Quality Health Care
By irena, Updated
A description of quality client centered care improving quality of life for client's living in long-term care centers.
Introduction (the music is low and slow, picture is in colour and clear, it is dark and raining outside) a male and female mid 40's pushing an elderly man in a wheelchair towards door) elderly man has sad and lost expression on face. Lasts, 20 seconds
TITLE OF FILM: Proving a Client Centered Approach. The scenario brightens up (Music a bit louder, piano playing an upbeat tempo. images of healthcare workers and elderly individuals in bright colours smiling) Subtitle appears: Dispelling the Fears, Providing Quality Client Centered Care. lasts 10 seconds
Slow and depressing music starts. Images of elderly in wheelchairs sitting infront of the television, alone in the rooms, with sad expressions on their faces, focusing in on a clock on the wall, images are coming in and fading out as the narrator starts to say: Do you picture yourself living your life as some of these elderly people? How would you feel if you're autonomy and independence was ristricted after decades of freedom. Is this a quality life? 1:00 mintue
A female nurse, mid 20s comes onto the screen, the music picks up and get a bit louder, she speaks directly to the audience. Says although this is an unfortunate situation, may elderly individuals spend their days like this 10 seconds. Fades into next scene
Narration: there are many reasons why the elderly are not engaged. Workload, staff shortages and other organizations issues can contribute to inactivity for the elderly. When individuals are sad and lonely they become sad and depressed. However, this does not have to be the case. The nursing home environment can be shaped to benefit the client by “delay a decline is a person’s functional disability, independence, and quality of life (Simmons, 2011, p. 531). Music goes from sad to uplifting. Images: happy smiling faces of residents enjoying social interaction. This scene lasts 1 minute
In this scene there are many different scenarios presented. Seniors enjoying activities such as gardening, dancing, painting, sing alongs, spiritual opportunities, and interacting with the long term care staff. Also, images of family visits on special occasions are shown, family decorating the client's room to feel more like home. Images transition from one to another slowly, hight tempo and upbeat music is playing. This scene lasts 2 minutes
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