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An analysis of patient care on an acute medical ward

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  1. Introduction
  2. The primary nursing framework
  3. Chronic inflammatory conditions
  4. Pain assessment
  5. Identification of the problem
  6. Assessing the nursing care
  7. The philosophy of care
  8. Conclusion
  9. References

The aim of this patient care study is to discuss the care and nursing interventions that a particular patient received whilst staying on acute medical ward. Clause five of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Code of Professional Conduct (2002) states that ?as a registered nurse or midwife you must protect confidential information? and if information is to be revealed the patient's consent must be sought. The patient's permission was obtained after an explanation of the purpose and proposed content of the care study, with a staff nurse present. For reasons of confidentiality, the patient will be referred to under the pseudonym of Kirsty. Kirsty is a seventeen-year-old young lady who was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when she was thirteen years old. She lives in a terraced house with her mother and is a hairdressing student. She was admitted to the ward from the Children's Outpatient Department following a routine check-up, where she presented with right-sided abdominal pain and loose stools. She was diagnosed with a flare-up of Crohn's Disease. Kirsty was chosen for the purpose of this care study because her strength of character was admired and a good relationship was established.

Kirsty was admitted to a twenty-six bedded acute medical ward, which is primarily gastrointestinal conditions, however medical outliers are admitted. There are three bays: one male, and two female, one called the Day Room (as it used to be the patient's day room, but was opened as a bay as there was a bed shortage) and the second is called the Female Bay.

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