Application of Course Knowledge: Compare and contrast the assigned topics in your initial discussion post. The goal of this assignment goes beyond simply listing information for each disease; it requires a careful examination of both disorders with a thoughtful discussion of both the similarities and the differences of each. Consider the clinical presentation of each client to the office. Describe their clinical presentation and how their history would impact their diagnosis.
Address each of the following components using your own words:
Presentation: Demographics, onset of symptoms, history of present illness, associated risk factors
Pathophysiology: Similarities and differences in pathophysiology
Assessment: Physical assessment techniques, appropriate diagnostic testing
Diagnosis: Additional differential diagnoses to consider, positive findings for each diagnosis
Management: Similarities and differences in pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, client education, referral, and follow-up care
Integration of Evidence:
Discussion post is supported with appropriate, scholarly sources; AND
Sources are published within the last five years or is most recent clinical practice guideline; AND
Reference list is provided and in-text citations match; AND
Includes a minimum of one scholarly reference in addition to the textbook.
Engagement in Meaningful Dialogue: Respond to a student peer and course faculty to further dialogue.
Substantive posts contribute new, novel perspectives to the discussion using original dialogue (not quotes from sources).
Student responds to at least one peer.
Student responds to all direct questions posed by faculty.
Post includes evidence from at least one scholarly resource to support interactive dialogue.
Professionalism in Communication: Present information in a logical, meaningful, and understandable sequence that is relevant to the discussion topic.
Grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate.
Good writing calls for the limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes in discussions are to be limited to one short quotation (not to exceed 10 words). The quote must add substantively to the discussion.
Reference Citation: Provide references with complete information as required by APA (0-1 errors). Include in-text citations included for all references AND references for all in-text citations (0 errors).