Patient care is defined as the Care for a patient provided by an individual of the healthcare department who may be a nurse or a care giver. Patient care may involve aspects like care of patient, treatments, self care, counseling, patient education and administration of medication.
The importance of patient care isn't all about treating illness, it's also about enhancing patient care in any way possible. Patient care has a variety of benefits, and all can improve the quality of life for both nurses and the people they care for. Patient care is the care the patient needs when the patient needs it, in an affordable, safe, effective manner.
Adolescent care is the care taken for young people between ages of 10-19 years often thought as a healthy group. Adolescent is a critical time of life when people become independent individuals, for new relationships, develop new skills and behaviours that will last rest of their lives.
It is one of the most challenging period of an individual. They are exposed to most of the health risks like tobacco, drugs and alcohol and mental health issues like depression, self-harm, anxiety, addiction.Most of the young people die due to accidents, suscides, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illness that are either preventable or treated. Many serious diseases in adulthood have cause in adolescence. For example, tobacco use, poor eating, sexually transmitted infections including HIV and exercise habits, lead to illness or premature death later in life.
Main health issues includes Early pregnancy and child birth, HIV, Mental Health, Violence, Alcohol and drugs, Injuries, Malnutrition, Obesity, Tobacco use and other infectious diseases. Specifically, it is becoming increasingly clear that protecting the adolescent health will lead to great public health, demographic and economic benefits.
For adolescents now: Prevention, early detection and treatment of problems (e.g mental disorders, injuries, sexually transmitted infections)
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