This week Readings come from :
Pillitteri, Maternal and Child Health Nursing: Care if the Childbearing 7Th Edition Chapter 35
Treas, (2014) Basic Nursing Concepts, Skills & Reasoning
Chapter 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 44,
Rsources must be within the last 5 years
Student Learning Outcome: The student learning outcome associated with this activity is: Apply the nursing process to address patient’s responses to basic health problems that are identified when conducting a comprehensive health history
The RN is developing a plan of care for a 35-year-old female, newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Assessment findings include: the patient is teary and states, “I haven’t been sleeping since the diagnosis.” The patient doesn’t make eye contact, has difficulty sitting still and her voice is trembling. Her mucous membranes are dry and she says she has not had an appetite. She says, “I don’t know if I am going to need surgery to remove my breasts. I don’t know how it will make me feel or look”.
Initial Discussion Post:
•Develop a 3-part actual nursing diagnostic statement, related to therapeutic communication, stress and adaptation OR patient teaching. Use the patient data in the scenario, including the problem, etiology and symptoms.
•Develop a patient specific, measurable outcome appropriate for your chosen diagnosis and this patient.
•Explain why this diagnosis is a priority for this patient.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.