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The nurse cannot gain a sense of the patient's relationship with others and his or her environment. The ability of the patient to follow through upon the orders given by the nurse may be unclear, given the nurses' lack of knowledge about the patient's situation.
hile some aspects of medicine may make good use of new technology and distance communication, like x-rays or laboratory results that are 'read' by a physician, nursing is a discipline that demands emotional and psychological understanding on the part of the nurse. The nurse's ways of assessing the patient cannot be easily outsourced. In addition, there are legal questions as to liability regarding advice dispensed over the phone, particularly across state lines by nurses licensed in other states (atchter 2002).
Hoglund, Anna & Inger Holmstrom. (2009). Ethical issues in telenursing. International Hospital equipment and solutions. Retrieved July 2, 2009 at http://www.ihe-online.com/index.php?id=2695
achter, Glenn.…… [Read More]
Telenursing and Home Healthcare: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telenursing
In the 1960s, Virginia Anderson, one of the most influential nurses in history, defined the unique functions of a nurse as that of assisting those who are sick as well as those who are well and performing different acts that contribute to health and its recovery. 55 years letter, Virginia would be impressed, considering the dramatic changes that the health care system has undergone, and how nurses have changed with the times in an effort to provide expert and cutting edge services to patients. Today, the nursing practice has fully embraced the contribution of technology in improving the delivery and quality of health care. Among the innovative ways nurse care has been improved, telenursing remains the most popular, particularly because it removed the geographical barriers that once existed between patients and healthcare providers.
By definition, telenursing is the application of…… [Read More]
Telenursing: Is it in My Future?
Along with the Digital Age have come new requirements, new opportunities, new expectations, and new possibilities. Adaptation to the 21st century's technology is part of what it means to be innovative -- and in the fast-moving modern world, if one is not innovative, one will soon be left behind. That is why it is important to recognize that telenursing is quite possibly in my future. Thanks to the rise of telehealth, cloud-sharing software, and the ease with which people can communicate over vast distances, the face of nursing is changing. There are of course negatives and positives to every change. This paper will discuss the advantages and disadvantages for the patient regarding telehealth and more specifically telenursing, as well as the legal and ethical principles for the nurse of this technology.
Advantages and Disadvantage
One advantage about telehealth is that it offers the nursing…… [Read More]
The patients selected had to meet certain criteria. They had to have access to a telephone a home or at work, they had to have the ability to keep an Oxford knee score sheet and relay the information coherently over the phone, and they had to speak English fluently. The patients were informed that the first telephone contact would be within a week of the injection. Of the thirty patients, twenty-two were contacted on the first attempt, five were contact on the second attempt and the remaining three patients were contacted on the third attempt. All of the thirty patients were contacted within the first week after the knee injection.
Even though the program ran into a few glitches, such as the equipment not working properly, overall it was a success. All administrators involved agreed that permanent services should have been put in place before the pilot to avoid the…… [Read More]
Environmental Interventions for Patients With Dementia
Dementia is a neurocognitive disorder that has been treated in various ways throughout all history. The modern era has proposed pharmacological interventions in the past but these have proved dangerous and degrading to the quality of life that dementia patients and their loved ones prefer. For this reason, environmental interventions have emerged as an alternative method for treating elderly dementia patients. This intervention method consists of altering the environment in which the patient lives by accommodating for the needs of the patient with clearly identifiable pathways, open spaces for communication, naturalistic settings, adequate stimuli and private rooms for quiet. This paper discusses the fundamental principles of environmental interventions for patients with dementia and includes a justification for this approach as a suitable alternative to prevailing psychoactive drug interventions. It also includes a discussion of the historical context of the disorder, its current description according…… [Read More]
The general impression of Mrs. Smith so far are that she is nearing an end-of-life phase: she is becoming weaker, tired, does not feel like going out much, and experiences a general sadness -- though she says she does not feel "sad exactly." Her general mood is pensive, somewhat concerned about her frailty -- definitely concerned about having another fall like she had last year and becoming dependent upon caretakers. Her fears are founded on the experience of friends and just an overall awareness of the fact that she is aging -- now 80 -- and will not be able to live independently forever. This is no doubt causing some slight depression -- which is not uncommon or unusual in seniors at this age (Shulman, 2007). Likewise her gait pattern -- slow, "reduced walking speed, arm swing and vertical head movements" are indicative of "sadness and depression" (Michalak…… [Read More]
Area: Birmingham, AL
Educational requirements of the position
As in all states, the state of Alabama's requirements for certified case managers is that they work with ill and injured clients serving government agencies, healthcare facilities, courts and other service providers. Their job is to create a plan that will lay out the best kind of program for these clients and by so doing improving their physical and mental well-being.
Case managers in Alabama possess the minimal requirements of a bachelor's degree, with their major being in psychology, nursing, or health (as amongst other subjects). ome may carry on to a Masters in health, human or education services or a related field.
In Alabama, as in many states, case management nursing practitioners can also be licensed registered nurses and/or have an associate's degree in health or human services. Other requirements are interning at a clinic or other relevant organization…… [Read More]