Case Study - PN Loss grief and death.docx - Case Study PN Loss Grief and death MeettheClient:EvelynKuntz Evelyn Kuntz a 70-year-old female suffered a

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Case Study – PN Loss Grief and death Meet the Client: Evelyn Kuntz Evelyn Kuntz, a 70-year-old female, suffered a brain attack (stroke) a year ago. She remains weak and has right-sided paralysis and dysphagia. Her husband, Jerry, has been caring for her at home. A home health nurse visits every other day. The Kuntz's synagogue has been providing one meal a day. The Kuntz's daughter, Cathy, lives several states away with her husband and their three children, ages 15, 8, and 3. Stage 1 While Jerry was feeding Evelyn broth from chicken noodle soup, she started spitting out the broth and turning blue around her mouth. Jerry stopped feeding her and patted her back forcefully. Evelyn was able to catch her breath and the blueness resolved. Two days later, Evelyn's temperature is 103° F when the home health nurse visits. The healthcare provider is notified and Evelyn is admitted to the acute care facility. Upon admission, Mrs. Kuntz's level of consciousness (LOC) is altered. 1.Which concern needs immediate attention? 2.What is the nurse's responsibility regarding advance directives? 3.How should the PN respond to Jerry's remarks?
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