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I am required to plan the care strategies for two individuals affected by 2 physiological disorders

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´╗┐Laila Suleiman UNIT 14 PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS P4 Introduction I am an assessment officer, working for my local authority, where part of my job is to assess the needs of patients. I am required to plan the care strategies for two individuals affected by 2 physiological disorders. I will put a plan in place that will help these two individuals get the best available care and treatment for them to get better and cope with their conditions. I will also explain the alternative therapies an individual might want to explore to help them cope and/ or adjust to the disorder. For P4, I am going to describe the processes experienced by each individual case and the role of different people in supporting the care strategy. care processes experienced by an individual with lung cancer. A care pathway contains different elements together with planning, implementation, followed by on-going review. The pathways in industry would be called by other names, possibly a combination of good practice, quality control plus a large portion of on-going quality improvement and design modification. In healthcare a care pathway is viewed as a multi-disciplinary outline of anticipated care. Every single patient will need a care pathway that is right for them, however every patient will want to know that they are moving swiftly through the right steps of making sure that accurate diagnosis are being made and appropriate treatments. Patients also want clear information about what is to happen at each step, and when. They also need support in making their about timing - possibly to take a little time to come to terms with what is happening to them and to consider options for treatment, or to plan treatment around an important family event. They want to be confident that services will be there as soon as they need them, as well as wanting the arrangements to be personalised around their own circumstances and particular clinical needs. ...read more.

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It usually involves the GP and other staff connected to the practice. Dentists, opticians and pharmacies also carry out primary care in the community. Services like these, provided in the community, are called primary care services. Health care centres are now offering many more services than doctors? surgeries used to. NHS works with local authorities and other agencies that provide health and social care locally to make sure that your local community's needs are being met. A multi- agency community- based facility where teams of health professionals work together. They are often purpose- built. Teams consist of GPs, nurses, midwives, counsellors, community nurses, speech and occupational therapists and sometimes dentists. SECONDARY CARE This is the care carried out in a general hospital. Secondary care is known as acute healthcare and can be either elective care or emergency care. Elective care means planned specialist medical care or surgery, usually following referral from a primary or community health professional such as a GP. TERTIARY CARE These are specialist care establishments such as stroke rehabilitation clinics, spinal injury units and cancer care (oncology) units. CARE STRATEGIES Care strategies have to be reviewed on regular intervals to make sure that they are still in the best interests of the individual?s health. The patient?s medication has to be reviewed, as it may have reached a specified time limit, as in the case of some antibiotics. Different type and kind of checks need to be carried out on the patient, to make sure that the medication is still effective and that side effects have not become unduly troublesome, this is the only way to know whether if he/ she will need new medication that may suit her/ him better. The patient?s scans and x- rays will have to be repeated on several occasions to check on his/ her progress, or lack of progress, being made by the care strategy in place. ...read more.

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Health care centres are now offering many more services than doctors? surgeries used to. NHS works with local authorities and other agencies that provide health and social care locally to make sure that your local community's needs are being met. A multi- agency community- based facility where teams of health professionals work together. They are often purpose- built. Teams consist of GPs, nurses, midwives, counsellors, community nurses, speech and occupational therapists and sometimes dentists. SECONDARY CARE This is the care carried out in a general hospital. Secondary care is known as acute healthcare and can be either elective care or emergency care. Elective care means planned specialist medical care or surgery, usually following referral from a primary or community health professional such as a GP. TERTIARY CARE These are specialist care establishments such as stroke rehabilitation clinics, spinal injury units and cancer care (oncology) units. CARE STRATEGIES Care strategies have to be reviewed on regular intervals to make sure that they are still in the best interests of the individual?s health. The patients? asthma medication has to be reviewed, as it may have reached a specified time limit, as in the case of some antibiotics. Different kind of checks need to be carried out on him/ her, to make sure that the medication is still effective and that side effects have not become unduly troublesome, this is the only way to know whether if she will need new medication that may suit him/ her better. His/ her scans and x- rays will have to be repeated on several occasions to check on his/ her progress, or lack of progress, being made by the care strategy in place. He/ she may also be referred back to the GP for monitoring, knowing that any change requiring specialist input will once again be referred. Care strategies have to be reviewed to affect these types of changes to progress the patient?s health, avoid duplication as well as waste of resources plus make sure that the NHS is delivering the most cost- effective care to all patients. Laila Suleiman ...read more.

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