Acute Renal Failure

This paper is going to examine the Gordon’s Functional health patterns as well as Myra Levine’s Model is relation to how acute renal failure affects the patient. A specific diet and treatment for renal failure will depend on the patient’s age, the severity and other medical conditions. Nutrition’s affect on renal failure has been studied extensively and published on scientific reports. For example, Dr. T. A’s Primer on Kidney Disease recommends a 0.8 to 1 g protein of body weight per kilogram each day of protein in chronic kidney disease. During dialysis, this can increases from 1.2 to 1.3 g/kg each day. Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Marjorie Gordon developed functional health patterns to form a guideline when it comes to the establishment of a nursing data base that is comprehensive. She placed the patterns into different categories making it possible for a data collection process that is standardized and systematic (Dunn and Hood, 2009). These patterns have assisted nurses over the years in determining different human and health function aspects. a) Health Perception and Health Management. This category focuses on an individual’s perceived health level as well as well-being. … Here, the evaluation of local supplies adequacy takes place. c) Elimination. This area mainly concerns itself with excretory patterns experienced on the skin, bladder and bowel. Excretory issues like constipation, diarrhea, incontinence and urinary retention can be easily identified d) Activity and Exercise. Focused is directed to the daily living activities that need energy expenditure, and they include leisure activities and exercise. e) Sleep and Rest. The individual’s rest, sleep and relaxation practices are assessed. Sleep patterns that are dysfunctional, sleep deprivation responses and fatigue can be identified. f) Self-Perception and Self-Concept. The individual’s attitude towards themselves is the issue of concern and this includes body image, identity, and self-worth. The identification process in this case concerns itself with the self-esteem level and threats response to the individual self concept (Dunn, 2009). g) Roles and Relationships. The role played by an individual is the one being assessed as well as how the individual relates with others. h) Sexuality and Reproduction. Person satisfaction or in some cases dissatisfaction in relation to reproductive functions and sexuality patterns are to be assessed under this category. i) Coping and Stress Tolerance. The individual’s stress perception and the way he or she copes with stress are examined. j) Values and Belief. The belief and values of an individual are assessed and this includes the individual’s spiritual beliefs. Myra Levine’s Model In her model, Myra came up with four principles that were meant to serve nurses as a guide to promoting wholeness: 1. Conservation energy. The interventions by nurses have to be gauged on the individual capacity so as to give room for