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...Patient’s (or Patients Complaints in London NHS Hospitals and Ways to Minimize this Complaints Insert Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Acknowledgement 4 Abstract 5 Chapter 1 6 Introduction 6 1.1 Background 6 1.2 The Concept of Patient Complaints 8 Chapter 2 14 Methodology 14 2.1 Introduction 14 2.1 Aims and Objectives 15 2.3 Data collection process 19 2.4 Process for data analysis 19 2.5 Results 19 2.6 Conclusion 21 Chapter 3 21 Literature review 21 3.1 Introduction 21 3.2 Major Themes 22 Chapter 4 25 Discussion 25 4.1 Introduction 25 4.3 Strengths and Weaknesses 27 4.4 Policy and Research Implications 28 References 30 Acknowledgement I would like to thank Krishna Regmi, my supervisor... ?Major...
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Patients History
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...PATIENT'S HISTORY "A Guide to Taking a Patient's History A Journal Critique In APA Style (NAME) (UNIVERSITY) A Guide to 2 This critique is on a journal entitled "A Guide to Taking a Patient's History" which was authored by Hilary Lloyd and Stephen Craig, both lecturers in Nursing at City Hospitals Sunderland and Northumbria University, respectively. This was published in the Nursing Standard last December 2007. This journal aimed to give its readers a framework on how to take a comprehensive & well-executed subjective assessment or history-taking of a patient, outlining the different processes and tackling the many areas that should be taken... A Guide to Running head: A GUIDE TO TAKING A...
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Patients saftey
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...PATIENT SAFETY Patient Safety of the of the Patient Safety Introduction Providing safe care is the number one priority of health-care professionals. Safe care is associated with procedural efficiency, implementation of evidence-based standards and the use of tools designed to reduce the likelihood of medical error (such as computerized medication orders and bar-coded patient identification (e.g. Patterson et al. 2006, Press). Overall, there is good agreement that stress at work contributes to impaired health and well-being (e.g. Semmer et al. 2005a, 2). The association between work stress and safety (e.g. patient safety) is less well understood. It does seem likely, however, that, under... Running Head:...
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Difficult Patients and History Patients
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...Patients and History Patients and Taking Medical Histories this will be a lesson plan identifying strategies to deal with difficult patients when collecting family history. Many patients in a clinical environment will either be unwilling or unable to provide family history in cogent ways, and nurses will have to learn how to cope with that. Section 1: Educational Need Nurses have to learn a great deal on the job and from their own or from other nurses experience. However, they should also be prepared as well as possible before unleashed on the public. Furthermore, many attempts at giving experience in a classroom setting fail because of unrealistic situations: things... Prof’s Lesson Plan: Difficult...
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Elderly Patients and Malnutrition
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...Patients and Malnutrition The overwhelming cases of malnutrition in the UK have led the government and health care professionals to dedicateserious efforts to alleviate the prevalence and risk especially among the elderly. Several proposals have been made in the current literature to stop malnutrition, particularly in the hospital setting. Nevertheless, the problem continues to worsen as the elderly population continues to increase in the 21st century. This paper provides an overview of current studies and approaches to fight malnutrition among elderly patients in hospitals. Several articles from scholarly journals from the 90s through the present were reviewed to assess which of the current...
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Infection among Burn Patients
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...Patients Problem Identification Infection is a major issue among burn patients. Controlling it is also a significant challenge among nurses and other health care professionals. In the US, on an annual basis, about 500,000 individuals seek treatment for burns. Among these individuals, 40,000 are often hospitalized for their injuries, with about 25,000 of these patients being admitted to specialized burn centers (Murray, 2011). On the average, about 4,000 individuals perish from fire and burns year after year, and of these, 3500 deaths are attributed to residential fires, and the rest are caused by motor vehicle accidents, electrical injuries, chemical exposures, hot-liquids... Infection among Burn...
