unaware. This is a possible addition to his plan of care. However, with the patient’s recent knee surgery, it may be of greater priority to ensure that he follows through with is post-surgical plan of care. Q4. Mr. B. states he feels very safe in his home and neighborhood. He lives in a modest one- story home in a neighborhood and city with a low crime rate. While Mr. B. states that his neighborhood is safe, there may still be some home safety issues. I would consider adding education about home safety (i.e. the need for smoke detectors, stair rails, non-skin rugs, shower handles and other assistive devices, etc.) to the care plan.
XYP TASK 2 (1116) 4 Q5. Mr. B. stated he participates in his church groups and activities and attends services regularly. I would consider adding education about other civic groups to his care plan, as well as groups for veterans, in which he might be interested. Economic Stability Mr. B. has a stable economic situation that allows him quick and affordable access to health care. As a veteran who qualifies for free health care, along with his private health insurance, he has ample opportunity to maintain the most up-to-date vaccines, screenings, and monitoring available. His employment in the government allows him to purchase affordable full coverage insurance. His employment and socioeconomic status provides him with stable housing in a upper middle-class neighborhood that is safe and secure, further contributing to his safety and ability to remain healthy. Educational Status According to Zimmerman, Woolf and Haley (2012), advanced education provides the opportunity to contribute positively to health and health outcomes. Mr. B.’s college and graduate education and military background enabled him to secure stable employment with the government, which increased his economic status and provided health insurance. A stable economic status, combined with full coverage health insurance, give him the ability to seek healthcare when needed, maintain preventive care appointments, buy prescription medications, and seek out health promotion activities. His education as a nurse enables him to have an educated understanding of the importance of preventive health examinations and screenings. In addition, his education in a healthcare field gives him an advanced understanding of any health issues, allows him to seek assistance from the appropriate health care provider and facility, and assists him with navigating the healthcare system. Lastly, due to his advanced education, Mr. B.
XYP TASK 2 (1116) 5 is able to access health information websites and ascertain credibility of information, as well as understand information that is presented. Health Literacy According to Aboumatar, Carson, Beach, Roter, and Cooper (2013), low health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes; therefore, health literacy is an important factor to consider when assessing someone and understanding his/her ability to participate in a plan of care.
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