Nursing Intervention Case Studies

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This case report shares nursing experience of caring a patient whose leukemia relapsed early after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The patient later received chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell reinfusion for graft-versus-host disease induction. Facing long-term, repeated chemotherapy related side effects and poor treatment response, the patient developed desperation. Such hopelessness patients eagerly need nursing intervention to care for their physical, psychological and spiritual health to help them to adjust these.
The patient received nursing care from June 23, 2015 to November 5, 2015. Through observation, conversation, physical assessment and nursing activities, there were some major nursing problems including risk for infection, malnutrition and hopelessness being identified.
To motivate the patient to think positively to strengthen her adaptation ability, we had applied caring techniques to develop a sound and trusted relationship with her. We had also utilized tools and resources to enhance her self-care awareness and skills.
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Through case discussion, the ability to evaluate the need and to discern proper for intervention of health care providers will enhance. Besides, case discussion also promotes the communication skills of team. As a result, healthcare practitioners could more efficiently satisfy the medical needs of patients and their

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