Introduction: Team Approach to Comprehensive Care (00:32)
Emphasis on and success with physical treatments has led to a distancing from death; familial, psychological, and spiritual needs of dying patients is often overlooked.
Patient Care (02:19)
Team care is the most effective way to treat critically ill patients and their families. Professionals gather to discuss a patient's physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs; a variety of disciplines can augment the team.
Assessment and Compassionate Care (03:10)
Assessing a patient's needs begins with trained observation; no team member is more important than another. Caregivers should have a deeper understanding of emotional concerns; respect a patient's life before and throughout illness. Listening skills and offering acceptance are important aspects of care.
Coping With Illness (04:00)
Team members from other disciplines can provide a new perspective; team care allows flexibility. Children may express emotions through non-verbal means. Social workers asses psycho-social aspects; clergy can be important members of team care.
Familial Support (03:34)
Providing support to a patient's loved ones is an important aspect of care; healthcare professionals regularly encounter people in crisis. Team members reflect on increased responsibilities and culture.
Bonding and Death (03:20)
Nursing aids often develop a close bond with patients; these bonds are important for families when a patient withdraws. Some patients may need a form of permission to die comfortably. Loved ones may experience issues of abandonment, mistreatment, and guilt when a patient worsens.
Team Healthcare (03:59)
Sharing perspectives allows team members to better understand what patients and their families need. Team members may become emotionally involved with patients; it is important to find balance.
Credits: Team Approach to Comprehensive Care (00:46)
Credits: Team Approach to Comprehensive Care
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