Donald, aged 65 years retired 12 months ago after working for some 45 years in the police force. Sadly his wife passed away unexpectedly two months after his retirement. He and his wife had been looking forward to his retirement for many years and the opportunity to pursue common hobbies especially fishing. They also wanted to continue to provide service to the community in a meaningful way. On retirement they moved from the city to a coastal / rural area. Despite setting retirement goals, he is having difficulty adjusting to retirement without his wife.
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Additionally, chronic health issues impact his daily living. These include: post- traumatic stress disorder (arising from his work); depression following the death of his wife; and chronic pain arising from arthritis. His only daughter (who lives interstate) recently visited him because she was concerned that he appeared to be drunk at varying times of the day when she phoned him and at other times was inconsolable. On arrival, she found him unconscious on the floor of his house with an empty bottle of prescription medications nearby. After in-patient treatment he is being discharged home today. Prior to discharge a meeting is being held which includes himself, his daughter and the health team to collaboratively develop a recovery oriented care plan.