Theapproach to care I would recommend in the preceding situation isindividual based. To be specific, I am going to recommend the focusedcare. In this approach,, the main focus is the patient and thenurses, doctors, psychologist and any other medical practitionerinvolved in the treatment of the patient are organized in such a waythat they focus on the patient, the location of the patient isdefinite, and it is the responsibilities of this individuals to visitand provide the necessary care to the patient. In this approach, allthe necessary treatment, support, meals and any advice includingtherapy are provided to the patients in their rooms or othercircumstances homes. The approach makes the patient happy and has apositive feeling about treatment. The effect of the approach is thatit leads to fast recovery and satisfaction among the patients,friends and family members (Bricker,Langlais & Miller, 2002).
Consideringthe sensitivity of the disease, the treatment plan I will recommendfor the elderly patient is the individual treatment plan.Cardiomyopathy is a dangerous condition that can easily lead tocardiac arrest and probably death in no time. However, carefultreatment and observation of the necessary medical instruction can beused to stabilize the condition. Given the advanced age of Mr. P andthe lack of family members to take care of him, an individualtreatment plan is considerably better in addressing the condition andfinally bringing him into a stable condition. This treatment plan isprogressive and requires constant interaction with the patient sothat any development in the condition can be identified and therequisite measures taken to stabilize the patient. It also provides adetailed schedule that enables to measure the progress and awardresponsibility of the patient to the necessary at the right time. Anindividual treatment plan will be necessary to treat the conditiongiven it is a rare condition and also given the advanced age of thepatient (Adams& Grieder, 2005).
Educationis an important aspect of the treatment and recovery process in thedisease and cardiovascular conditions. Education is crucial for thepatients and the family members of the patient. Providing help thedoctor in reducing work of disease management and facilitaterecovery. Creating a positive mind that is cooperative to instructionis necessary. Psychological factor has an effect on the healingprocess, and education can create a positive effect on the healingprocess. Patients can be educated through therapies and also throughtalks with the doctors and the family members. It is good to assurethe patients of the importance of treatment so that they can believein healing. They should also be provided the necessary education fromthe religion leaders and understand that diseases are a naturaloccurrence and not a punishment from God as the elderly patientthought. Family members should provide the support psychologically tocreate positive feeling of care to patients (Glaholt,2007).
Ateaching plan should be very specific and objective as possible.First it should specify the goals and objectives of the lessonsprecisely. This is to prepare them for the lesson. Briefly explainthe content of the lesson in simple language and provide ademonstration of certain simple methods if necessary. Be positive andassure the patients that they are of focus in the treatment. Use ofpolite and professionalism in the lesson is highly recommended. Afterthe lesson, provide a summary, and you can ask some question just tobe sure that the participants learned something.
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