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NURSING ASSIGNMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................3Palliative Strategy for breathlessness..........................................................................................3Palliative Strategy for depression................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONPalliative care is a type of care that is provided to terminally ill patients as well as to theirfamily members. Such type of service and care is provided by specific specific health careorganization. This type of care can began at any time of the illness i.e. it can either begin at thetime of diagnosis or at the time of treatment. This treatment helps the patient in getting relievedfrom the illness so that their quality of life can be improved(Kelley & Morrison, 2015). Thisassignment is on a case study about Mrs Brown who is suffering from acute breathlessness,coughing and has been admitted to the hospitals because of COPD. She has been adviced forpalliative care because of her illness. In this assignment two priority musing strategies for MrsBrown will be discussed which will help in managing her illness.MAIN BODYMrs Brown is a 62 years old retired women who lives with her husband who suffers fromacute breathlessness. Her condition is not improving and recently she was admitted to thehospitals due to morning coughing and short breathlessness with rhinorrhoea. Her GP hasadvised her has mentioned her to move towards a palliative approach. This approach main aim isto provide individuals with life-limiting illness a quality life where they can be treated and takencare-of at any stage of their illness(Pratt & Wood, 2015). In this early identification, treatment,assessment, relief in their illness, physical support, social support etc. are provided to them. It isnot just about pain relief medication but it is more of a holistic approach. This approach helps aperson to recover spiritually and provide support to patients as accurately as possible. Here twohigh priority nursing strategies will be discussed for Mrs Brown's illness which is breathlessness,coughing, depression etc.Palliative Strategy for breathlessnessBreathlessness is one of the most common symptoms of life limiting illness. One of themost common nursing strategies for treating breathlessness is to practise breathing exercise andusing coping strategies. These breathing exercise techniques help an individual patient to get acontrol over their breathing. It is done by making patient more relaxed and focusing on theirbreathing. Another is to make coping strategies arrangement where all the work of the patientsare divided into within a fixed period so that physical exertion can be reduced and energy can beconserved(Pesut & Greig, 2018).
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