Geriatric case study


    Select a patient that you have encountered in your clinical practice with a chronic health problem.

    Interview the client/family members.

    Include the following information

    Setting: Community clinic, Private practice, Skilled nursing facility, Home health

    Clinical information:

        Chief complaint, HPI, PMH, PSH, FH, ROS, PE, Diagnostic Testing, Medical Decision Making, Diagnosis/Clinical Impression, Plan/Interventions, Recommendations, Education, Health promotion

    Ask your client/family members on areas of:

        Dependency with families/support systems
        Self-care management
        Adaptation/adjustment to the illness
        Social Isolation
        Body Image
        Cultural, racial, ethnicity,  and spirituality Influences
        Functional Limitations
        Quality of Life
        Adherence to regimen
        Community Services or support
        Financial support

    Use of Research Findings and other evidence in Clinical Decision Making

    Choose 2 EBP resources influencing the care provided to your client. Discuss the similarities and differences that you read for those two EBP peer reviewed articles.

    Submit scholarly paper, with writing style at the graduate level, including all of the following:

        Reviews topic and explains rationale for its selection in the context of client care.
        Evaluates key concepts related to the topic.
        Describes multiple viewpoints if this is a controversial issue or one for which there are no clear guidelines.
        Assesses the merit of evidence found on this topic i.e. soundness of research
        Evaluates current EBM guidelines, if available. Or, recommends what these guidelines should be based on available research.  Discuss the Standardized Procedure for this diagnosis.
        Discusses how the evidence did impact/would impact practice.  What should be done differently based on the knowledge gained?
        Consider cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic issues as applicable.


        Due: Monday, 11:59 pm EST
        Length: 5-7 pages, excluding cover page & references,
        Format: APA Formatted, including citations and references
        Research: citations required

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