This is a paper that is focusing on the Mrs Adams a 68 year old widow discharge case management case study. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
Write a 1000-1500-word APA paper addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) outside sources and the textbook using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.
Case Study: Mrs. Adams, a 68-year-old widow who was referred to case management upon discharge from the hospital based on her physician’s recommendation that she is not able to care for herself independently. Her diagnosis is diabetes, hypertension, and also breast cancer. She is 5 days’ post-op from a right sided mastectomy. Mrs. Adams apartment is located in a low-income area of the city where crime is prevalent.
Upon assessment by the Community Health Nurse, Mrs. Adams apartment was in disorder with minimal airflow or light. Her clothes appeared unchanged and she had no food in the apartment. The small apartment also housed 3 cats and a small dog who Mrs. Adams considers family since the death of her husband 1 year ago. Mrs. Adams complains of pain and draining from her surgical site and a broken air conditioner.
Using Nightingale’s Environmental Theory, what actions would the nurse take upon the first assessment? Additionally, what are the five essential components?
What would be an appropriate plan of care be for Mrs. Adams? How would you prioritize the care plan?
Also, apply Nightingale’s Environmental Theory to an area of your nursing practice? What patient-population would benefit from this approach? Support this practice change with at least one evidenced-based article.