Compare and contrast the needs of the following patients and their families:
· A 2-year-old admitted to an ambulatory surgery center for minor surgery
· A 34-year-old woman discharged home after treatment for a fractured arm in the emergency department
· A 50-year-old woman returning to a clinic to learn the results of her mammogram
· A 78-year-old man being transferred from the hospital to a long-term care facility
What care priorities are these patients and families likely to have? How can you best establish a partnership with these patients and families? How likely are today’s health care providers to meet the holistic needs (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) of these patients?