Using the information from the case study below, write an essay discussing the disease and the plan of care you will create for the patient.
M.J is a 65-year old female, who discovered a lump on her right breast during self-examination. She scheduled an appointment with her doctor. After diagnostic testing of a mammogram and a biopsy, she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). She then proceeded to have a lumpectomy where a 4cm lump and some lymph nodes were removed in the immediate area. Four out of the fifteen lymph nodes were positive for the cancer, rating it a stage 2.
Your paper should include a title page and at least 3 references. Minimum word count is 1000-1250 words. Include the following in your essay:
Briefly explain the types and pathophysiology of breast cancer and risk factors
In the older adult population describe the following: What are the sensitive and special considerations for physical examination and pharmacological administration? What are the anatomical, psychological, and physiological differences? What are the cultural, spiritual, religious, and linguistic sensitive and special communication and collaboration considerations and differences? What are the special considerations the nurse should take when implementing the nursing process and providing care?
Provide at least 2 clinical manifestations
What types of therapies would be used for this patient?
What drug/ classification may be utilized for her type of cancer?
What are the considerations and nursing management for the patient receiving radiation and chemotherapy? What complications could arise?
Provide 2 nursing diagnosis using the NANDA format
NANDA (2012) NANDA Nursing Diagnosis List.
Provide 3 expected outcomes
Provide 4 nursing interventions
What are some supportive interventions for her and her family
Conclude your paper by discussing how you will evaluate your plan of care
Length: 1250 – 1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimal word count for this assignment.
References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.
Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).