Care for Trauma Patients Shouldn’t End at the Physician’s Door PART V

Care for Trauma Patients Shouldn’t  End at the Physician’s Door  PART V

Patient and Program Evaluation  

Patient’s goals may be short term, midterm, and long term goals. Goals are tracked on a regular basis during coach and patient interactions. An evaluation of the patient’s progress can be monitored monthly, every three months, and yearly if necessary. Using the initial assessment, progress on personal moods, goal attainment, motivations, stressors, and concerns would be evaluated to determine growth and improvement. If goals need to be re-established or adjusted to keep the patient on track, the evaluation would allow for such monitoring.

The evaluations would also provide program and success monitoring. As patients are more confident in moving along with their goals and …

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Care for Trauma Patients Shouldn’t End at the Physician’s Door PART II

Care for Trauma Patients Shouldn’t  End at the Physician’s Door – PART II

Coaching Through Personal Experience 

In April of 2012, I took my children (14 & 17 years old) from Arizona to see my father in Nebraska for what we thought would be a final visit. He was considered terminal due to an original diagnosis of esophageal cancer.   At the time, I was a single mother with no paternal assistance and was experiencing a great deal of external stress. We were prepared for a four day visit and expected to return for his funeral at another time. Upon arrival, we found my father unable to communicate and unconscious most of the time. After almost a week with my family …

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