Care at Home, Care in the Home and Care within the NHS
Over the past two decades and more there have been huge changes made to the children’s residential care sector. There have been many reasons for this, abuse scandals, staffing problems and the effectiveness of group homes being called into question - also the cost effectiveness of these homes. It is far often cheaper to keep these young people at home, sometimes this is good and is far better for the young person concerned.
But what if it isn’t, what if the challenges of that young person are more than you can manage. They may be too violent, they may have difficulties you can’t understand. You may have difficulties helping them and it can have an impact on their ability to join in everyday activities. Challenging behaviour can include aggression, self-harm, …show more content…
Her story is below ;
Emma’s mother first took her to her GP because Emma had not eaten for eight days. Her GP suggested it might be a virus. Her mother was not satisfied, as Emma was very unwell and still not eating. She decided to find another GP.
A month later, Emma was admitted to a surgical ward at the hospital with a swelling in her groin. She had an X-ray, and a scan culminating in a biopsy. While she was in hospital, Emma was distressed and in pain. She was not eating and couldn’t take a painkiller orally. The hospital found Emma’s behaviour very difficult to manage. Emma was discharged from the hospital on the grounds that there was nothing more they could do for her. She was sent home without any help to control her pain.
Eleven days later Emma and her mother went back to the hospital to get the results of the biopsy. They were told that Emma had Lymphoma B1 type cancer and that, with treatment, she had a 50:50 chance of survival. But the doctors decided not to treat her, saying that she would not co-operate with the