This care study is about a service user with Cerebral Palsy and Dysphasia. This assignment will give a brief description of her background history, her condition and care needs. In order to maintain the confidentiality of the service user, I will refer to her as Daisy Chain and any personal information will be changed accordingly and not be used in conjunction with anything else other than this study. I obtained consent from the service user, her family and the adult day centre where she attends. Together we all arrived and agreed with the name Daisy Chain to use in place of her real name, as once again to maintain her confidentiality. (Anderson, 2010) Anderson (2010, p.53) wrote that “Consent covers more than simply gaining permission to carry out a specific procedure, typically a surgical intervention. It also involves willingness on the patient’s part to cooperate in what is proposed and in this context the level of disclosure and the way information is provided may differ”. This care study will use two of the Chapelhow et al (2005) enablers to help me reflect on and discuss care. These are communication and assessment. The links between these two enablers together with their related documentation will also be discussed.
Daisy is 31 years old and has a condition called cerebral palsy as well as Dysphasia. The extent of her condition has left her profoundly disabled and she requires total 24 hour care. Daisy is doubling incontinent and has a catheter and stoma in place. Daisy does not communicate verbally and also has limited non-verbal communication skills. She can understand what you are saying to her, but can only answer you back by giving facial expressions, for example by smiling, nodding and shaking her head. She can move her arms and can hold small objects/items, such things as a book, pencil etc. Daisy cannot tolerate drinking or eating and is therefore fed via a peg feed, which is inserted through the naval cavity and goes direct
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