QUESTION: Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

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QUESTION: Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

QUESTION: Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

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You are assigned to care for David Ramsey, a 22-year-old male patient who sustained a back injury secondary to being thrown from a motorcycle. He did not damage the spinal cord, but the computed tomography revealed a compression fracture at L-2 (lumbar area). David complains of severe lower back pain with numbness and tingling in the lower extremities. You identify the following nursing diagnosis: Impaired Physical Mobility.

(Learning Objective 4)

a. What assessments are indicated based on this nursing diagnosis?

b. List other major nursing diagnoses based on David’s clinical presentation.


Chapter 11, Health Care of the Older Adult

The nurse working at the senior center notices Mrs. Jones, a 78-year-old, crying. The nurse approaches Mrs. Jones and asks if she needs help. Mrs. Jones states “I am so embarrassed. I had another accident and my pants are all wet. It’s like I’m a baby. I never should have come to the senior center.” (Learning Objectives 3 and 4)

a. What factors may be contributing to the urinary incontinence?

b. How should the nurse respond to Mrs. Jones?

The Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

The Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation

. By

Henry H.

, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital and Home for Crippled Children, Newark City Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Hasbrouck Heights Hospital; President, National Council on Rehabilitation. In collaboration with 20 other authors. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp.


, with 132 illustrations, 1 plate in color.

Lea & Febiger

, Washington Square,





Physical Therapy, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 1950, Pages 126–127,
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