1 Safety Goals Joshina.Achenkunju Chamberlain College Of Nursing NR 224 Professor Lesko 21 August 2022 2 Safety Goals. The chosen brochure title is “Diabetes: Five ways to be active in your care at the hospital.” This brochure primarily serves to help both the patient and their advocates to become more involved and informed about their health. The patients being talked about in the brochure are diabetic patients who experience challenges in taking care of their conditions, yet they can be part and parcel of the entire process (The Joint Commission n.d.). In this case, diabetic patients are required to become active participants in caring for their conditions. Being an active participant means that the patient must constantly engage and keep in touch with the doctor, diabetes educator, hospital staff, and the diabetes team to enable them to remain updated about their progress. Summary of Article Generally, this brochure forms part of the numerous health promotion strategies aimed to create awareness regarding diabetes. Under this strategy, the brochure outlines five different strategies that diabetic patients can do to enable them to take care of the disease, especially when they are in hospital. The first strategy is finding out how diabetes disease should be managed. In this case, it is advised that diabetic patients should not always assume that the caregivers and other hospitals staffs will know to manage their condition. However, the best thing that the caregiving team can do is work with them closely to facilitate the caring processes within the hospital setting. Secondly, the brochure encourages patients on what will happen with their medications being that many diabetic patients are often affected by new medicines. Thus, the patient needs to speak up whenever problems arise. The third aspect is that the patient should know what will happen with their diet. In this case, the patient is encouraged to talk to the 3 hospital dietitian concerning what they would like to eat. The third topic is to avoid getting an infection considering that many patients with diabetes usually have higher risks of getting an infection while still in the hospital. Lastly, the patient is encouraged to figure out what might happen when they get home by allowing the doctor to explain to them what they expect to encounter after leaving the hospital. Communication Generally, my chosen brochure contains information that promotes communication between patients and healthcare providers. The patient is given the voice to speak up about their needs to the health providers while the provider is meant to provide the necessary advice to the patient to ensure health care is informed. Personal Reflection This topic interests me because diabetes is a problem that continues to impact the lives of many people globally. Thus, utilizing this information can highly change the situation within the hospital settings where many patients do not get adequate care due to lack of better means to communicate their needs to the health providers. I believe that it is crucial to allow patients to remain actively involved in the entire health care process to manage their situations more effectively. Evaluation of Brochure The chosen brochure is very useful and beneficial and I believe can highly inform a large part of my patient education program considering that it provides educative information that influences care processes for diabetic patients. Everything was done well except that the texts were smaller. I think is important if the texts are larger to make the brochure look better. But 4 generally, the information was presented clearly and can be utilized by both patients and health professionals to change care practices and make them better. Improving the level of care in the health facilities will also help increase patient safety whereby patients do not contract an infection, which can impact their lives further. Various nursing-related research articles also support similar information, whereby scholars have demonstrated the need to promote patient participation and shared decision-making in dialysis care to promote care. Therefore, the information contained in this brochure can also be included and used to inform current research studies to inform care practices and learning. Evidence Review & Application One of the supporting evidence regarding this topic is a study conducted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. (2020), in which the research focuses on the need to include everyone, including the patient, healthcare provider and the entire diabetic care team in the care processes. This is important because everyone is allowed to be part and parcel of the process. Powers et al. (2020) also talk about patient participation in dialysis care, an issue that is so much addressed in the brochure. Conclusion The information provided in the chosen brochure clearly demonstrates the continuous need to promote better care need for diabetic patients. The need to promote collaboration between the patient and the entire care team is necessary to improve care processes. The discussion has addressed various aspects including communication, evaluation of brochure, and its application in the hospital settings. The discussion has also captured various pieces of evidence that demonstrate the importance of including everyone in caring for diabetic patients. 5 References A Trusted Partner in Patient Care | The Joint Commission (n.d.). https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/documents/resources/speakup/diabetes_brochure-5-15-2020.pdf American Association of Diabetes Educators. (2020). An effective model of diabetes care and education: revising the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors®. The Diabetes Educator, 46(2), 139-160. Powers, M. A., Bardsley, J. K., Cypress, M., Funnell, M. M., Harms, D., Hess-Fischl, A., ... & Uelmen, S. (2020). Diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes: a consensus report of the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of PAs, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Pharmacists Association. Diabetes Care, 43(7), 1636-1649.