Mrs. Parbin, a 50-year-old, who has recently lost her husband and has refused to eat has presented with symptoms, such as low mood and depression and flaky skin. She complains of constant constipation, fatigue and reduced urine production. Initial assessment results of her body temperature, blood pressure, urine colour and body mass index are given below, with further test results revealing the presence of ketones, kidney problems and low blood volume.
• Biographical data: Older adult client
• Reason for seeking care: Relative concern
• History of health/illness: Refuses to eat
• Past history: No medications, no illnesses
Vital Sign Measurements
Blood pressue: 115/69 mm Hg right arm
Pulse: 113 bpm (radial), 2+, regular rhythm
Temperature 38.7°C tympanic
Urine colour: Dark golden yellow
Body Mass Index: 18Kg/m2
As a health care practioner, in 2,000 words, write a report that investigates how physiological measurements in the body are affected by ill health in the case of Mrs. Pabin or using a case of an anonymonised patient from your workplace . You should also plan care interventions based on her health conditions and physiological measurements which contribute to reducing risks to her health. To successfully meet the demand of this question, you will need to attempt the following tasks:
Investigate how physiological measurements in the body are affected by ill health. To complete this task satisfactorily, you will need to interpret normal and abnormal physiological measurements in the case of Mrs. Pabin or for an individual with ill heath in own workplace setting. To enhance the quality of your discussion and arguments, justify actions taken when physiological measurements are outside normal limits.
Plan care interventions based on an individual’s physiological measurements which contribute to reducing risks to health. You should prepare a risk assessment for Mrs. Pabin or an individual from your workplace, which minimises harm to her health as she is suffering from ill health. You should also produce a person-centred care plan for Mrs. Pabin which includes interventions that improve her ill health and associated outcomes. To evaluate the care plan, you may also wish to assess the effectiveness of the care plan in communicating Mrs. Pabin’s needs and requirements to others involved in caring for her. To identify areas of good practice and areas for improvement, you may critically evaluate own care plan and associated records of physiological measurements for Mrs. Pabin who is suffering from ill health.