Clinical Integration Specialty Practice

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Running Head: CLINICAL INTERGRATION SPECIALITY PRACTICE1Clinical Integration Specialty PracticeNameInstitution
CLINICAL INTERGRATION SPECIALITY PRACTICE2AbstractThe research is about finding out the aspect of falling for the elderly and whether the medicalteams involved do their best to ensure that they prevent these falls. The research usedobservation, interviews, dialogues, and questionnaires as the primary methods of data collection.The researcher found out that the physical environment of the patients is a facilitating factor tofalling and should be implemented appropriately to favor the clients. The relationship betweenthe nurses and the sick is also a major contributing factor and institutions with good interactionshad a reduced number of falls and the vice versa. As a researcher, observing and collectinginformation from the institutions is helpful when it comes to making conclusions andrecommendation of the subject matter.IntroductionA fall in the medical context implies when an individual drops to a lower surface, usually on theground, because of unavoidable reasons. Patient Falling can happen to anyone regardless of theirage. The condition is however more frequent and dangerous to older people are they arevulnerable due to psychological factors. Falls are frequent in elderly care institutions with almost50% of the patients experiencing drops at one point of their lives[ CITATION Woo09 \l 1033 ]TheAustralian healthcare has come up with strategies to reduce the causes and impacts of falls intheir institutions as it provides the patientswith a comfortable stay. Research shows that theincreased number of patient falls amongst the older generation is due to psychologicalanticipation and it leads to a recurring condition in the individuals. Other causes can beaccidental, and this is where nurses are expected to play the most significant role and preventthem (Milat, 2011). Falls have many negative consequences including injuries, paranoia, and fearof a repeat occurrence and even death to some extents. It is, therefore, necessary to look into this
CLINICAL INTERGRATION SPECIALITY PRACTICE3issue and provide better solutions. The researcher’s experience in the venerable institutionsaround Australia involved interacting with the patients and nurses to collect information. Theleading discovery made through this research is that the ministry of health can help reduce thecases of falls for the old while in their institutions.MethodsA research process involves setting out objectives then going into the field to obtain as muchdata as possible to achieve these aims (Clemson, 2010). The researcher focused on several oldinstitutions around Australia to observe the daily activities and interactions between the patientsand health providers. The study wanted to get the opinion of both sides of the coin and thereforeheld talks with doctors and their clients. The hospital environment is more likely to have thehighest number of falls because most individuals in the setting already have health conditionsand disorders.The research took observation as the primary method of collecting data as it is dependable andnatural. It is easier to not a few things related to the study around the institution and the way thepeople behave. The researcher visited different rooms like the wards, dining areas, washroomsand the outdoor environment. It was essential to take note of a few things like the design of thespaces, the lighting, floors, stairs, and other areas to examine their influence on the study (Oliver,2010). Another observation was closely watching the doctor’s and nurse’s behaviors towardstheir patients and how the two related on a regular basis.It was also essential to ask the parties involved a few questions and got the perspective of each.Interviews, questionnaires and random talks and discussions gave most of the information usedto make this study a success. The research observations, reviews, and interviews provide the
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