DQ1. 250 WORDS CITATION AND REFERENCES
Sister Mary is a patient in Level 2 Emergency Department. She must have a neural examination, physical assessment, radiographs of her facial bones, and a computed tomography scan of the head. Taking into consideration that she is a Roman Catholic nun, what would be the ideal course of patient education as this woman progresses from department to department?
DQ2. 250 WORDS CITATION AND REFERENCES
What possible reservations could a health care professional have in working with Sister Mary? (Discuss the psychosocial responses the professional might have.
Read chapters 4-6.
Watch: Adults: Age-Specific Care (25:00)
Medical care focused on adults must take into account a wide variety of cultural, physiological, and administrative challenges. The good news is that a patient who has matured and become self-reliant is now ready to act as a partner in his or her own health care decisions. This program explores the requirements of adult care, from the college-level years to retirement and the final phases of life. Reminding viewers that the focus now shifts away from growth and into long-term health maintenance, the video offers guidance on the following topics: heart disease, cancer, maternity, childbirth, parenting, child care, aging, diminishing strength and agility, elder and institutional care, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the need to retain and maximize quality of life. The dilemma of the “sandwich generation” is also discussed. A part of the series Age-Specific Care: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. (25 minutes)© 2008