The Importance Of Interview A Member Of The Community

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As part of the nursing school curriculum, the student nurse are required to interview a member of the community, to find an article that matches their case study, and to compare the findings with the interviewee’s conditions. On October 15th, 2015, I interviewed a member of my Mosque. Her name is PC, and she is 73 years old. She was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. PC is from Casamance, a region in the southern part of Senegal. She did not start first grade until the age of eight years old. In her tribe, girls were expected to stay home and help with the household chores. Her parents always thought that going to school was a waste of time. At the age of fourteen years old, she was forced to marry an old man from her village. She stopped school in sixth grade.
PC later moved to Dakar, the capital of Senegal. There, she was handwashing clothes for a low pay on weekends and working as a maid during the week. The family she used to work for offered her to move with them to the United States. In the pursuit of a better life, PC agreed. When she arrived here, she found a job at the CVS and remained there for years. At the age of 57, she started getting sick and had to stop
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The aide comes in the morning at 8am, bathes her, dresses her up, cooks for her, and straighten the house. She uses eye glasses. PC describes health as the ability to do her ADLs on her own and maintaining her functional activities. She sees herself as unhealthy, but she thanks God for still being alive and having the opportunity to see her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She describes herself as a frail old woman who does not know how to do anything without her nurse assistant. She adds that she knows that her next big event will be her death. Now, having a great relationship with God and getting ready for the day she will stand before her Lord are the most important things in life for

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