Role of Nurses: A Re-look of their Role in Bipolar Disorder Care 15 2.4. Role of Organisations in the Care of Patients with Bipolar Disorder: A Welcome Development 18 Chapter 3 Findings and Discussion 19 3.0. Introduction 19 3.1. Findings and Discussion 20 3.1.1. Bipolar Disorder: An Old Disease with New Approach 20 3.1.2. The Nature of Holistic and Collaborative Treatment Approach (HCTA) for Bipolar Disorder 21 3.1.3. HCTA and Nurses’ Role 22 3.1.4. HCTA and Organisations Servicing Bipolar Patients 23 Chapter 4 Conclusion and Recommendation 24 4.0. Conclusion 24 4.1. Recommendations 25 References 27 Appendix 1 30 Abstract Bipolar Affective Disorder (BD) is an ancient disease that is given new understanding and contemporary approaches to treatment. The interplay of psychosocial factors and physiological elements in the understanding and treatment of BD is crucial. In this context, treatment of BD ought to be approached from holistic and collaborative perspective. Considering the significance of gaining further understanding of bipolar disorder, this research intends to conceptually clarify the concept of holistic and collaborative treatment approach of BD. Likewise, it seeks to determine the role of nurses in the holistic and collaborative treatment approach of BD. Finally, it aims to identify the role of organisations in the holistic and collaborative treatment approach of BD. ...
In order to attain the aims of this research and address the questions of this study, a documentary analysis had been conducted. Some of the findings of the research are: 1) Bipolar disorder is an ancient disease that is given a new look. 2) Nurses hold a crucial and central role in the management and treatment of BD. 3) Organisations rendering service to bipolar patients are laudable institutions that need to spread across the globe to address BD. Chapter 1 Introduction 1.0. Introduction Bipolar Affective Disorder (BD) is an ancient disease that is given new understanding and contemporary approaches to treatment (Thomas, 2004). Bipolar disorder is characterised by chronic and recurrent marked mood instability (Crowe et al, 2010). The episodes are normally intense, varying in degree with extreme highs and lows that are often intermingled, thus creating mixed states, a hybrid of symptoms, which in turn, makes it difficult for an easy categorisation of BD (Frank et al., 2000). Thus, despite the new look of BD as a result of the identification of the various types of mania comprising the spectrum of BD (Akiskal, 2009), the easy categorisation and labelling of bipolar disorder is still a challenge (Crowe et al., 2010). Nonetheless, it is deemed essential that an appropriate characterization of the mania the patient is experiencing be provided in order to give the proper treatment that is required by the patient facing this illness (Akiskal 2002, 2009; Thomas, 2004). The need for ‘proper treatment’ for bipolar disorder is crucial because BD is now ranked fourth in the global burden of disease as a leading of cause of disability (WHO 2010). An important development in the treatment of BD is the
Holistic and Collaborative Treatment Approach: A Possible Approach that May Reduce Nonadherence to Medication of Patients with Bipolar Disorder Contents Contents 1 Chapter 1 Introduction 3 1.0. Introduction 3 1.2. Aims of the Research 4 1.3. Research Question 4 1.4…
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