Your assignment this week will be an APA paper to include title page, level headings, and a reference page.
Case study #1
Mrs. Franklin-Jones was admitted from the Emergency Room to Cardiac Intensive Care one week ago with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. She has recovered as expected and is moving to the cardiac step-down unit today. She is talking with Nurse Julie Hernandez, as she gets settled in her new room, “I was really surprised when I got that bad pain in my chest! I knew I had high pressure, but I just didn’t think it was that bad. I try to take my medicine as they told me to in the clinic, but sometimes I forget. I guess that I need to study those papers they gave me about what foods I should eat and not eat. I better take care of myself! Momma had bad pressure, and it killed her! Who knows—I may even have to learn to cook differently than I was taught in Jamaica! I may have to let Tomas do the cooking. He’s got more time at home now than I do since he lost his job. There isn’t too much time between my shifts at the school cafeteria and my new housecleaning job. You know my sister is coming up from Jamaica to see me. I think she is bringing me some bush tea. That’ll set me right!”
Make sure you address each piece of the case study. What types of food consists of the Jamaican diet? How do Bush Tea effect diets and high blood pressure? Does she understand how working so hard can impact her health? These are just a few examples you must address.
This section should be 1-2 paragraphs and should have citations from the text.
This should be 2 paragraphs and should hit at least
Case Study #2
Claude Jean-Baptiste is recovering from post-hip replacement surgery and has been transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute adjacent to the hospital. When he enters the unit, he sees welcoming signs written in several languages, including his own, Creole. Since there are no nurses on that shift that speak Creole, they use a language line to ask for translation services. During this initial nursing assessment, the translator informs Mr. Jean-Baptiste that the nurses invite him to have a relative at his side so that they can be sure to understand and meet his needs. He is asked about Haitian customs and beliefs that they might honor. Mr. Jean-Baptiste is encouraged to bring food and spiritual care items and to share the warmth of his culture with the nursing staff.
I would like to see one paragraph that introduces the theory and gives a quick explanation. You should have a level one header, Case Study 2, or Watson. You should have a level two heading Transpersonal caring, and the nurse’s role and should be at least 1-2 paragraphs.
This section should have a level two header Caring moment or Love as defined by Watson. Please provide specific examples of how the nurse showed caring moments from the case study. What do you think it means to the patient?
This section should be one paragraph with a level two heading.
Again, this section should be one to two paragraphs. Make sure you have a conclusion paragraph with a level one header Conclusion. This paragraph should sum up all the content.
This paper should include 2 outside references and your book. The essay should be up to 1500 words.