Purpose: The purpose of this
assignment is to encourage analysis of one patient beginning with the history
and progressing to the physical examination, the pathophysiological processes
and mechanisms of human disease, clinical signs and symptoms and diagnostic data
consistent with the pathology of common health problems and determine
appropriate medical treatment and nursing care based on best practices found in
the literature. This assignment
emphasizes critical thinking and problem- solving through the correlation of
cellular and multi-system pathology with related assessment and diagnostic
data, medical treatment and nursing management.
Directions: Each student will
have the opportunity to earn a total of 200
points by completing a comprehensive History and Physical Case Study
Analysis incorporating topics presented in the course.
You should include at least 5 current references (< 5 years old) of which 3 must be journal articles (not nursing textbooks). The paper should be in APA format (7th edition) APA format requires that you use correct grammar and spelling and double- space your entire paper. Average length of paper: 10-12 pages. Additionally, each student will prepare a presentation which describes the pathophysiology and assessment content discussed in “Pathophysiology and Assessment of a Specific Disease Process” portion of their patient case study. The presentation should be created as a PowerPoint or Prezi and uploaded as an individual thread to the Discussion Board dedicated to Patient Case Study Analysis. **In addition, the presentation is also uploaded along with your paper through the assignment link for grading.