The aim of this assignment is for students to demonstrate an understanding of the complex health needs of an older person through presentation of a patient profile of a selected case from a clinical/ workplace experience in a practice setting, community or residential or acute care.
In your case study/patient profile report you must:
1. Identify the person (the case/patient), and summarise their family and social history, ensuring you preserve confidentiality (you should use pseudonyms).
2. Identify the acute presenting issue (reason for hospitalisation/nursing care), risk factors and potential or actual stereotyping.
3. Evaluate case’s/patient’s health history including its impact on the person’s physical and/or mental functional status.