HCA 230 Week 6 Discussion Question 2
HCA 230 Week 6 Discussion Question 2
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Week 4 Discussion Question 2 Can someone provide too much support in comforting an ill person Provide specific examples I believe it is possible that someone can provide too much support in comforting an ill person A person39s circumstances and lifestyle may change due to an illness or crisis but who they are remain the same People inherently want to retain their dignity and independence therefore we should avoid crowding or suffocating them while providing care and support It is important not to confuse pity with support the last thing an ill person needs is to feel pitied by others Taking away the things they can still do for themselves essentially makes people suffering from an illness to feel like they do not have control over their lives Allowing them to participate in simple routine tasks help them to maintain some independence and control when everything else seems to be falling apart I recalled after my mom had one leg amputated due to complications from diabetes she became very depressed about losing her independence and was extremely uncomfortable having someone pushing her around in a wheel I noticed marked improvement in her mood after I bought her an automated wheelchair that does not require help getting around and made modifications to her home to facilitate her wheel chair We should examine our motives and avoid forcing our quotsupportquot on them instead give them their space provide relevant information and encouragement and help them to participate as they regain normalcy to their lives Yes I believe you can actually handicap a person if you over support them They will be expecting you to help them all the time and make you feel bad when you don t I believe people should show empathy and not sympathy An example would be someone who is mentally ill and you try to make their life as comfortable as possible by doing things for them by doing this you are handicapping them more But if you help them to a certain point then they can feel independent and live a normal life and will be capable of doing things by their self You probably can39t provide quottoo much supportquot if support is what you are providing it is possible to give somebody that is ill too much attention or quothelpquot that isn39t actually helpful First off don39t show pity Pity gets old really fast and it isn39t beneficial to the person anyway because they can39t take that pity and turn it into anything productive So be sure you are supporting and not pitying Second the type of support needed depends on the situation If someone is suffering from something that is temporary it39s good to be there for them but you also need to encourage them to start doing things for themselves when they can I believe that a person provide to much support For example don39t get me wrong I love my mother to death but sometime she does things and everyone runs to her beck an call even me If she says she not feeling good or she got some bad news from the doctor we all go to her give her comfort be there to support her in what ever she decides When we found out that she had cancer on part of her kidney the doctors wanted to freeze the part that had the cancer but she would have had to have kemo She wasn39t having that she talk to a couple of people and my dad and decide to take the whole thing out I think sometimes she just wants the extra attention because we know she is not in the best of health and she know that wefamily will be there no matter what Yes family friends and others can provide to much support Some people can over help an ill patient by taking charge of everything When they do so the patient begins to feel worthless They miss out on life39s activities Some things the patient can do themselves Another way is by over informing Inividuals try to give the patient to much information when they are to distraught to understand all the information they are given Over informing overwhelms the patient making them unable to cope with life Over empathizing with patients cause them to not associate with other people outside of a support group because they feel that others do not completely understand their illness like the people who empathize with them Some patients find it overwhelming and they avoid expressing their own feelings about their illness I believe that it is possible for someone to provide too much support in comforting an ill person especially if the ill person is use to taking care of themselves when they are sick or ill A lot of people who are use to taking care of themselves are more likely to feel like they are getting too much comforting when they are ill My husbands grandfather is one of those people who use to take care of himself but now he needs help with some of the things that he needs to do like take his medicines and so on He don 39t likes to have to much support so he gets mad when he can 39t do things on his own He also don 39t like it when he gets too much support but then there are days when he wants more support when he is ill or sick To tell you the truth I believe that it depends on who the person is and how they feel when it comes down to providing too much support in comforting an ill person I don39t believe that you can be too supportive if you offer support to an ill person in a nonoverbearing manner I39m sure that just about anyone values the mindset that they are not alone in dealing with the ill effects of an illness Someone can be 100 supportive with a positive effect I do believe that the manner in which the support is shown can be negative however Well intentions can be misconstrued A person who hovers over an ill person can cause more stress to the individual who already has enough stress to deal with If a person is constantly asking an ill person if they are ok if they need anything or if they 39baby39 the person too much the ill individual may feel suffocated Offering support is invaluable but it is very important to understand the approach that is needed It is possible that a person who is not feeling well may want some alone time In that case the supportive person should not take offense and should be understanding and sympathetic while letting the ill person know that they are available whenever needed When you give to much support to an ill person they started to depend on you more and do not want to do nothing for themselves Sometimes it39s ok to give an ill person just enough support so that they know that your going to be there for them but they need to know how to help themselves at times Some people just take advantage of people that gives them to much support My grandmother use to take care of her sister before she pass when she has seven kids Every time my grandmother sister gets sick she Will call my grandmother to do stuff for her and when my grandmother has other plans she use to get mad at her We told my grandmother that it is nice for her to help her sister but she has kids that she can depend on
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