The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for you to review an area of interest and apply the concepts you have learned in this course to a patient situation. In clinical decision making, you must combine knowledge and evidence to make a good decision. Using critical thinking and reading skills, you will meet multiple objectives for this assignment.
The following are examples of disease states that you might want to study. These are just examples. You can select whatever area is of interest to you.
? Chronic Obstructive Pulmunory Disease (COPD)
? Diabetes Mellitus Type II
? Major Depression
? Migraine Headaches
I think Diabetes Mellitus Type II is a good example but you can select the disease you prefer
Submit your answers in a Microsoft Word document of 12 pages. Include peer-reviewed references in APA format. Be sure to review the directions and grading criteria to assure that you will cover the content well.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
1- Described the pathophysiology of the disease process in depth. Included a discussion of the implications of the age continuum for this disease.
2- Discussed the genomic issues inherent in the disease process, including what is known and what is not known.
3- Provided a review of the literature on the basics of the disease and its treatment.
4- Described your approach to collecting this needed information. Included what keywords you used in a literature search, which databases were utilized, and any electronic clinical tools.
5- Identified and utilized at least one published clinical guideline related to the disease process.
6- Described the approach to the treatment of the specific disease, including the various possible approaches.
7- Defended the final selection of the approach for the disease process.
8- Discussed follow-up treatment, along with any referrals.
9- Utilized a minimum of five peer-reviewed articles published within the last seven years.
10- Provided references in APA style.
The references must be no more 5 years. You must use around 10 references (5 references must be reviewed articles point 9 )