Case study of Susan a female patient age 40 years old. Name change due to confidentially and I had been given consent to obtain and access her personal medical file for the purpose of my study.
In her 40s, Susan is beginning to experiencing bouts of unhappiness. she turned to alcohol. The trauma early in Susan’s life, coupled with the subsequent health problems had placed Susan at risk for developing a serious psychiatric disorder as an adult. Despite getting help for depression, her drinking gradually increased.
Following the death of her mother in 2003, Susan’s addiction escalated to the point that she could not start the day without a drink. It was in great emotional pain, and her drinking increased. At this point, she was never sober. Recently she had turned herself to cannabis smokers. Susan had identifying her first problem. She wanted to get well and be normal allowing her greater freedom from the horrible side-effects of alcohol. She was placed on an antidepressant medication to assist her in functioning better. Her family is very supportive. She had a secure and stable family. Susan is fully aware of her mental state. She scored full in Mini mental state examination. Her speech is normal and calm.
Susan and I had a nurse-patient relationship that's based on mutual trust and respect. I had been providing care in a manner that enables Susan to be an equal partner in achieving wellness. I had always make sure Susan has privacy when provide care and be sure that her basic needs are met, including relieving pain or other sources of discomfort. I too had actively listened to her to make sure I understand her concerns by restating what she has verbalized. I had maintained professional boundaries like respecting differences in her cultures. We as nurses help Susan achieve harmony in mind, body, and spirit when engaging in