Pathophysiology of the Disease
Give a brief overview of the pathophysiology of the disease. Include what lab abnormalities you would look for and what diagnostics you would expect to see with supportive rationale.
Implications for Self-Care
In this section you will discuss how this disease process impact the patient’s and/or the patient’s care provider’s ability to care for themselves. Consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Orem’s theory of self-care deficit theory.
Patient Education Strategy
Consider educational strategies and a plan of care for your patient based on the implications for self-care section with supportive rationale.
Discuss what interdisciplinary team members need to be included with supportive rationale. Consider nutrition, discharge, transition, and financial implications.