Case Study # 1:Using Ferrell & Grant’s Quality of Life Model (2000), we can see that Mike is manifesting symptoms from each of the four categories. He has decreased functional ability, no appetite, and pain which all belong to the physical well-being aspect of the model. From the psychological well-being aspect, Mike has anxiety and possibly depression as evidenced by his statement of “what’s the point?”. From the social well-being aspect it appears that he feels that he may be a financial burden and a caregiver burden by him not allowing his family or friends to visit him. He can no longer remain in the role of provider to his family. He has also let his appearance decline. It also appears that he has lost hopeand that life has no meaning for him anymore which applies to the spiritual well-being aspect.Nursing care for Mike would be multi-level. Using Maslow’s hierarchy, Mike’s nutritional status should be addressed first before progressing up the tiers (McLeod, 2016). Consultation of a registered dietitian would be of great benefit to Mike to make sure he is receiving adequate caloric intake. Mike
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