Multidimensional Care Week 7
Multidimensional Care Week 7
Anna is a 45-year-old female that presented to her physician’s office for her annual check-up. Anna has a history of diabetes, obesity, and noncompliance with diet and medications to control her diabetes. She is a diesel mechanic, a single mother of three teenagers, and smokes regularly.
During the history review, Anna shared that she has not felt like herself for the past six months; she has been unusually tired and has a cough that won’t go away. In fact, for the last few weeks, she’s had a cough so bad that she coughed up rust-colored sputum.
She stated, “I am very busy with my children; I haven’t had time to get it checked out. When I had bronchitis before, the doc just gave me some antibiotics and they didn’t help.” Anna has a positive family history of bladder cancer; her mother and grandmother were also smokers who have been treated for breast cancer.
Anna has never had a mammogram. She has recently been experiencing a lack of appetite. During the examination, the practitioner noted she’d had a 15-pound weight loss since she was last seen and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Based on the physical findings, Anna will undergo a diagnostic CT scan of the chest.
In a 2-page paper, describe the care that Anna would require and address the questions below.
1. What risk factors does Anna have that could predispose her to cancer development?
2. What signs and symptoms could indicate that Anna has developed cancer?
3. Based on Anna’s risk factors and presenting problems, identify three multidimensional care strategies that you would use to provide quality care to Anna. Provide a rationale to explain why you chose these strategies.
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For assistance with research, refer to the Nursing Research Guide.
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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort, and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized.
Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in, and make corrections as necessary. Often, having a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors is advantageous. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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