Patient education

A 60-year-old woman has just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. She does not understand how this could be possible, as she has always been a milk drinker.

1.As the nurse caring for her, explain the risk factors for developing osteoporosis.

2.Explore patient-care technologies and how you would use these in educating her on this new diagnosis.

3.Identify the type of pain this individual will most likely experience with a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Briefly include the pathophysiology in your rationale to this answer.

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