Public Health Nursing-Present, Past, and Future
Review the following case study and complete the questions that follow.
As a public health nurse at a free clinic, you are assessing and interviewing a 21-year-old woman who has come to the clinic because she doesnâ€™t have any energy and hasnâ€™t felt good in weeks. During the interview, you learn that she averages one meal per day, smokes up to two packs of cigarettes per day, and rummages through trash to find items she can sell to purchase food, snacks, and cigarettes. She admits to using street drugs every once in a while when she can find someone who will share with her. She admits her life is a mess and she doesnâ€™t know how to make it better.
- What data can you gather based on available client information?
- What questions should you ask yourself while interviewing this client?
- During planning, how can you, as the nurse, best assist this client?
- What are the potential strategies that would assist the client to a â€œbetterâ€ life?
Your paper should be 2 pages in length, in APA format, typed in Times New Roman with 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1â€ margins. please use the above questions as bullet point, need in-text citation and references.