- Address the three following concerns/issues , describe how you as a student nurse would care for this patient considering person-centred care for a patient with complex needs for each concerns.
I identify as non-binary and am concerned this will not be respected by hospital staff. I worry that they will assume my biological gender and not use my preferred name or pronouns. I hope they do not discuss my identity in the nursing station or reveal it to other patients nearby, this is very personal. I have experienced so much stigma and discrimination in my everyday life. Yet, it not something I am used to and find it hurtful; I fear experiencing more here. I hope there is a bathroom I can safely use.
I am worried about being completely honest about all my alcohol and drug use. Will I be judged? What if I start to crave smokes and withdraw from drugs and alcohol? I have been drinking and smoking for so long, I fear being without them. Being in the hospital is difficult and withdrawal is physically and mentally draining. What if they get me clean and I relapse when I discharge? Will anyone help me? How much will getting clean cost me and what will I need to go through?
I am concerned about losing my foot and how I will cope afterwards both physically and mentally. I worry how much the surgery will hurt and how long it will take to recover. My beloved grandfather was my only support person, and now he is gone, I may spiral further into anxiety and depression – something that got me here. I worry how much the surgery will cost, will I need a prosthetic foot, how much will that cost and how I will be able to make money afterwards. I do not have a home – who will take me in when I am disabled?