Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms which is caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors such as changes in the brain chemicals and stressful life experiences such as: Antipsychotic drug regimens for schizophrenia are used in order to limit the frequency and severity of relapses, maximise the beneficial effects of treatment for persistent symptoms and enhance adherence to recommend regimens.
Share via Email A chain of hospitals in India teaches carers the necessary skills to look after a vulnerable person at home. The latest commitment is that the NHS will get "dramatically better" at involving people in their own care, but the change so far has been anything but dramatic.
Despite all the structural overhauls to the NHS there has been very little change in the areas that matter most: I recently led a coalition of MPs and peers concerned about health to look at what we could learn from other countries that were trying to solve this problem.
Across over examples we looked at, five key lessons stood out. Knowledge is power In Denmark, everyone has the ability to see and interact with their medical records online.
This gives people the power to really understand their health and treatment. In Malawi all patients carry hard copies of their records. We already do this for maternity care — why not other areas too? Make shared decision-making the easy choice for clinicians Many clinicians are cautious about sharing decision-making more.
They worry that empowered patients will be more demanding rather than more independent. Partnership with patients needs to be the easy choice, which means making consultations smarter rather than longer.
Massachusetts general allows doctors in the hospital and community to prescribe decision support tools for patients to use at home to decide which treatment is best for them. Invest in supporting carers For many people with long-term health problems, family members provide the vast majority of the care they receive.
Giving these carers the skills to support their loved ones at home is a great investment in quality of life, and in affordable healthcare. A chain of hospitals in India has come up with a great solution — when vulnerable patients are admitted, their main carer can go on a short course at the hospital to learn the skills to look after them at home.
They then get to practise these skills on the ward before the patient is discharged. Groups of patients are a powerful asset When patients come together they can be a powerful force for improving their own health and that of others. What other problems could be tackled by people power in this way?
Listen to what patients have to say Patient stories have enormous power to challenge and change the status quo.
The approach has already been successful in one NHS maternity unit that was struggling to tackle serious failures in care.
Nonetheless, they do help us to think bigger and bolder about making real change happen at long last. Join the Healthcare Professionals Network to receive regular emails and exclusive offers.Published: Mon, 5 Dec According to Ewles and Simnett and Edelman Mandle, values and principles mean powerful drivers of how we think and behave.
These are often a significant element of culture, where they form a part of the shared rule set of a group.
The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph. Name: ID: Module: Developing Counselling Skills in Health and Social Care Contents Introduction In any health and social care setting, employees at all levels will be required to listen to patients, clients, their friends and relatives expressing their views, concerns and emotions.
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