During the hospital admissions whether for in-patient or out-patient, the nurses have to provide care to the patient. The way the caregivers respond to the patient’s concerns determines the acceptance of the patient. It is critical to provide physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual care.
At the onset of any medical diagnosis or the patient needs to fill a form (Grosvenor, 2013). The initials for my patient, in this case, were T.I.W. He is a regular patient who is 33 years old. The first time he visited Sabatia Health Center he was suffering from Malaria (Mikesell & Bromley, 2012). But on different occasions, he has been diagnosed with Pneumonia, high blood pressure, and kidney problems. The last time he was in the hospital due to kidney problems (Lobo, 2014).
Currently, he has come for treatment for Diabetes. It is a condition that features most in his visits to the hospital apart from the different medical conditions (Slavkin, 2010). His pancreas makes the subtle production of insulin and hence triggers the diabetes condition. His body is also not responding properly to insulin. The pancreas is a critical organ whose primary function is to make a hormone called insulin. The purpose of insulin production is to assist the glucose in the blood get into the body cells (Mikesell & Bromley, 2012).
One of the symptoms is the frequent passing of urine. He also experiences thirst now and then, and gets hungry most often. He has information that this is a long-term condition (Ross, 2011). Recently he has gained about 7 pounds to his weight gain. He also has numbness, sexual dysfunction, and tingling in hands and feet. He has type 2 diabetes. There is a strong reason why the patient received treatment for kidney during the last visit (Lobo, 2014).
The patient has already joined the Diabetes Association Group at the health center. He meets with other patients to discuss the ways they can cope with the condition. After joining the group, his condition got better than eight weeks ago. He is now watching his diet and practicing more often than before.
T.I. W believes that he got into this condition because of his carefree living. He also has a mother who is Diabetic. His paternal grandfather died of the condition. The health status also comes from his paternal and maternal relatives (Lobo, 2014). He is a Christian. One of the tenets of Christianity, as he has always shared, is that belief in God brings healing to the sick He discussed of the miracles that happened to the lepers in the Bible. His pastor, church leaders, and colleagues often visit to pray for him (Raphael, 2014).
The medical fraternity also believes that if the doctors and nurses adhere to the good practice, the patients will get better (Grosvenor, 2013). The patient should obey the physician’s instructions and follow the nurse’s guidance. It is essential that the cooperation becomes mutual (Ross, 2011).
The patient has promised that he will follow the prescriptions of the medicine given to him. He wants to improve his condition in a month’s time. It would help him to have an ample time to care for his children and even live to see his grandchildren (Raphael, 2014).
T.I.W’s life depends on his adherence to instructions. The doctors work on his occasional treatment to help him live a long life. The physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual concerns apply to the holistic person.
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Raphael, F. (2014). Nursing challenges for the 21st century. Journal of Nursing & Care, 03(01).
Ross, S. (2011). Clinical applications of integrative therapies for prevention and treatment of migraine headaches. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(1), 49-52.
Slavkin, H. (2010). Leadership for health care in the 21st century: A personal perspective. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 35(2), 60-67.