COPD also called chronic obstructive disorder mainly occur when irritant enter the lung airways resulting in functional and structural changes in an individual and causing issues with respiratory procedures (Lainscak, et al., 2016). A proper treatment is important for such patients in order to help them overcome the root cause and also to properly handle his physiological systems which might get affected due to COPD (Adnot, 2014). A case study is provided on a patient called George Polaris who is also suffering from similar disorders. The assignments will first occur about the pathophysiology of the disorders and then the potential and actual harm he may face. Sequentially, it will also ponder upon the health teaching strategies that can be applied to make hi m literate about his health condition and take precautionary measures.
The patient is a 62 year old man who was diagnosed in the hospital with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. He was suffering from shortness of breath for many days and was ultimately hospitalized when he had shortness of breath along with fever and a productive cough. Besides, he also had a history of the gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). He had been a daily smoker for average 20 cigarettes from the very old age and does not have any drinking habits of any other allergies. His weight is also decreasing with only 65 kg for his height of 178 cms. Therefore the nurse should advice him with proper interventions and provides him with proper heath literacy so that he can develop better quality lives.