Have You Ever Worked with a Non-Compliant Client?

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Did you know that nearly 70% of hospital admissions and 23% of nursing home admissions in the U.S. are a result of non-compliance?

This happens because a client has not followed their recommended plan of care and their disease or condition has worsened tremendously.  So, you can see why it's so important for your clients to follow orders.  However, there are many reasons why these orders may not

be followed, such as:

  • Unclear instructions or orders:  A client does not completely understand the doctor's orders because they were not explained.
  • Depression or hopelessness:  After a serious diagnosis, some clients may suffer from serious mood disorders and choose not to receive treatment.
  • Cost of treatment:  For many clients, the cost of treatment and/or medications is just too high.
  • Lack of control:  When clients feel they are not in control of their enviornment or treatment plan, they may not willingly participate.

Do you know how to respond to a client who is non-compliant?.. or all of the ways you can help prevent non-compliance?  Check out our brand new inservice, "Working with Non-Compliant Clients." After studying this topic, you'll learn the best ways to encourage compliance, and maybe even prevent your client(s) from ending up in the hospital!




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