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Home bound geriatric patients
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...Patients Homebound geriatric patients are elderly patients who, due to their limited mobility and many frailties, are consigned to the homes. The homebound elderly patients often suffer from loneliness. They also tend to be very dependent. Due to their physical disabilities (due to stroke, amputation, chronic lung disease, or arthritis), they keep to their homes, and consequently, are “cognitively or emotionally disabled (due to dementia or depression), afraid or ashamed to socialize (due to incontinence, falls, deafness or blindness), or unable to use public transportation” (Stillman, 2007). Homebound geriatric patients often live in senior apartment housing or sometimes... Homebound Geriatric...
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Constipation in Stroke patients
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...patients. The project uses information gathered via interviews, questioners, and diverse academic publications. The research was conducted in nine Sussex Health Care homes. Four patient groups were represented: learning disabilities, elderly, mentally ill, and young disabled. Key Words Nursing discipline: Stroke and Constipation, Sussex Methodology: Interview, Questionnaire. Area of interest: Care of elderly. Summary of Project This project aims to assess the early recognition of constipation in patients suffering from stroke. Among the objectives is to educate nurses through focused education sessions on the effects of constipation using... of Project The project runs under the “Constipation in Stroke...
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Managing Acute Myeloid Patients
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...Patients Introduction Acute myeloid leukemia is the most prevalent leukemia in adults. It is affects white blood cells and therefore impairs the body’s self-defence. Some of the condition’s causes are exposure to toxics from smoking, applicable chemicals in chemotherapy and effects of radiations. I, in this paper, propose a dissertation on suitable care measures for elderly acute myeloid leukemia outpatients. The nature of acute myeloid leukemia identifies its significance as a healthcare problem and the need efficient management towards better social welfare. Managing the leukemia among the elderly population, which reports the highest prevalence rate, however remains... Managing Acute Myeloid...
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Patients as consumers
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...patients as consumers? A patient’s level of awareness regarding a disease, its symptoms, and available treatment options significantly affects the quality and efficiency of treatment that a health care professional can deliver. Apart from patients’ rights and the health care providers’ obligation, the above mentioned reasons make delivery of patient information all the more mandatory. Health care has become a national priority and an active and involved patient can help in better outcome by participating with the health care team. "Patient safety is an overriding health care issue. With information... What obligations do health care insurers and health care providers have in meeting the right-to-know of...
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DNR Surgical Patients
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...Patient Perspectives The content of the journal article is very much relevant and applicable to my anesthesia practice because it discusses the different preferences of patients in terms of how DNR orders would be carried out in their name and for their welfare. It is applicable to my practice because it points out how important it is for me to be vigilant about patient’s preferences and on possible options in carrying out a DNR order. The article is also applicable to my anesthesia practice because it discusses different possible scenarios which may be encountered in the practice. It also discusses the legal and moral implications... Article: Do Not Resuscitate Orders in the Perioperative Period:...
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Violence in schizophrenic patients
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...patients of Schizophrenia convicted of serious offences with substance abuse and without substance abuse and the level of violence of violent non-schizophrenic convicted of serious offenses with and without substance abuse. Previous studies have found that the use of certain substances such as butorphanol leads patients of schizophrenia to later episodes of violent behaviors. To determine if violence is related to substance abuse in patients of schizophrenia we designed a 2x2 Factorial design and compared different levels of aggression in 100 convicted patients of schizophrenia and 100... Schizophrenia'pg Violence in Schizophrenia College Schizophrenia'pg. 2 This study examines the level of violence in...
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Diabetic patients with depression
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...patient. Depression is one of the psychological issues suffered by patients with diabetes, especially as they have difficulties in coping with the changes in the quality of their life, and have to bear the physical impact of the disease. Recent thinking suggests that underlying physiological complications associated with the diabetic condition may contribute to the development of depression. This paper shall seek to establish further the connection between depression and diabetes, detailing the physiological aspects as well... Diabetes has become one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. Its impact has also been considered significant due to its impact on the quality of life of the diabetic...
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Trends of Diabetic Patients
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...Patient Task Introduction The significance of finding credible sources for patients and doctors is in comprehension of trends in health issues concerning patients suffering from diabetics, since the information acknowledged on health is remarkably useful, empowering for an individual to make apt health decisions. Health information is presently changing; hence, finding credible health sources edifies an individual on the current changing issues in the sector. Next, a person is able to learn and get concepts on the diagnosis for an appropriate substantial treatment required (Hoehner et al). Credible sources are important since they are accessed by innumerable individuals within... ? Trends of Diabetic...
