, of bathing the resident, or reacting to medical emergencies, these newly graduated nurses are not trained in the rights of the elderly adult.
When the parents have an understanding of these topics before discharge it can largely reduce their natural anxiety accompanied with the transition to parenthood. Health teaching for new parents is seen as such an important aspect of care on post-partum floors it is actually a necessary component that needs to be covered before the hospital can discharge the patients. At the moment the strategies most hospitals use in Durham Region are Video’s and Parenting Booklets that are primarily based in the English Language. In such a culturally diverse region this becomes a barrier to providing the health teaching to patients who do not speak English as a first language (ESL). This reflection will explore the challenges I faced when providing health teaching to an ESL patient as well as the importance of health teaching in the post-partum area.
Patients with LEP frequently delay initial medical care, avoid follow-up, and are often noncompliant with treatment recommendations (Flores et al., 2003). This can cause deleterious consequences for the LEP population, including misdiagnosis and medical errors. Poor communication can ultimately lead to an increase in litigation for medical providers (Diamond & Jacobs, 2010). The LEP population is in need of quality medical care, since many of these patients are not in the best health (Flores et al., 2003). Yet, most patients are still not provided with a translator (Flores, 2006).
Mental health issues due to unemployment, is most common amongst women (Ethnic community’s council of Victoria (ECCC), 2009). As well as poor Health literacy skills, refugees who arrive in Australia do not have the basic understanding of the types of health services available and not aware of the factors that can influence their health (CareSearch, 2014). Most refugees have a limited health literacy, especially older adults and those with low education levels (Ethnic community’s council of Victoria (ECCV), 2012). This leads to chronic conditions such as Tuberculosis (CareSearch,
It is also going to explore on those patients with DNR (Do not Resuscitate) orders and advance directives. Health and mental status of terminally ill patients Terminal illnesses like cancer, HIV, Ebola Hemorrhagic fever and Lesch-Nyhan syndrome deteriorate the health of the patient to a point of no return. They also cause a lot of pain to the patient. When these patients health deteriorates, their capacity to make sound decision is compromised. Poor health leads to deficiency of minerals that help in thinking, a condition which greatly reduces the capability of decision making.
Per a... ... middle of paper ... ... was met with the challenge of participant dropout. A third of the participants did not participate in the second data collection. One could argue that this high percentage skewed data outcomes although the scholars migrated for this disparity. The findings from this study suggested that predictors of mortality rate were related to one accepting God’s unconditional forgiveness but unwilling or unable to give that same unconditional forgiveness to others. Moreover, conditional forgiveness of other remained a significant predictor of mortality even when religiosity, social demographical, and health were controlled for.
In "right to die" situations the doctors seem to be getting too involved in compassion and passions with their patients. We need to stay focused on what our jobs are and what we are promoting which is to provide healthcare and its services to members of the communities. Counselors are also treating some of their clients with no authorization of the values and beliefs they have. On the other hand, there are some staff members within the hospital who refuse to serve patients unless they have confirmed insurance coverage. If a patient is to pass away because of unauthorized decisions, this can cause a stir with the media as well as with current or future patients in the community.
Legal nurse consultants play a pivotal role not only in translating medical records but in identifying their legal significance, including standards of care, causation and damages. But even LNCs can have trouble interpreting records when the handwritten documentation is illegible. As nurses, we've all had to deal with physicians and others who have really bad handwriting. In a clinical situation, the nurse can speak with the physician to ask for clarification of, say, orders that are illegible. It's not as easy once a lawsuit is being contemplated or has been filed.
There are 126 Ontario ERs and Urgent Care Centres with an average of 4 - 6 hours of wait time. Total time spent in ER = the moment you arrive and register, to the point in which you are discharged ... ... middle of paper ... ...ct is assuring to other people that it is safe and easy to use. Making the individual unit small, this will make people who get uneasy with doctors (white coats syndrome) to be more relaxed while being treated. The software will have to be licenced to the business(s), and the coding will be encrypted to ensure maximum security to patients private medical information. Direct selling.