bone marrow, causing abnormally high production of white blood
cells, or an immune system disorder that increases white blood
cell production (Mayo Clinic, 2018).
A low hemoglobin count is a commonly seen blood test result.
Hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) is a protein in red blood cells that
carries oxygen throughout the body.
In many cases, a low
hemoglobin count is only slightly lower than normal and doesn't
affect how you feel.
If it gets more severe and causes symptoms,
your low hemoglobin count may indicate you have anemia (Mayo
A hematocrit test is part of a complete blood count (CBC).
Measuring the proportion of red blood cells in your blood can
help your doctor make a diagnosis or monitor your response to a
A lower than normal hematocrit can indicate: an
insufficient supply of healthy red blood cells (anemia), a large
number of white blood cells due to long-term illness, infection or
a white blood cell disorder such as leukemia or lymphoma,
vitamin or mineral deficiencies, recent or long-term blood loss
(Mayo Clinic, 2018).
Erikson’s Developmental Stage with Rationale
And supported by Evidence Based Citations
& Psychosocial Considerations/Concerns (3) supported with
Generativity vs Stagnation
Although J.F. is having health complications, she may fit in
Erikson’s stage of generativity because she has had a successful,
happy life, being apart of her comunitiy’s church, working at the
J.F. is a retired 2
grade teacher, married with two adult children,
and one grandchild.
She was once an active member of her
Congregational church, but since having heart problems, tends to
stay home most days.
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