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Pain in unresponsive patients
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...patients Aims The word pain likely originated from the Latin word poena, meaning punishment. Pain is very common in several pathological conditions including, but not restricted to, trauma, surgery, malignancy, and end of life. Pain management is a major challenge, and especially complicated in patients who are unable to communicate verbally or effectively e.g., pediatric, intubated, sedated, critically ill or end-of-life patients. Studies are lacking on pain assessment in such patients and, therefore, pain often remains inadequately treated in unresponsive patients. A contributing factor for this could be that the various pain scales available for noncommunicative patients... Pain in unresponsive...
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Exercise in Cancer patients
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...Patients Introduction While the diagnoses among chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent among Americans today, it is imperative for our society to continue researching the most effective methods in treating and preventing these various diseases. Cancer, being one of the highest causes of death in the U.S today, is a chronic disease that needs to be further assessed in how it can be successfully treated. In the past, many believed the best treatment for cancer patients included rest and reduced physical activity; however, today, as more research is being conducted, many are finding and figuring out... the various health benefits connected to engaging in physical activity within those who...
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Patients in Pain
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...PATIENTS IN PAIN Patients in pain Evidence based practice paper regarding the single study research "The challenge of caring for patients in pain: from the nurse's perspective. Appraisal Questions for a Single Study Research Report Introduction This research study is aimed at investigating why the nursing process for hospitalized patients in pain remains poor in spite of a wider knowledge base, advancements in technological as well as a wealth of research on such patients. The study population size will be made up of 249 nurses with at least two years of nursing experience working with adult medical and surgical inpatients ward. The study findings are however applicable to any nurse... ?Running Head:...
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Should patients have choice
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...Patients Have choice Consumers are becoming more involved in their care. Over the past 30 years, sources of medical information have proliferated, and the population in the countries like United States and United Kingdom has become increasingly better educated about their health care options. Medical suppliers, like pharmaceutical companies, are advertising directly to consumers, rather than to health professionals, since consumers are making more choices regarding their care and exerting greater influence on payers. The consumer movement in health care is still in its infancy, but the power that it will bring to bear on the system will be profound... assigned...
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Patients with Dementia
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...Patients with Dementia Dementia (from Latin demens) is progressive decline in brain's cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language and problem solving, although particularly in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be confused in time (not knowing what day, week, month or year it is), place (not knowing where they are) and person (not knowing who they are) (Wikipedia, 2005). As the symptoms of Dementia further develop, the patient will begin to lose his mentalfunctions. Legal issues then arise concerning his capacity... Legal and Ethical Issues on...
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Doctors and patients
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...patient and that of the doctor. The patient happens to be the narrator of the story and told the story from a first-person account of the horrors surrounding the mental ailment of depression and a slow descent into insanity. The author gives a thinly-disguised autobiographical account of her sickness, how the people around her had responded to her predicament... , such as her husband and her sister-in-law, while giving a dispassionate account of the shapes she supposedly found in the wallpaper of the room where she is confined. The other viewpoint in this story is the reaction of her doctor-husband, who took the rather nonchalant view of her ailment and considers her sickness to be the product...
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Advocating for Patients
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...Patients When treating a patient with a suspicious injury or illness, what is the level of responsibility a nurse has in advocating for that patient? What if there is the possibility of substance abuse or domestic violence? How would these factors affect the patient’s treatment? What are the ethical dilemmas apparent in dealing with patient’s suffering from more than just illness? How would you handle the situation? Please answer the following: What are some ways in which nurses in your work setting could fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to advocate for patients with suspicious injuries or illnesses? One way to deal with the patients in such a situation is to report... Advocating For...
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Patients Consent for Surgery
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...patient's consent for surgery A patient is required by law to give consent before any surgical (or non surgical) procedure can take place. Consent as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is to "Express willingness, give permission, agree." (Concise Oxford Dictionary pg 244). It can be verbal or nonverbal but in a court of law written/signed consent is usually allowed as valid evidence. It is well recognized that nurses should obtain the consent of a patient prior... This paper critically analyses consent and the theatre nurse's role. The paper also discusses why consent is needed prior to surgery and goes on to discuss the entire process including problems and issues. Theatre nurse's role in pat...
