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HNN319 Chronic Illness and Supportive Care Assignment Help
Section 1 Annotated Bibliography
Followings articles are selected for annotated bibliography:
Aikins, A. D. G., Unwin, N., Agyemang, C., Allotey, P., Campbell, C., & Arhinful, D. (2010). Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global. Globalization and health, 6(1), 5
Research Method: Africa is universally known for chronic and transmittable disease hub. These diseases include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease. Therefore, a research had been conducted. The aim of this research is to minimize the death rate in Africa continent increasing because of chronic & transmittable disease. This study is designed on secondary qualitative data with some key findings that cardio vascular disease & diabetes are occurring together causing the patient condition to be aggravated. For instance, tuberculosis can be caused by the presence of diabetes and both diseases together can worsen the treatment. Apart from it, psychological disorder is another factor caused by depression, anxiety, sadness of the patient. In 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) notices that “patient having chronic disease are causing the poverty in persons and families which are aggravating the disease because poor family does not have access to biomedical service & medicines. But there are some communities who are always ready to help or support these patients, by providing inaccessible medical services to needy patient, by sharing health care related awareness to helpless persons, by making policy practically achievable to needy patients. This linking is the only choice available for families and friends to obtain suitable treatment for their loved ones resulting in curing psychological disorder.
Sicotte, C., Pare, G., Morin, S., Potvin, J., & Moreault, M. P. (2011) Effects of home telemonitoring to support improved care for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases Telemedicine and e-Health, 17(2), 95-103
Research Method: The major aim of this article is to evaluate the effects that the patients suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as the effect that home telemonitoring technology is creating on the patient regarding their caring in home, hospital use and growth in life quality along with feeling of satisfaction with respect to care. Now, in order to measure up the impact of telemonitoring with respect to the care offered to patients with traditional methods; a quasi-experimental based approaching design is developed with corresponding managing group. Both telemonitoring and traditional method will show n=23 value in model. The validated “Likert scales” are used in order to determine the growth in life quality of patients as well as their care satisfaction. On the other hand, the medical report of patients who has taken part in experiment is used for gathering statistics about utilization in terms of caring. After this measurement, it was found out that effect of telemonitoring is both positive as well as negative on patient’s chronic disease. With respect to patients satisfaction in terms of care they have received and in their life quality; the effect of home telemonitoring is observed positive after considering patient and health care agreement on this. On the other hand, the utilization of unnecessary resources in terms of both hospital care and house care is difficult to save. In conclusion, before using these technologies it is essential to do restructuring of work instead of often utilisation.
Zebrack, B., & Isaacson, S. (2012). Psychosocial care of adolescent and young adult patients with cancer and survivors Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(11), 1221-1226
Research Method: This article firstly, aim to endorse the mutual understanding challenges of neighbouring communal environment and psychological factors, are having on patient’s mental health and physical healthy awareness & their capability to function when they detect for chronic disease like cancer and undergoes for treatment. Secondly, advice of medical care which help patient’s to deal with chronic disease. These challenges include issue in sharing information with patients mainly related to treatment, counselling etc. unfavourable effects of treatment test causing infections, sickness, and fatigue, sleep disorder, soreness affects their daily life. Some issues includes interpersonal differences like dependency on spouse and family and unable to cope up with differences in thinking and strategies. Thus separation and unfriendliness are generally reported by these patients. Combining all these effects makes patient to lose faith and trust. They start assuming that their condition is because God is punishing them which results in spiritual issues. This condition become worse when their family, friends, loved ones are unable to understand their state of mind. Now to reduce this psychological disorder following things can be done such as helping them emotionally, socially, sharing knowledge and experience. By changing their views and thinking by using cognitive behavioural therapies which help those persons in fighting stress related with their disease.
Synthesis and Conclusion:
The conclusion obtained from these three articles that chronic illness affects the person in various ways. As in Africa chronic disease such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases leads to poverty for an individual and family due to which person with disease does not have enough money to obtain essential medical supplies like biomedical services and medicines, because of which their disease got worsen and their morbidity rate increases. Another effect of this chronic disease due to which patient healing rate slows down is depression. The person with chronic disease faces psychological disorder. To help them some communities are being formed which helps them in every possible way to obtain all the medical supplies and also helps make them aware with governmental & international policies.
In case of Article no. 2, the impact of patient suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is observed along with the impact that home telemonitoring technology creates on the patient. These impacts are studied by focussing on certain factors such as patient’s care satisfaction level in terms of both hospital care and home care and quality of life. For this observation, a model is developed based on quasi experiment design in order to compare effect of home telemonitoring technology with traditional care method with the help of control group and Likert scale is used for collecting data. Now, mixed outcomes have emerged from this assessment; for patient care satisfaction and life quality it has shown positive impact whereas unable to save unnecessary resources comes under negative impact. Therefore, instead of simply using these technologies; reorganisation of work is essential.
Now communication and family behaviour aims, findings are being examined in Article 3. In this article how significant role family behaviour plays in chronic disease person’s life is studied. Family support is essential for the patient suffering from chronic illness as it helps in rapidly disease control because that person is emotionally attached with his family and when family supports patient fully then it results in rapid curing of illness, as we all know the power “Will Power” can make impossible to possible. Study is performed on some participants to examine the positive effect of family behaviour during chronic illness treatment. Though behaviour has positive effect in treatment but still some more specific examination is needed.
By using methodology likewise Evidence Based Nursing Practice (EBNP) these research findings can be incorporated. Some health-care organizations are planning to generate a mechanism to transform theoretically researches into practises.