A 50-year-old male presents to the community clinic. He has just relocated to the area and has no primary provider. He is a long distance truck driver and requires a physical examination to maintain his continued employment. Physical examination demonstrates a BMI of 33, blood pressure of 180/90 mm Hg, diminished femoral pulses and bilateral varicose veins with nonpitting edema in both ankles. He has a 30-year history of smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. Initial Discussion Post: What additional information is needed from the patient history and physical assessment to determine if this patient has arterial or venous […]
A 15-year-old girl tells the nurse at a family planning clinic that she is sexually active but does not use birth control. She states that her boyfriend won’t use condoms and she is concerned about pregnancy. In addition, she lives at home with her parents, and she doesn’t want them to know that she is using contraception. What assessment and teaching strategies would the nurse use to address these patient concerns?
What are the moral standards or ethical values you especially embrace that inform the way you practice your profession in health care? What examples can you provide from your own practice to illustrate, either positively or negatively, these ethical values and moral standards? To whom am you indebted for giving you these moral standards and values?
How can a middle strategy be successful in healthcare? Write a one-page paper, using APA format, on what a healthcare organization must do to make this strategy successful. Please be sure to include what problems might be presented in creating this type of strategy in healthcare?