Calvin Lewis is a 20-year-old African American male who comes to your clinic for the first time complaining of asthma-type symptoms.
Hi, I’m Calvin. I’ve been having a lotta trouble breathing. My chest feels tight and I’ve been wheezing a lot. I have to use my inhaler at least twice a day now.
My grandmother has two cats that seem to make my symptoms worse when I am around them lately. The cats make my eyes and nose watery and itchy. I am thinking I might have developed an allergy to the cats.
I smoke at least half a pack of cigarettes a day but am trying to stop.
I’ve been taking fluticasone spray when I feel really bad. They told me I could take Claritin or loratadine, but I very seldom take it.
I’ve even had to go to the emergency room this year.
Select one mid-range or situation-specific theory that is congruent with the care of Calvin in the media piece on asthma featured.
Identify his current health-related problem areas.
Include rationale of how the selected mid-range theory or SS theory fits based on the problems identified.
Introduce a research source article of your choosing in the discussion that either uses the theory congruent with his care or one to which could easily apply this theory and explain why.