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Psychosocial Needs of Patients
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...patient you have cared for in your placement and include a related publicpolicy. Introduction In care experiences, it is often said that for each physiological response, there is a psychological response. The emotional response to suffering and illness is a fact in all care settings, and this arises from the well-established mind-body-spirit connection. In that sense, all physiological responses in a disease state has some psychological component that must be considered during any care. All care professionals recognise the importance of addressing the stress of illness throughout any patient journey in any clinical event... Psychosocial Write a 2500 essay on the psychological and social needs of a...
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Intervention plan for diabetic patients
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...Patients Intervention Plan for Diabetic Patients Diabetes requires a sound intervention plan to ensure the patients do not succumb to the condition. Several intervention methods are available for the management of both types one and two diabetes. Upon diagnosis with either type of diabetes, it is vital that a patient enroll on a plan for the management of the condition. The intervention plans are adjustable based on the age and condition of the patients. Some of the strategies for the management of diabetes are nutritional, physical activity, monitoring of glucose levels and adhering to the treatment regimen. Nutrition is the most important factor for diabetic patients... Intervention Plan for Diabetic...
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Patients Like Me: An Online Community of Patients
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...Patients Like Me: An Online Community of Patients – Company Analysis A. Essential case facts Patients Like Me is an online community of patients whose founders are James Heywood, the current Chairman, Ben Heywood, who is the current President of the company, and Jeff Cole. The company was developed from a personal passion during the time when the Heywood’s elder brother was suffering from the ALS or the Lou Gehrig’s disease. Patients Like Me has fifteen communities of patients that are made up of more than 80,000 patients who are engaged in discussions revolving around...
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Depression effects in cancer patients
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...patients al Affiliation Review of alleviating depression in cancer patients Depression is a persistent depressive disorder whose risk is normally high in cancer patients. Cancer is normally a disease that comes about when abnormal cells in a human body divides and multiplies with no control. This happens when extra cells that are not required by the body continue to multiply forming a mass often referred to as a tumor which can either be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are usually not cancerous while the malignant ones are cancerous. The cancer cells’ development isn’t restricted to any part of the body and can form anywhere and be transferred through... Review of alleviating depression in cancer...
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Leaders Obligation When Discharging Patients
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...Patients Leaders Obligation When Discharging Patients My obligation as a leader in this situation is to ensure a timely discharge of patients according to protocols and guidelines and secure the best outcomes possible. There is need to ensure passable communication between practitioners, patients, and their families to agree on the person responsible for specific actions and settle on the process and timing of discharge. Another obligation is to help patients who are not in a position to make such a decision (Wong, Yam, Cheung, Leung, Chan, Wong, and Yeoh, 2011). There are diverse influences related to this issue. From a social perspective, timely discharge may... Leaders Obligation When Discharging...
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Healthcare Decisions for Capacitated Patients
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...Patients Healthcare Decisions for Capacitated Patients More than often, health care practitioners are faced with challenges when making decisions for capacitated patients. In most cases, the elderly capacitated patients are considered more likely to lack either adequate present emotional or cognitive ability to express or make personal autonomous decisions. Likewise, people unable to grant informed consent include mentally retarded adults, newborns, and children as they are deemed not fit to give consent to their health care. As a result, their health care decisions are usually made by surrogates based on the best interest in the patient’s values and preferences... ? Healthcare Decisions for Capacitated...
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Community care of mental patients
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...patients, weaknesses in the development of an effective system and community and budgetary constraints making it difficult to fund community based services appropriate for mental patients. As far as the definition of community care goes it refers to the participation of external forces to care for the mentally ill and the impact it has on their treatment. These forces can be legal, social, based on the relationship to the mentally ill individual... or purely based on providing a professional service to aid in their betterment. The community care of mentally ill patients faces numerous social and legal weaknesses in terms of developing a system which makes treatment for these...
