Discuss three strategies for managing the selected disease in your current healthcare organization.
Investigate pathopharmacological issues related to a specific
Choose to investigate traumatic brain injury, depression, obesity,
asthma, or heart failure.
Analyze the various impacts the
disease process has on the patients, their families, and populations at a local, national, and
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A. Investigate one of the following disease processes: traumatic brain injury, depression,
obesity, asthma, or heart failure.
1. Analyze the pathophysiology of the disease process you selected in part A.
2. Discuss the standard of practice for the selected disease process.
a. Discuss the evidence-based pharmacological treatments in your state and how they
affect management of the selected disease in your community.
b. Discuss clinical guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and patient education for the
selected disease process.
c. Compare the standard practice for managing the disease within your community with
state or national practices.
3. Discuss characteristics of and resources for a patient who manages the selected disease
well, including access to care, treatment options, life expectancy, and outcomes.
a. Analyze disparities between management of the selected disease on a national and
4. Discuss three or four factors (e.g., financial resources, access to care,
insured/uninsured, Medicare/Medicaid) that contribute to a patient being able to manage
the selected disease
a. Explain how a lack of the factors discussed in part A4 leads to an unmanaged disease
i. Describe characteristics of a patient with the selected disease that is unmanaged.
B. Analyze how the selected disease process affects patients, families, and populations in your
1. Discuss the financial costs associated with the selected disease process for patients,
families, and populations from diagnosis to treatment.
C. Discuss how you will promote best practices for managing the selected disease in your
current healthcare organization.
1. Discuss three strategies you could use to implement best practices for managing the
selected disease in your current healthcare organization.
2. Discuss an appropriate method to evaluate the implementation of each of the strategies
from part C1.
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