Canada health care system is struggling to provide quality care to the growing number of older adults in our acute and longterm care settings. This paper is a self-reflective analysis on caring for the older adult and how communication, clinical skills, and proper hygiene are essential in providing high quality care to older clients . This paper will help determine my weakness and strengths, so I can continue to grow as a Lisence Practical nurse and help Canada’s health care system.
For the purpose of maintaining confidentality, I have named my patient Mrs. Holistic in order to adhere to the code of ethics, according to the laws and regulations of College of License Practical Nurse of Newfoundland and Labrador.
One of the…show more content… Holistic took place on a long term care unit, where my patient was diagnois with a sacral fracture and leukemia. I introduced myself as a student nurse, and told her I was on a eight week clinical placement. I asked her open end questions, that essentialy gave me back ground information on Mrs. Holistic past. Throught my care for Mrs. Holistic, I found that listening and empathizing with her concerns really helped develope a therapeutic relationship. We both had a sense of humour , which alwayed helped are conversations grow. I viewed Mrs. Holistic not just a patient, but as someone mother, sister, wife and friend. I believe that this approach helps respect the client and helps facilitates trust…show more content… “Failure to attend to hand hygiene has serious consequences: it has a negative effect on patient safety and the quality of patients’ lives, as well as on their confidence in healthcare delivery. However, the prevalence of hand hygiene omission is still high” (Canadian Disease Control, 2016 p 1). Washing hands before and after patient contact seems like a simple solution to prevent the spread of bacteria between patients. But it is not as simple as it seems.According to new CDC data, “approximately one in 25 patients acquires a health care-associated infection during their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections a year. Of these, 75,000 patients die from their infections ( CDC, 2016 p 1).” Leaving a finacial burden on Canada’s health care