I just started a case study for an NA class and have already come across a problem.
When picking the resident to do my study on, I thought I might pick someone easy who is relativley healthy and such but I changed my mind at the last minute. Now I am regretting it. Alot of the study seemingly involves speaking with the resident.
For instanse, How are spiritual,emotional and social needs being met?. I find this hard to find out since the resident does not speak very much at all and has advanced dementia. Or: Include losses the resident has suffered and how the person has coped. I see nothing of this nature in this persons chart and obviously it is not possible to ask this to her. Not to mention her occupation,hobbies are almost non exsistant from reading her chart since the facility has just recently been introduced to her and apparently she has had dementia for quite some time.
I don't want to change residents even though it is still very early. I would however like some insight possibly since I can be pretty short sighted at times. Thus, I believe I could be missing something here.
Any advice would be super!
Last edit by FutureRNMichael on Dec 17, '03