Florence Niightingales Envionmental theory and its application in nursing practice

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Case Study:

Mrs. Adams, a 68-year-old widow who was referred to case management upon discharge from the hospital based on her physician’s 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?
  • What would be an appropriate plan of care be for Mrs. Adams? How would you prioritize the care plan?
  • Apply Nightingale’s 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.

The assignment should be completed in APA format, as an essay of between 1000 and 1500 words. The paper should include at least 3 outside references and the textbook. The paper should be in APA format with a title page, level headings, and reference page.

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School: Rice University

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Running head: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S CASE STUDY

Florence Nightingale's Case Study
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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S CASE STUDY

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Florence Nightingale's Case Study
Introduction
Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory focuses on the modification of patients’
environment in relation to their healthcare realities. It is general guidance on how nurses can,
practically, influence a patient's recovery journey through a keen analysis of the living environment.
Most, if not all, patients do not possess the knowledge of pinning their health conditions to their
lifestyles. This is the case applicable to Mrs. Adam's story (Pirani, 2016). At 68 years old, she,
additionally, suffers the disadvantage of failing memory and utter loneliness. The lack of a resident
caregiver or a permanent companion places Mrs. Adams' recovery journey at the hands of nursing
professionals. The diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer, coupled with poor living
conditions, put the old lady's requirements at considerable risk. The lack of access to food ran the
risk of lowering Mrs. Adams' immunity (Pirani, 2016). With decreased immunity levels, her
condition could only get worse. It is, therefore, necessary to apply Nightingale's Environmental
Theory on Mrs. Adams as a way of placing her into a substantive recovery path.
Preferred Actions to Undertake
Mrs. Adams' living conditions require a thorough assessment. The first point of action is an
admission that the patient needs the services of a resident caregiver. Given her diagnosis and age,
the lady cannot live alone. Other than diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer, she had just come
out of a mastectomy. The removal of her right breast implies she needs to keep ...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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