Nursing- Illness & Disease Management Across Life Span

Discussion Question 1

Consider a 12-year-old and 75-year-old have one of the following illnesses:

·  COPD

·  Asthma

·  Heart Failure

·  Cancer

·  Describe the chronic illness trajectory for the selected illness based on the patient’s age.

·  How does the chronically ill patient’s illness trajectory influence the nursing plan of care?

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