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11 Gordon's Functional Health Pattern

1. HEALTH PERCEPTION- HEALTH MANAGEMENT PATTERN Patient regularly follows doctor s order of taking his medication by the help of his sister and grandson. They are very supportive in taking care of his needs. He is very aware of his current health situation that he can recover from his present condition as long as he complies with every order, medication and instruction given by the doctor. 2. NUTRITIONAL- METABOLIC PATTERN Patient loves eating nutritious food; he said in the interview that he usually eats kamote tops, malunggay, pechay, mustasa, etc. He rarely eats meat but usually eats fish. Now that he is admitted, he eats minimally because he has less appetite than usual. The patient is currently prescribed to increase fluid intake. No food restriction is ordered by the doctor. 3. ELIMINATION PATTERN Prior to hospital admission, patient takes his bowel every day and urinates at a minimum of 4 times a day. But from the time he was admitted, his bowel and urination routine has changed. Currently, the patient is under I/O monitoring and since the doctor suggested increase in fluid intake, the patient is experiencing frequent urination at an estimate of 2500 cc of urine/day. 4. ACTIVITY-EXERCISE PATTERN According to the patient, his job as a farmer is already his form of exercise because he climbs a mountain every day to reach their farm. Before admission he said he can independently do his activities of daily living (ADL s). But now that he is hospitalized with his condition, he needs minimal assistance in anything he does. 5. SLEEP-REST PATTERN Before the patient was hospitalized, he said he sleeps early at 7:00pm and wakes up at 5:00 to 6:00am to prepare his self to go farming. But now that he is hospitalized, he usually wakes up early at 2:00 or 4:00 in the morning for blood extraction, blood transfusion or taking vital signs to monitor his condition which disturbs his sleep pattern. 6. COGNITIVE PERCEPTUAL PATTERN The patient is very cooperative in the interview, hears and answers every question I ask to him even though he is in pain. He understands his present condition because he said that he is old enough to understand what his present health status is. 7. SELF-PERCEPTION SELF-CONCEPT PATTERN Patient accepts his present health status, even though he knows that there is a big difference from the time he is admitted in the hospital until now. His movements are very minimal because

he complains of dyspnea, weakness and dizziness every time he move, but he expresses desire to recover from his illness as soon as possible. 8. ROLE-RELATIONSHIP PATTERN The patient is the head of the family. He is the breadwinner. He lives together with his 70-year old wife, and 5 of his grandchildren. Sometimes, the patient suffices the needs of his 3 married children. 9. SEXUALITY-REPRODUCTIVE PATTERN Presently, the patient is sexually inactive due to several factors: age, current physiologic condition (weakness), the wife is having osteoarthritis and the couple lives together with five of their grandchildren. 10. COPING-STRESS TOLERANCE PATTERN PSYCHOSEXUAL (ERIK ERIKSON) According to Erik Erikson the developmental task in the late adulthood is to form a sense of generativity. Failure to achieve this task will lead to stagnation. The patient understands his role as the major factor for his fast recovery and accepted the fact and worst possibility beyond his condition. He is ready in dealing with those things which are positive indication of his generativity. 11. VALUE-BELIEF PATTERN The patient is a Roman Catholic who usually goes to church every Sunday or wherever possible to attend mass or even just offer a prayer. According to him, he takes over the priest s role of leading the mass in their kapilya whenever the priest is not around. He believes in GOD and his son Jesus Christ and knows the importance in his well-being.