What other expertise might a faith-based community nurse bring to this situation, compared with a home health nurse?

Video Case: Amy, the home health nurse, visits Darnell, a 56-year-old client with late-stage colon cancer, and his wife to discuss the possibility of hospice care, along with integrating support from the nurse in their faith community.

Case Part 1 (text): Darnell, who is 56 years old, is of African American heritage and has a diagnosis of late-stage colon cancer. His physician has indicated that there are no additional medical interventions to treat the condition. The physician has contacted the home health agency and requested that a nurse visit the family. Amy, a home health nurse from the AOM Home Health Agency, visits Darnell and his wife, Carlene, to discuss their available support systems and possibly arrange for Darnell to have hospice care services.

Case Part 2 (video): Amy, the home health nurse, visits Darnell, a 56-year-old client with late-stage colon cancer, and his wife to discuss the possibility of hospice care, along with integrating support from the nurse in their faith community. To view the video (1:27 minutes), click or copy and paste the link to access the Point <link is hidden> />
POST-CASE QUESTIONS:

1. What other expertise might a faith-based community nurse bring to this situation, compared with a home health nurse?

2. Reflect on actual or potential cultural values and beliefs of this family that the culturally competent nurse should consider when planning hospice care for Darnell.

3. Discuss end-of-life pain management strategies and interventions for Darnell. Refer to the World Health Organization <link is hidden> regarding the importance of pain management in end-of-life care

4. Examine Healthy People 2020 and identify key indicators that apply to faith-based community care, home health care, and hospice care nursing.

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