Chao Chia-Ling, Chen, Ching-Hsiu and Shen Kuei-Feng
Fooyin University, Taiwan
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care
Wegener's Granulomatosis (WG) is an autoimmune disease of unknown origin characterized by necrotizing granuloma of both upper and lower respiratory tracts and glomerulonephritis. This article describes a 57-year-old man resulted from cerebellar infarction, hearing loss and lack of physical activity who induced by Wegener's granulomatosis during the nursing period from December 10th to 24th, 2016. Data were collected by physical examination and Gordon's functional health pattern assessment framework, and the main health issues were confirmed as uncertainty, potential risk of falls and sensory dysfunction. During the care process, the authors encourage patient of self-care activities and provide disease-related information to him and his family. In addition, we aimed to enhance his confidence on medical plan, help him to accept his disease, and reduce his sense of inferiority and uncertainty by listening to him and sharing the experience of other cases. This nursing experience might give some nurses the comprehensive nursing of similar cases.
Chao Chia-Lin is currently a Master’s student at School of Nursing, Fooyin University and Nurse Practitioner at Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital.
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