Dementia Nursing Case Study
The researcher stated little is known about the feelings of families with patients with dementia in hospital settings. The general feelings that is expressed from the families and caretakers with dementia is well known and documented in many other literally articles.
32. Was the existing literature of the topic related to the findings?
Do to the literature examine I found that most families are dissatisfied with he level of care and support they have for the dementia patient. Dementia patients are very exhausting in dealing with daily and often care taker burden and burnout is seen throughout many literally articles and books I have read. …show more content…
Often when patient’s come to the hospital we treat the disease and send them home. The study recommends that we start involving the families and caretakers and treat them as a unit verses just the patient. Education to the families as to what to expect along the disease process, how they can care for themselves and how to assist and what to expect if the dementia patient needs to seek hospital attention. Knowledge and communication is vital to not only to improve the satisfaction of the families but to improve the outcomes for the dementia patient.
34. How do the conclusions reflect the study findings?
The conclusion mirrors the study’s findings. In this study families and caretakers of the dementia patient verbalized frustrations and dissatisfaction with the care they perceived was received. The interviews conducted relieved these beliefs arose from communication, unrealistic expectations, lack of knowledge by the families and caretakers, and the overwhelming feeling of caregiver burnout due to the behaviors the families were dealing with. The conclusion did reflect these areas as well as give insight on how to increase the satisfaction by treating the family as a unit verses just the patient.
35. What are the recommendations for future …show more content…
This cycle is ongoing and individualized to each patient and their family and needs to be addressed as such. The outcome for each patient is so unique that a care plan must be developed and devised with realistic expectations for both the patient and family for ultimate satisfaction. This study does not address care planning, but does state to treat the family not just the patient. The study is involved more at early identification of discontent then proactive