Dignity and Respect

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Concept assignment
NUR 303 Fall, 2012

* From the description Danilo Ocampo is a 74 year old individual that has lots of medical problems. The majority of them are heart related diagnosis .It sees like he is not taking very good care himself because every time he ends up in the hospital he checks himself back out, the main reason being the medication not having the expected response and his mistrust in the hospital personnel. Besides his medical problems ,a problem that Danilo is facing is Stress related to his wife Lidia that suffers from Alzheimer’s Disseases.The fact that he is the only one responsible for taking care of his wife increases the chances for neglecting his own health. * Lydia, Danilo’s wife suffers from Alzimers Disease for the last couple of years. Besides this medical condition her health is fairly good. Because of her cognitive impairment she requires a lot of supervision because most times she becomes confuse and distracted. * Looking at Danilo's medical history two major concepts can be attributed to him: perfusion and stress. These concepts are related to each other .Poor perfusion in the blood vessels is the result of medical conditions that actually Danilo is facing.
Angina one of his medical conditions, can be associate with the concept of perfusion. Angina is chest pain or discomfort when your heart muscle does not get enough blood, or to be more specific when the oxygenated blood does not perfuse the tissues. It may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease, the most common heart disease Coronary artery disease happens when a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, reducing blood flow.Danilo's medical history includes bedsides angina, myocardial…...

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