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This essay focuses on the nursing care received by a patient during practice placement in the community The rationale for choosing this patient is because the author participated fully in providing care needs for this particular patient A good nurse and patient relationship was developed which enabled the author to feel confident and at ease whiles providing care The author learnt and developed new skills which will be essential for future clinical practice There will be a brief account of the patients patient profile Models used to identified the patients actual and potential problems will be discussed The author will then critique the models used identifying the strengths and limitations Care Plan in Appendix One In conclusion the author will reflect on the care given and how it will enable self-improvement in providing quality nursing in the future In compliance with the NMC 2002 Code of Professional Conduct for confidentiality the patient involved in this care study will be referred to as Mr Ian Clarke to protect his identity After clearly explaining my intentions Mr Clarke gave me his verbal consent to be subject of my care study without obligations Mr Ian Clarke is a 60-year-old English man A chain smoker who smokes about 15 - 20 cigarettes a day Mr Clarke was once married but separated from his wife many years ago He has 2 children but is not in contact with them At present Mr Clarke lives in a single hotel room provided by social services after spending long periods of time in Prison and later on the streets He has a lady friend who visits regularly they have known each other for over 5 years Mr Clarke has a medical history of hypertension type 2 diabetes mellitus which was diagnosed 5 years ago and has been administering insulin Human Mixtard 3070 twice daily to control his diabetes His presenting complaint is his leg ulcer which has developed
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