[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Visiting nursing care service was provided to a 40s female patient, who had a terminal cancer with bed sore around the sacred bones. We started the nursing service when the patient was still cared at hospital. The nursing service we provided was coordinated by the certified nurse specialized in skin and excrement care and home visiting nurse. A smooth home care transition was resulted because of the coordination provided by the two nurses. We started coaching the family while the patient was still at the hospital with a home care instruction manual until the patient was discharged. All in all, the patient and her family were at ease with two nurses' coordinated efforts. Since the patient was cared at home, her bed sore problem got worse due to an absence of caregiver. In order to solve the bed sore problem, the visiting nurse took pictures of peeled adhesive patch and the bed sore around the sacred bones to show and consult with the certified nurse. With the advice from the certified nurse, the home visiting nurse was able to care the bed sore problem manageable in size. From this experience, we learned that a proper communication channel, in this case an advice request memo exchange, between the certified nurse and visiting nurse was a useful tool for both sides in order to properly assess the patient's medical care needs.
No preview · Article · Dec 2010 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A visiting nursing service was provided for a 90-year-old male patient with terminal stage of pancreatic cancer whose prognosis was to live for two to three months. We provided nursing service not only for the patient's pain control but also for the member of the family by giving specific nursing tips as well as mental support. After the patient passed away, the eldest daughter was quoted saying "we could do everything we wanted to from home nursing care." It appeared that she was totally satisfied with our nursing service. We concluded the following caregiver roles based on this clinical example: 1) Try to alleviate a terminal patient's pain as much as possible so that the patient and the family will be at ease. 2) Arrange the care giver's anxiety individually. 3) Guide the care giver a specific know-how that can be accomplished and let the patient and the care giver choose which one they want. 4) Teach the process of the withholding and with drawing of life and try to consolidate the purpose of nursing intentions among the care givers. 5) Respect the patient and caregiver and make the best out of the situation by being flexible.
No preview · Article · Dec 2008 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy