Case Study 2
Mr. P is a 76-year-old male with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure who has been hospitalized frequently to treat CHF symptoms. He has difficulty maintaining diet restrictions and managing his polypharmacy. He has 4+ pitting edema, moist crackles throughout lung fields, and labored breathing. He has no family other than his wife, who verbalizes sadness over his declining health and over her inability to get out of the house. She is overwhelmed with the stack of medical bills, as Mr. P always took care of the financial issues. Mr. P is despondent and asks why God has not taken him.
Considering Mr. P’s condition and circumstance, write an essay of 500-750 words that includes the following:
· Describe your approach to care.
· Recommend a treatment plan.
· Describe a method for providing both the patient and family with education and explain your rationale.
· Provide a teaching plan (avoid using terminology that the patient and family may not understand).
Describe your approach to care
Description of your approach to care is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of deeper insight and/or reflection.
Recommend a treatment plan
Recommendation of a treatment plan is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of insight and/or reflection.
Describe a method for providing both the patient and family with education and your rationale.
Description of a method for providing both the patient and family with education is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of deeper insight and/or reflection.
Provide a teaching plan, using words the patient and family will understand
A teaching plan is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of deeper insight and/or reflection.
Thesis Development and Purpose
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Paragraph Development and Transitions
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English
Paper Format (1- inch margins; 12-point-font; double-spaced; Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier)
All format elements are correct
Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment)
In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
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