According to the World Health Organization, in 2011 alone, its prevalence rate has significantly increased and has been considered responsible for 5% of all annual deaths. Diabetes Help (2010) indicates…
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Its impact on the patient, with its related complications is very much costly. Its health complications also include multiple organ damage.
There are various interventions for diabetes, but lifestyle modification is one of the primary forms of prevention and management for the disease. Partnered with medications, the burden of the disease is reduced and complications are prevented. Lifestyle changes include the modification of the patient’s nutrition and the increase in his physical activities. Programmes on nutrition and lifestyle changes have been generally effective in preventing or delaying the onset of diabetes (Ory, Jordan, & Bazarre, 2002; Department of Health 2004) and also in fulfilling treatment objectives in the management of risk factors associated with the disease (Dusenbery, Brannigan, Falco & Hansen, 2003). Educational programmes have generally been advantageous and effective for individuals suffering from the disease, especially where they also comply with the health recommendations indicated by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). These lifestyle modifications are however difficult to implement for the patient especially with the major issues related to the food and diet available in the current food industry today. Foods high in cholesterol, sodium, and sugar have saturated the market, even foods which are touted by food companies as ‘healthy’ foods have components which are not healthy for the human body. Fast foods have become more affordable to the people, pushing up their mass appeal. As a result, obesity and all its related complications has become an even more common disease across different age groups and different ethnicities. The relevance of nutrition in the management of diabetes has increased. As one of the front-line healthcare givers, the role of nurses is considered very much important in disease
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Patients were then not allowed to take anything by mouth from midnight before surgery. The period of pre-operative fasting or starvation of adequate length was found necessary when surgery was under general anaesthesia or regional anaethesia to prevent the regurgitation of stomach contents into the lungs causing the chemical pneumonia.
Introduction 11 2.2. Literature Review as a Search Method 12 2.3. Key Features of the Literature Review 14 2.4. Validity and Reliability 15 2.5. Rationale for the Use of the Literature Review for this Study 16 Chapter 3 – Method 19 3.1. Introduction 19 3.2.
Working with substance-dependent patients can be very difficult but usually fulfilling. Patients with issues of substance misuse frequently show varied and complicated health requirements and addressing these obliges the nurse to use professional and personal skills to build productive solutions to complex health issues.
The stages of standard wound treatment entails homeostasis, swelling, reproduction, and adaptation. Every stage of wound healing is distinctive, even though the procedure involved is continuous with every stage overlying the subsequent one. For triumphant wound healing, one needs enough supply of blood and nutrients to the site of harm.
2008). Boone and Kurtz (2010) list access to information as one of the most important rights that businesses have to fulfill to the consumer. One of the most important areas in modern consumerism lies in nutrition, with concerns on safety of consumption and ethics of production lingering in the minds of many consumers.
CNO (2004) asserted that the “essence of professional nursing is the therapeutic relationship with the patient” (p. 12). Therapeutic nurse patient relationship is “a planned, time bound and goal oriented connection between a registered nurse and a patient, and sometimes the patient’s family for the purpose of meeting the healthcare needs of the client” (NANB, 2011).
Hence it is important to critically analyze the different affecting variables for diabetic patients while investing the most appropriate medications. This paper aims to study the importance of diabetic medication especially using Betty Neuman’s Mode in NANDA format.
The author states that the recent large scale research on nursing shortage indicates that the current nurse patient ratio is 1:4. The increase in the work load resulted into the increased probability of fatality among patients i.e. 14 per cent within 30 days of admission.