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Care of Patients with Dementia
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...Patients with Dementia Dementia is a haunting problem amongst elderly and they need long term care (Dewing, 2001) They can also get frequently get admitted to acute care settings for other health problems like fever, gastroenteritis and heart disease and thus, nurses and other health professionals who deal with elderly population, both in long term and acute care settings must possess an awareness of management of patients with dementia (Nolan and Tolson, 2000). Research has shown that most hospital nurses do not have the expertise to handle behavioural disturbances like dementia which are mostly managed in mental health wards. It is yet unclear whether, despite abundant literature... on the...
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Pain Management and Cancer Patients
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...patients – A systematic Review Pain is a common, though not universal, complaint of patients afflicted with cancer. Aboutone-third of those undergoing treatment for cancer experience pain (Moynihan, 2009) and nearly two-thirds of those with advanced form of cancers (Green et al., 2010). The pain could be induced by the malignant disease and/or its therapy. It is a major health care problem due to the largely held belief that a highly painful death is inescapable in cancer which contributes to the patients’ anxiety. Such misconceptions, besides giving rise to an enhanced sense of ill-being in the patients, jeopardise effective pain control and disrupt the quality of life... Pain management and cancer...
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POEMS ABOUT DOCTORS AND PATIENTS
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...Patients affiliation: Dannie Abse, "Case History Through the use antonomasia, the audience is in a position to find out what the first character is like within the poem. Through the use of antonomasia, the author of the poem uses words such as dispensary to refer to some of the drugs that are harmful to the patients. 2. The list does have an implication in that it does clarify on issues about doctor-patient relationship and on how some doctors treat their patients. 3. The revision of the last two lines of the fourth stanza affects the theme of the poem in that they do help to stress the point portrayed in the four stanzas. This ensures that the readers do grasp the content... Poems about Doctors and...
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Communicating with Depressed Elderly Patients
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...patients generally endure mild memory lapses and dawdling mental activities, both circumstances resulting from physical causes. As soon as depression develops beyond this mild brain dysfunction, the outcome frequently appears to be an advanced case of dementia... Depression and the Elderly: A Communicative Approach I. Depression in Late Life Depression is an abnormal reaction to life circumstances and absolutely not a normal functioning of the aging process. On the contrary, a good number of older people feel fulfilled and contented with their lives. However, it is established that late life is obviously a period of substantial losses. People more than sixty confront losing a lot of essential aspects of...
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Nutrition Support of Hospitalized Patients
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...patients. It has been indicated that at the time of admission to a hospital 40% of the adult patients are compromised with their nutrition. About two-thirds of all patients encounter deterioration during their treatment in the hospitals. This is more so when the patients are acutely ill since in acute illness, the metabolic rates are enhanced, and there may be an element of impaired utilisation of nutritional substrates based on the baseline condition. It has been observed that due to different priority of treatment and management strategies... Indications and Contraindications of Nutrition Support in the Critically Ill Adult Introduction Malnutrition is known to be a common problem in all hospitalized...
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Patients as Health Care Consumers
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...Patients as Health Care Consumers Patients as Health Care Consumers Introduction The concept of consumerism was initially applied United Kingdom’s health care users between late 1970s and early 1980s. This was upon introduction, by the then conservative government, of policies a number of policies based on consumerist requirements. Health care consumer refers to any potential or actual recipient of health care and health services. This is more or less the same as the case of a consumer who is any individual who purchases products or services for the intent of personal use and not for resale or manufacture (Thorogood 1992:28). Like a consumer who makes decisions on whether to buy a commodity... ? Patients ...
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Tuberculosis in HIV infected patients
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...Patients Tuberculosis in HIV Patients Introduction HIV-AIDS is one of the major health issues plaguing our society. Along with cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases, HIV-AIDS is a chronic health issue which medicine has yet to cure. Hence, its management is only in relation to its symptoms and separate signs, when and as they manifest. Due to the compromised immune systems of HIV-AIDS patients, they are very much vulnerable to opportunistic infections, including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and similar infections. This paper shall discuss tuberculosis among HIV patients, including its management, and expected patient outcomes. Discussion According to the US Centers for Disease... ? Tuberculosis in HIV...
