Provide a 750 word discussion in length and must be supported from evidence based peer review sources(in total) addressing both Parts A and B. (Please refer to Assessment information).
Part A: Prevention and Health Promotion for COPD. What advice would you give to Nancy in relation to prevention of exacerbations and promoting ongoing health and wellbeing for Nancy with COPD?
Part B: Interprofessionalteam work. In the management of Nancy’s care she will require the involvement of many interprofessional team members. Provide an evidence-based discussion on the interprofessional management of Nancy during the dying phase of her illness.
“Bailey, P. H., Boyles, C. M., Cloutier, J. D., Bartlett, A., Goodridge, D., Manji, M., & Dusek, B.(2013). Best practice in nursing care of dyspnea: The 6th vital sign in individuals with COPD. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(1), 108-122. “
Read the following chapters of your Chang and Johnson text:
Chapter 2: “Role of the intedisciplinary and multidisciplinary team”.
Chapter 19: “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”.
Engel, J., & Prentice, D. (2013). The ethics of interprofessional collaboration. Nursing Ethics, 20(4), 426-35. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733012468466
McNeil, Karen Anne; Mitchell, Rebecca J and Parker, Vicki. Interprofessional practice and professional identity threat [online]. Health Sociology Review: The Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association, Vol. 22, No. 3, Sep 2013: 291-307. Availability: http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.une.edu.au/documentSummary;dn=74122 152200410;res=IELAPA>ISSN: 1446-1242. [cited 25 Mar 15].
The case scenario
Nancy has been living with COPD for some time, and has began to deteriorate over the past 12 months, experiencing multiple admissions to hospital
Age: 69 (DOB- 18/10/45)
Marital status: Married for 47 years, to Phil.
Occupation: Retired book keeper.
Children: 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Medical Hx: COPD, CVD, hypertension, angina, ex-smoker (quit smoking last year), depression and osteoarthritis.
Social Hx: Multiple hospitalisations over past 12 months, due to COPD exacerbation. Nancy’s ability to manage her activities of daily living has been progressively worsening.
Religion: Dedicated Catholic, who used to attend church regularly and volunteer in her spare time. Since Nancy has been unwell, a priest from her church has been providing home visits weekly, for her spiritual comfort and encouragement.Click here for more on this paper…….
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Nancy is admitted to hospital
‘I just feel so exhausted…’