Bipolar Disorder (or a Manic Depressive Disorder) includes regular episodes of irritable mood (called as Mania) flashing with the phases of depression (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). Specifically, it is the most common symptom observed in patients accepting palliative care and it was observed that around 15% of individuals possess this disorder as a critical major symptom (determined through diagnostic interviews) (Sagman, Tohen 2009). Causes for these depressive episodes were not...
PH described falling out of bed one morning with breathlessness, crushing pain across the chest, cough and haemoptysis; this gentleman believed at the time he was having a heart attack. He called an ambulance, and reported he felt "very confused" at the time.For one month prior to this he described suffering from a "chest infection" which was causing him to have increasing breathlessness on exertion and a harsh cough, sometimes accompanied by blood. Social History PH is...
The partnership is a formal official arrangement of entities and or individuals to work together. The partnership importantly helps to find the problem and to solve the problems in local communities.So, the partnership can be define as an arrangement where entities and individuals agree to work together to achieve a common goal. So it is also define as relationship which exists between two or more persons joined to perfume a trade or business. The successful and effective partnership always...
More than a quarter (n = 406; 28.4%) of the 2640 women in the age group 40-74 years in the Health 2000 cohort, and 1464 (28.3%) of the 9449 women in the same age group from the FINRISK surveys reported having used HT during the month prior to the survey; 68 (16.7%) out of the 406 HT users in Health 2000 were perimenopausal. Descriptive analyses of HT users vs. non-users revealed a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders (MDE and MDD: 9.8% vs. 4.2%, p < 0.001; anxiety disorder: 8.1% vs....
Fluid resuscitation is one of the fundamental cornerstones for the management of critically ill patients to reduce the mortality (Schierhout and Roberts, 1998). The fluids for resuscitation are mainly categorized as either colloids or crystalloids. Owing to the high cost related with the colloids such as albumin, hydroxyethyl starch, modified gelatine, dextran etc., the effectiveness and improved survival associated of their use for fluid resuscitation is still controversial (Perel et al,...
Barium meal is a medical test used to examine the condition of the digestive tract using a heavy, white, radio-opaque powder called barium sulfate. This powder is usually flavored and mixed with a liquid which is then swallowed by the patient. The mixture passes quickly into the digestive tract and its progress is followed by taking x-rays over different periods of time, depending on which part of the digestive tract the doctor wants to observe. A barium swallow involves x-ray examination of...
aggression" (Hislop & Melby 2003, Crilly et al. 2004, Lau et al. 2005 as cited in Luck, Jackson & Usher, 2007, p1072). It can be classified as verbal, physical, sexual or emotional (Roche, Diers, Duffield & Cating-Paull, 2009), but psychological violence is the worst type of violence that can be done by staff towards each other. (Khalil, 2009).Violence is subjective that is why people have different interpretation of it (Isaksson, Graneheim & Astrom, 2008). "Nurses...
Along with the other essential nutrients, protein is the vital especially in case of children, for their proper growth and development. Proteins are essential for the endurance of life as it is imperative for the growth and repair of muscles, bones, skin, tendons, ligaments, hair, eyes and other tissues (Lieberman et al., 2009).The benefits of protein enriched diet can never be concealed. Taking such diet is important to combat against infections and diseases as it facilitates to produce...
The question of how to treat people who are mentally ill is highly controversial. In the not-so-distant past, people with mental illness were confined in insane asylums, where they lived in conditions of degradation, physical abuse and squalor. Mental health professionals now agree that such treatment was barbaric and that patients should receive supportive care. Opinions differ sharply, however, on what kind of treatment best serves this population of people interests.How mental illness is...
I will be writing a brief report for an interview as I have applied for a job working with service users in a clinical centre who are obese due to eating disorders. Firstly an overview of eating disorders will be provided and then Sociological and Psychological perspectives will be discussed and how these apply or are relevant to the service they provide and to their service users.According to the NHS obesity refers to somebody who is very overweight with high degree of body fat. Obesity is...