Nursing Patient Care

You are providing care for a 75 year old woman, living alone in a second floor apartment with no elevator, who has multiple chronic health conditions. She does not drive. She speaks minimal English. Address the following items:

What focused assessments should you complete and why? Consider the following factors:
Consider potential safety issues. What are some likely safety concerns for this patient and why?

To help you get started this is the definition for Patient Centered Care from the student handbook:

The delivery of excellence in nursing care to the patient in all health care environments, employing the concepts of customer service, quality improvement, and safety. “Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient preferences, values and needs”. (QSEN 2010)


Length minimum 3-5 pages (does not include title or reference page)
Content requirements are contained above.
Retain this assignment for future requirements of the program.
Refer to APA 6th Edition requirements
Avoid use of abbreviations and jargon
Required to use 3 Medical/Nursing Journal articles less than 3 years old
Additional resources must be reputable.
All sources whether paraphrased or directly quoted MUST be cited in text and on the reference page
No long quotes
1 or less short quotes allowed – the rest the information must be paraphrased and cited
MAY not use Wikipedia and any websites
For assignment instructions and grading rubric, view the following Patient Centered Care/Safety Paper Instructions/Rubric.Preview the document

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Patient Centered Care/Safety Paper Rubric
Patient Centered Care/Safety Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity and focus
30.0 to >20.0 pts
The purpose of the paper is clear and the author’s or speaker’s position is understood, and the stated purpose coincides with all of the instructions given for this assignment.
20.0 to >10.0 pts
The purpose of the paper is somewhat clear, but due to rhetorical questions or contradictions in author’s or speaker’s position, clarity is lost.
10.0 to >0 pts
Paper lacks clarity; reader does not understand its purpose or the author’s or speaker’s position, and /or instructions given for this assignment were not followed.
30.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCreativity and innovation
10.0 to >5.0 pts
Paper offers insight: it raises a new point not found in other materials used.
5.0 to >3.0 pts
Paper offers no insight but main points are integrated.
3.0 to >0 pts
Paper is a summary of materials used.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Organization /Interpretation Analysis is evident
40.0 to >30.0 pts
Paper contains a clear introduction, body and conclusion; one idea per paragraph; logical transitions between paragraphs. Ideas are supported with specific and relevant examples.
30.0 to >20.0 pts
Paper contains introduction, body, and conclusion but lacks logical transitions. Some effort was made to illustrate ideas with some relevant examples.
20.0 to >0 pts
Paper is hard to follow. Does not offer clear examples and evidence.
40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics
10.0 to >5.0 pts
Sentences are complete; correct verb usage, less than 3 spelling errors
5.0 to >3.0 pts
Spelling errors, word usage problems, and incomplete sentences.
3.0 to >0 pts
Grammatical errors are numerous.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCorrect use of APA format/ References
10.0 to >5.0 pts
0-1 errors, all 3 current nursing research articles; meets the 3-5 page minimum.
5.0 to >3.0 pts
2-3 errors, 2 current nursing articles. Does not meet the page minimum.
3.0 to >0 pts
No Marks
Greater than 5 errors.
10.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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