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Families of Patients with Asthma
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...patients with Asthma" Clinical question: Does education of the patient and the family in self-care management result in improved healthand functional status in adult asthmatics The question broken into the PICO format yields the following search format: P= adult asthmatics, I= asthma education of patient and family C= no formal education program, and O= improved health and functional status. The search via the MEDLINE database through http://www.pubmed.gov was conducted in the PICO format. Keywords "asthma education" for the "I" in the PICO format was entered into the search box, and yielded 5483 articles. The next step in the search conducted was "improved asthma control" to isolate... "Families of...
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Underlying depression in orthopedic patients
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...Patients Problems Depression in orthopaedic patient are overlooked and seldom treated because of the misconception that it will eventually recovered by the patient itself. This maybe true to other cases but there are some who really needs special attention by their doctors and nurses so that it will not lead to a more serious problem such as suicide. Depression occurs not only in adult orthopaedic patients but with children as well. The purpose of this paper is to identify the role of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers in the orthopedic department with regard to how we identify depression, and what needs to be done to thoroughly recognize these cases... Underlying Depression in Orthopedic...
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Individualising Cancer Patients Treatment Plan
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...patients' treatment plan Introduction The ultimate goal for oncologists is to individualise each patient's treatment plan. How realistic this goal is remains to be determined. Currently in the UK, many cancer treatment plans have not been individualised. This paper investigates the approach of cancer treatment in the UK and the need of individualising each patient's plan. The UK cancer treatment In the UK, many cancer patients undergo a 'trial and error' treatment and dosage adjustment approach. This is very dangerous since some drugs can be fatal to patients who have particular genotypes. Another great challenge is that many regimens have numerous drugs with whose toxicities... Individualising cancer...
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Cna care for dementia patients
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...Patients with Dementia Dementia is a haunting problem amongst elderly and they need long term care (Dewing, 2001) They can also get frequently get admitted to acute care settings for other health problems like fever, gastroenteritis and heart disease and thus, nurses and other health professionals who deal with elderly population, both in long term and acute care settings must possess an awareness of management of patients with dementia (Nolan and Tolson, 2000). Research has shown that most hospital nurses do not have the expertise to handle behavioural disturbances like dementia which are mostly managed in mental health wards. It is yet unclear whether, despite abundant literature... on the...
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Teaching Swallowing to Dysphagia Patients
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...Patients Teaching Swallowing To Dysphagia Patients Patient condition The patient is a 95 year old living at JML and undergoing Dysphagia II with no smoking, alcohol or drug use history. She was hospitalized due to UTI, HTN, AFIB, diverticulitis, GERD and sepsis. The previous and present diagnosis indicates fever, shortness of breath, decrease appetite and increase chest congestion. The patient presents signs of aspiration, particularly coughing and choking when eating or drinking. Patient produces “drenched” and “gurgled” vocal quality sounds during meals due to amplified congestion following oral intake. Patient also experiences slothfulness when eating... ligation in the past. Chest X-ray...
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Medical Technology and Patients Safety
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...Patients Safety Is Compromised With The Use Of Medical Devices. Medical technology has undergone a sea change in the last two decades. With the aid of these, the previously fatal conditions are no longer fatal, and technological expertise applied through innovative devices now can do wonders. Consequently medical devices have become important parts of deliverables in medical care. With these, the critical care medicine has become very technically wonderful, but it is becoming increasingly dependent on medical devices and in many cases, the result is very promising in the sense that health of the individual and life of a critically ill person are saved by the use of these...
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Pulmonary Reabilitation in COPD Patients
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...patients with COPD NAME CLASS Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe chronic bronchitis or emphysema (commonly both) and the resultant narrowing of the airways (Lundback et al, 2003). COPD is characterized by limited air flow into (and out of) the lungs, which can lead to shortness of breath and rhonchi. COPD is commonly caused by noxious air particles from smoking, and is a destructive disease for the sufferers, particularly when it limits physical activity (Fabbri & Herd, 2003). There are a number... ? Compare and contrast the outcome differences between an outpatient hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program and a home-care pulmonary rehabilitation program in...
