Nursing Purpose This project is an in-depth investigation of a health condition. It will allow for the expansion of knowledge and the ability to generali

Purpose

This project is an in-depth investigation of a health condition. It will allow for the expansion of knowledge and the ability to generalize larger concepts to a variety of health conditions.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

1. Explain the pathophysiologic processes of select health conditions. (PO 1)

2. Predict clinical manifestations and complications of select disease processes. (PO 1, 8)

3. Correlate lifestyle, environmental, and other influences with changes in levels of wellness. (PO 1, 7)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

Total points possible: 100 points


Preparing the assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

1) Select a disease process that interests you.

2) Obtain approval of the selected disease process from the course faculty.

a. Faculty will share how to submit your topic choice for approval.

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

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

a. Introduction of disease – 10 points/10%

· One paragraph (approximately 200 words)

· Includes disease description

· Includes epidemiology of disease

b. Etiology and risk factors – 20 points/20%

· Common causes of the disease or condition

· Risk factors for the disease or condition

· Impact of age

· Prevalence based on gender,

· Influence of environment

· Genetic basis of disease

· Lifestyle influences

· All information supported by current literature

c. Pathophysiological processes – 20 points/20%

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

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

· Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms.

d. Clinical manifestations and complications – 20 points/20%

· Describes the physical signs and symptoms that are important in considering the presence of the disease.

· Identifies signs that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

· Identifies symptoms that contribute to diagnosis of the condition.

· Identifies complications of the disease.

· Discusses the implications to the patient when complications are left untreated.

e. Diagnostics – 10 points/10%

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

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RUA: Pathophysiological Processes Paper Guidelines

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

f. APA Style and Organization – 10 points/10%

· References are submitted with assignment.

· Uses current APA format and is free of errors.

· Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

· Paper is 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages.

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

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Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully understand the concepts learned.



Grading Rubric

Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge within the paper demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.

Assignment Section and Required Criteria

(Points possible/% of total points available)

Highest Level of Performance

High Level of Performance

Satisfactory Level of Performance

Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

Section Not Present

Introduction of Disease

(10 points/10%)

10 points

9 points

8 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. One (approximately 200 words) paragraph

2. Includes disease description

3. Includes epidemiology of disease

Includes 3 requirements for section.

Includes 2 requirements for section.

Includes no less than 1 requirement for section.

Present, yet includes no required criteria.

No requirements for this section presented.

Etiology and Risk Factors

(20 points/20%)

20 points

18 points

16 points

7 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Common causes of the disease or condition

2. Risk factors for the disease or condition

3. Impact of age

4. Prevalence based on gender

5. Influence of environment

6. Genetic basis of disease

7. Lifestyle influences

8. All information supported by current literature

Includes 8 requirements for section.

Includes 7 requirements for section.

Includes 6 requirements for section.

Includes 5 or fewer requirements for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

Pathophysiological Processes

(20 points/20%)

20 points

18 points

16 points

7 points

0 points

Required criteria

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

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

3. Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms.

Includes 3 requirements for section.

Includes 2 requirements for section.

Includes no less than 1 requirements for section.

Section present yet includes no required criteria.

No requirements for this section presented.

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Clinical Manifestations & Complications

(20 points/20%)

20 points

18 points

16 points

7 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Describes the physical signs and symptoms that are important in considering the presence of the disease.

2. Identifies signs that contribute to diagnosis of the condition

3. Identifies symptoms that contribute to diagnosis of the condition.

4. Identifies complications of the disease.

5. Discusses the implications to the patient when complications are left untreated.

Includes 4 requirements for section.

Includes 3 requirements for section.

Includes 2 requirements for section.

Includes 1 or fewer requirements for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

Diagnostics

(10 points/10%)

10 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

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

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

Includes 2 requirements for section.

Includes 1 requirement for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

Individual Interview

(10 points/10%)

10 points

9 points

8 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. What is the age of the individual being interviewed? What is the relationship of the individual to you? How long have they had the disorder?

2. What clinical manifestations of the disorder does the individual experience? How does it compare to what you discovered in your resources?

3. What complications of the disorder does the individual experience? How does this compare to what you discovered in your resources?

4. What other medical conditions/disorders has the individual been diagnosed with? Do their other medical conditions have any effect on the chosen disorder?

5. How does the disease affect the individual’s daily living/activities? (repeat hospitalizations, must take a lot of meds, any activity restrictions, a lot of appointments?)

6. How does the disease/disorder affect the individual’s outlook on life? (Feel like a burden to family, do they have good family support, feel hopeless, optimistic, good coping mechanisms?)

7. What did you learn from interviewing the individual?

Includes answers to 7 question sets.

Includes answers to 6 question sets.

Includes answers to 5 question sets.

Includes answers to 1-4 question sets.

No question sets answered or section not present.

APA Style and Organization

(10 points/10%)

10 points

9 points

8 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. References are submitted with assignment.

2. Uses current APA format and is free of errors.

3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

4. Paper is 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages

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

Includes 5 requirements for section.

Includes 4 requirements for section.

Includes 3 requirements for section.

Includes 1-2 requirements for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

Total Points Possible = 100 points

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