Complementary And Alternative Methods Of A Family Member And Compile A Case File

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Case File & Interview
Norma Valdez-Rosa
South University Online
Complementary & Alternative Methods

“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms; a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.
Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”
~Rumer Godden

Case File For this assignment, I chose to interview a family member and compile a case file.
 Initials: ALV
 Age: 83 years old, Hispanic female
 Health status (past and present): Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Hypothyroid, CHF
 Present concerns: Blood glucose levels go from really high one day to really low the next
 Coping patterns (past and present): Praying the rosary daily, sewing, visiting with family
 Healing beliefs: Follows the traditional Hispanic culture health beliefs and healing practices of home remedies with herbs and teas before seeing the doctors and taking prescribed medications
 Health values: To be able to take care of myself, for example: bathing, dressing, taking my medications and feeding myself
 Social support: My children, my siblings and lots of friends
 Religious/spiritual practices: Catholic, attends church every Sunday and prays the rosary daily
 Personal Health goals: same as my Health values, I don’t want to be a burden to my family
Introduction
Knowing the patient as a whole person, not only a disease will…
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