REFLECTION BLOG 3
Asa nurse, I feel prepared to care for persons who have dementia. Theskills and expertise I have gained throughout my practice can enableme to offer professional assistance to persons suffering from thiscondition. I have the skills that can allow me to assess a patientwith dementia, as well as determine the extent to which the diseaseis affecting their functioning. With my knowledge, I can understandboth the clinical and psychological needs of people with dementia.The training I have gained is also helpful in evaluating each patientat an individual level. I am also prepared to keep dementia patientsin control of their lives (Brooker & Lillyman, 2013). Mostpersons affected by this condition can resist treatment when theyfeel like they have lost control of their mental capacities. As aprofessional, I have been trained to make such patients comfortableand facilitate their decision-making process.
Membersof the inter-professional healthcare team should have detailedpreparation to care for patients with dementia. With suchpreparation, these members can offer help to nurses by facilitatingpsychotherapy. Moreover, the members of this team can be in aposition to mitigate the occurrence of a crisis in case it occurs. Ifa healthcare team is not prepared for this type of care, it can bechallenging for nurses to deal with the patients without assistancefrom other care providers. Nurses need help while treating personswho have dementia since such patients demand a lot of attention(Brooker & Lillyman, 2013). While working as a nurse leader inthe future, I will play a significant role in the improvement of careprovided to patients. I will create effective plans, which willenable patients to receive the care they deserve. I will make adifference by ensuring I collaborate with other stakeholders andemploying new medical technology in my work.
Brooker,D. & Lillyman, S. (2013). DementiaCare. NewYork: Routledge.
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