Care study: a patient with a myocardial infarction

  • Charleen Newton
Part of the Nursing Models in Action Series book series (NMAS)


In this care study the model is used to identify problems in caring for, and to plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care given to, a patient following a myocardial infarction, from the time of admission to the time of discharge ten days later. It demonstrates the use of secondary sources of assessment information, such as that obtained from the patient’s wife, and the collection of data over a period of time to suit individual circumstances. It also illustrates the relationship between medically-prescriptive and nurse-initiated care: much nursing care is based on the regime prescribed by medical staff but is modified by liaison between nurses and doctors according to individual patient progress. Medical treatment and investigations are mentioned but not described in detail. All stages of the patient’s nursing care are described in the text and by means of a care plan.


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© Charleen Newton 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charleen Newton
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  1. 1.Research & Development DepartmentRoyal Hampshire County HospitalWinchesterUK

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