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Pneumonia

Paper detalis:

1. Select a disease process that interests you. DISEASE IS PNEUMONIA

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

a. Introduction of disease – 20 points/20%

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

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