Describe how you would measure the outcomes of the actual plan as implemented.
Evaluation of a case study
Read the attached Case Study and the readings assigned for this week. Write a paper that includes the following elements:
1. A brief summary of the case, including a description of the subject (demographic and health data), social history, presenting problem(s)
2. Your professional recommendations
3. How you would feel and what you would want for yourself if you were in this circumstance
4. Compare #2 & 3 and discuss how you were/were not able to make these coincide
5. Describe how you would measure the outcomes of the actual plan as implemented
Martha Smith is a sixty-eight year old widowed, white female, who suffered a stroke in December, 2004.The stroke resulted in loss of several bodily functions. She lost her ability to swallow, requiring a feeding tube (PEG tube) to be inserted into her stomach for access to nutrition. She experienced loss of continence ability, resulting in the use of a Foley catheter and leg bag. Her balance is very poor, so she is now using a walker inside the home, and a wheelchair when she goes out. Due to the level of care required, Martha spent three months at the St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center prior to being released into the care of her daughter, Susan Smith. She lived at home for two months, with ongoing assistance from friends, neighbors, and her daughter. By the end of May, 2005, it was mutually decided by Martha and the Smith family that Martha would move in with them. The family consists of Rich (Susanâ??s husband), Susan, and their two children: Justin (age: 10) and Courtney (age: 8). The family was initially supportive, but is currently experiencing stress related to the move.
Prior to the stroke, Martha had been home full-time. She retired from Macyâ??s in 2001, due to concerns about hypertension and stress. She rented a home at Spartan Village Mobile Home Park, about ten minutes from Susanâ??s home. She reports being â??particularâ? about certain things, and above all believes a home should be â??clean and orderly.â? She was used to taking care of things for herself, and has been doing so since her husband, Mike, died of a sudden heart attack in 1998. Martha admits to feeling like a burden to her daughter and family, but is fearful of being placed in a nursing home.
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