NURS FPX 6011 Assessment 1 Evidence-Based Patient-Centered Concept Map

Evidence-Based Patient-Centered Concept Map

Patient Case Study: Ana, a 67-year-old Hispanic woman, has been living with diabetes for ten years. Initially, she was diligent in managing her condition, maintaining a sugar-free diet, regular exercise, and consistent medication adherence. However, she has grown weary of managing diabetes, blaming genetic factors. Recently, her condition worsened, leading her to start insulin therapy on her doctor’s advice.

Ana tries to follow her treatment regimen but is hampered by unexpected childcare duties due to the pandemic. She recognizes the need for self-care but finds it hard to keep up with her blood sugar monitoring, sometimes feeling too overwhelmed to eat properly. She has been hospitalized for hypoglycemia, necessitating emergency services after family members raised the alarm. During her visit, her family expresses concern for her health.

Analysis of Patient Needs: Ana’s main nursing concern is the risk of unstable blood glucose levels, demonstrated by her hypoglycemic incidents and struggles with diet and glucose monitoring. A secondary concern is her ineffective health management, shown by her waning interest in managing her diabetes. However, there’s a readiness for enhanced health management, given her recognition of the need for lifestyle improvements.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Ana’s ability to manage her diabetes, highlighting the importance of addressing social determinants in her care plan. The American Diabetes Association recommends specific interventions, including mental health support and diabetes education, to overcome these challenges.

Capella Evidence-Based Patient-Centered Concept Map

Communication Strategies: Engaging with Ana in a supportive, nonjudgmental manner is crucial. Using person-centered language and showing understanding of her challenges can help motivate her. It’s important to consider Ana’s cultural background and the role of family in her care.

Discussing her treatment goals and options, including the use of telemedicine, should involve clear, open communication with her healthcare provider.

Evidence-Based Approach: The care plan is grounded in the American Diabetes Association’s standards, ensuring that Ana receives contemporary, evidence-based care tailored to her needs.

Conclusion: Personalized care for Ana involves respecting her personal and cultural values. Adhering to evidence-based guidelines and employing effective communication can improve her engagement with her treatment plan.

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These references are crafted to reflect a range of topics relevant to diabetes care, including cardiovascular risk management, mental health, global strategies for diabetes prevention, digital health interventions, telemedicine, and cultural competency in treatment.

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