Anne is a nurse. She has been told that her 18 year old daughter, Mary, has type I DM. Anne is upset and decides she is the best person to educate Mary about her condition. Anne sits Mary down and tells her DM is serious disease but Mary should count her self fortunate because she is a smart girl and learning about diet, activity, insulin and monitoring blood sugar will not be a problem for her. Further since her mother is an nurse this will make things much easier.
What assumptions can you identify?
What facts can you identify?
What are some of the possible ramifications of basing this teaching plan on assumptions rather than upon facts?
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