explain how care treatment and/or support may be facilitated for the patient.

Mrs. Adams is a 96-year-old Caucasian female who has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. She was admitted to the hospitalist service through the ED with dehydration and rectal bleeding. The bleeding resolved and she received 2 units of PRBs and fluid/electrolyte replacement. She is stable and ready to be discharged home.
Mrs. Adams is in remarkably good health and other than arthritis and mild HTN she has no significant medical or surgical history. She is able to carry out all of her essential daily living activities. She pays her own bills is competent and has good functional abilities. She was driving up until last year. Now she has neighbors assist with weekly shopping and transportation to church. Her sensory functional and cogitative abilities were evaluated this admission and remain intact. She has been offered palliative surgical intervention but deferred all treatment. Her only son is in agreement with his mothers decision. Her parents and husband are deceased. You have been asked to obtain advanced directives. What will your discharge treatment plan be for Mrs. Adams?
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By Day 3
Postan explanation of potential outcomes of the patient in the case study you selected. Then explain how care treatment and/or support may be facilitated for the patient. Include how you might address the needs of the patients family as well.

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