The Goals For The Challenges Essay
RP presents with mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges since gastric bypass. Each of RP’s challenges are post-operative struggles that she must continue to work through. Mentally RP battles depression, physically she works to lose and maintain her weight loss with exercise, emotionally she must continue working with the bariatric support group, and spiritually RP establishes her faith. The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the desired outcomes and goals for each of RP’s challenges.
Outcomes or Goals
RP reports feelings of depression. Xiang (2010) stated, “Depression is a whole-body illness, affecting not only moods, thoughts, and behavior, but also body function and life habits” (p. 42). I would recommend that RP seeks professional help for her mental health. After a 20-minute therapy session, RP will verbalize two things that trigger her depression. This goal will help RP to identify things that lead to depressive feelings and will help her learn to avoid the triggers. Depression can lead to physical illness and should be treated to avoid further complications (Dossey & Keegan, 2013).
For continued weight loss and maintenance, RP will need to be physically active. Xiang (2010) stated, “Physiologically, exercise enhances body metabolism and increase neurotransmission….these effects helps to improve depressive symptoms” (p. 46). Following any physical activity, RP will document her workout three to four times per week.…