Joan arrived at a local hospital with her father-in-law, Nigel, to seek treatment for him. Nigel was visiting joan and her husband from his home country.
Joan arrived at a local hospital with her father-in-law, Nigel, to seek treatment for him. Nigel was visiting joan and her husband from his home country. While nigel has been at their home, joan and her husband have noticed that he has not been feelign well and after conversation with him he stated he has not felt well for quite some time but did not want to worry them His conditon worsened today, and joan decided that she would take him to the emergency room. when they were taken to a patient room, joan asked for an interpreter as nigel is a non-english speaker and joan has limited fluency in the language he speaks. the physician came into the room to examine Nigel. After the examination he ordered severa test based on Nigel symtoms and left the room. After the tests were completed, nigel and joan were left in the room for several hours. The interpreter was no longer with them and they did not have the physician or any other hospital staff come to check on them. joan was afraid to leave the room in the event that the physician would return while she was away. At some point a nurse returned to the room and began discussing the need to set up an appointmet with an oncologist and provided information on the side-effects of chemotherapy, after which she promptly left the room before joan could ask any questions. Nigel was confused about what she said as there was no interpreter in the room. Joan was in shock realizing that her father in law had cancer and that she was now tasked with telling him using her limited vocabulary in his language. She proceeded to tell him that he had cancer.
- explain the many mistakes that were regarding the care of this patient.
- identify how a patient-centered care perspective would have changed the experience of both Nigel and Joan.