A 65 YEARS OLD MAN WITH PARKINSON DISEASE

 

 

Ben is a 65 years old man who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Prior to his admission in the ward, he used to live with his daughter and grandchildren. Ben’s physical, psychological as well as socioeconomical life have become a challenge. Whilst he was on the ward, it has been observed that Ben conditions was deteriorating. After diagnosis by the medical specialist, Ben scanning has been showing that Ben was experiencing Parkinson’s disease dementia. He therefore requires urgent nursing care and integrated care which needs to be followed. It has been a challenge for all the nurses/ healthcare staffs as well as Ben’s family.  Introduction – Introduce the reader to the case study. Define long term condition or a life shortening illness is. How many people in the UK and World experience this condition? Statistics relating directly to the LTC or LSI and NHS/disability (no more than 500 words). Confidentiality statement – Explain that to comply with the NMC code of conduct names, location, age etc are anonymised. Case study- Introduce the patient. What is their past medical history? What is their diagnosis and prognosis? Define the condition/illness. How long has this condition/illness affected the patient? Are they cared for at home or in hospital? Give details about who the family and/or carers (do they work, age, are they the parents, spouse, children). Pathophysiology – Explain the pathophysiology of the disease and relate this to the patient you are discussing. Explain the symptoms. Physical, Social and Psychological challenges – Explain the physical, social and Psychological challenges that the patient and carer experience (mobility stress, financial, depression etc) and the relevant research to improve this. This can be divided up into 1) Psychological impact of the illness/condition 2) Socioeconomic impact of the illness/condition 3) Physical impact of the illness/condition

 

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