Ms. C, 72 years old, has diabetes mellitus, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and coronary artery disease. She lives alone. She recently was discharged from the hospital after treatment for an acute myocardial infarction. She had been doing well before this admission. You are the home health nurse assigned to visit Ms. C. Ms. C’s son tells you he is concerned that his mother will not follow up with all the medications she is supposed to take. He states that she has not been very compliant with treatment in the past.
As the home health nurse, how would you approach Ms. C?
What risk factors might interfere with Ms. C’s plan of care?
What must you evaluate to include in the plan of care?
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