Janet is a 34-year-old mother of two. She is separated from her…

Question Janet is a 34-year-old mother of two. She is separated from her… Janet is a 34-year-old mother of two. She is separated from her husband and sends Susan, 5, and Matthew, 3, to daycare. She has no child support since her separation is still before the courts. Janet is a sales consultant at a local department store. She is on an anti-depressant. She volunteers at a local food bank but otherwise is not involved in community activities. She is new to the area and has only one casual friend. Janet smokes a pack of cigarettes daily. She belongs to a gym but does not go. Her favourite foods are hamburgers, fries, and wings, and she prefers Coca-Cola to milk.Janet has noticed some blood in her stool for the past three months. She feels it is unimportant, likely due to hemorrhoids. One night she notices a substantial amount of blood in the toilet. She calls the office for an appointment, reluctant to come in that week. Tests reveal that Janet has a tumour of the ascending colon. She is hospitalized for a bowel resection. She is terrified of both the hospital and the impending surgery. She arrives on the floor tearful and frightened.As the clinical secretary, you are asked to take Janet to her room and give her a brief orientation to the patient-care unit. Janet asks you to send down the nurse to help her get undressed and into bed. She asks you to bring her some water and to telephone her babysitter to see how the children are doing.What is Janet’s primary role?Identify three other roles Janet plays.What are Janet’s attitudes toward health maintenance and disease prevention?List three self-imposed risks that Janet takes.Discuss Janet’s behaviour up to and including her first physician’s appointment in terms of the altered health response scale.Describe Janet’s behaviour on arriving at the hospital in terms of the sick role.How should you deal with Janet? How can you calm her down?What problems will Janet face regarding her children? Health Science Science Nursing ETHICS 50580 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)