Nutritional Concern Health of Older Adults Paper

Question Description

To prepare for the live classroom session and your written submission, use your chapter readings and course materials.

The focus for this live classroom is a discussion about diet therapy for a 58 year old woman who experienced her first MI and is being discharged home. She currently works full time and is divorced. She lives in an apartment and has no family in the surrounding community.

To prepare for the live classroom session and your written submission, use your chapter readings, review of videos, course materials, research, and written assignments.

Be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What should be the focus for her nutritional history and assessment?
  1. What dietary recommendations should be made?
  1. What obstacles to staying on the diet recommended might this woman encounter?
  1. What special considerations should you, as a nurse, be aware of

Final Answer




Nutritional Concern
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Nutritional Concern

Nutrition is a proponent in advancing the health of older adults. There is a high incidence
of malnutrition in this population, and this is because of declining functional status, decreased
bone mass, anemia, impaired muscle function, along with poor wound healing, among other
complications. Despite pointing out the need for nutrition, older people have reduced appetite
along with energy expenditure that is marked with declined physiological and biological
functions like changes in the hormonal level and cytokine (Esselstyn, 2017). Myocardial
infarction (MI) also known as a heart attack is a common illness among the elderly population
and while examining such patients, clinicians usually reflect on their nutrition history and then,
make dietary recommendations for them to enhance their well-being. Typically, such people
should be recommended to take food with less fat and salt. This discussion presents how MI can
be managed by present...

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