Creating a Plan of Care

Utilizing the information, you have gathered over the last four weeks regarding the specific illness group you identified, this week, you will create a plan of care for your chronic illness group.

In a Microsoft Word document of 5-6 pages formatted in APA 7 style, (this page requirement includes the holistic care plan). Include the following in your plan:

  • Provide a brief introduction describing the chronically ill group you selected and rationale for selecting this illness and the participants.
    • Clearly identify the Healthy People 2020 topic chosen and why this topic was selected.
  • Develop a holistic plan of care including patient, family and friends acceptance      of the diagnosis, coping and impact on plan of care.
  • Summarize the information gathered in each week (Weeks 1–4) over 2 to 3 pages. This is not to be copied and pasted from previous assignments.
  • Create a care plan for your chronic illness group organized using the following headings:
    • Nursing Diagnoses (at least 3 related to topic and interview results)
    • Assessment Data (objective and subjective)
    • Interview Results
    • Desired Outcomes
    • Evaluation Criteria
    • Actions and Interventions
    • Evaluation of Patient Outcomes
  • Identify strategies for the family or caregiver in the care plan and provide your rationale on how they will work.

Support your responses with examples and information from library resources, textbook and lectures.

On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA 7 format.

Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.

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Overweight and Obesity

SU NSG4055-W1 Project

Overweight and Obesity

Introduction

This paper highlights Obesity and Overweight because this condition has become rampant and is growing into a pandemic. Obesity has become a health problem globally and is cited as the major cause of type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and other health complications that lead to mortality and morbidity. The cost related to this illness is substantial (Caballero, 2019). Therefore, there is a need to create population-based strategies to enlighten the public on preventing excessive weight gain and embracing health behaviors such as a balanced diet and regular exercise.

According to the World Health Organization, over 2 billion people worldwide suffer from overweight issues because the quota is obese. Research shows that many people die due to obesity other than being underweight (World Health Organization, 2018). This chronic condition is preventable and is manageable. It is critical to note that this condition affects adults, and kids equally.

Weight is a product of energy balance. It is a balance between the intake of energy and its consumption. This study intends to identify the specific eating behaviors that increase the chance of overweight and obesity. There is a positive correlation between consuming beverages with added sugar, the huge consumption of fast foods, and obesity (Dubasi et al., 2019). On the other hand, consuming less dense foods such as fruits and vegetables is negatively associated with overweight and obesity. Therefore, obesity patients can seek clinic-based counseling behaviors to help patients with high-risk overweight.

Questionnaire

The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain all the necessary information from the Obesity patients to help create a formidable care plan.

How many meals do you take in a day?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4 or more

How often do you eat sweets (cakes, candy, ice cream)?

A. 1 time a week

B. 2 times week

C. 3 times a week

D. 4 times a week or more

How often do you take in sweetened beverages such as juices and soft drinks?

A. 1 time a week

B. 2 times week

C. 3 times a week

D. 4 times a week or more

How often do you eat fried/greasy foods?

A. 1 time a week

B. 2 times week

C. 3 times a week

D. 4 times a week or more

How regularly do you eat salty snacks?

A. 1 time a week

B. 2 times week

C. 3 times a week

D. 4 times a week or more

How often do you eat fruits and/or vegetables?

A. 1 time a week

B. 2 times week

C. 3 times a week

D. 4 times a week or

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The Impact of Chronic Illness

SU NSG4055 W2-Project 

The Impact of Chronic Illness

Obesity is one of the major health issues facing the world. Obesity is a health issue that is caused by various factors such as lifestyle and human behavior as well as genetics. Some of the behaviors that cause obesity are medication use, inactivity, and diet patterns (Parkinson ET AL., 2017). Obesity is a major health issue throughout the world because it has adverse outcomes. Obesity is directly related to the leading causes of deaths in the United States and other parts of the world like diabetes, stroke, and different types of cancer. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of obese people throughout the world has tripled since 1975. As of 2016, an approximated 1.9 billion adults were overweight with 650 million being obese (Michele, 2018). Childhood obesity is also a major health concern. As of 2019, approximately 38 million children under the age of five were found to be overweight (Zhang et al., 2020). Although it is a major health problem, obesity is preventable. It is important for healthcare professionals to work closely with the community and identify factors that cause pollution and how to overcome them. This paper looks at the data collected from a patient with pulmonary heart disease and analyzes how his lifestyle could have contributed to the disease.

