Essentials of Pathophysiology

Identify a person you know who has an immune system disorder or cancer. Review content in your text for potential types of disorders. Interview the affected person and write a 3-5 page APA-style paper identifying your findings including: 

  • Utilize APA format to write this paper.
  • Feel free to use the APA guide and the template below to help you.
  • Identify the pathophysiology (including etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations) of the immune system disorder
  • Discuss the treatment for the immune system disorder
  • Compare the patient’s experience with textbook clinical presentation
  • Summarize the findings of the interview
  • Do not copy the interview word-for-word. It should be summarized.
Requirements:
  • Use at least one scholarly source to support your findings or identify therapies that may be new or different from what the affected person may be using. 
  • Examples of scholarly sources include academic journals, textbooks, reference texts, and CINAHL nursing guides. You can find useful reference materials for this assignment in the School of Nursing 
  • Cite your sources in-text and on a References page using APA format.
Questions you may want to use to guide your interview:
  1. Which immune system disorder do you have?
  2. How long have you had this disorder?
  3. How has this disorder changed your life (home and work)?
  4. Are you able to carry out daily activities independently?
  5. What therapies are you using to manage this disorder?
  6. What, if any, side effects does the treatment have?
  7. What therapies are you using to manage this disorder?
  8. What, if any, side effects does the treatment have?
  9. Has this disorder changed your body?
  10. Does this disorder have any emotional effects on you?
  11. Have alternative therapies, such as Eastern medicine (acupuncture, herbal treatment, yoga) been tried or recommended?

 

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