The Management Of Middle Aged Adult By An Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

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This paper outlines the management of cellulitis in middle aged adult by an adult geriatric nurse practitioner (AGNP). Cellulitis is an acute skin infection that rapidly spreads and extends deeply from the dermis to subcutaneous tissue, characterized by erythema, warmth, and pain (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2013). Although cellulitis is most common on lower extremities in adult, other parts of body such as abdominal wall, head and face may be involved (Bailey & Kroshinsky, 2011). Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis that involves the lymphatic system that is characterized by a sharply demarcated and indurated border that is painful and bright red (Buttaro et al., 2013). Because of similar clinical presentation…show more content…
PSC is great theory to guide AGNP to manage the patient holistically and to give compassionate patient care. The main concept of Watson’s PSC is caring. Although this theory is based in nursing and nursing science, it has been incorporated into a variety of other disciplines, increasing its relevance in many other fields and validated in many clinical settings (McEwen & Willis, 2007). Watson has background in psychiatric-mental health nursing and received her doctorate degree in education psychology and counseling in Colorado, 1973. Related to nursing metaparadigm, Watson defined human being as a valued person to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood, and assisted; health as the unity and harmony within the mind, body, and soul associated with the degree of congruence between the self as perceived and the self as experienced; and nursing as a human science of persons and human health – illness experiences that are mediated by professional, personal, scientific, esthetic, and ethical human care transactions (George, 1990). Instead of defining fourth concept of nursing metaparadigm, environment, Watson formulated that caring exists in all societies and is passed by the profession as a unique way of coping with the environment (McEwen & Willis, 2007).
Watson believed that the main focus in nursing is on carative factors which are derived from a humanistic perspective combined with a scientific knowledge base (George, 1990). Seven assumptions about the science

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