Activities of Living-Case Study

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Throughout this essay, the chosen nursing model of assessing a patient’s social needs and medical history; Roper, Logan and Tierney (R-L-T model) Activities of living (AL) will be outlined (Holland et al, 2008). Through the use of substantial and relevant theoretical literature, AL will be highlighted i.e. biological, psychological, political economic, environmental and social-cultural issues. This will include theoretical highlights of care given to a patient admitted in hospital holistically. Basically by assessing and examining the importance of model and framework in nursing practice will help to understand the patient and rationale. A framework of Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (A. D. P.I.E) will be…show more content…
The lifespan situations and objectives are agreed between nurses and patients. Finally, assessment and nursing process is used regardless of the patient’s state of health (Holland et al, 2008). Negatively, to systematic approach provided to patients. R-L-T model focuses on patient’s disease-centred approach rather than their strengths and potentials. It makes patients loose independency and become dependent on nurses. I think meeting targets may be jeopardised because AL are like a questionnaire and patients answer promptly. As Tierney, 1998 (cited in Pearson et al, 2005¹¹) stressed that it might be seen as inflexible and stereotyping as nurses focus on health rather than illness. Similarly, R-L-T model uses important AL of patients to suit appropriate care rather than a complete holistic care approach (Pearson et al, 2005¹¹) In addition, patients are involved more in the model not in its uses, obstructing more time to focus on current issues. I noticed that, R-L-T model has a large impact on first assessment than acting as a continuing process. Capra, 1982 (cited in Pearson et al, 2005¹¹) made a point that nurses’ main duties and time were spend on healing process, but patient contact not acknowledged and is diminished. Finally, the model expects the patient’s biological aspect of health to recover and other factors will be met (Aggleton, 2000). Chosen Patient and Rationale Mr Hussein, 57 years old,
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