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Assignment Questions

Questions on Health


Answer the following questions in short essay paragraph format, Each answered questions must have a cited source. A Separate page must list all the references and sources that was presented in each respond.

1.Active acquired immunity can be achieved through the use of childhood immunizations. many parents voice concerns regarding the safety of vaccinations. what is your opinion on the current use of vaccinations? how would you educate parents regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations? defend your answers with evidence based research.

2.Share a case study of an electrolyte imbalance from the literature. summarize the case study in 1-2 paragraphs. then discuss the clinical manifestations of the imbalance, the pathophysiology behind the imbalance, normal cell membrane transport of the electrolyte(s), and any alterations in cell membrane transport caused by the imbalance. How was the electrolyte imbalance resolved? analyzed the case study to determine any areas in which patient or staff education may have helped to prevent the electrolyte imbalance.

3.A widespread belief is that caffeine has a diuretics effect when consumed and will induce dehydration if used by athletes or those who perform strenuous exercise. discuss the pathophysiology behind this belief. share your thoughts on whether you agree or disagree that caffeine can induce dehydration. support your answer with evidence based literature.

4. Compare and contrast the pathophysiology between chronic obstructive pulmonarydisease (COPD) and Pneumococcal Pneumonia. include any types of cellular injury or cellular adaptation that may occur. evaluate if an inflammatory response is present and discuss the impact of that response. In the case of COPD, discuss the type of patient education you would implement to help with the patient’s understanding of the diseaseand to improve compliance with a treatment plan.

5.Find an evidence based journal on cystic fibrosis and summarize the article in 2 paragraphs. address why you choose the article and how you might use the findings in your current or future practice settings.

6.Atherosclerosis is a common disorder of the arteries. A modifiable risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis is hypertension. discuss the pathophysiology of both disorders and the mechanisms by which hypertension contributes to atherosclerosis. discuss the current medications used to treat both disorder and the pharmacologic actions the medications have in altering the pathophysiology. How can you see this information in your current or future practice settings.

7.Share a case from the literature in which alternative therapies were used to facilitate the management of acute or chronic cardiovascular conditions.

8.Find an article on an inflammatory condition of the lower genitourinary tract. summarize the article in 1-2 paragraphs. discuss the pathophysiology of the condition, the pharmacologic agent(s) used to treat the condition, and how the agent(S) alter the pathophysiology. discuss the role of the nurse educator related to patient education of the reported condition and treatment.

9.Infertility is considered a disease process of the reproductive tract. find an article on an alteration of the genital tract that can lead to infertility. summarize the article in 2-3 paragraphs. discuss any potential treatments. what is the potential psychosocial impact for the patient with the condition?

10. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. the current treatment options for the disorder have focused on symptom control. Research is now focusing on developing ways to modify the disease progression and possibly provide a cure. investigate the current research on Parkinson disease treatment, including stem- cell research and the use of fetal tissue implants. share thoughts on the evolving therapies. what are the current controversies?

11.Share a case study from the literature on an endocrine disorder. discuss the pathophysiology of the disorder, including the effects on the endocrine feedback, and the role of the hypothalamic pituitary axis. Identify the pharmacologic agent(s) used to treat the disorder and how the pharmacologic agent(s) alters the pathophysiology

12. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is currently being used as an aid to weight loss in conjunction with an extremely restricted caloric intake of 500 calories per day. many people are buying the HCG through the internet with no medical surveillance. research the HCG diet and share thoughts on the efficacy, safety, and validity of the diet. what strategies would you use to educate patients on the diet?

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