Consider the family’s perspective in the treatment plan

by John Trahanas

She was not my patient.

Actually, she was nobody’s patient, she was just a wife; she was “the family.” She was a rough, stern looking woman, and with good reason as she had weathered many difficult times. Her husband had been severely demented for many years; however, it was only in the past few months that he required such intensive inpatient care.

He was not conscious or communicative, but he …

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