Cholecystitis is a redness and swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder. It happens when a digestive juice called bile gets trapped in your gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ under your liver. It stores bile which is made in the liver. Normally bile drains out of your gallbladder and into your small intestine. If the bile is blocked, it builds up in your gallbladder. This causes inflammation and can cause infection.



A home care nurse visits a client who has stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. He tells the nurse, “I don’t want any more chemotherapy or surgery. I just want to be made comfortable”. How can the nurse advocate for this client?
List three (3) teaching points the nurse can provide a client with cholelithiasis on dietary choices for symptom management.

Suggested Adult Med Surg Learning Activity: Cholecystitis

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Requirements: answer each question with 1 reference

Expert Solution

The nurse should suggest palliative care to the client. Palliative care aims at improving and treating emotional and physical symptoms (Public health research in palliative care: Towards solutions for global challenges, 2021). It mainly focuses on the patient and their needs rather than concentrating on the disease itself. The physical needs addressed by palliative care include relieving symptoms, pain and stress. The main goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of both the client and the family…. Read more about cholecystitis or order your answer here.