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Nursing Care Plan Assignment Sample

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Nursing:Health & Illness in OlderPerson
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1PART 1............................................................................................................................................1Write a Case Study.................................................................................................................1PART 2............................................................................................................................................3Develop a plan of care for Mr. William Martin....................................................................3CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................1
INTRODUCTIONNursing care is essential for faster treatment of person suffering from any disease(Aiken& et.al., 2014).Proper and accurate nursing care can help in better recovery of patient bothphysically and mentally.Older people are the biggest consumers ofhealth-relatedservices andamong frequent visitors to hospital(Edvardsson, Watt & Pearce, 2017).Therefore, it is importantto address their needs and demands. The report discuss about impact of various stereotypes ofolder people upon their nursing care. Further, to give recommendations for improving nursingcare for older people.PART 1.Write a Case Study.Purpose:The purpose of writing this case study is to put light on the stereotypes of older peoplehave on nursing care for treatment of specific diseases. Available evidence from research reportsand articles written on Nursing care shows that nurses and doctors do not treat old age peopleproperly and neither assesses their requirements accurately due to stereotypes that old people aregrumpy, arrogant and cranky, (Berish, 2018). This tends to build a mentality among olderpeople of aged between 55 to 65 years that they will not be treated appropriately by nurses anddoctors.Literature Review:According toAsghar, Cang & Yu, 2017Older people are not homogeneous group andthere is variation in their health and related aged care needs. There is a relationship among oldage, rehabilitation camps and hospitals as people now expect to live longer, they also seekcontinuing health and well being throughout their extended old age. Thus, proper treatment andeffective care should be provided to old people.Observation and Discussion:In a recentresearch,it is estimated that 35% of old age population of Australia claimed tobe discriminated on basis of their age group. These are the people who lies in between 55 and 64years of age (Brazil & et. al., 2018). Similarly, this is the case of one patient, Mr. William Martinwho is suffering from a serious disease that is Alzheimer and Dementia. He is a nativeAustralian who is living in the country from since birth and now crossed the age of 65 years and1
presentedin hospitalfor critical diseases of old age. Mr. William is vulnerable and denied takingtreatment.Alzheimer's is chronic diseases in which there is progressive mental deterioration that canoccur in old age. It falls under the category of dementia and is a common condition where brainis no longer able to functions properly(Bramley & Matiti., 2014). Dementia is a syndrome and itcan be controlled through medicationand itssymptoms can be treated On the other side there is alack of medical treatment to stop progressing of Alzheimer.Mr.William Martin is among the10% population who is near to death due to chronic disease like Alzheimer's. He lives alone inWestern Australia in his small house and he is suffering from this disease for past 6 years. Due tohis Alzheimer's Mr. William has met with an accident two years before and broken down his leftleg and hand. Martin was reported with four fractures in his hand and leg for which hewastreatedby putting rods to support his muscles.Mr. William Martin washospitalizedfor eight days because of its critical condition dueto progressing Alzheimer and therefore he was under the observation of doctors. Nurses anddoctors are not giving an accurate care to Martin due to stereotype build for old age people thatthey are cranky and annoying. Many nurses in acute care setting had little, specialist education incare and treatment of older people and therefore fails to understand their needs and issues. Thisresults in improper treatment of old people and they are deprived of basic demands. Doctors arenot willing to take care of old age people and they avoid addressing him due to stereotypedeveloped for old agepeople.He is suffering from chronic disease which requires a careful andproper treatment along with timely checking and monitoring of his health outcome. Nurses donot report on time to check and monitor about condition ofMr.William. WhenMr.William metwith an accident he was presented in hospital and it was diagnosedthat hisboth hand and legwere fractured. There is a drastic change reported in health of Mr. William and impropertreatment by hospital has made his condition even more worse. This kind ofbehaviorby nursehas affected his ability to do daily routine work which made his life more miserable.Conclusion and Recommendation.Recent environmental changes which affect old age people:Social development and ageist stereotypes has affected people of aged populationlikeMr.William Martin. It has significantly influenced health care system (Giger, 2016). Olderpeople are perceived by policy makers and society in general as their problems require2
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