Read the case study and answers the questions. 1400 words
Jean is a 55-year-old woman. She has previously been diagnosed with a chronic condition and recently experienced an exacerbation of symptoms. Jean does not like attending the hospital as she has states that everyone is in a rush that no one really listens to her. She is concerned about the lack of privacy when clinical staff discuss her condition and she is worried about the support she will receive once she has been discharged from hospital. Jean is taking regular medication although she confides that it is sometimes difficult to remember her medication particularly when she is feeling unwell. Jean describes her marriage of 36 years as fairly happy and she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. Jean smokes ten cigarettes a day, she knows this is not good however finds it difficult to quit as her husband also smokes. Jean had noticed some weight gain over the years and she felt embarrassed at her last clinic visit when the nurse suggested a weight management plan. During the week, dinner mainly consists of takeaway with a few fruits and vegetables. She does not drink alcohol, however, has six cans of soft drink a day. On the weekend Jean has the family over as she cooks a traditional meal and they socialise
2. use the case study provided and apply the chronic Type 2 Diabetic in the case study.
3. Research the selected chronic illness and optimal patient care. Consider person-centred, holistic care in which all aspects of the patient’s wellbeing are considered.
4. Key factors - Provide a summary of evidence explaining key factors for optimal care delivery for people living with the chosen chronic illness.
5.Empowerment - Critically discuss the ways in which nurses can facilitate empowerment and self-management for patients and their families in order to achieve a good quality of life for your chosen chronic illness and case scenario.
6. Local resources - Consider the recommendations for patient care within one particular local area or health district. Investigate local resources available, specific to a designated local area or health district.
7. Challenges - Link patient care recommendations to the available resources and discuss potential challenges or barriers.
8. Nursing actions – Provide three specific nursing actions you will take into your future practice to optimise patient care in chronic conditions.
Referencing – all discussions must be supported from high quality sources (including journals, textbooks or government policy).
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