A patient in the hospital has a nursing diagnosis of Ineffective Self-Health Management related to a lack of resources for using medical equipment that he needs for his COPD. Which action best describes the role of the case management nurse in this situation?

 

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- Make a referral to social services to offer guidelines for financial assistance

- Help the client find a support group of others with COPD

- Assist the client with finding a medical home loan provider

- Arrange for further pulmonary function tests to determine the need for home equipment

Rationale

Ineffective Self-Health Management describes a situation in which a patient has difficulties maintaining his health. The difficulties may stem from such factors as a lack of resources, poor knowledge, or lack of motivation. A patient who needs medical equipment in this situation would best be helped by receiving information about financial assistance to support his health management.

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Management of Care

Nursing Category

Respiratory

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