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1 Caring for the Nguyens: Mr. Nam Nguyen Roxana Amaya Arizona College of Nursing NUR 211: Critical Thinking Professor Michele Burkhart May 30, 2021
2 Caring for the Nguyens: Mr. Nam Nguyen Mr. Nam Nguyen is a 56-year-old male who presents to the Family Medicine Center as a new patient for a physical exam. Mr. Nguyen is married to Yen Nguyen, has three children of the age of 30, 27, and 22. The client has a past medical history of allergies, chickenpox, eye problems, and hernia. Mr. Nguyen’s present complaint is bilateral knee pain. He states he has not had a physical exam in the last 10 years. Mr. Nguyen’s wife also expresses worry that the client may be starting to have heart problems because “he is so tired after work, and he gets short of breath easily.” Mr. Nguyen’s main concern is bilateral knee pain because it is affecting his daily activities such as work. At this point, pain relievers acetaminophen and ibuprofen are little help. On the other hand, the wife’s main concern is his overall health, especially heart issues. In an

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