Contemporary Issues In Health Care Case Study

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Contemporary Issues in Health Care for Children and Young People – Module Four Case Study by Keshia Davis Within this case study, I will discuss the care I gave to a child in an outpatient's clinic. In accordance with the code of conduct (NMC, 2015) the patient will be referred to as ‘Eve' in order to protect confidentiality. Eve has a condition called Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) which can affect many systems in the body. The signs and symptoms of this condition vary among affected individuals, even among members of the same family (Forsythe and Beales, 2013). The contemporary issues I wish to discuss are Learning Disability and Obesity, which are common characteristics of BBS (Forsythe and Beales, 2013). Eve is 10 years old and also suffers from anxiety and fear of hospitals. Eve has only recently been diagnosed with BBS; her parents have never heard of this condition so they have been finding it hard to cope with Eve's change in behaviour. Eve is required to come to the outpatient clinic every six months for follow up appointments to see different multidisciplinary teams who help with her condition. Eve's anxiety and fear of hospitals make it hard for her to comply with treatment. Eve attended her appointment with her parents, brother and sister. Although BBS is genetic, Eve's siblings are not affected by this condition. This case study will also discuss how I worked as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in order to deliver holistic and family centred care to Eve.

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