PN Case Study
Mrs. Watson, an 81-year-old, is scheduled to be admitted to your rehabilitation center from the hospital for short term rehabilitation. She is part of a care continuum program for patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery. The program philosophy recognizes that each patient experiences the illness differently and strives to develop and implement an individualized plan of care that will enhance recovery and overall sense of wellness.
On admission, Mrs. Watson tells the nurse “I am very nervous about being here. So much is at stake – if I don’t do well, they won’t let me go home by myself. I was so used to taking care of myself before I fell and broke my hip. This has all been really difficult. I can’t even look at all the staples on my side! There is so much bruising, is that normal?”