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Stage 3 Unfolding Case Study

Byron Rogers
Please read the follow progression of the unfolding case study and answer the questions below.
Stage III
Jean wanted nothing more than to live her final days at home. It was disappointing to her that she
went to the hospital for lightheadedness and now would never return home. In long term care, she
secretly hoped she would be able to return home, she thought, if she worked hard enough. Her
mood was uplifted when visited by her grandchildren. One evening, after her visitors had left, Jean
placed her call light on for assistance to use the restroom. She waited for 20 minutes and nobody
came to help. She was worried she would be incontinent and soil her underclothing, so she got up
on her own. Unfortunately, she was too weak and dizzy and fell on the carpeted floor. Now she was
really scared. She thought she certainly wouldn’t be allowed to return home after falling. Fortunately,
she was not injured, but would not be allowed to leave her bed without the help of others. She
became depressed and sadly, died one week later in the long-term care, surrounded by her family.
Stage III Questions
1. Reflect on your answers to part I of the case study. Did Jean’s desire for independence
stand out to you as important? If the staff knew Jean valued her independence, how could
they have used this information to promote safety?
Jean's wish for independence came out as significant because she's been alone for so long
after her husband left, she's needed a practice that fit for managing her work. They could
have valued er independence by providing long care treatment as they may have introduced
her at- home schedules such as favorite foods and her bath regimen, and also they would be
reacting more quickly to her call bells.
2. Explain how clinical forethought is used to predict potential complications and what it
means to you as a future nurse.
Critical thinking is important for predicting and resolving future complications. As a potential
nurse, I need to look at the price of the offer to foresee probable problems that may occur
with particular patients. First, you ought to learn that patient-related issues and understand
your patient-specific problems to plan for specific nursing interventions.
3. Describe the value of seeing healthcare through the patient’s eyes. How can nurses have
an impact on the lives of patients like Jean?
Our path toward improving health care is to see through the patient’s eyes andfeel their
experience. When we do, the world of opportunities to do better opensup to us. We can have
an impact when we demonstrate engagement andcompassions and contribute to a healing
4. In your opinion, did Jean receive patient-centered-care? Why or why not?
She did not receive patient-centered-care because no one came to help her when she
needed to use the restroom.
No there was patient negligence because she waited for someone to come assisther to the
bathroom and no one came, only when she fell there was someonethere.