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Disease process

-Write a 2‐3 page paper (excluding title and reference pages).

-Include the following sections about the selected disease process (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric).

· Introduction of disease ‐ (10%)

o One paragraph (approximately 200 words)

o Includes disease description

o Includes epidemiology of disease

· Etiology and risk factors ‐ (10%)

o Common causes of the disease or condition

o Risk factors for the disease or condition

o Impact of age on disease or condition

o Prevalence based on gender

o Genetic basis of disease

o Lifestyle influences

o All information supported by current literature

· Pathophysiological processes ‐ (20%)

o Describes changes occurring at the cellular, tissue, and/or organ level that contribute to the disease process.

o Describes adaptation of the cells and body in response to the disease.

o Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms.

· Clinical manifestations: subjective and objective findings – (15%)

o Identifies subjective complaints that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

o Identifies the body systems affected by the condition

o Identifies physical assessment findings that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

o Identifies pertinent laboratory tests necessary for diagnosis of condition

· Clinical Manifestations & Complications – (5%)

o Identifies complications of the disease.

o Discusses the implications for the patient when complications are left untreated.

· Diagnostics ‐ (10%)

o Includes list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests used to determine the presence of the disease.

o Discusses the significance of test findings in relation to the disease process.

· Pharmacologic recommendations – (20%)

o Includes the recommended drug classification for pharmacotherapy of selected diagnosis

o Includes the mechanism of action for selected medication(s)

o Discusses side effects of selected medication(s)

o Discusses potential drug interactions to consider when prescribing (medications to avoid)

o Includes a specific medication with dosage, route, dosage frequency and length of treatment

· APA Style and Organization ‐ (10%)

o References are submitted with assignment.

o Uses appropriate APA format (6th ed.) and is free of errors.

o Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

o Paper is 2‐3 pages, excluding title and reference pages

o At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided