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Nursing Care for Cellular Aberration

Cellular aberration pertains to the abnormal deformation, bleeding, increase in size or internal configuration of a cell attributed to the mutation of chromosomes (DNA) that ultimately leads to a cancer, which disrupts the normal functioning of the organs, tissues or the body, which the cancer infects. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow resulting to tumor or proliferate abnormally. A cancer is benign if the abnormal cells grow slow and are isolated in distinct borders. It is considered malignant if the abnormal cells grow aggressive to the extent of invading or destroying other cells within the tissue or organ or spreads in other organs. The travelling of the abnormal cells through the blood or nodes to invade other organs or tissues is called metastasis. This can eventually lead to death if proper interventions are not made.

Nursing care in cancer included medical and emotional/ psychological care of the patient. If fact, the latter care is even more challenging and important, which is highly personal in nature, depends on the inherent attitude and professional experience of the nurse. The psychological care of patients with terminal cancer is central in the nursing care because patients with advanced cancer would normally undergo depression, which can even further aggravate one’s condition. This depression is reflected in the patient’s gloom, hopelessness, anxiety, lack of interest, estrangement, guilt, hypochondria, restiveness and sometimes even considerations of killing oneself. Apart from behavior, the biological symptoms of depression include lack of appetite, weariness or weakness and apathy. In most cases, the psychological and psychiatric indisposition of the patient is neglected.

At the heart of psychological care for patients is information to both patients and families. Communication is intended to raise patient understanding of the situation, minimizing worry, and promoting patient participation. The communication should be framed based on the patient’s professional or educational background, culture and level of comprehension. The most common hindrance to communication is the refusal of a patient or one’s family to accept information of prognosis and hospice. In most cases, conditions of terminally ill patients are not properly communicated to the concerned patient who, according to studies increases the occurrence of depression. Communication between patient and family also becomes problematic. Nurses should be able to establish a ‘connected relationship’ with the patient in terms of communication. This entails a nurse’s sensitivity and personal communication skills to provide the patient’s needs and promote the values of nursing care.

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