Psychosocial factors and patient education
opic 2 DQ 1
Taking into consideration that she is a Roman Catholic nun, what would be the ideal course of patient education as this woman progresses from department to department?
The patient’s norms and values have to be addressed. Each patient has differing beliefs in relation to illness. It is important to understand Sister Mary’s needs and priorities so the education can be tailored to her and promote comprehension (Falvo, 2011). Being a Roman Catholic nun can shape the patient’s perception and attitude towards medical support. The healthcare professionals is responsible for being sensitive and respectful of the patient’s beliefs. The patient should be asked about her comfort levels and that information should be relied from department to department. For example, will the patient be comfortable being dressed in a hospital gown when under a male nurse’s care? The patient should be made aware of each procedure and test being completed and asked for permission before proceeding.The patient should be given all the information about the diagnostic testing and treatment plan so she can make an informed decision (Rothenberg, 2003). If the patient allows, a chaplain or priest can be present as support. Time should also be made for the patient to pray.
Sister Mary is a patient in Level 2 Emergency Department. She must have a neural examination, physical assessment, radiographs of her facial bones, and a computed tomography scan of the head. Taking into consideration that she is a Roman Catholic nun, what would be the ideal course of patient education as this woman progresses from department to department?
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