CONTINUITY OF CARE NURSING RESEARCH
Continuity of care is a purposeful activity that is given by doctors and physician in their various hospitals. Health care should, therefore, be administrated before, after or even during the treatment process to a discharged patient. Scientifically, continuity of care is a great process by which the medics monitor the health conditions of the patients on a regular basis. Continuity of care is, therefore, an ideal strategy which helps to facilitate positive health development and monitoring the diverse body changing progressions (Van Walraven, Taljaard, Bell, Etchells, Stiell, Zarnke & Forster, 2010).
Any patient has a right to good patient care, and the physician and doctors should provide that which is expected to the patients. However, it has been said that most doctors and physicians do have a tendency of providing less Medicare as soon the patient is discharged from hospital and that that is not good. As a result, the patients develop more medical complication which forces them to seek medical attention in a clinic as soon as possible.
Continuity of care does not work like that. This term implies total complete care for the patient in the both the three stages of disease treatment which are:
Pre- treatment stage: this is the initial feeling of uneasy and there, therefore, the patient feels that they are sick. They, therefore, approach the hospital or any other facility that is concerned with the disease treatment. They have to consult the medical experts to ascertain that whatever they are feeling is an ailment. After confirmation that they are files of growth and development in the society feeling sick the patient is taken to the next step known as treatment stage and here is whereby the patient is given various lab tests, and treatment begins as soon the lab technician determine what disease is affecting the client.
Treatment stage: This is the second step of medication and treatment where the patient is subjected to various treatment procedures sang clinics to attend for getting medication. There are various types of treatment procedure which include administering oral drugs, administering drugs through of injections, electrical machinery treatment among various other inventions that encompasses that active treatment session (Van Walraven, Taljaard, Bell, Etchells, Stiell, Zarnke & Forster, 2010).
Post treatment stage: This is the final stage of treatment which is also known as the recovery state. This is a crucial stage because it indicates the progress of the patient. The patient starts healing, and the healing continues until the end of ailment. However, regular tests still have to be taken to ensure that the patient is recovering well.
This paper is concerned with the reason why most physicians do not want to go on with the continuing care plan. There are various research questions associated with the development of the process of growth and development. Why is it that most patients complain a lot about why most physicians do not want to follow their medical track progress? Most physicians are usually ready to say yes when they are asked about whether they observe the continuing care plan. Is it this true of what they say about the care plan? What is the importance of the continuing care plan to the patients (Van Walraven, Taljaard, Bell, Etchells, Stiell, Zarnke & Forster, 2010)?