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Anorexia Nervosa Care Plan Essay

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1. Problem: Kara’s anorexia nervosa diagnosis (health management and maintenance and/or meal preparation)

Goal: Kara will successfully plan three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) based on a healthy calorie amount for her lifestyle 3 out of 4 times with two verbal cues within one month.
Actions: Prior to this therapy intervention, I will determine the ideal daily calorie intake for Kara’s activity level and current weight. During the therapy interventions, I will first teach Kara about the food pyramid standards specified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). I will provide her with several examples of what a healthy meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) looks like along with their nutritional values. I will then expect Kara to independently plan three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and determine each meal’s nutritional values and the importance of intaking calories as she is burning them
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Occupational therapy will provide her with information about support groups in the Cleveland, Ohio area as well as on campus. In addition, information will be provided to both her and her family about frequently traveling to grocery stores and restaurants, which can help with her recovery (The Importance of Using, n.d.). Kara will still need to see her physician for her recent hypotension, malnutrition, and amenorrhea diagnoses. In addition, it might be helpful if Kara sees a psychiatrist to uncover any underlying issues, which may have caused the anorexia and could prevent a relapse in the future. Kara should also see a dietician in order to keep her diet on track and a personal trainer to ensure she does not continue to over exercise. In addition, seeing an art or music therapist in order to relive some of the anxiety she is currently experiencing may be
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