Sensory impairment may affect an individual's ability to meet
their higher level needs on Maslow's hierarchy.
Provide an example of a challenge an individual with visual or
hearing disturbances might have meeting their needs at each of
the three higher le
The essential goal of the RN is to provide information and
resources to assist the patient and family with chronic illnesses or
disabilities so they can manage their own care over the course of
the illness or disability.
Initial Discussion Post:
A 60-year-old African American woman with metastatic ovarian
cancer is experiencing chronic pain. Her pain ratings have been
between 3 and 8 on the 0-10 verbal pain scale. Her vital signs
remain within normal ranges. She is fully able to participate in he
Michael, a 35-year-old, was brought via ambulance to the
emergency department after collapsing on the street. He was
diagnosed with appendicitis and the surgical team was alerted to
the potential surgery. The physician prepared to obtain informed
Joe is a 15-year-old high school sophomore who has earned high
grades every semester since middle school. He plays on the varsity
baseball team and is well liked by his classmates. Lately, his grades
have significantly dropped to the point that he is in j
Can the RN use acupressure for pain and discomfort?
Read the following article:
Wagner, J. (2015). CE: Incorporating acupressure into nursing
practice. The American Journal of Nursing, 115(12), 40-45.
Address the fol