Essay on My Assessment Of Miss Doe

1502 Words Oct 26th, 2016 7 Pages
During my assessment of Miss Doe, I learned that Miss Doe is concerned about her health, family problems, and lack of support, anxiety, depression, and living alone. She feels this way because of her current situation. Miss Doe is experiencing an aggressive form of cancer that is rapidly spreading. Consequently, this is causing her to experience anxiety and depression. From day to day she does not know what to expect. Moreover, Miss Doe lives alone while going through this ordeal. She does not want to live with either of her two daughters, because they like to control every aspect of her care. Miss Doe told me that her daughters are pushing for a DNR order to be placed in her file. However, Miss Doe does not want a DNR order, she wants a full code. Even though she knows her children want what is best for her, she feels the need to decide for herself. The strain in their relationship has lead to Miss Doe becoming more isolated and emotionally detached from her children. Miss Doe has serious health issues. Her mental health can cause many other issues, but the worst health issue is cancer. The cancer is affecting other areas of her body. After working with Miss Doe for some time, I noticed she had some unmet needs. For example, by her daughters trying to take control, they were depriving her of her sense autonomy and control of her own life. Another unmet need she experienced was a lack of emotional attachment. This also stems from the control the daughters wanted in her…

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