Week2MainDiscussionPost6512.docx - Week 2 Main Discussion Post 6512 Case Study 1 JC an at-risk 86-year-old Asian male is physically and financially

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Week 2, Main Discussion Post, 6512 Case Study 1 JC, an at-risk 86-year-old Asian male, is physically and financially dependent on his daughter, a single mother who has little time or money for her father's health needs. He has a history of hypertension (HTN), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), b12 deficiency, and chronic prostatitis. He currently takes Lisinopril 10mg QD, Prilosec 20mg QD, B12 injections monthly, and Cipro 100mg QD. He comes to you for an annual exam and states, “I came for my annual physical exam, but do not want to be a burden to my daughter." Socioeconomic, Spiritual, Lifestyle, and Cultural Factors Many cultural groups use firm eye contact when communicating. This might be interpreted as rude or immodest in some Asian cultures. The patient may also have a particular view of health and illness, and their approach to cure that illness is formed by a particular cultural or faith belief. In Asian cultures, it is believed that our lives are part of a much greater whole that must remain in harmony. They believe if the balance is disturbed, illness can occur. In Asian culture, the goal related to health and illness is to achieve balance and harmony. The balance of “hot” and “cold” is a part of the belief system in many Asian cultural groups. To treat a disturbed balance requires the use of opposites. Different cultures may define “hot” and “cold” differently. It is not a matter of temperature; for example, the Chinese have named the forces yin
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