• Question: have you ever thought your paintiont was going to die

    Asked by 394menb54 to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention Team, Ed - Mental Health Nurse, Arts Therapy Team on 1 Feb 2019.
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      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 1 Feb 2019:

      When I worked in a nursing home we used to have patients who were on what we would call “end of life care” where we would look after someone who was coming to the end of their life. It’s an honour to be part of someone’s live in anyway and trying to help them whatever it is. If someone is very poorly in medicine they call them the “deteriorating patient” and that’s when doctors and nurses intervene to help stop the from dying, and we work as a team and with other teams to help the patient get better.

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      Home Treatment Team answered on 3 Feb 2019:

      Hi, Julie here. Yes unfortunately this thought does happen sometimes and we do all we can do make sure it doesn’t happen. It’s important we also share any concerns we have about our patients as a team.

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      Arts Therapy Team answered on 4 Feb 2019:

      Richard here: Yes, thank fully we work in teams and we can hopefully up the support for our service users, sometimes the fact that we think this is helpful but sometimes it is important to speak to your colleagues about any assessment that you make. so that you can talk through the specifics of your fears. .

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      Ed Freshwater answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      A few times, but it’s never happened yet.

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      Neel Halder answered on 9 Feb 2019:

      There have been times yes, but that’s one of your roles- to help others how may be suicidal. There is plenty of help available and no-one has done it under my care.