18.7 Learning Activities

Learning Activities

(Answers to “Learning Activities” can be found in the “Answer Key” at the end of the book. Answers to interactive activity elements will be provided within the element as immediate feedback.)

1. Mr. Hernandez is a 73-year-old patient admitted with end stage congestive heart failure, COPD, and diabetes. He appears anxious and verbalizes “I think this is the end” when he is admitted to the medical surgical unit. As you complete the admission assessment, the patient asks you if you believe in God? Utilizing the FICA model, what questions might you ask to gain insight into the patient’s personal spiritual beliefs?


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