We have looked at health promotion and disease prevention and focused on various vulnerable populations. This weekâ€™s assignment will focus on applying one guideline to two patients. Answer the following questions related to your chosen scenario.
- Discuss the guidelines assigned with your scenario.
- Will both patients be treated in the same manner? Why or why not?
- What would your treatment plan be for each of the individuals in your scenario?
Scenario A: Focus on Preventative Guidelines for Childhood Immunizations
You are working as an APRN in your local primary care office. The rural town of Maynard has 300 people, a post office, doctorâ€™s office, and a gas station. The primary source of income is farming or driving 45 minutes to a somewhat larger town. With the blizzard coming, all your patients except two have cancelled for the morning. Jose is scheduled at 0900; he is a nine-year-old Hispanic male born in Mexico. He and his family (Mom, Dad, and six siblings, ages six months to 14 years) moved into the area just a few months ago. Joseâ€™s mother reported that he had nearly died at two months after contracting pertussis.
Your final patient of the morning is Irena, a 15-year-old teenage female who lives with her aunt in Maynard. Irena is Romanian and barely speaks any English. Her aunt has been your patient for the past few years, and she told you that Irena had been abducted in Romania at the age of 10. Irenaâ€™s parents found her quite by accident when a sex trafficking ring dumped all their â€œproductâ€ in a refugee camp in Serbia just a few months ago. Irenaâ€™s parents are still in Romania, but they sent Irena here to live with her aunt.