UNIT-14 -P5 I am going to explain the care strategies that can be used to support individuals with each of the physiological disorders. (Lung Cancer & Asthma).

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For assignment, I am going to explain the care strategies that can be used to support individuals with each of the physiological disorders. (Lung Cancer & Asthma).

I will be looking at the:

  • The different care settings that individual will experience
  • The people responsible for providing the care
  • The type of care that will be given


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Care strategies need to be reviewed on daily basis to make sure that they are still in the best interest of the individual’s health. Medications have to be reviewed and checks also need to be carried out to make sure that the medication is still effective. Scans and x-rays may need to be repeated, may be every after 1 month or weeks, to check on the progress, or lack of progress, being made by the care strategy in place.

Patients can also be referred back to the GP for monitoring, knowing that only change requiring specialist input will once again be referred. Care strategies need to be reviewed to affect these types of changes to improve the patients’ health, avoid duplication and waste of resources and ensure that the NHS is delivering the most cost- effective care to all patients.

The strategies used to support individuals with physiological disorders (LUNG CANCER)

Statutory Care provision

Statutory care provision is required by the law and it is governed by the legislation. Local and health authorities, primary care trusts and hospitals are all subject to the laws of the land in delivering services and meeting set targets.

Non- Statutory Care

This care is composed of the private and voluntary sectors. Health and social care services are frequently delivered by companies in the business of care, who is aiming to make a profit. Local authorities frequently contract out services to other organisations. Within this way, individuals can be cared for in their personal homes (domiciliary care) otherwise in residential homes in a process sometimes called ‘buying in’.

Several organisations purchase catering from another organisation. Such an arrangement still needs careful planning, monitoring and reviewing.

Charitable organisations deliver services on a not- for- profit basis moreover a lot of them are registered as charities. There are usually a few paid workers as well as people who help without being paid.

Examples of non-statutory organisations include:

  • NHS walk-in-centres;
  • NHS run treatment centres;
  • Dental access centres;
  • Health promotion units;
  • Primary care support agencies;
  • Units within an NHS Trust;
  • Multi-trust working groups.

Care setting where support can occur

A care setting is anywhere individuals get care from or is left to be cared for. E.g.

  • Hospital care
  • GP’s surgery
  • Health centre
  • Home
  • Social care settings
  • Educational settings

He/ she will need hospital care; this is because he/ she is diagnosed with lung cancer, this is a serious disorder, therefore he/ she will be admitted as soon as possible for investigations and treatment. When the condition is less acute, the doctors will make him/ her visit for quite a long time.

Hospitals have varied facilities and the patient may need to be taken from one hospital to another for specialist facilities such as scans. Support can also occur in a health centre. This is where extra services and facilities can be offered. Such facilities may include maternity services, counselling, alternative therapy sessions, various specialised clinics, phlebotomists, mobility aid specialists, family planning, health promotion, etc.

GP’s surgery is another setting where support can occur. It is the first setting in which the patient will seek help for symptoms they are experiencing. The GP will take a medical history, if it is not already known. The GP will then ask relevant questions about the symptoms, then he will carry out a physical examination, they will be enhanced by taking routine measurements such as:

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  • BMI
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Breathing rate
  • Temperature

These measurements apply to a patient who has lung cancer. The GP might decide that he/ she needs to be referred to a hospital specialist for further investigations. After further consultations, the doctor may still refer him/ her to a bigger hospital or treat the condition for a time.

Support can also occur in a home.

He/ she may prefer to stay in his/ her own house while being cared for, especially because he/ she have a loving family around him/ her.

Formal carers

Formal carers are people that are ...

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