EALTH/Patient s Impact on Decision Making

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ASSIGNMENT 1
Problem Patient Assignment
After reading the attached case study Enlarged Prostate”, briefly outline steps you would take as a health care administrator to best manage this patients challenging behavior. Provide specific examples where appropriate.

ASSIGNMENT2
Living with Dying Assignment
Instructions Revisit the DIPEx.org website using the link below; Select the heading experiences/talking about, then select the sub topic Discovery (people discuss how bad news was broken to them). After reading the narrative, select two interviews to review in depth (e.g. [LD09]) For each interview selected: (1) assess how well the news was both given and received and justify your assessment. Also, (2) for each answer the question should anything have been done differently? If so, what should that have been.

EALTH/Patient s Impact on Decision Making

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Colon Cancer Case Study Assignment
The function of defense mechanisms is to reduce or prevent the generation of anxiety by the use of certain psychological processes. The defense mechanisms an individual uses exert a major influence on how the patient will cope with illness, procedures, and the recovery process.
Read the attached Colon Cancer Case Study. Identify the various defense mechanisms used by the patient in this case study (provide specific examples) and discuss fully how these mechanisms influenced the patients behavior during the course of treatment.

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EALTH/Patient s Impact on Decision Making

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Required TextThe text for this course is THE PATIENT by Hoyle Leigh and Morton F. Reiser, 3rd Edition, Plenum Medical Publishing, ISBN 0-30644142-X.
Week 1a. Discussion-Expectations List 5 expectations you have (e.g., from the physician, nurse practicioner, receptionist, facility, etc.) when you visit a health care provider. Of the 5 youve listed, which do you feel is the single most important and explain why.

Week 1b. Discussion-Education, Culture, Occupation-Implications for Health”.
Speculate using 1-2 examples for each demographic factor the various ways in which each might influence how an individual behaves when they are ill. Post your response by Friday 2/23 10 p.m. Please also comment on each other students post.

Week 2 Discussion-Plantar Wart Case Study-Revisited”
Re-read the Plantar Wart Case provided as part of last weeks assignment. Using the following four criteria: 1. Relief from distress, 2. Treatment of the underlying cause producing the distress, 3. Communication of information, and, 4. Technical competence evaluate how well the doctor on the beach and the institute doctor each met the patients expectations. Provide specific examples to support your findings. Post your response by Wednesday 2/28 10 p.m. Please also comment on each other students post.

Week 3a. Discussion-Defense Mechanisms
Defense mechanisms play a significant role in influencing how an individual behaves (e.g. to do or not do something) when faced with the potential prospect of becoming sick. These behaviors range from decisions regarding when and where to seek medical attention; to how one responds to medical interventions; and how one copes with the illness, treatment, and recovery process. based upon your own personal experiences (that you feel comfortable sharing) either for yourself or someone close to you provide examples of various defense mechanisms you think were brought into play during this particular experience.
Week 3b Discussion-Experiencing Illness
The environment in which health care is delivered can have a significant effect on how the patient feels about and experiences his illness. Drawing on your own experiences as well as those of family members and friends, provide four separate examples (2 positive and 2 negative) of how a hospital environment (including personnel,policies, procedures, protocols, etc) can exert a major influence on how the patient experiences his or her illnesss. What impact did these events have on the ultimate outcome?
Week 4a. DiscussionTerri Revisited”
Earlier this term we used the Terricase study to practice identifying and categoring information important in understanding her and how she might react to her illness experience. Looking back on the information we gathered then, we can now speculate on possible short and long term treatment recommedations that might be viable for her. Identify one or two recommendations you would make regarding plans that would support Terri to become/stay healthy.
Week 4b. Discussion-The Patient From Hell”
Drawing upon your experiences to date in the health care field select one patient that left an everlasting negative impression on you. Briefly describe the scenario that caused you or another health care provider to nominate this individual for the Patient from hellaward.
Week 5a. Discussion-Doctor-Patient Relationship
The relationship between a patient and their doctor can have a powerful effect on how each person views the other. As health care professionals we have been on both sides (as a demander and as a supplier of health care). For you personally as well as professionally, which aspect of this relationship have you found to be the single most important. provide a brief example to illustrate your point.
Week 5b. Discussion-Important Considerations at the End of LifeThe attached Table ranks attributes at the end of life that survey participants felt most important. From the Table select three that you find to be personally most important. Briefly provide your reasoning for each choice.
ASSIGNMENTS1
Instructions : After reading the attached Plantar Wart Case Study, assess to what extent each of the factors below played a role in influencing this individual to seek medical treatment. Was there anything about her initial encounter that could have influenced a subsequent decision to seek help? Document your findings with specific examples from the case study.
Factors to Assess: Signs & Symptoms (Commonality,Predictability of Outcome, Familiarity, Amount of Threat or Loss Likely)
Demographic Factors
Stress
Previous Experience

ASSIGNMNET 2
Instructions :Read the attached case study entitled Terri Complete all dimensions of the patient evaluation grid You do not need to recreate the grid, just include relevant information under each dimension/category. Some categories may not be relevant to this case study. Please post your answer to Blackboard no later than Saturday 9/17-9pm.
ASSIGNMENT 3
After reading the Ruptured Disccase study, for each of the following three care providers
Instructions 1. Emergency Room Physician; 2. Nurse on duty after admission and 3. Orthopedic Surgeon What were the patients expectations regarding care and treatment identify for each of these categories:
Relief from distress; Treatment of Underlying cause producing distress; Communication of information; and Technical competence.
What priming factors if any could you identify? What effect if any did these have on Ruptured Discsexpectations/behavior?
ASSIGNMENT4
Instructions Using links to web sites having search engines/databases related to mental health/mental illness, find three articles which in some way discuss the relationship between one or more of the psychological factors covered in this weeks lesson and a persons physical health. Using key word combinations such as anxiety + health/illness/disease; depression + illness etc. identify and read 3 articles. Select one of these three and provide a one page summary of the key points. Include web links to each of the three articles initially selected. Post your answer to Blackboard no later than Saturday 3/3 10 p.m.
Links to several such search engines can be found in the Web Site section of this course.