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Plan of Care for an Elderly Patient
An assessment of an elderly patient suffering from constipation, incontinence, and urinary tract infection, and a proposed plan of care.
# 102902 | 740 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This case study analyzes the health problems of an elderly patient that mainly involve constipation, incontinence, and urinary tract infection. The paper points out that these problems are very common among people over 65 years of age. The study proposes that the patient be provided with a program of good nutrition and health teaching by qualified nursing staff. The program will also require regular check-ups. The paper concludes that the successful implementation of this program should help to eliminate the patient's problems.

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Nursing Orders

From the Paper:

"For older adults, if the food plan is going to meet nutritional needs, it must account for changes related to aging (Collis, 2002). Joan must receive enough calories per day to meet her needs for protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins. Because of the presence of the pressure sore, Joan needs protein to allow the sore to heal. Protein also is needed to build and maintain muscle and tissues (Collins, 2002). Because of such serious problems with constipation, Joan most especially needs a high amount of fibre in her diet. She can obtain fibre from such foods as bran products, raw fruits, prunes, and whole grain breads and cereals (Kozier, et. al., 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Collins, J. (2002). Helping an older patient eat well to stay well. Nursing 2002, 32 (11), 32hn6-32hn8.
  • Holman, C. Promoting adequate nutrition. Nursing Older People, 17 (6), 31-32.
  • Kozier, B. (2000). Fundamentals of nursing. Toronto: Prentice Hall Health.

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