NU-665C-06-23PCFA FamilyPsychiatricMent.Hlth II
Week 10 Assignment 1: Geriatric Case Study
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- Week 10 Assignment 1: Geriatric Case Study
To do: Make a submission
Due: Sunday, 5 November 2023, 11:55 PM
Value: 100 points
Due: Day 7
Grading Category: Case Studies
In this assignment, you will review the Geriatric Case Study and analyze the data to determine the health status of the patient. You will need a minimum of two scholarly references to support your work.
- Use the NU665C Geriatric Case Study Questions (Word) document to complete the case study assignment.
- Follow the requirements posted in the rubric.
- Interactive case studies should be five to seven pages depending on the complexity of the case. This is excluding title and references pages.
All papers must conform to the most recent APA standards.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.
This case study consists of one hypothetical patient situation.
Select the Patient Information tab. Within this tab, you will be able to watch a video to gain more insight regarding the patient as well as view important patient details.
For this assignment, you will address a series of questions regarding the care of the patient. Your answers should include relevant guidelines and scholarly references. The national guidelines should also be considered with treatment plans.
When you are done viewing the patient information, download the Case Study Assignment (Word) document from the assignment page in Moodle. Use this document to complete the assignment and then submit it to the assignment page.
This is the transcript video for the patient’s information
Primary Care of the Psychiatric Mental Health Client II
Geriatric Case Study Video Transcript
Midge is a 72-year-old woman who lives with her daughter in a rural community in southern Appalachia. She has been the permanent caregiver for three of her great grandchildren whose parents have lost custody. Her granddaughter is currently in jail for drug charges. Her daughter works two jobs to keep the family afloat and has little time. Midgeâ€™s daughter has been noticing a decline in Midgeâ€™s ability to care for the three children ages 4 to 9 years and Midge has been sending the kids to school unkempt without any lunch money. The school has called Midgeâ€™s daughter several times alerting her to the childrenâ€™s situation. Her daughter canâ€™t take more time off from work.
Midge was the eldest daughter in a large family of Scots-Irish decent. Her father was killed in a mine at age 45 and her mother was left to care for Midge and her five siblings. Midge left school at 15 to help her mother. Midge worked at a local Kroger store for 25 years until her retirement. Her husband died of lung cancer 10 years ago when she moved in with her daughter.
According to her daughter, Midge has been having hallucinations of a person sleeping on the woodpile in the back of the house. She is terrified that this person might come into the house to hurt the children and has been seen by neighbors walking down the dirt road with the three of them in tow. The other day when it was very warm, the youngest child left the house, wandered into a yard and jumped into an above ground pool. This neighbor found the boy when her dogs starting barking and circling the pool. Midge had lost track of him. Sometimes the person on the woodpile sings old hymns and Midge will sing with them.
Midge has no history of psychiatric illness. Her medical history includes hypertension and appendectomy in 2000. Her daughter thinks she has been missing her blood pressure medication because her BP readings have been erratic. Lately, she has been going out to the woodpile at night to shoo the person away. Midgeâ€™s daughter is at her wits end.
NU665C Primary Care of the Psychiatric Mental Health Client II
Geriatric Case Study Assignment
After viewing the patient interactive information, address the following:
1.What important information is missing from the case study?
2.Discuss normal developmental achievements and potential vulnerabilities.
3.What precipitating factors could be contributing to the current symptoms?
4.What is the differential diagnosis?
5.Describe the etiology of the primary diagnosis.
6.How should physiologic complications be monitored and assessed?
7.What are the usual nonpharmacologic therapies that would help?
8.What medications could help and why?
9.Identify safety risks and how they should be dealt with in the treatment plan.
Include current supportive evidence in your responses to the questions above using two required resources from this weekâ€™s materials and one new resource. National guidelines should also be considered with treatment plans.