Discussion #1: Neurologic System
You are a nursing student who is assigned to a busy medical-surgical unit that specializes in the care of patients with various neurologic disorders. One of your patients for the day is Mr. Choudhary, a 56 year old South Asian male with a primary diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident of hemorrhagic origin. You enter the room to conduct your morning assessment and you find that Mr. Choudhary is non-verbal but does seem to understand you.
How do you think Mr. Chowdhary feels being unable to verbalize with you?
How do you think you may best conduct your assessment while still being therapeutic to your non-verbal patient?
How could you modify your assessment to be more certain that your non-verbal patient understands you?