This article discusses the experience in caring a young SLE male patient who underwentTHR due to long-term use of steroid that induced INFH. The author used Gordon's 11 functionalhealth assessment guides to determine that the patient's health problems included knowledge deficit,acute pain, risk for infection and impaired physical mobility. The author and patient established agood relationship during nursing care. Through attentive listening, effective communication andempathy, the author was able to discover the patient's problems and needs, offer nursing instructions,contribute to hospital discharge planning, and reduce the patient's anxiety about the operation beforereturning home. Several follow-up phone calls were made after the patient's discharge inorder to better understand the recovery and self-care status, reduce anxiety level, and supply furthernursing education. The author hopes that through this experience, it may provide other nursingstaff a better understanding and useful knowledge of such patients.