Nursing Prioritization Assignment

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NURSING
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1PART A..........................................................................................................................................1Nursing care priorities................................................................................................................1PART B............................................................................................................................................3The top priority of care for Dinh Nguyen...................................................................................3CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................5REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONNursing care practices help individuals to improve their health. In order to provideeffective care to patients it is necessary for nurses to develop better understanding of clinicalreasoning cycle. This cycle helps nurses to establish better understanding of patient's situationand to act according to situation. Clinical reasoning cycle also helps nurses to prioritise their carepractices so that patient can recover at the earliest and risks can be minimized (Higgs and et.al.,2018).This report will analyse the priorities of nursing care practices by using the initial stagesof clinical reasoning cycle. It will also consider one of the top priority in relation with the givencase study of Mr. Dinh Nguyen. This report will also demonstrate the implementation of clinicalreasoning concepts in the nursing practices. This approach not only improves the quality ofhealth services but also helps nurses to identify the problems and their possible solutions in termsof effective care practices.PART ANursing care priorities using initial 4 stages of clinical reasoningNursing priorities depends on various number of factors such as resources available forhealth service and acuity of the patients. For providing effective health care nurses must followthe stages of clinical reasoning for giving priority to care practices (Levett-Jones, 2013).Overview of patient:(First stage: Patient consideration)Mr. Dinh Nguyen lives alone in his house and is 83 years old. He is taking medicationsfor controlling osteoarthritis and is also suffering from multiple sclerosis. He does not have anychildren or other family members. His wife died just one year ago. The loneliness is increasingdepression and grief that is having an adverse effect on his health. He lives in two storey buildingand is finding difficulty in movement of legs. The multiple sclerosis is also affecting his vision.He has complains of feeling electric shocks during movement of his head and neck. Thenumbness and blurred vision encourages the possibilities of accidents. The certain factors likeweakened eyesight and weakness are result of age as well. At present he is 83 and with growingage and lack of proper care his condition is continuously deteriorating. Due to prolonged1
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