Psychosocial Concerns: Nine Health Scenarios

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Essay #: 066547
Total text length is 10,206 characters (approximately 7.0 pages).

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Psychosocial Concerns: Nine Health Scenarios
Scenario 1: Coping with a change in lifestyle such as diabetes, myocardial infarction
Brief definition of diabetes and myocardial infarction
Diabetes is characterized by high glucose levels in the blood and by blurred vision, fatigue, frequent urination and blood loss; myocardial infarction involves a blockage of blood to the heart. The end result is that heart cells and heart tissue will die.
Areas of psychosocial concern for patient/family
Feelings of personal impotence
Anger and frustration
Mood swings occasioned by feelings of isolation
Loss of self-esteem occasioned by loss of a sense of efficacy
Identify caregiver stresses that are evident in the situation
Dealing with discouraged patient,...
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.....oke Foundation
Lung Association
Local YMCA (for exercise regimens)
Psychiatric and emergency hospital services for sudden attacks
Describe appropriate health teaching you would offer
I would emphasize the need for non-smoking, proper eating habits, and proper coping strategies since stress can cause hyperventilation and shallow breathing.
Works Cited (Sources for information on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease)
Alzheimer Society. (2009). Alzheimer’s disease: 10 warning signs. Retrieved February 18, 2011 from http://www.alzheimer.ca/english/disease/warningsigns.htm
Parkinson’s Disease: Can diet or exercise programs help relieve symptoms? (2010). Retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://seniorhealth.about.com/library/parkinsons/blpddiet.htm