Midtown, Sacramento, California

$500.00

Terminal Pancreatic Cancer Patient with Severe Pain and Anorexia

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Description

Team Overview:
We are a compassionate team of nurses specializing in providing comprehensive care for individuals with terminal illnesses, focusing on palliative care, pain management, and nutritional support. Our team is dedicated to promoting the comfort and dignity of patients facing end-of-life challenges while supporting their families with empathy and understanding. We are seeking experienced nurses to join our team to provide specialized care for a 65-year-old woman with terminal pancreatic cancer experiencing severe pain and anorexia.

Project Overview:
We are seeking skilled nurses to join our caregiving team on a contractual basis, with a focus on providing specialized care for a 65-year-old woman with terminal pancreatic cancer. This role involves delivering palliative care, pain management, and nutritional support to alleviate symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life during this challenging time.

Responsibilities:

Palliative Care: Provide holistic palliative care to the patient, focusing on addressing physical symptoms, managing psychological distress, and promoting spiritual well-being. Offer compassionate support and comfort measures to enhance the patient’s quality of life and ensure dignity and respect in end-of-life care.
Pain Management: Implement comprehensive pain management strategies to alleviate the patient’s severe pain associated with pancreatic cancer. Assess pain intensity, administer analgesic medications as prescribed, and utilize non-pharmacological pain relief interventions, such as massage therapy, relaxation techniques, and heat therapy, to optimize pain control and enhance comfort.
Nutritional Support: Collaborate with the patient’s healthcare team, including dietitians and nutritionists, to develop and implement personalized nutritional support plans aimed at addressing anorexia and promoting adequate calorie intake and hydration. Offer dietary counseling, recommend oral nutritional supplements or enteral feeding as needed, and monitor the patient’s nutritional status to prevent malnutrition and improve overall well-being.
Symptom Management: Assess and manage additional symptoms commonly experienced by patients with pancreatic cancer, such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and dyspnea. Administer symptomatic treatments, provide supportive care, and address any emergent needs or concerns to optimize symptom control and enhance the patient’s comfort and quality of life.
Family Support: Offer emotional support and guidance to the patient’s family members and caregivers, helping them navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with terminal cancer. Provide education on end-of-life care, facilitate open communication, and assist with advance care planning to ensure alignment with the patient’s wishes and preferences.
Collaboration: Work closely with the patient’s multidisciplinary care team, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and spiritual counselors, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate effectively with team members, share relevant information, and participate in interdisciplinary care conferences to develop and implement individualized care plans that address the patient’s unique needs and goals.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the patient’s symptoms, treatment response, and overall well-being to evaluate the effectiveness of palliative care interventions. Use standardized assessment tools, symptom inventories, and patient feedback to monitor changes in the patient’s condition, adjust intervention strategies as needed, and optimize their comfort and quality of life.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in palliative care, oncology nursing, or hospice care.
Proficiency in providing holistic palliative care, including pain management, symptom control, and psychosocial support for patients with terminal illnesses.
Experience in nutritional support and management of anorexia in patients with advanced cancer, including knowledge of enteral and parenteral nutrition options and strategies for addressing malnutrition and dehydration.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide compassionate care and support to patients and their families during end-of-life transitions, fostering trust, empathy, and dignity.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting the comfort, dignity, and quality of life of patients with terminal illnesses, supporting them and their families with sensitivity, respect, and compassion.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Patient with Terminal Pancreatic Cancer

Patient: 65-year-old woman

Conditions: The patient is a 65-year-old woman diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, experiencing severe pain and anorexia, which significantly impact her quality of life and overall well-being.

Care Plan:

Palliative Care: Provide holistic palliative care to the patient, focusing on addressing physical symptoms, managing psychological distress, and promoting spiritual well-being. Offer compassionate support and comfort measures to enhance the patient’s quality of life and ensure dignity and respect in end-of-life care.
Pain Management: Implement comprehensive pain management strategies to alleviate the patient’s severe pain associated with pancreatic cancer. Assess pain intensity, administer analgesic medications as prescribed, and utilize non-pharmacological pain relief interventions, such as massage therapy, relaxation techniques, and heat therapy, to optimize pain control and enhance comfort.
Nutritional Support: Collaborate with the patient’s healthcare team, including dietitians and nutritionists, to develop and implement personalized nutritional support plans aimed at addressing anorexia and promoting adequate calorie intake and hydration. Offer dietary counseling, recommend oral nutritional supplements or enteral feeding as needed, and monitor the patient’s nutritional status to prevent malnutrition and improve overall well-being.
Symptom Management: Assess and manage additional symptoms commonly experienced by patients with pancreatic cancer, such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and dyspnea. Administer symptomatic treatments, provide supportive care, and address any emergent needs or concerns to optimize symptom control and enhance the patient’s comfort and quality of life.
Family Support: Offer emotional support and guidance to the patient’s family members and caregivers, helping them navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with terminal cancer. Provide education on end-of-life care, facilitate open communication, and assist with advance care planning to ensure alignment with the patient’s wishes and preferences.
Collaboration: Work closely with the patient’s multidisciplinary care team, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and spiritual counselors, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate effectively with team members, share relevant information, and participate in interdisciplinary care conferences to develop and implement individualized care plans that address the patient’s unique needs and goals.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the patient’s symptoms, treatment response, and overall well-being to evaluate the

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20