Lesson 3 – Discussion: Applying Theory to Practice

You are assessing a 25-year-old male patient of Haitian descent admitted as newly diagnosed with Diabetes type II on the Medical-Surgical Unit. He is married and has two children ages 5 and 2, and he is currently unemployed. He does not speak English and has no health insurance. He describes his religion as Seventh Day Adventist. Both his parents live in Haiti.

  1. What family and nursing theory or theories would be best utilized to properly assess this patient. Why?
    (be sure to include at least one nursing theory and one family theory. Keep in mind that theories should complement each other.)
  2. What approaches would you use to provide culturally sensitive care to this patient?

300 words , apa, not plagiarism