Nursing care can accommodate a Jewish patient in a number of ways. First, the nurse practitioner ought to encourage the Jewish patient about the importance of embracing regular exercises towards his overall health. Regular physical activity will help the patient to keep his body weight in check, and this will reduce the risk of suffering from non-communicable diseases such as obesity, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension among others (Damian, Oltean & Damian, 2018). This is mostly important since the family lineage of the patient has a history of lifestyle diseases such as stroke, hypertension diabetes. Precisely, his maternal grandmother died out of stroke and hypertension. Additionally, a nurse practitioner can provide integrative care to such a patient in order to ensure that he or she does not only meet the expectations of the patient, but also exceed them. An integrative care entails a holistic approach that is guided by each patient`s unique set of circumstances such as spiritual, emotional, spiritual, social, mental, physical and environmental circumstances.
Through integrative care, the health professionals tends to put the patient at the center of care and direct all their efforts towards meeting the physical, emotional social, spiritual, mental and environmental health needs of the patient (Frisch & Rabinowitsch, 2019). For the Jewish patient, the health professionals can focus on meetings all his health needs. For example, the patient has been brought up with the believe that God is behind everything and, therefore, the health care professionals must incorporate and allow spiritual intervention or healing when taking care of this patient. This means that the health care providers should incorporate preaching and reading of the Bible to the patient, or they should provide him with the bible and allow him to read it for himself. Additionally, the patient emphasizes the importance of family life, and this means that the health care providers must incorporate social needs of the patient during the health care delivery. According to Eggers et al. (2018), the use of integrative care enhances patient-practitioner cooperation and trust, which in the long run results to improved care and good reputation to the health care providers and the health facility as a whole.
Additionally, as a nurse it is important to encourage the patient to undergo cancer screening, primarily because his family lineage has a history of cancer. Precisely, one of his uncle succumbed to cancer, and this means that if the defective gene was hereditary, he might as well be at risk of suffering from the same in future. Early screening of cancer may help in providing health education and treatment options in order to reverse the cancerous cells that might be present.
Part C: Genogram
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Eggers, C., Dano, R., Schill, J., Fink, G. R., Hellmich, M., Timmermann, L., & CPN study group. (2018). Patient-centered integrated healthcare improves quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, 265(4), 764-773.
Frisch, N. C., & Rabinowitsch, D. (2019). What’s in a definition? Holistic nursing, integrative health care, and integrative nursing: Report of an integrated literature review. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 37(3), 260-272.