Communication:
Part of the nursing career is having difficult conversations with patients and their families or support systems. Write a brief conversation or construct a response to the following situations:
The patient is a 52-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease recently and is still a full-code. Her disease is fast progressing and doctor gave her 2-5 years at most.
Prepare a conversation to have with the patient and family discussing how fast Alzheimer’s Disease progresses with early onset and the chance of the patient only living another 2-5 years.
Prepare a conversation to have with the patient and family discussing importance of changing the patient’s code status.
She ended up in the hospital with burns to her left hand. She left the burner on and it started her house on fire.Prepare a conversation to have with her family about the need for nursing services. This can be a long-term-care facility, assisted living, or even home health (you pick one).
After a police officer contacted her daughter about bounced checks on the patient’s checking account, the patient can no longer make decisions for herself.
Prepare a conversation to have with her family discussing the option of having one of the children become the POA for their mother and taking over her finances.
Research and describe what it means to be a visual learner, auditory learner, read/write learner, or kinesthetic learner. Research and describe what it means to learn by mixed modalities.
Find the following for each medication listed: Generic name, Trade. Pharm Classification, This patient’s
reason for taking-relationship to patient’s condition, Nursing Implications assessment/considerations
(be sure to implement any strategies listed)
Amitriptyline
Calcium
Escitalopram
Ferrous sulfate
Furosemide
Glipizide
Latanoprost solution
Levothyroxin Sodium
Thyroid
Losartan Potassium
Tramadol

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