Uploaded by Joshina Achenkunju

nr224 rua paper

Safety Goals
Chamberlain College Of Nursing
NR 224
Professor Lesko
21 August 2022
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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),
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.