Medical health disorder- Endocrine disorders of The Thyroid gland and Mental health disorder – Dementia

| July 29, 2015

Using APA format, write a six (6) to ten (10) page paper (excludes cover and reference page) that addresses the comparison of collaborative care for a patient with a mental health disorder versus a patient with a medical disorder in the acute care setting. The paper consists of three (3) parts and must be submitted by the close of week six. Each part must be a minimum of two (2) pages in length.

A minimum of three (3) current professional references must be provided.  Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites dated within five (5) years.  Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one (1) edition old may be used.

Part 1

  1. Select one (1) mental health disorder and one (1) medical disorder covered within the modules of NUR212 as a basis for your paper

Medical health disorder- Endocrine disorders of The Thyroid gland (specific, not to include parathyroid).

Mental health disorder – Dementia

Compare the two (2) disorders demonstrating similarities and differences.

  1. Discuss how the efforts and resources required to manage the disorders compare to one another.  Is the burden a patient with a mental health disorder endures comparable to the burden experienced by a patient with a medical disorder? Explain your response.
  2. Identify two (2) issues that may arise for the patient and/or family when caring for the patients with the identified disorders. Provide two (2) descriptive examples.

Part 2

  1. Identify ethical and legal implications the RN considers when caring for patients with a mental health disorder and medical disorder.
  2. Discuss similarities and differences in the RN’s approach to address the identified implications.

Part 3

Based on the disorders chosen above, address the following:

  1. Provide an example of how the inter-professional team members can provide collaborative and continuous care in the acute care setting.
  2. Discuss the role of the professional nurse within the team and provide three (3) examples.
  3. Describe how to ensure adherence to medication regimen and follow-up visits – Provide three (3) examples.
  4. What measures would evaluate the effectiveness of the inter-professional plan of care?
  5. How does the RN evaluate the inter-professional team efforts and identify modifications that might be necessary?

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