86 Years Old Asian Male Annual Physical Test and Results
Specific Socioeconomic, Spiritual, Lifestyle, and other Cultural Factors that are related to the Health of our Patient
The patient comes from a low socio-economic background. This is proven by the fact that the patient depends on his daughter for his survival. This type of background negatively affects the patient type of medication and diets taken. On the spiritual background, the patient comes from an Asian country where most people are Muslims. The religion dictates some aspects of diets and health practices to be done on their people (Ball et al., 2015). The patient has a simple lifestyle on his lifestyle, considering he does not have the capital capability, and the culture dictates so. Many patients about his age are demanded by their religion to be role models and look after their own families. Lastly, the health of our patients may be dictated by the facts of his social organization. The patient seems to have no other people who can support him apart from his daughter, thus worrying more about his life. Patients about his age are supposed to have a family that is taking care of him.
The Domain I would utilize on my Patient when Conducting a Comprehensive Nutritional Assessment.
When conducting a comprehensive nutritional assessment, the best domain to utilize to my patient is better communication and questionnaires. Other domains are health, behavior, and mental state (Ball et al., 2015). Many patients feel free to answer written questions rather than face to face questions. I would consider presenting my patient with a questionnaire and giving them quality time to answer. Also, when communicating, I would avoid maintaining a firm gaze since the patients may feel uncomfortable.
More so, I would research my patient language preference and try to speak to them accordingly. Many people prefer to come open to nurses who understand them better. On other matters, as a nurse, I would consider knowing my patient’s environment as it impacts their health (Sullivan, 2012). As a nurse, I would consider knowing all the patients’ diets to create a comprehensive nutritional assessment table for my patient. Lastly, a good nurse researches the health history of the patient. This dearly helps the nurse to know the drugs to administer to the patient. For example, a patient history clearly outlines the effects of a certain medicine; thus, the nurse will avoid administering it.
Discussion of the Functional Anatomy and Physiology of a Psychiatric Mental Health Patient Together with the Key Concepts, a Nurse must know to Assess Specific Functions.
The patient’s functional anatomy seems to be out of normal, with bruises on his upper arm and back. Also, there is chronic prostatitis, frequent falls, unexplainable weight loss, and elevated blood pressure (Ball et al., 2015). In my opinion, the patient may be undergoing physical abuse or an unpleasant environment. These symptoms may also point to malnutrition or much medication as the patient is enlisted to various medications types.
His body seems to be normal on our patient’s physiology, with his various parts functioning normally. His pupils seem well-positioned and normal. Also, his extraocular movements are intact and well-positioned. More so, his arcus senilis seems high, with this disorder been common with older adults. Moreover, his conjunctiva and scleral have inflammation. Furthermore, his bowels sound normal, and his objective data are ranging correctly. His blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and his body mass index all ranging normally.
For a nurse to assess a patient well, they should familiarize themselves with the following key factors; firstly, the nurse should know the systems of administering medications. Secondly, the nurse should create a better relationship with the patient (Sullivan, 2012). The nurse should also learn the art of knowing all given symptoms and coming up with a precise treatment.
Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s guide to physical examination (8th edition.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
Sullivan, D. D. (2012). Guide to clinical documentation (2nd edition.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.