Mrs. Adams, a 68-year-old widow who was referred to case management upon discharge from the hospital based on her physicians recommendation that she is not able to care for herself independently. Her diagnosis is diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer. She is 5 days post-op from a right sided mastectomy. Mrs. Adams apartment is located in a low income area of the city where crime is prevalent. Upon assessment by the Community Health Nurse, Mrs. Adams apartment was in disorder with minimal airflow or light. Her cloths appeared unchanged and she had no food in the apartment. The small apartment also housed 3 cats and a small dog who Mrs. Adams considers family since the death of her husband 1 year ago. Mrs. Adams complains of pain and draining from her surgical site and a broken air conditioner.
- Using Nightingales Environmental Theory, what actions would the nurse take upon the first assessment?
- What are the five essential components of Nightingales Theory?
- Prioritize an appropriate care plan for Mrs. Adams?
- Apply Nightingales Environmental Theory to an area of your nursing practice, what patient population would benefit from this approach? Support this practice change with at least one evidenced-based article (this means current EBP of 5 years of less for the article.)
The assignment should be completed in APA format, as an essay of between 1000 and 1500 words. The paper should include at least 2 outside references and the textbook. The paper should be in APA format with a title page, level headings, and reference page, please see the Shell that I have included in this module. 1st person is not acceptable in APA papers, make sure to keep this is 3rd person.