- This page addresses the way professional care givers can utilize personal legacies to gain insight into the patient or client they are helping or treating
- It is helpful to carefully scrutinize the highlights, photos, connections and stories contained in a legacy portrait to unravel the unseen wants and needs of the client or patient
Targeting The Care You Provide
Is Fitting The Therapy To The Individual
For the professional care giver: the nurse, therapist, doctor, mentor, psychologist and others, the information provided about a client or patient directly or electronically is seldom enough to get a true view of who the person is they are treating. Medical records tend to be a listing of a lot of mostly general past its prime information about prior issues and treatments, with at times little to offer about the current situation. Conversations with clients are often guarded the first time or two and may be of little help as well. So where can one get an initial handle on a person regarding their history, character, personality and emotional makeup? If there is a personal legacy to review on MyCloudMemorial.com it can indeed provide a good deal of this insight. After all, at the time a person is seeking treatment they may not be in the mood or even able to get into who and what they are as a person.
Reaching out in a compassionate way when someone needs emotional, professional or material support and assistance is what allows the service community to succeed. We may lend a hand lightly when that will do, and far more actively when required. Sometimes all that is needed is to be there to answer a few questions or perhaps drive someone to school or to a clinic. On other occasions we may be called upon to provide far greater degrees of counseling, therapy or personal care.
On most occasions assessing the situation correctly to offer the most appropriate advice, therapy or personal support is the first key to success. What is needed up front is good information from the client, patient or other sources about the issues they face. When that is not available we must find another way to judge their situation and their requirements for assistance. But, how? When, happily, a personal legacy portrait exists of the patient or client, it becomes an excellent source of information about who the person truly is and what makes him or her tick. For example what turns them on and what their passions are. For the necessary medical and personal history we must find other sources.
Lots of questions arise as we seek to make a determination on how to proceed with a client or patient, such as:
Q1 – How does this person handle stress and adversity?
Q2 – Is this individual open and willing to express his or her needs, concerns, fears and issues, or are they hard to reach?
Q3 – What sort of a support circle do they have and is it close at hand and ready to lend a hand?
Q4 – What about their early upbringing gives a clue to how they will handle their current situation?
Q5 – Who do they rely on for aid, comfort and succor? Is it a friend, minister, professional or family member?
Q6 – What has been their past success or failure handling personal health and other problems?
Q7 – Are they likely to face adversity or shun it and turn their back to its reality?
Q8 – Is their response likely to be facts based or emotional?
Q9 – Are they likely to stick to a therapy or medical plan, and what is required to make it so?
Q10 – How well are they likely to cooperate with their care giver?
If we have a handle on a good deal of all of that from whatever sources including personal legacies, then we are in a good position to apply the professional skills and therapeutic treatments needed to begin aid to the client. Without it, we might on occasion be prone to a degree of misdirection or loss of time or money.