Maria, a 27-year-old Hispanic woman in her last trimester of pregnancy (34 weeks), complains to the.

Maria, a 27-year-old Hispanic woman in her last trimester of
pregnancy (34 weeks), complains to the clinic nurse that she is constipated and
feels miserable most of the time. She reports that she has started taking
laxatives, but mostly they don’t help her. When questioned about her dietary
habits, she replies that she eats beans and rice and drinks tea with most
meals. She says she has tried to limit her fluid intake so she doesn’t have to
go to the bathroom so much because she doesn’t want to miss any of her daytime
soap operas on television.

a. What additional information would the

Maria, a 27-year-old Hispanic woman in her last trimester of
pregnancy (34 weeks), complains to the clinic nurse that she is constipated and
feels miserable most of the time. She reports that she has started taking
laxatives, but mostly they don’t help her. When questioned about her dietary
habits, she replies that she eats beans and rice and drinks tea with most
meals. She says she has tried to limit her fluid intake so she doesn’t have to
go to the bathroom so much because she doesn’t want to miss any of her daytime
soap operas on television.

a. What additional information would the nurse need to
assess her complaint? b. What interventions would be appropriate for Maria? c.
What adaptations will Maria need to make to alleviate her constipation?