Western Governors University
A1: Patient History Summary The patients name is Jane Vuong, who is a 24 year old single Vietnamese women. She has been living in the United States for two years on an academic visa, and studies cellular biology at the local university. She spends most of her day studying to maintain her strait "A" average. Jane works part time at the university's molecular biology research lab. She rides her bike sometimes to get around, and loves to do martial arts. Due to her Vietnamese background she has a very particular diet that consists of cooking vegetables, chicken, rice, and noodles; with fish sauce, soy sauce, sour lemons, bean sprouts, and scallions. Jane is also a practicing Mahayana Buddhist. Besides studying and working out, Jane likes to socialize at the college bar and meet boys, but is not interested in any type of longer term relationships. Jane is a smoker and has contracted Hepatitis B.
A2: Erikson's Theory of Development When you look at Jane's history and behavior related to Erik Erikson's theory of growth and development, you can clearly see a relationship between the two. Jane's inability to commit in a relationship shows …show more content…
In comparing her history and behaviors to the developmental theories above, we can determine that based on Erikson's developmental theory, Jane is in the stage of intimacy vs. Isolation. This stage begins in young adulthood until the beginning of middle age. Nurses need to show people in this age group support if family is not available. This is due to their intimacy needs increasing due to hospitalization (Potter, 2013, p. 133). Jane is also an efficient learner, which can be determined bases on her education level, major, and grades. Stage four of Erikson's theory shows that Jane's development in industry vs. inferiority was very