Nursing Case Study Assisted Living

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As nurses, patient education is a very important factor. Teaching Mr. Smith the pros and cons of assisted living is an essential part of patient care. As stated in the case study, Mr. Smith appears to be upset and explains that he feels responsible for him and his wife being in this situation. Disclose that this incident was caused by uncontrollable outside factors. The patient would be asked what his main concerns are. The patient would then be comforted by addressing any questions he may have about assisted living, such as: the cost of assisted living, his independence in the facility, and his reputation amongst his peers. This would aid him along in accepting assisted living. Patient stated he wanted to kill himself so he was not a burden

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