Holistic Nursing Care: Adult Case Study

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This essay will explore the holistic nursing care, which is specific to an adult case study of Albert. He has been recently diagnosed with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is finding it hard to come to terms with it. COPD constitute of chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airway disease. It is a progressive disease with no cure, but treatments are available to help the symptoms such as breathlessness, chest infection (NHS Choices, 2014). Albert has been increasingly breathless and has been a heavy smoker for 40 years, which is the main cause of his COPD. He lives alone but has 2 sons, both of whom live nearby. The concept of health surveillance and health promotion will also be discussed, with the theoretical
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