Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$500.00

Terminal Brain Tumor Patient with Fatigue and Cognitive Decline

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Description

About the Client:
We are deeply dedicated to providing compassionate care for our 55-year-old family member who is facing a terminal brain tumor. She is experiencing severe fatigue and cognitive decline, which significantly impact her quality of life. Our primary goal is to enhance her comfort and well-being through tailored support and interventions that address her physical, cognitive, and emotional needs.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in palliative care and supportive oncology to provide holistic support for our family member. This project involves implementing strategies to address severe fatigue, cognitive decline, and emotional distress, ultimately optimizing her quality of life and providing support for her family caregivers during this challenging time.

Responsibilities:

– **Fatigue Management:**
– Assess the severity and impact of the client’s fatigue on her daily functioning and quality of life, utilizing validated fatigue assessment tools and clinical judgment.
– Implement energy conservation techniques and activity pacing strategies to help the client conserve energy, prioritize activities, and minimize fatigue-related debilitation.

– **Cognitive Stimulation Activities:**
– Provide cognitive stimulation activities tailored to the client’s interests, preferences, and cognitive abilities, promoting mental engagement and enhancing cognitive functioning.
– Incorporate memory exercises, puzzles, brain games, and other cognitive tasks to stimulate neural pathways and maintain cognitive reserve to the extent possible.

– **Emotional Support:**
– Offer emotional support and counseling to the client and her family caregivers, addressing anxiety, depression, grief, and existential concerns associated with a terminal diagnosis.
– Facilitate open communication and provide a safe space for the client and her family to express their emotions, fears, and hopes, fostering a supportive and empathetic environment.

– **Symptom Management:**
– Address additional symptoms and discomforts associated with the terminal brain tumor, such as pain, nausea, or dyspnea, utilizing palliative care interventions and symptom management strategies to optimize comfort and well-being.

– **Family Caregiver Support:**
– Provide education and support to the client’s family caregivers, offering guidance on how to effectively support her physical, emotional, and practical needs while also attending to their own self-care and well-being.

Requirements:

– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in palliative care nursing and supportive oncology, with a focus on providing specialized care for individuals with terminal cancer and complex symptomatology.
– Proficiency in assessing and managing symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive decline, and emotional distress, utilizing evidence-based interventions to optimize comfort and quality of life.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong clinical assessment skills to evaluate fatigue severity, cognitive functioning, and emotional well-being, utilizing validated assessment tools and clinical judgment to guide interventions.
– Effective communication and counseling skills to engage with clients and their families in discussions about symptom management, psychosocial support, and end-of-life care planning.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, empathy, and a patient-centered approach to care, recognizing the unique needs and preferences of individuals facing terminal illness and providing support in a sensitive and respectful manner.
– Collaboration and teamwork skills to work effectively with interdisciplinary healthcare team members and engage with clients and their families in shared decision-making regarding care goals and preferences.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for a 55-year-old Woman with a Terminal Brain Tumor**

– **Patient:** 55-year-old woman
– **Condition:** Terminal brain tumor
– **Challenges:** Severe fatigue, cognitive decline, and emotional distress
– **Requirements:** Energy conservation techniques, cognitive stimulation activities, and emotional support for the client and her family caregivers. caregivers.

 

Total Budget: $328,609.44