-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