Spiritual Nursing Process Paper
M.P. is a 43 year old, white male. He lives with his girlfriend of nine years and their three children. They are low income but “get by ok” according to M.P. M.P. has worked in construction since high school. He describes himself as a man who “works with his hands”. Up until six years ago, M.P. worked sixty to seventy hours a week, as a foreman, for a prominent siding company. Unfortunately M.P. was injured on a job site. This was how we met. M.P. was treated at the clinic I work at for his workmen comp injuries. M.P. was hit with a hay bailer in the kneecap. His kneecap was cracked and he sustained severe blunt force tissue injury and was in extreme pain. I remained with him through out x-ray and lab diagnostic procedures. I was called in again to help immobilize his knee and give instruction on bathing restrictions. I had also explained to M.P. that the doctor had put a referral in to the orthopedic specialist. Therefore M.P.’s care would be continued and passed to the specialist.
Six months later, I come across M.P. again. He is in the clinic, getting his six-month check up, lab and x-ray diagnostics done for his knee injury. M.P. and I have a nice rapport from his first visit. Since he is comfortable with me, he starts to vent a little. He explains to me how he was “let go” from his job because it was too much of an issue for “them to put him on light duty” because of his injury. He explains to me that how in “a blink of an eye” his whole world came crumbling down.
M.P. is now, a 43-year-old male with a severe knee injury. He is in need of a knee replacement surgery and is developing traumatic arthritis. Due to his “work” injury, he could not perform his duties at work properly and was “laid” off. He now has no job and no insurance. His workmen’s compensation case has been closed because he is no longer working for that company. He is also not eligible to receive unemployment benefits because he is injured. In order...