mental health

Competency

Explain principles of care for clients with oncological disorders.

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Scenario

Anna is a 45-year-old female that presented to her physician’s office for her annual check-up. Anna has a history of diabetes, obesity, and noncompliance with diet and medications to control her diabetes. She a single mother of three teenagers, and smokes and tans regularly. During the history review, Anna shares with you that she has not been feeling like herself for the past six months, she has been unusually tired and thought that she noticed a bluish mole with an irregular border on her right breast during a self-breast exam around that same time. She stated, “I am very busy with my children; I haven’t had time to get it checked out.” She has recently been experiencing itching and burning in that area as well. Anna has a positive family history of breast cancer; both her mother and grandmother have been treated for skin cancer. Anna has never had a mammogram. During the breast examination, the practitioner palpation elicited bleeding from the lesion. No crusting of the mole was observed. No abnormalities were found on the left breast. Based on the physical findings Anna will undergo a diagnostic biopsy.

Instructions

In a 2-page paper, describe the care that Anna would require and address the questions below.

1. What risk factors does Anna have that could predispose her to the development of cancer?

2. What signs and symptoms could indicate that Anna has developed cancer?

3. Based on Anna’s risk factors and presenting problems, identify three care multidimensional nursing strategies that you would use to provide quality care to Anna. Provide rationale to explain why you chose these strategies.

Resources

For assistance with citations, 

refer to the APA Guide

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Must use a minimum of three scholarly resources (only .org, .edu, or .gov. Cite with links included for referencing)

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