Millions of elderly people worldwide have been living or are currently in nursing homes or assisted living facilities in our country (Karatay & Kublay 2010). Mr. Robbins is one of them and our research focuses on his failing health condition and how a nursing home could help to control his deteriorating health. Mr. Robbins may be a patient who has been recovering from a health disorder but he is not depressed and disorganized as some patients of his age have been observed to be. It is a harsh fact that many people during their old age are abandoned and left out by their families being thought of as a burden. Mr. Robbins’s condition is somewhat different as his daughter is concerned about his health but is unable to look after him anymore and to her, a nursing home is the best possible solution. But there are a few key issues which her daughter has to focus before taking this step.
Overview of Nursing homes
Some nursing homes may not have the best facilities but others nursing homes not only have the top facilities but they are deeply concerned about their patients. Although they may not able to replace the presence and love of friends and family members which a patient like Mr. Robbins may miss but they can fulfill their needs to a great extent. A dilemma regarding nursing homes is that they are at times understaffed and lack sufficient attention until and unless they have adequate visitors. (Prochaska 2003) The core reason why elderly people like Mr. Robbins can be easily taken care of by nurses in home environment is that nurses are already trained and organized with all the health risks which may affect a patient like Mr. Robbins. It would be difficult to deny the benefits of living with a family because they are able to take care of each and every need of an individual. Some critics may agree that a patient like Mr. Robbins needs to stay at a hospital under the medical supervision of proficiently trained doctors and nurses but having a nurse in a home environment has its own benefits. There has always been a need for locals and officials to allocate more resources and money for the purpose of meeting demand including nursing staff training and development (Taylor 2009). Living and being surrounded by friends, relatives and families can be a contributory factor to solve the health problem.
The importance of Nursing and Nursing homes
Medical science has made immense development in various departments which range from Angiography, endoscopy, pathology, radiology and many others. The profession has been able to draw its mission by focusing on providing the most perfect and optimal of healthcare solution by consistently communicating and co-ordinating with patients. Medical science aims to not only strive for the best health care solutions for patients but also provide totally improved health environment. By considering that nurses are able to focus on taking care of the patients as their main concerns and as one of their missions for self improvement, it is pivotal that patient/nurse relations are identified in a better manner. Patient and nurse relations have to be resolved by maintaining healthy relationships. Furthermore, patient and nurse relations are used a productive strategy to assist in being able to both avert and solve problems within the nursing home which could well lead to a healthy environment for the patient. By studying, the case of Mr. Robbins, it is interesting to research on how his overall health condition could shift depending upon the treatment by the nurses. It should also be backed by the idea which has been put forward by expert researchers on health care management (Giraldes 2008).
Knowledge and experience
Nursing is a profession which requires extensive knowledge and experience and various research aspects regarding patient care (Hassel 2007). It involves having a friendly relationship with the client, being open minded and taking care of the needs of the client regardless of whatever may happen. Various healthcare bodies and associations have set out various development programs for nurses which want to improve nursing as a profession. Associations have been successful in being able to design the process in a manner to help and look after people. It is strongly believed that cure for innumerous diseases are not merely medicines but intensive care patients receive in hospitals and also in their homes (Glynn 2010). This is the crucial point where the nurses which have been allotted for Mr. Robbins, can make a massive difference in their lives by being able to help them in recovering from their ailments and diseases. An individual can be termed as sick if only he or she thinks that he is sick. This could be true in the case of Mr. Robbins. In caring for the patients like Mr. Robbins specifically in a way to bring about a vividly caring relationship between him patient and the nurse, there should be a belief which is able to describe the various health benefits and caring issues in a different perspective (Wolfson and Kaplan 2009).
Benefit to Mr. Robbins
It is believed that it is extremely crucial to provide a patient with the best possible atmosphere and environment which could be beneficial for his health and recovery from any disease or health disorder. It is important to keep the room of the patient a place where he/she feels the soothing and healing effects from the environment. It is also a common perception that the nurses have to understand regarding their own belief so that they may well be able to treat their patients in a better manner (Mellor 2007). Health could be termed as being the vivid disappearance of disease or defect inside the body. In relation to Mr. Robbins, his health requires a clear need of attention and the obvious balance among his mind and body. The Nurses who have been kept for Mr. Robbins have to make sure that he remains in a positive and an optimistic state of mind and good and nice things are being said about his health which will help him to feel good about himself and feel much better and become cured. A person will be much more healthy and comfortable if he or she is able to believe that he is healthy. As mentioned, it should be believed that ability of Mr. Robbins to experience his real self will create a way for him to find the real balance and harmony within his mind, body, and spirit (Carr 2003). By these conditions, it is possible to meet both daughter expectations at the same time.
Nursing not only includes taking care of ill patients and helping out the doctors. It should be believed that there is not only practical and deep knowledge to nursing but also some sort of art as well. Not only all the technical education and science involved of course. I believed that intensive care should be the core essence of nursing and nurses have to keep in mind that this must be viewed by the professional nurses as their primary ideal of protecting and preserving human honor and dignity. (Butler and Rollnick 2005) The nurses who have been allotted to take care of Mr. Robbins must ensure that this must be done by helping and improving his health by being able to find some deeper meaning to his illnesses so that he is able to understand himself better and is able to restore his belief through harmony and balance. It is certain that the nurses who are involved in the case of Mr. Robbins must have to be consistently engaged in caring for the patients and have to ensure they are able to establish mutual understanding to improve his health and healing.
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