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· The topic I am going to talk about in this presentation is pain managment in dementia patients on a hospital ward. For the presentation I will be using the Driscoll - What, So What · Introduction: the purpose of this presentation is to look at the dilema nurse face on hospital wards when dealing with dementia patients in pain. The difficulty nurses face in assessing pain in dementia patients, and also going to look what the national guidelines and policies says about pain management whether nurses are following the correct procedure when dealing wtih pain managment. However, this issue will be discussed in greater detail in the literature review essay where investigation will be carried out to find out the main reason behind this. · Issue identified is Pain management in dementia patients on a hospital ward. · Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves promptly once the painful stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but sometimes pain persists despite removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body; and sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage of tissues. · What is Dementia?
· The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes. ·
· Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. It is often the case that the person's family and friends...
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