Fighting a New Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Elderly Male Military Veterans with Delayed Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602481
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Fighting a New Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Elderly Male Military Veterans with Delayed Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author(s):
Rose, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Sigma
Author Details:
Michelle Rose, RN, yrose@olivet.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Despite many veterans’ hopes that the invisible wounds of war can be healed; they leave scars. Most survivors of military combat who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events such as, terrorist incidents, and serious accidents can adjust to incidents without lingering effects.  Many years after a war, other aging veterans find themselves fighting a new battle as they strive to cope with delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (DOPTSD). For many aging military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) activities of daily living, particularly bathing can be an improbable, exasperating, and stressful task. An evidence-based bathing care standard was created for direct care staff at a local Mid Western Hospice organization who have been experiencing the challenges during bathing of their patients. The body of research evidence guiding this project is the Bathing Without a Battle (BWOB) learning tool for long-term care nursing personnel and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This care standard seeks to translate the body of research associated with the BWOB movement applied in the care of veterans with dementias to those with evidence of the agitated and aggressive behaviors associated with DOPTSD triggered by bathing. This project hypothesized that bathing can be accomplished “without a battle” and modeled into a more humane, gentle experience for elderly male Veterans with DOPTSD and their caregivers.  Maladaptive behaviors such as kicking, biting, hitting, scratching, throwing objects, spitting, and cursing were measured using a Log for Maladaptive Behavior.  Results reflected an effective means of improving the bathing experience of veterans with delayed onset PTSD in long term care and residential settings and caregivers. By changing the bathing routine and environment, and implementing patient centered care (PCC) interventions these men may be better able to adapt to bathing, which will no longer be a battle.This topic is very essential in geriatric and veteran care. The bathing process for elderly male military veterans suffering from DOPTSD is often a challenging experience for both veterans and their caregivers. Similar to dementia, persons with DOPTSD can become confused and may misinterpret actions and verbiage by caretakers.
Keywords:
Delayed Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Veteran; Bathing
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB2.27
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleFighting a New Battle: A Bathing Care Standard for Caregivers of Elderly Male Military Veterans with Delayed Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorderen
dc.contributor.authorRose, Michelleen
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsMichelle Rose, RN, yrose@olivet.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602481en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Despite many veterans’ hopes that the invisible wounds of war can be healed; they leave scars. Most survivors of military combat who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events such as, terrorist incidents, and serious accidents can adjust to incidents without lingering effects.  Many years after a war, other aging veterans find themselves fighting a new battle as they strive to cope with delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (DOPTSD). For many aging military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) activities of daily living, particularly bathing can be an improbable, exasperating, and stressful task. An evidence-based bathing care standard was created for direct care staff at a local Mid Western Hospice organization who have been experiencing the challenges during bathing of their patients. The body of research evidence guiding this project is the Bathing Without a Battle (BWOB) learning tool for long-term care nursing personnel and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This care standard seeks to translate the body of research associated with the BWOB movement applied in the care of veterans with dementias to those with evidence of the agitated and aggressive behaviors associated with DOPTSD triggered by bathing. This project hypothesized that bathing can be accomplished “without a battle” and modeled into a more humane, gentle experience for elderly male Veterans with DOPTSD and their caregivers.  Maladaptive behaviors such as kicking, biting, hitting, scratching, throwing objects, spitting, and cursing were measured using a Log for Maladaptive Behavior.  Results reflected an effective means of improving the bathing experience of veterans with delayed onset PTSD in long term care and residential settings and caregivers. By changing the bathing routine and environment, and implementing patient centered care (PCC) interventions these men may be better able to adapt to bathing, which will no longer be a battle.This topic is very essential in geriatric and veteran care. The bathing process for elderly male military veterans suffering from DOPTSD is often a challenging experience for both veterans and their caregivers. Similar to dementia, persons with DOPTSD can become confused and may misinterpret actions and verbiage by caretakers.en
dc.subjectDelayed Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorderen
dc.subjectVeteranen
dc.subjectBathingen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:55Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:55Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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