How to Facilitate Better Patient
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Topic 1 DQ1
Following an invasive operation, patients may suffer worry and anxiety. Alma’s reaction to the health-care worker mispronouncing her surname may have been affected by her past experiences with the health-care system (long wait times) and patient views of disease (Rothenberg,2003) The health care professional must apologize to Alma and inquire about how to pronounce her name correctly and how she wishes to be called. Alma’s learning needs, abilities, and limitations must then be evaluated properly. If a patient has a learning handicap, the health care provider must create or adjust a method that is most beneficial to the patient (e.g printable material or videos). Following the creation of a workable plan, the dissemination of information in manageable portions, and the assessment of its effectiveness (e.g return demonstration).
Discuss Alma’s worries about post-operative treatment adherence, mechanical challenges (such as swallowing pills), limited mobility, cost (such as prescriptions and dressing supplies), fear, pride, religious views, and other considerations. Collaborate with the patient’s family and other essential persons on educational activities. Alma’s rehabilitation may depend on having a clear plan in place for introducing new medication as well as seeking the aid of family members or caretakers.
Rothenberg, G. M. (2003). How To Facilitate Better Patient Compliance. hmpgloballearningnetwork.com. https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/podiatry/article/1612.
Topic 1DQ 2
Interventions such as team-based or coordinated care have been demonstrated to improve compliance rates. Patients say it’s simpler to ask questions, settle concerns about their prescription regimen, and participate on treatment plans when they receive team-based care (CDC, 2017). To stick to her drug regimens, Alma will need pharmacist-led medication reconciliation and customization, pharmacist-led patient education, and coordinated care between the pharmacist and primary care practitioner (CDC, 2017). Collaboration with others could also help figure out why the patient is offended by the care provider’s mispronunciation of her name. Collaboration, especially with someone close to Alma, such as a family member, would reveal information about the patient’s background, including cultural background, jeopardizing the nurse’s capacity to develop a therapeutic relationship. Collaboration with other experts can also help identify care providers’ biases and views, which can block communication and the development of a strong working relationship with the client.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). CDC Grand Rounds: Improving Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease Management – Innovations and Opportunities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6645a2.htm
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