Nursing Assignment Case Study

Nursing Assignment Case Study

This assessment requires you to select 2 of the 3 Case Studies and complete ALL sections for each case study.

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This assessment requires you to select 2 of the 3 Case Studies and complete ALL sections for each case study.
In your discussion you should incorporate supporting literature to underpin your argument

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Case Study 1: Pain and cognitive impairment

Mary is a 89 year old lady who is admitted to hospital following a fall in her sheltered accommodation. On assessment she complained of pain in her right leg and on examination there is a shortening and external rotation of her right limb indicative of a fractured femur. She has been admitted to A&E via the ambulance service unaccompanied by any carers or family.

She has previously been diagnosed with multi infarct dementia and macular degeneration.

With reference to this case study complete the following three sections outlined below. In your discussion you should incorporate supporting literature.

Section 1. Describe the key factors that should be taken into account when carrying out an initial pain assessment on Mary that incorporates a biosychosocial approach 400 words  
 Section 2 Identify an appropriate pain assessment tool and provide a rationale for the pain assessment tool being used  400 words
 Section 3 Identify and discuss 3 barriers to pain assessment in this individual. Discuss strategies you could use within your own practice to address these barriers  400 words

Case Study 2: Chronic Pain Syndrome

Robert is a 32 year old physical education teacher who sustained a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula in a rugby match 10 weeks ago. He had internal fixation of the fracture followed by a rehabilitation programme. For the last 2 weeks he has been trying to reduce the use of analgesics in preparation for returning to work, however he is finding increasing difficulty in sleeping due to increasing pain originating in both his lower leg and now in his lower back.

Robert is married with a 7 month old son. His wife, Becky is currently on maternity leave and is due to return to full time employment in next month. 

Section1. Describe the key factors that should be taken into account when carrying out an initial pain assessment on Robert that incorporates a biosychosocial approach 400 word 
 Section 2 Identify an appropriate pain assessment tool and provide a rationale for the pain assessment tool used  400 words
 Section 3 Identify and discuss 3 potential challenges that you may encounter when assessing or managing his pain. 400 words

Case Study 3: Acute Pain

Sutha is an 18year old university student. She moved with her family to the UK from Pakistan when she was 12 years old. She has been admitted to A&E with suspected appendicitis following 16 hours of abdominal pain, vomiting and pyrexia. She is awaiting review by the surgeon and confirmation that she will require surgery.

Section1. Describe the key factors that should be taken into account when carrying out an initial pain assessment on Sutha that incorporates a biosychosocial approach

400 words 
Section2. Identify an appropriate pain assessment tool and provide a rationale for pain assessment tool used  400 words

Section 3. Identify and discuss 3 potential challenges that you would require to consider in your plan of care

 400 words

Guidance Notes for Assignment

  • Ensure you complete 2 case studies
  • The case study should be completed with the three distinct sections for each case study being identified (part 1,2,and 3)
  • Include a note of word count for each component
  • A reference list should be included for each case study rather than one list for both case studies

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