Summative Assessment

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Whilst I attended clinical placement at xxx Nursing Home, I was asked to accompany the registered nurse (RN) attending zzz Ward, which houses people who have dementia and other similar conditions. During handover, we were advised about an ongoing issue with two of the residents; a married female named Joan (not her real name) and an unmarried man called Barry (not his real name). Barry had been visiting Joan in her room, and making sexual advances to her throughout the day. Both of these residents suffered from severe dementia and were not fully aware of their actions; however, Barry seemed to show intelligence with his behaviour and would wait until the staff were busy with other residents before attempting to visit Joan in her room. This posed a problem to staff as generally there was only one staff member on duty in this ward. The other issue staff were presented with was Joan’s forgetfulness that she is married, and due to that reason she made no attempt to deter Barry. Joan’s husband, who resided upstairs in low care and was of sound mind, had visited Joan during the day and witnessed Barry leaving Joan’s room and had noticed the attention that was being given to his wife from the other resident. He was extremely upset and contacted his son by telephone in a panic due to the situation. Approximately forty-five minutes later, I was alone in the nurse’s office when a burly, older man entered the room and introduced himself as the son of Joan and her husband. He stated his reason for being there and understandably, seemed extremely upset at the current situation with his parents and Barry. I explained to him that as a student nurse, I had to get the RN on duty, who could then discuss the situation with him (ANMC Competencies 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.5, 7.4, 7.5). After locating the RN, I described the details of the brief meeting with the man in the office and asked her to come and speak with him. After a long discussion between the son and the RN and myself,...
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