The quality of patient care and safe strategy of delivering care that is consistent with the desire is one of the nursing (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2016). A quality nursing process consists of five stages, including assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation and evaluation (Meyers, Durlak, & Wandersman, 2012). The following client-teaching activity relies on the nursing process to deliver care to a patient. The goal of this teaching practice is to place the client at the centre of healthcare delivery to ensure proper achievement of the desired outcomes. Therefore, this client-teaching activity aims at utilising the nursing process in delivering care.
The following client-teaching activity involves Charlotte, a 13-year-old girl living with her father and a younger brother in the suburbs. Her mother passed away, and she does not feel comfortable talking to her father about menstruation. In consideration of Charlotte’s predicament, this teaching activity presents a discussion of the nursing practices involved in the menstrual cycle, body changes, puberty, anxiety and how it will influence her body image.
Assessment is the first stage of the nursing process and forms an essential part of the care process (Parahoo, 2013). In this stage, it is crucial to view the patient holistically and identify the patient’s needs (Kitson, Muntlin Athlin, & Conroy, 2014).