Imagine that you are working with Kevin Mills, 78 years old, who lives alone in an independent living unit. Mills has type 1 diabetes. You visited Mills today to check his blood sugar and ensure that he maintains his health in his best possible way in relation to the agreed NCP. Mills’ daughter is at home now and she visits Mills two days a week to ensure his welfare.
1) Mills’ blood sugar is 10.2mmol/L at 10:00 am. He had his breakfast at 08:30am (2 toast, raspberry jam and tea with two sugars). Mills stated that he did not document the previous blood sugar values and doesn’t want to follow the diabetic diet plan as he feels the diabetic diet is ‘boring’. Provide 2 (two) examples of strategies you would implement as a nurse in promoting the health maintenance of Mills.
2) Identify and describe a community service/resource Mills and his daughter could access in promoting his health maintenance in relation to the identified issue in addition to the home nursing services.
3 Briefly describe in 40-60 words, how you could apply advocacy skills in relation to this scenario.