Nursing profession takes into account a wide array of conditions that seek to make the clients benefit in an all round manner. From cultural identification, psychological torture, counselling, and other important aspects that enable one to tackle situations that not necessarily deals with nursing a patient in a ‘clinical setting’
In this context, the elderly woman robbed at a gun point is likely to experience a number of psychological tortures and mental disturbance. This may have translated into complications that may even cause a full blown disease conditions whose aetiology becomes hard to diagnose. In this case the best therapeutic measure will be possible once an assessment of the patient is elucidated. This will involve determination of whether she is mentally tortured and whether the incident would have made her to develop some psychological thoughts like hopelessness, delusions, suicidal among other possible thoughts that would turn out to be fatal. Counselling and making the patient feel at easy by making her mind think of other issues not related to what she has just experienced would play a great role in restoring the stable condition. This intervention is particularly pivotal in restoring the confidence of appreciating life again. Many patients who encounter such incidents may never again see the sense of living. It is thus important to make her feel free from the haunting menace of such situation in the future and that is why the intervention would be crucial if it also takes into account these factors as well.
Evaluation of care for this scenario will involve getting historical information from the patient of the events and while doing this assess her response and the magnitude of how the situation affected her. This will form the basis upon which the best care that is appropriate to the condition. In most cases where the patient cannot help identify her worries and fears medication that features conditions like mental conditions ranging from mood swings can be efficiently diagnosed.
To win the patient’s confidence it would be important to ponder thinks like sympathy while helping her to absorb the situation. This will be helpful because the patient will see the nurse in her own situation and therefore, she would not imagine being alone.
The goal of this response in this scenario is first to ensure the patient is in stable condition once again. Once this is possible then other measures can be looked. These are restoration of life’s meaning, it is possible that the patient more often lose this and it would be paramount to assess its viability as well. Once these are in place, the patient will need counselling on how to handle situations that may be similar to or worse than this. This will help build confidence in her, and even drive away some of her fears that she did not want to share with the team. One key approach to involved making the patient aware of what comes about after such incidents, these demerits are the driving force in this therapeutic interventions and for that s=case they help one attain the goal of restoration and stability of patient’s mind and thoughts.
In case where all these interventions do not bear fruits it would be important to make appropriate referrals for the patient. This will depend on the assessment of the patient. Because some may develop psychiatric conditions it would be pivotal to get a professional in that field to handle her case appropriately. This will help hasten her recovery and even help her attain appropriate intervention that is specific to her nature. In most instances this will be coupled with counselling. Some patients who go to as far as being admitted for these conditions will need an urgent and special intervention.