to engaging in this discussion, read Chapters 10 and 11 in your text as well as
the “Steps for Effective Discharge Planning” article, and review any relevant
this discussion, refer to the information in the “Introduction to the
Select one of the family members below whose medical condition has the
potential to have worsened to the point that they would need to be
hospitalized. Once you have chosen your subject, create a discharge scenario.
Each of these family members has been introduced in an earlier assignment. Be
sure to review your materials for that assignment including any relevant
Elías - leukemia
Option 2: Lila - diabetes (IDDM)
Option 3: Sam - liver disease caused by heavy drinking
Option 4: Lucy - bipolar disorder and serious substance abuse (dual
your initial post, create and present a possible scenario in order to respond
to the subject’s discharge from the hospital. See earlier assignments for
samples of how to begin crafting the scenario for your subject. Remember to be
creative, refer to the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document, and
include as much detailed information as appropriate. Be sure to address the
following points in your initial post.
- Describe the
specific issues that need to be addressed when discharging this patient.
- Briefly identify
who (individuals, professionals, agencies, or organizations) might be
identified in the plan, what needs to be done, and when it should happen.
community resources (e.g., doctors, counselors, and agencies) that will be
needed, what their roles are in the plan, and assess how they might meet
the needs of your patient. Integrate the biological theory of intellect
and cognition with your subject’s sociocultural experiences in order to
better ascertain his or her needs.
- Identify and
discuss at least one barrier for success based on the individual’s
intellect and his or her sociocultural experiences and perspectives.
Critique the contributions of community-based programs and how they might
alleviate issues related to this barrier.