Develop and use a care plan and evaluate its use Focus on peoples needs Educate

Develop and use a care plan and evaluate its use

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Develop and use a care plan and evaluate its use. Focus on people’s needs. Educate and counsel staff and families, where appropriate, to help them understand older people’s need to express intimacy and sexuality.
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Establish a process for discussion so staff can voice concerns about close relationships among those in their care. Provide opportunities for families concerned about individual intimacy and sexuality to discuss their feelings. Strategies for staff training and awareness Run a staff workshop on sexuality. Include intimacy and sexuality as topics for staff orientation and continuing education programs. Develop procedures for difficult incidents involving sexual expression. Accept such incidents can be complex and may have no easy answers. Use a case example of a real sexual incident to help staff explore their feelings. Encourage staff to voice their anxieties and discuss ideas and attitudes to reduce stress and respond reflectively. Encourage supervisory relationships open to issues of older people’s sexual needs. Q17. Would medical treatment of mental illness necessarily give positive outcomes for a client? Explain your answer. Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can chose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Yes, some people are helped by taking medication for awhile; others may need it on an ongoing basis. Medical research shows that many mental illnesses are associated with changes in our brain chemistry. Medications help the brain to restore its usual chemical balance, so that the symptoms are reduced or even eliminated. Yes, mental illness can be treated. This means that many people who have a mental illness, and are treated, recover well or even completely. However, because there are many different factors contributing to the development of each illness, it can sometimes be difficult to predict how, when, or to what degree someone is going to get better. Your treatment depends on the type of mental illness you have, its severity and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best. If you have a mild mental illness with well-controlled symptoms, treatment from one health care provider may be sufficient. However,
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often a team approach is appropriate to make sure all your psychiatric, medical and social needs are met. This is especially important for severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia. People affected by mental illness may benefit from a range of treatments. Medical treatment (or referral to other health services) can be provided by: A local doctor (general practitioner or GP) – can make an assessment and prepare a Mental Health Plan to help the person get treatment and support. This may include referral for psychological therapy from an appropriately qualified health professional, which may be largely covered by Medicare. A doctor can also provide
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