case study 2205

Case study: You’re providing health classes in nutrition/lifestyle in a low-income multicultural community clinic for a group of people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and some with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure who has been hospitalized frequently to treat CHF symptoms. You learn that members in the community eagerly participate in nutrition classes are immigrant with low literary level, ages 55-76, many are plagued with obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension, alcohol and tobacco use; and many are depressed about their income level and their health status.

1. Introduction:

2. List 3 subjects that you would like to teach the patient(s) or community members about and why you think those are important.

3. How would you assess the patient(s) or community members understanding of the topics in preparation for your teaching?

4. Identify any potential problems with literacy, including a low literacy level, and how you would adapt your teaching taking that into consideration.

5. Identify any psychological factors and how that could impact learning of the patient(s) or community members. For example, is there any indication about a problem with anxiety or depression?

6. How would you assess learning for your case study patient(s) or community?

7. Conclusion: What was learned to change peer knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

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