NURS 3003 Dynamics of Practice
Assessment 3. Essay – Transitioning home or to a Residential Aged Care Facility (40%) 1,500 words.
While each case study is not fully comprehensive, you are to use information provided in the case study ONLY, do not include additional information. You may however make some assumptions based on the information provided in the case studies.
Provide a 1,500-word essay that includes:
Write assignment according to rubrics read the case below, check rubrics and start writing according to instructions And check Australian My aged care website
• an introduction in which you introduce your case study patient and provide context for what is to follow in the essay.
Identify two important care needs for your client.
For example, two aspects of care that the person may need assistance with.
Write on these care needs:
meals and other food needs
Activity of daily living needs like cooking showering grooming etc. explain why these care needs are essential to Mabel according to her case. provide rationale with evidence with at least 2to 3 references for each care needs.
Using your two identified care needs above, discuss with rationales the benefits of your client remaining at home versus the benefits of them transitioning to an aged care facility.
• Include in your response one barrier to care in each of the settings (home and residential aged care). This may include issues such as social capital, ageism, cultural and social processes if applicable.
• In home her health condition can be barrio and in aged care capital can be barrier explain these with references
• Provide a conclusion that sums up the main points in your essay.
In planning your essay, please refer to the marking rubric. You are encouraged to use sub-headings throughout to assist the reader and focus your discussion.
You are to assume that the patient has returned home following their recent hospitalisation.
It is expected that you include a variety of reference sources including government reports, credible government sites where appropriate and at least four (4) evidence-based peer reviewed journal articles as well as any others you choose to include. APA 7th references All together at least 12 references
NURS 3003 Dynamics of Practice 3
Patient: Mrs Mabel Winter
Weight: 45 kgs
Daughters Anne and Jenny. Husband deceased 30 years ago.
Mrs Mabel Winter is a 90-year-old widowed woman admitted to hospital following a fall at home resulting in a fractured right hip (# R) NOF or neck of femur). She lives alone (with her two cats) in her own home, without any community supports.
Mrs Winter has two supportive daughters who live nearby. Each week, they take turns visiting their mother although they have been concerned about her increasing disinterest in caring for herself. Mabel used to play cards with her friends but has lost interest in any social activity. Mable lives in house in the metropolitan area of Elizabeth Vale in South Australia and says that she is happy to remain at home with her cats, watching television and pottering in her small garden. Mrs Winter is reluctant to eat because she has been experiencing dizziness when she stands, especially after eating. Following a fitness to drive assessment by her general practitioner, Mabel has not had her drivers’ licence renewed partly because her HbA1C has been consistently high and also because of her recent operation and reduced mobility. This has caused Mabel some distress as she is used to being reasonably independent.
Mrs Winter has now had a hemiarthroplasty (Austin Moore prosthesis) and has been cleared to return home.
Mrs Winter has been on the rehabilitation ward for two days and staff are concerned about her weight loss, poor concentration and general well-being. She is malnourished and has had several falls in the past, however, this is the first requiring hospitalisation. During her hospital stay, her diabetes has been uncontrolled and her doctor has commenced her on insulin in the short term until her blood glucose levels stabilise. She is eager to return home as soon as possible.
Past medical history
L) colles fracture, 2014,
R) humerus fracture 2016,
LSCS X 2
Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (HbA1C 2 months ago = 9.8)
Past family history
Father - cerebral vascular accident (CVA) - deceased
Mother - myocardial infarction (MI) - deceased
Sister - breast cancer - deceased
PO Atorvastatin 10 mg daily
PO Captopril 25mg b.d
PO Paracetamol 665 mg 8 hourly prn
PO Ostelin 1000 10mcg daily
Previous PO Metformin (Javumet) 50/500 b.d.
Insulin (Lantus) 8units 2 hours preprandial at night commenced during hospital stay