Women’s health | Nursing homework help
This woman is a 65 year old female with diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. She has recently been discharged from the hospital after suffering a stroke. As a community health nurse, it would be important to assess her current level of functioning, as well as her capability to manage her chronic conditions in her home environment. The nurse should assess any physical or cognitive limitations that may impede self-care activities such as medication management, adherence to diet and exercise regimens, or even basic hygiene practices. The nurse can provide education on lifestyle modifications needed for better control over her diabetes and hypertension in order to reduce risk for further complications related to the stroke she suffered.
The nurse could also help identify community resources that may be able to assist this woman with managing these conditions at home, such as meal delivery services or transportation assistance for medical appointments. Additionally, the nurse can work together with other healthcare providers involved in this woman’s care (e.g., primary care provider) so that a comprehensive plan of action is developed tailored specifically to meet the needs of this particular patient holistically.