Appraise holistic assessment data on patients with co-morbid chronic illness across the lifespan, including symptom recognition and self care strategies.

 

NU416-4: Appraise holistic assessment data on patients with co-morbid chronic illness across the lifespan, including symptom recognition and self care strategies. Assessment, as always in nursing, is very important in chronic illness and co-morbidity. Traditional physical assessments collect objective and subjective that related to a client’s physiological health, but many other factors influence the health of those with chronic illness. Prepare a paper that describes the importance of holistic assessment when caring for those with chronic and co-morbid illness and describes the results of your completed assessment. Using the ConsultGeri.org website, access the Fulmer SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool for Older Adults (https://consultgeri.org/try-this/general-assessment/issue-1). This user-friendly screening tool addresses the major factors that can complicate and increase risk factors for the elderly. Administer this SPICES screening tool on an appropriate individual of your choice. This can be a friend, family member or neighbor, but If you decide to perform this in a healthcare setting or place of employment, be sure to request permission from your supervisor prior to selecting an individual. Maintain client confidentiality by the client’s initials only in the paper. Answer the below topic areas in minimum of 3 pages not including the title and reference pages. ● Appraise each area of the screening tool and describe the related assessment results from the client you assessed. ● Discuss what you learned about the individual’s level of health from this screening test. ● Identify how unusual findings in each area could influence the health and safety of the older adult you assessed. ● Describe how screening tests such as this can assist in evaluating a change of condition and the possible outcomes if a holistic assessment was not completed and self-care interventions initiated early. Assignment Requirements Before finalizing your work, you should: be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above) consult the Grading Rubric to make sure you have included everything necessary; utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and Your writing Assignment should: follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.); be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful; use APA 6th edition format.

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