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I will discuss and identify a nursing skill whilst on placement. The nursing skill I will be discussing is bed bathing a male patient.
NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2004), the patient will be referred to as Tommy and the wife as Maggie Tommy is 82-year-old man with Parkinson type dementia. He is married to Maggie, 68 and they both used to live together. Tommy worked as a Teacher before retiring at the age of 64. Tommy liked outdoor life. Tommy was referred to the ward after a domiciliary visit by the doctor. The effects of Tommy?s illness on him were impaired thinking, communication, incontinence, difficulties with his memory, and often aggressive.
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This reflects the ideological underpinnings of the UK system in the Beveridge model. The National Health Service Act, passed in 1948, stipulated accordingly that access to healthcare be available to all regardless of wealth. These inherent structural differences manifest themselves in several other features of the two healthcare systems. This essay will analyse these differences by exploring the cost, quality, efficiency, and equity of the two healthcare systems, in order to evaluate their relative merits. Cost The greatest contrast between the two healthcare systems is their respective cost structures. In order to compare these structures, it is first necessary to outline the components of total healthcare expenditure.
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