Prevention of Fall in Mental Health

1510 Words Oct 19th, 2010 7 Pages
In this piece of work, I shall aim at a critical review of literature relating to reducing a fall in order people with a mental health problem. I shall critically analyse the strengths and weakness of the various strategies that have been used such as a complementary therapy in reducing falls in older people with dementia. In this assignment, I shall reflect upon my experience from my practice placement, where I was involved in the reduction of fall as a therapeutic intervention in order to minimise the injuries related to fall. In my conclusion, I shall include recommendation in relating to reducing a fall in older people with dementia. During my clinical placement, I had the chance to realise the complexity surrounding the assesses of …show more content…
The staff and other members of the Multidisciplinary Team brainstormed on my findings and this was added to Toms care plan. By the completion of this placement, the adoption of prevention strategies proved beneficial to Tom’s care plan. The adoption of prevention strategies proved beneficial to Tom and the team. Falls are a serious health concern for people and an important issue for nurses. Many factors contribute to the causes of falls, apart from cognitive impairment. The consequences of patient falls are becoming a serious issue for patients and society. I discovered preventive strategies could be used as a theory to minimise falls in older people using different literature reviews. A fall however can be defined as an unexpected, involuntary loss of balance by which a person comes to rest at lower or ground level (Commodove, 1995). The older population is growing in number, and falling is common in this group up to one-third of people over the age of 65 falls each year, with half reporting multiple falling episodes (Bludau and Lipsitz, 1997). Savage and Matheisk-Kraft, (2001) states that fall-related injury is the sixth highest cause of in older people. Half of those ages over 75 years who fracture their hip as a result of a fall die within one year (Rawskey, 1998), and those who survive rarely regain complete mobility (Marotolli et al 1992). Falls are associated with major morbidity, functional decline and increased health

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