Education While my patient has a high school diploma and some college he is not

Education while my patient has a high school diploma

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Education- While my patient has a high school diploma and some college, he is not educated in healthcare. His diagnosis offers the opportunity of improving his knowledge base. He is open to receiving the education or information needed on understanding the importance of activities and diet that will support good results of lowering his cholesterol. Promoting follow up appointments, dietary modification and exercise through educational material and a referral to the dietician may be beneficial to encourage an appropriate diet (Andermann, 2016). He is open to higher education as graduation from college has a positive impact on employment options. Higher education helps people secure better-paying jobs with fewer safety hazards. Income from these employment opportunities may improve health by increasing people’s ability to accrue material resources, such as higher-quality housing, as well as psychosocial resources, such as higher social status (ODPHP, n. d). While there are several benefits associated with college graduation, various factors hinder college enrollment and completion (ODPHP, n. d). One for my patient would be his age, he is given a constant reminder
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Running head: Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations 23 and support informing him that he is not to old for college. His goal is to enroll within a few classes to start and assess how well he likes it. Community and social context - My patient resides with his family, his wife and a daughter with 2 grandchildren. He is also heavily involved with his local church as an associated minister. He focuses on community relationships with the neighbors, family, friends and church family. He has maintained the social context with all the homeowners located around his home. He shared that he maintains the seasonal snow removal for his neighbors yearly. For the exchange of service, he has received thoughtful home cooked meals from his neighbors. He lives in a safe environment where there is little crime activity. He is receiving a continuum of social support through his church, family and his employment. B2. Patient Plan of Care The plan of care for my patients’ social determinants of health would include, supporting his economic stability, education and his social community context. With his economic stability there needs to be a review of needs assessment. This would include looking at his position to assess his income, and if he is happy. He shared that there had been recent cuts within the organization so planning in the event his job should change. Encouraging a review of his resume to build upon experience and prepare for the future. With the social determinant of education, the plan of care would include reviewing the higher educational interest rather it be business management or ministry. Supporting him with information to choose a college and begin the enrollment process. This could also be an option for a plan in the event his employment ceased.
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