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Neuropathies in the Older Patients
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...patient Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe disorders of the peripheral nervous system. The disorders have animpact on the axon and/or myelin sheath1, whose key function is increasing the speed of transmission of nerve impulses. According to Gray’s Anatomy, the peripheral nervous system is made up of a series of nerves connecting the central nervous system that is, the brain and the spinal cord to various tissues e.g., muscles and skin, and internal organs. The peripheral nerves consist of the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves, each peripheral nerve performing a specific function. Hence, any injury to or disease of the peripheral nervous system could result... ?Neuropathies in the older...
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The patients of eating disorders
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...patients of eating disorders. To achieve this, the researchers conducted... instructions Two kinds of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In anorexia nervosa, an individual extremely conscious about excessive weight in spite of being far underweight, and thus continues starvation. In bulimia nervosa, an individual does binge eating and follows that with vomiting. Adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa are at great risk of heart damage and if they are not treated, up to 15 per cent of them die (Wang and Brownell, 2005). Stein et al. (2013) carried out a research to study the association between the attitudes related to life and death with suicidal behavior in the patients ...
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Specific patients Case Management (Instruction Below, and patients info faxed)
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...Patient with Complex Health Problems A. Introduction Mrs. X is a pleasant 70-year-old married woman admitted in the hospital at around 11.30 a.m. of February 20, 2009 with chief complaints of exhaustion, musculoskeletal weakness, clinical neuropathic symptomatology, and difficulty with ambulation and in performing activities of daily living. Mrs. X has three supportive children and had worked as a bank employee. Heredo-familial background revealed that her mother died at the age of 36 after an exploratory surgery and who was found to have cancer at that time. While on her paternal side, the status of medical issues of her father is unknown. Below is an illustration... Prof.’s Case Management for...
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Turning patients every 2 hours
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...Patients Every 2 Hours Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Nurses’ Personal and Professional Factors? Introduction/Summary The key issue that can be recognized in the selected article is understanding the affiliation between individual as well as professional aspects of nurses and evidence-based nursing activities. From the review of the article, it can be apparently observed that similar to other health-oriented occupations, nursing has shifted from traditional intuition oriented paradigm to evidence oriented practices. The article depicted a cross sectional survey on sample of 243 nurses in Northern Israel for comprehending the interrelation between contextual variables... ? Turning...
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Nurses Communication with Diverse Patients
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...Patients: The Role of Religious Belief Nurses are the health care providers to culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings and it can be said that professional nursing is an art and applied science. Effective communication is one of the most essential and fundamental element of nursing and is regarded as an integral part in good quality patient focused nursing care (Booth et al., 1999, Dunn 1991). There are several researchers who have emphasized on the needs of education that address communication skills of nurses (Smith 1983, Burnard and Morrison 1991, Suikkala and Leino-Kilpi 2001). In health care, there is a correlation between the quality... of patient care,...
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Picot Question In Hospital Patients
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...Patients Introduction There is a big difference between the use of specialty beds, dry visco-elasticpolymer bed, and the standard beds for the patients with limited mobility especially with regard to pressure ulcers. The foam outlays on the specialty tables reduce the vulnerability to pressure ulcers compared to the standard beds, which lack such comfort. The specialty bed also has a visco-elastic polymer foam mattress, which absorbs energy hence preventing pressure ulcer as compared to the standard beds. The specialty beds provide extra relief through the use of technology in the creation of dynamic surfaces. This accommodates the patients who have limited mobility hence... ? Picot Question In Hospital...
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Occupational Therapy for Dementia Patients
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...Patient with Alzheimer's Disease I. of Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms (Client Factors) and Prognosis of Alzheimer disease and Interventions Etiology and Pathomechanics of Occupational Therapy The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer disease (AD). AD develops because of accumulation of clusters of proteins in the brain which lead to its destruction (Lyons,2008). AD is not detected at once because it takes many years for changes in the brain to show symptoms of AD. Problems associated with dementia are lost in independence, initiative and participation in social activities (Medical News Today, 2006). A person stricken with AD developed problems with memory and cannot... Occupational Therapy for...
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