Any person that seeks medication requires some proof that it functions as needed before they use it. This essay aims at elaborating the evidence-based practice, giving details and examples on the same.
The interdisciplinary approach applied in clinical practice refers to evidence-based practice. It is the application of best reachable extensive research evidence on the progress a certain medication makes to patients, looks keenly at the patient’s preferences and complaints, and the clinical ability to identify and differentiate the many distinct patient health problems (Freshwater & Rolfe, 2012).
Psychological treatment is a healing process taking place between two or more people, usually the psychology expert and the patient or patients. The two parties engage in deep conversations that aim at improving the emotional status of a client, solve relationship issues affecting them, reduce stress and pressure, and guide the client to living a healthy life by handling life stresses better as the other learn more about the disease. Psychological treatment aims at making the patient more relaxed, suffer less from depression or even guide them to feel less guilty about awful things they did (Matakas, 2012).
Some articles involving psychological intervention on dementia include Therapy (SET) as a conceptual Basis of sustainable Dementia Treatment in Geriatrics (Romero, 2015), the daring to dream the impossible dream for dementia care (Hoffman et al., 2017), and the comparison of neuropsychiatric symptoms to those of dementia (Mast, 2011).
The dementia treatment article claims that no method worked efficiently to eradicate Dementia. In addition, therapy worked less towards the reduction of the symptoms of dementia like forgetting, inability to perform simple tasks and unstable body balance. Doctors blame the disease on the neural transformation that weakens some areas of the body including the brain which has is had to cure through therapy (Morris & Morris, 2010). The article concludes that dementia cannot be cured, but prevention of its progression is possible through medication but not through therapy. However, the report mentions a study tried on animals, yet tried on humans, which might not work the same way as in humans. However, the study still believes that therapy helps greatly and must include in the treatment of dementia.
Just like the previous article, the how to advance dementia care article implies that dementia requires much more extensive research since no cure exists. The field experiences challenges in the drug sector. In addition, the analysis needs lots of capital since they have to try multiple medications before achieving something better for the disease. The article, however, does not mention the possible ways it plans to use to cure the disease. They only believe that they can find a cure. In addition, the article says issues like acute care for mentally un-sable patients as importance. (Levy, Ablon & Kächele, 2012).
Neuropsychiatric symptoms as associated risk factors of Dementia article states in its results that signs like anxiety, depression, aberrant motor behavior, hallucinations, and delusions presented themselves in dementia patients. It finds a close connection between neuropsychiatric symptoms and dementia. The similarities in some symptoms help device a cure for dementia as they try on some medication used on neuropsychiatry diseases. It came with the advantage of a cheaper way of screening enormous populations of dementia. It can always find a cure at the earliest stages through prevention of further damage (Briere, 2011).
Patient preferences and values refer to keenly noting the problems faced by an individual, what they feel lack, and the solutions they prefer in solving their problems. It captures the patients cultural and religious believes, socio-cultural values and their personality. It revolves around the long-term life goals of the patients and how they look forward to achieving them especially when it concerns health matters (Adams & Grieder, 2014).
Professional opinion involves the application of the professional information learned through the preparation of being a therapist or psychology doctor, integrating the many patient experiences, ability to weigh the best treatment option for different patients suffering from almost the same mental problem and correct judgment for right prescription of medicine.
Research evidence shows prove that the medication applied to patients works. It gives a series of medical results and feedback from patients on the progress therapy sessions have on their situations (Rebar & Gersch, n.d.).
Different psychology institutes contain various instruments and levels of funding necessary to perform therapy. It highly contributes to the type of medication preferred for a particular shortcoming.
The NHS public health regulation body is also concerned with the treatment and care of dementia patients. This body has developed policies that seek to ensure the people with dementia are accorded high quality and affordable treatment in UK. The NHS education in Scotland and social services of Scotland developed a plan for skills and knowledge to outline the requirements of all people working in contact with people who have dementia. Moreover, NES planned programs to increase the accessibility to Evidence-based Psychological inventions and therapy services to stressed families and patients affected by dementia.
In conclusion, to solve mental stress, the doctor, patient, different understanding of the state of illness and evidence on possible medications must come into an agreement to help reduce the condition.
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- Briere, R. (2011). Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Washington: National Academies Press.
- Freshwater, D., & Rolfe, G. (2012). Deconstructing Evidence-Based Practice. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.
- Levy, R., Ablon, J., & Kächele, H. (2012). Psychodynamic psychotherapy research. New York, NY: Humana Press.
- Mast, B. (2011). Whole person dementia assessment. Baltimore, Md.: Health Professions Press.Maidenhead, England: Open University Press.
- Matakas, F. (2012). Psychological treatment of mental illness. [Place of publication not identified]: Springer.
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- Khachaturian, A.S., Hoffman, D.P., Frank, L., Petersen, R. and Khachaturian, Z.S. (2017). Zeroing out preventable disability: Daring to dream the impossible dream for dementia care: Recommendations for a national plan to advance dementia care and maximize functioning.