Concepts and Theories in Nursing Essay
Nightingale Case Study
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 physicianâ€™s recommendation that she is not able to care for herself independently. Her diagnosis is diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer. She is 5 daysâ€™ 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 "Nightingaleâ€™s Environmental Theory," what actions would the nurse take upon the first assessment? 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?
Apply "Nightingaleâ€™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.
The following specifications are required for this assignment
- Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.
- Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.
- References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources and the textbook to support your claims.
Note for writer: I am a female student (and nurse), from Riverside, CA.