Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Assignment: Adaptive Response
As an advanced practice nurse, you will examine patients presenting with a variety of disorders. You must, therefore, understand how the body normally functions so that you can identify when it is reacting to changes. Often, when changes occur in body systems, the body reacts with compensatory mechanisms. These compensatory mechanisms, such as adaptive responses, might be signs and symptoms of alterations or underlying disorders. In the clinical setting, you use these responses, along with other patient factors, to lead you to a diagnosis.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

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Consider the following scenarios:
Scenario 1:
Jennifer is a 2-year-old female who presents with her mother. Mom is concerned because Jennifer has been “running a temperature” for the last 3 days. Mom says that Jennifer is usually healthy and has no significant medical history. She was in her usual state of good health until 3 days ago when she started to get fussy, would not eat her breakfast, and would not sit still for her favorite television cartoon. Since then she has had a fever off and on, anywhere between 101oF and today’s high of 103.2oF. Mom has been giving her ibuprofen, but when the fever went up to 103.2oF today, she felt that she should come in for evaluation. A physical examination reveals a height and weight appropriate 2-year-old female who appears acutely unwell. Her skin is hot and dry. The tympanic membranes are slightly reddened on the periphery, but otherwise normal in appearance. The throat is erythematous with 4+ tonsils and diffuse exudates. Anterior cervical nodes are readily palpable and clearly tender to touch on the left side. The child indicates that her throat hurts “a lot” and it is painful to swallow. Vital signs reveal a temperature of 102.8oF, a pulse of 128 beats per minute, and a respiratory rate of 24 beats per minute.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Scenario 2:

Jack is a 27-year-old male who presents with redness and irritation of his hands. He reports that he has never had a problem like this before, but about 2 weeks ago he noticed that both his hands seemed to be really red and flaky. He denies any discomfort, stating that sometimes they feel “a little bit hot,” but otherwise they feel fine. He does not understand why they are so red. His wife told him that he might have an allergy and he should get some steroid cream. Jack has no known allergies and no significant medical history except for recurrent ear infections as a child. He denies any traumatic injury or known exposure to irritants. He is a maintenance engineer in a newspaper building and admits that he often works with abrasive solvents and chemicals. Normally he wears protective gloves, but lately they seem to be in short supply so sometimes he does not use them. He has exposed his hands to some of these cleaning fluids, but says that it never hurt and he always washed his hands when he was finished.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Scenario 3:

Martha is a 65-year-old woman who recently retired from her job as an administrative assistant at a local hospital. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which has been controlled for years with hydrochlorothiazide. She reports that lately she is having a lot of trouble sleeping, she occasionally feels like she has a “racing heartbeat,” and she is losing her appetite. She emphasizes that she is not hungry like she used to be. The only significant change that has occurred lately in her life is that her 87-year-old mother moved into her home a few years ago. Mom had always been healthy, but she fell down a flight of stairs and broke her hip. Her recovery was a difficult one, as she has lost a lot of mobility and independence and needs to rely on her daughter for assistance with activities of daily living. Martha says it is not the retirement she dreamed about, but she is an only child and is happy to care for her mother. Mom wakes up early in the morning, likes to bathe every day, and has always eaten 5 small meals daily. Martha has to put a lot of time into caring for her mother, so it is almost a “blessing” that Martha is sleeping and eating less. She is worried about her own health though and wants to know why, at her age, she suddenly needs less sleep.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

To Prepare

Review the three scenarios, as well as Chapter 6 in the Huether and McCance text.
Identify the pathophysiology of the disorders presented in each of the three scenarios, including their associated alterations. Consider the adaptive responses to the alterations.
Review the examples of “Mind Maps—Dementia, Endocarditis, and Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)” media in this week’s Learning Resources. Then select one of the disorders you identified from the scenarios. Use the examples in the media as a guide to construct a mind map for the disorder you selected. Consider the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of the disorder, as well as any adaptive responses to alterations.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment
Review the Application Assignment Rubric found under Course Information
To Complete

Write a 3-page paper excluding the title page, reference page and Mind Map that addresses the following:

For each of the three scenarios explain the pathophysiology, associated alterations and the patients’ adaptive responses to the alterations caused by the disease processes. You are required to discuss all three scenarios within the paper component of this assignment.
Construct one mind map on a selected disorder presented in one of the scenarios. Your Mind Map must include the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of the disorder, as well as any adaptive responses to alterations.

NB

1) Please include a purpose statement

2) Resources must not be more than 5 years old

3) Please follow the uploaded rubric.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Rubric Detail

Excellent         Good   Fair      Poor

  • Quality of Work Submitted: The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.

27 (27%) - 30 (30%)

Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

24 (24%) - 26 (26%)

Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

21 (21%) - 23 (23%)

Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

0 (0%) - 20 (20%)

 

  • Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Quality of Work Submitted:

The purpose of the paper is clear.  

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Purpose of the assignment is vague or off topic.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

No purpose statement was provided.

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to:

 

  • Understand and interpret the assignment's key concepts.

9 (9%) - 10 (10%)

Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.

8 (8%) - 8 (8%)

Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.

7 (7%) - 7 (7%)

Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.

0 (0%) - 6 (6%)

Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:

The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to:

 

 

  • Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.

18 (18%) - 20 (20%)

Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources to suppport point of view.

16 (16%) - 17 (17%)

Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 2-3 course resources to support major points and point of view.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.

0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resoruce to support major points and point of view.

 

  • Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to: Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.

18 (18%) - 20 (20%)Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.

16 (16%) - 17 (17%)

Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.

14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.

0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

Written Expression and Formatting

 

  • Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused--neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 80% of the time.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

 

  • Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity < 60% of the time. Written Expression and Formatting

 

English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation   

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.Adaptive Response Essay Assignment

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

Written Expression and Formatting

 

  • The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

Total Points: 100

Adaptive Response Essay Assignment