Pulmonary heart disease or pulmonary hypertension is one of the leading types of high blood pressure. Pulmonary heart disease is a dangerous disease because it affects the arteries that are found in the right parts of the lungs. Pulmonary heart disease arises when the blood vessels in the right side of the lungs become clogged or blocked, making it hard for blood to flow through to the lungs (Zhang et al., 2020). Difficulties in the flow of blood in the right-hand side of the lungs lead to increased blood pressure forcing the heart to work harder to push the blood to the lungs. Overworking of the heart causes its muscles to weaken and eventually fail (Michele, 2018). Obesity and a poor lifestyle are some of the main factors that cause pulmonary heart disease.

The interview was carried out on a 39-year-old male patient from a different health facility. The patient was suffering from pulmonary heart disease and exhibited all the symptoms of the diseases. For example, he faced difficulty in breathing, chest pain or pressured a racing heart pulse (Arrigo et al., 2016). From the respondents provided by the patient, it became evident why he had developed the disease. The patient responded that he took approximately 6 meals every day and he like eating sweets and other sugary foods. The patient further stated that he takes in sweetened beverages l

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Illness and Disease Management

SU NSG4055 W3-Project

Illness and Disease Management

The analysis of the information collected reveals that the patient is living a dormant lifestyle, further exposing himself to many health risks. From the responses provided, it is evident that the patient eats more than is required. The patient stated that he eats four or more meals per day, which contributes to his obesity problem. An increase in the amount of food intake without physical activity leads to an increase in the number of calories in the body that are not used because the patient does not exercise. From the responses, it is evident that the patient eats many sweets, such as candy and ice cream. The patient stated that he eats sweets four times a week or more, indicating that his sugar intake is higher than recommended. Sugar is one of the leading contributors to obesity and other related illnesses such as Diabetes mellitus.

Furthermore, the patient confirmed that he also takes sweetened beverages like soft drinks and juices more than four times every week, meaning that the amount of sugar in his body is high. The patient also eats many greasy foods, contributing to increased body weight and fat deposits within his arteries. The fat deposits along the arteries block the arteries making it hard for blood cells to pass into the lungs. The heart is, therefore, forced to overwork to pump blood throughout the body. The patient also confirmed that he does not eat any fruits and vegetables, thus further denying his essential body minerals. The lack of exercise is also a significant factor which has contributed to the development of pulmonary artery. The lack of exercise means that the patient’s body does not burn the excess calories ingested, leading to the depositing of fat along the arteries. Excessive fat deposits along the arteries may constrict the arteries making it hard for blood to flow through, the excessive fat can also be stored around the internal organs and under the skin.

Support Needed by the Patient

Since the patient is suffering from pulmonary heart disease, there are several support needs such as;

· Understanding the disease

· Managing symptoms and medication

· Health lifestyle

· Managing feelings and worries

· Encouragement to live positively

· Motivating him to think about the future

· Managing anxiety and depression

· Families and close relationships

· Social and recreational life

· Independence

· Navigating services

If all the needs listed are provided, the patient can help manage his condition more easily and live a happy and fulfilling life.

Although there is no cure for pulmonary

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Resources for the Obesity and Overweight

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Resources for the Obesity and Overweight

Since overweight and obesity is a condition that has become widespread and almost becoming a pandemic, the healthcare system through the federal government is doing their best to prevent these conditions from becoming a global pandemic. Many states have come up with programs that aim to prevent and treat obesity and overweight among their citizens and promote the community’s health at large. These programs have been confirmed to be very useful for those who enroll in their services. This composition will identify and discuss three community or national obesity and overweight resources in Sun City Center, Florida. The discussion will include all the significant information patients should know concerning the services, including benefits, specific services offered, fee schedules, the criteria for eligibility, the process of application, transport availability, integration of the resources into a care plan, and the possible advantages and disadvantages of the vulnerable populations in search for the resources.

Florida Health Care Plan Wellness Program

The Florida Health care program is comprised by a team of specialized wellness program managers devoted to working directly with their employees to design and execute a customized worksite wellness program for their staff (“Florida Health Care Plans. Wellness,” 2020). This program aims to promote employee health and wellbeing through education and accessibility to bring together exceptional medical providers, comprehensive care management, and various wellness subscriptions.

Florida Health Care Plan Wellness Program focuses on preventative medicine, healthy lifestyle changes, and health screening. This is the foundation of how it encourages its members to take charge of their health and wellbeing. These are some of the significant things patients who would like to join the Florida Health Care Plan Wellness Program should know regarding the program.

Moreover, patients should be made aware, in addition educated that joining this program will help them live a healthier life by preventing them from acquiring health conditions that can be chronic or fatal, as well as to help reduce their Body Mass Index (the measurement of body fat based on weight and height) to the normal range (“Florida Health Care Plans. Wellness,” 2020). The obese patients will be guided on the kinds of foods that should be consumed, eaten in