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Patient Diagnosed with Hyponatremia, UTI, Confusion and Alzheimer
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PLANNING STAGE Name Course Instructor Institution Date My patient is an elderly lady aged 82. To preserve the confidentiality of the patient as provided by the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2008), I will refer her as Mrs. M. The patient who has been diagnosed with hyponatremia, UTI, confusion and Alzheimer requires proper nursing care.
Therefore, I will give a thorough analysis of Mrs. M’s condition as I plan the bathing activity and its application. My roles in caring for Mrs. M include ensuring that her dignity and privacy are upheld. More importantly, a patient centered care approach is applied. The care will focus on making the patient safe because of the risks associated with her condition. I am obliged to adhere to the legal and ethical code of conduct while caring for my patient and this includes ensuring confidentiality and respecting her. I will also play the role of ensuring that the care of the patient is documented. Cooney, A, et al. (2000) explain that the Roper -Logan-Tierney model of nursing provides that nurses must document the care that is provided to elderly patients with mental illness. This is important because it provides a point of reference that is important for the management of the patient’s condition. Furthermore, I will be responsible of reporting signs of possible deterioration of the patient’s condition. The love and belonging needs as stipulated by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs are important to the patient especially due to the fact that she lives alone. During the treatment, I will play the role of ensuring that the patient feels loved and cared for so that her social needs are achieved or met. ...
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