401212 Health Variations|Pulmonary Disease

Case Study Mr. Russell Halbert was a 58-year-old male with a one hundred pack year history of smoking, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). About six months ago the patient sought medical help after he developed the following symptoms: • A feeling that something is caught in the throat. • Difficulty chewing or swallowing. Mr Halbert was diagnosed with cancer to his tongue and floor of the mouth. Despite being treated with surgical resection of the tongue extensive resection of bone and soft tissue his cancer progressed. He now has the following symptoms: • Dysphagia & made speech completely unintelligible. • Necrotic non healing oral ulcer causing severe mal-odor. • Facial pain. At this point, a family meeting was held to elicit goals of care and it determined the following: Comfort care, symptom treatment, Mr Halbert refused a feeding tube. You are the nurse looking after Russell, he has returned home with his wife and their adult son for his end-of-life care. You are required to write a short essay which 1. Identifies the physical, and non-physical needs of Mr Halbert. 2. Choose one of Mr Halbert’s symptoms (listed in the above dot points) and describe the strategies to manage this symptom and optimise his function. 3. Carefully describe the communication skills required when interacting with Mr Halbert and his family in the home environment. Marking Rubric Criteria Successful/Unsuccessful Student successfully identifies the physical, and non- physical needs of Mr Halbert. Student describes the strategies to manage one of Mr Halbert’s symptoms and how to optimise his function. Student is able to describe the communication skills required when interacting with Mr Halbert and his family in the home environment. Student correctly applied APA conventions Student has written to an appropriate third year tertiary student academic standard
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