A case study is a story about something unique, special, or interesting—stories can be about individuals, organizations, processes, programs, neighborhoods, institutions, and even events 1 the case study gives the story behind the result by capturing what happened. The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings the value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. A study conducted by johnson 15 discussed treatment of an elderly patient with a similar history to the patient presented in this case study the patient was a 71-year-old gentleman with complaints of neck pain and a history of cancer, probable degenerative joint disease, and probable osteoporosis who responded positively to postisometric. Elderly patients with complex care needs may receive services from multiple specialists, as well as primary care physicians in addition, they may visit emergency departments, have frequent hospitalizations and post-hospital rehabilitations, and receive long-term care services at their home or in nursing facilities.
A clinician’s knowledge of an elderly patient’s everyday concerns, social circumstances, mental function, emotional state, and sense of well-being helps orient and guide the interview asking patients to describe a typical day elicits information about their quality of life and mental and physical function. Case studies provide a roadmap for decision-making in future cases, help drive the development of new analysis and thought about complex medical and moral dilemmas, and are an effective way to bring bioethics alive for students, healthcare providers, administrators, attorneys and, even in some situations, patients and families. The following case study illustrates the clinical role of advanced practice nurses in the management of a patient with type 2 diabetes case presentation ab is a retired 69-year-old man with a 5-year history of type 2 diabetes.
Elderly care in ireland: a case study amr arisha dublin institute of technology, [email protected] using modelling and simulation to improve elderly care in ireland: a case study with several of these concerns and so contribute towards. 833 you should encourage all staff, including temporary staff, staff on different sites and locums, to raise concerns about the safety of patients, including the risks that may be posed by colleagues, premises, equipment or practice policies. Palliative care: an ethical obligation the case of mrs smith presents several concerns: first, mrs smith failed to receive adequate pain and symptom management-she continued to be short of breath while her headache and insomnia were completely overlooked palliative care has been provided most often to cancer patients, but studies. Requires the consideration of several issues unique to pancreatitis with at least one documented case follow-ing re-exposure) relevant to the elderly population include: valproic acid, opiates, tetracycline, cytara- pancreatic diseases in the elderly patients than it is in younger individuals, accounting for.
The study provides a detailed understanding of the discharge of elderly patients by describing common functions and variability in performance caused by multiple psfs our findings indicate the necessity for studying multiple factors related to discharge, interdependencies, and their effects on a range of discharge outcomes incorporating a. Case management for at-risk elderly patients study of case management in health care the best 152 asian journal of gerontology & geriatrics vol 1 no 3 december 2006 these caveats are in line with the key issues identified in the evaluation of care management programmes. In this segment, moderator corey j langer, md, provides a case study of an elderly patient with squamous cell nsclc and the panelists provide their thoughts on the appropriate treatment. Case study sweden’s esther model: improving care for elderly patients with complex needs bradford h gray, ulrika winblad, and dana o sarnak program at a glance key features improving care and experiences for seniors by persistently focusing on what is best for elderly patients with complex needs, symbolically known as “esthers”.
Discuss the issues associated with discharge of the patient in this situation that is, consider the issues with each of these discharge options: discharge planning and making arrangements to get a multiskilled worker to make a home visit to assess coping ability at home in a familiar environment. Closed claim case study: patient confidentiality: understanding the medical ethics issues closed claim case study: cultural bias in health care delivery causes communication problems and poor outcome closed claim case study: medical ethics issues with shared decision-making in patient encounters. Case study: purple fingertips in an elderly woman an elderly woman with a history of hypertension and metastatic bladder cancer presents to the ed with bilateral finger pain and cyanosis. This study illustrates practices that a nurse uses in order to empower patients the emphasis is on speech formulae that encourage patients to discuss their concerns and to solicit information about impending surgery the study is a part of a larger research project and a single case was selected.
Mrs hiruni jupangati you are an enrolled nurse working in the small public hospital in cattelanbaa, rural qld this is your first job since completing the diploma of nursing and you have been working here for the past month. The case study presented here illustrates some of these issues which surround the morbidity of depression in the elderly population ms oldrid is a 68 year old caucasian female who admitted herself to th e hospital seeking treatment for depression. Excerpt from case study : elderly care case study discharging a patient from hospital is usually a complex process that is surrounded by many challenges.
Case study masterclass 85 answers: a confusing case of chorea in an elderly woman with oesophageal cancer case study masterclass 39 answers: facing an ethical dilemma in a patient with head and neck cancer. The relationship of patient falls to prevention policies in hospitals: a case study by cornelia branzan submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree. Lithium toxicity in elderly-a case report and discussion mariana d arnaoudova department of psychiatry, medical university, varna, third clinic of psychiatry, several drugs in same drug concentrations have been found in a study of bipolar patients that serum lithium levels did not correlate with brain lithium levels in older patients. That happens in about 20% of patients with multiple myeloma and puts her in a standard-risk group of patients now, if we look at risk in assessing the stage of this patient, she has an elevation.