Client Profile Assignment : Nurses Essay

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Client Profile Assignment As nurses we deal with several different patients in a day and it is important to understand the patient as a whole person to treat them effectively. The purpose of this assignment is to explore a patients disease to understand the nursing judgments and interventions that go with this patient, to understand medications for this diagnosis, and to understand the disease the patient was diagnosed itself. The patient described in this paper will be referred to as Jonathan to ensure patient confidentiality. Demographics Jonathan is a 63 year old man, born on August 23rd, 1956 and lives with his eldest son. He was married two times and has three children, two children from his first marriage and one from his second. He lives in northern Ontario but originally was not born here, he moved here shortly following his second divorce. He is of Italian decent and is a practicing Catholic. The patients weight is 95 kilograms; he is 178 centimeters all and has a body mass index (BMI) of 28.3. Jonathan says he smokes around one pack of cigarettes a day, does not get a lot of exercise and eats fast food a few times a week. The patient now has congestive heart failure as a consequence of his MI. He was transferred from another hospital in the beginning of November and currently is waiting for more testing before he can be discharged from the hospital or moved to another facility. The patient has some known comorbidities that can exacerbate his CHF, this includes
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