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Patient Centered Care

  • Date Submitted: 07/06/2014 08:51 PM
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Different governmental policies endorse nurses to use each and every reachable chance to encourage the health and wellbeing of patients (Department of Health 2010). Nurses enjoy a unique and distinct connection with patients, which promotes trust that patients can have in nurses. Therefore, it is the essential duty of nurses that they should use their powers and trust to inspire behavioural change in the patients who have poor health due to their unhealthy behaviour about themselves. The most important way for this purpose is to empower the patients by involving them in their care plan. The involvement in any kind of decision making activities and plans will bring positive change in the behavioural response of the patient in health related matters. Moreover, effective problem solving decision and strategies making skill derived from a strong basis of information are behaviours expected from nurses that require to be grown during their professional education. The goal of this assignment is to offer needs or problems orientated approach to care using a nursing process (Taylor 2000).
In this case study, a problem solving approach is used for assessing, analyzing, planning, implanting and evaluating the patient’s problem. The problem of a patient is recognised following a thorough assessment, and then plans are made for her care and implemented and evaluated for the achieved outcomes from the intervention given.
Case Study
Mrs Thomas was a 70 year old widowed female living alone in a bungalow which was controlled by the warden. She had 3 children who are all married; however one of them lived in close proximity and also visited often. She was admitted to the Medical Assessment Unit following a fall in her home and was managed using a problem solving approach.
Problem Solving Approach
Fraser (2003) defines a clinical problem-solving approach as a process in which a practitioner extracts pertinent and particular information obtained from patients to...


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