Discussion Board Activity: Case Study #2 (Henry and Ertha Williams)

This discussion board activity involves a case study adapted from National League for Nursing. (2018). Advancing care excellence for seniors. Unfolding case: Henry and Ertha Williams. Washington, DC: Author.

Overview

Henry Williams is a 69-year-old African American and retired rail system engineer who lives in a small apartment with his wife, Ertha. Henry and Ertha had one son who was killed in the war 10 years ago. They have a daughter-in-law, Betty, who is a nurse, and one grandson, Ty. Henry is concerned about Ertha because she is experiencing frequent memory lapses.

Monologue

Henry was admitted to the hospital last night after he called the doctor and told him that he could not catch his breath. Henry has several medical problems including COPD, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Henry provides important details of how he views his current life situation.

Please utilize the resources in the readings and this activity to answer the following questions for the initial post*:

  1. What are Henry’s strengths?
  2. What are your concerns for this patient?
  3. What is the cause of your concern?
  4. What information do you need?
  5. What are you going to do about it?
  6. What is Henry experiencing?
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