Nursing Theory / Case Study

Nursing Theory / Case Study

You as the advanced practice nurse are working in a community health center. Your next patient is Mrs. Richards,  a 39 year-old Caucasian female, presenting to the clinic with a history of Hypothyroidism, Depression, and recent history of Substance Abuse (Heroine Use). During the initial interview, it is revealed that her husband and two children were killed in a traffic accident 8 months ago and she reports using illicit drugs since their death.

Based on your knowledge of the Health Promotion Model, make a chart and/or diagram that outlines all components of the theory and how the theory can be applied to this case study to formulate a plan of care for this patient. Also, list one scholarly, practice-based resource (article and/or clinical guideline) that supports the application of the Health Promotion Model in clinical practice.

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Advanced General Psychology

Advanced General Psychology

Utilizing the information you compiled for your literature review paper, and the feedback you received from your instructor about the literature review, prepare a 10-15 minute Power Point presentation on your topic, summarizing the key points and conclusions. Be sure to direct this presentation to an audience in the community. For example, if your paper pertained to a topic in developmental psychology, direct your presentation toward parents, or a parenting center. If your topic pertained to substance abuse, direct it toward a community service agency which may use this information for educating teens or parents about preventing drug use, or current clients about treatments and facilities available. Please state in your presentation the specific audience toward whom your presentation is aimed. Include a reference page in APA format, as well as speaker notes and an audio file with your presentation.

Your slides should provide answers to the following questions:

·         What was your topic?

·         What question did you hope to answer by completing this literature review paper? Explain the practical implications of the conclusions of the literature review and the audience to which they are directed.

·         Given the results of your literature review, what is/are the prevailing argument(s)? In other words, which of those is supported by the existing evidence? Be sure to include full coverage of the arguments, including strengths and weaknesses of each of them, supported by your findings from reviewing the relevant articles.

·         Did the researchers consider multicultural factors in their studies? If not, what factors may be involved? What multicultural factors should future studies include?

·         What ethical issues are related to your topic and/or discussed in the studies you reviewed?

·         How do the conclusions of your literature review relate to the various specialization areas in psychology? Tie them to as many as apply from the following areas: biological, cognitive, developmental, social, personality theory, psychopathology, and applied psychology.

·         How can the conclusions of your literature review inform the population towards whom your presentation is directed? How can they apply this information to their daily lives? What advice or ‘take home message’ can you provide to your audience based on the research you reviewed?

·         What research question could you ask in order to further develop this area of study?

·         Why is your research question important and relevant to the current work being done on your topic?

Your presentation should also follow these guidelines:

·     It should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length.

·     It should be clear, concise, and professional.  Writing should be free of spelling and grammatical errors; it should conform to current APA style (including any in-text citations).

·     It should include graphs, tables, figures, or images illustrating your ideas.

·     There should be a final slide listing references in current APA style.

·     The bulk of the text should be placed in the Notes pages of each slide. Keep the amount of text on the slide, itself, to a minimum.

·     You should record an audio file of your oral presentation. You should also type the text of the speech you would give while showing these slides to an audience should be typed into the Notes area.  If you are unable to use the audio feature, the Notes text will suffice.

·     You can refer to the Power Point tips document provided in the Doc Sharing section of the course.



MN552 SOAP Note: Advanced Practice Nursing Assessment

No plagiarism please.  I have half the work completed, I will attach what I’ve done to serve as reference.

Comprehensive SOAP Note

This Assignment will help develop skills to perform an integrated history and physical examination for individuals across the lifespan.

Considerations of lifestyle practices, cultural/ethnic differences, and developmental variations will be incorporated into the plan of care.

  1. Use critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills to formulate differential diagnoses, medical diagnoses, and an evidence-based action plan.
  2. Include sections 1 and 2 of the SOAP note with recommendations (incorrect or omitted data) based on feedback provided for the previous sections of the SOAP note.
  3. Click here for the written guide for the Comprehensive SOAP Note.
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What Is Abnormal?

Consider the following situations.

Most people would consider at least some of the actions of the people involved to be abnormal. What do you think?

Think about each one as you read through the list and then, talk with your class mates about your judgments.

Clearly describe why you did or did not consider each situation to be abnormal and give your reasoning for your response.

1. Your uncle consumes a quart of whiskey per day; he has trouble remembering the names of those around him.

2. Your grandmother believes that part of her body is missing and cries out about this missing part all day long. You show her that the part she thinks is missing actually is not, but she refuses to acknowledge this contradictory information.

3. Your neighbor has vague physical complaints and sees two or three doctors weekly.

4. Your neighbor sweeps, washes, and scrubs his driveway daily.

5. Your cousin is pregnant, and is dieting (800 calories per day) so that she will not get “too fat” with the pregnancy. She has had this type of behavioral response since she was 13 years old.

6. A woman’s husband died within the past year. The widow appears to talk to herself in the yard, doesn’t wash herself or dress in clean clothes, and has evidently lost a lot of weight.

7. A 10-year-old wants to have his entire body tattooed.

8. A 23-year-old female smokes up to five marijuana joints a day, is a straight-A student in college, has a successful job, and is in a solid long-term relationship.

9. A person experiences several unexpected panic attacks each week, but is otherwise happily married, functions well at work, and leads an active recreational lifestyle.

10. A 35-year-old happily married man enjoys wearing women’s clothes and underwear on the weekends when he and his wife go out on the town.

Thesis Statement For The Integrative Literature Review

In this assignment, you will create the thesis statement for your Final Assignment. The thesis is the statement of your perspectives on the literature. It should also include the rationale and relevant empirical and theoretical background supporting your perspectives. The primary objective of this assignment is to outline specific areas of inquiry you intend to answer in the course of the Integrative Literature Review. Although they may change during the course of the review, articulating these areas of inquiry early will help provide focus and direction for your research.  Begin by introducing the areas of inquiry to be included in your Integrative Literature Review. Explain your perspective on the literature and include how you arrived at this viewpoint, how the literature you have chosen to include supports this viewpoint, and why this perspective is relevant to the field of psychology.  Based on your introduction, briefly discuss the literature you have chosen by integrating concepts developed from your four different content domains. Be sure to utilize at least one peer-reviewed source per domain. Construct clear and concise arguments using evidence-based psychological concepts and theories to support your perspectives regarding the literature.   To conclude your assignment, identify any overarching implications shown in the studies and describe how these influenced your perspectives on the literature.  The Integrative Literature Review: Thesis Statement •Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. •Must include a separate title page with the following: ◦Title of paper ◦Student’s name ◦Course name and number ◦Instructor’s name ◦Date submitted •Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. •Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. •Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. •Must use at least four peer-reviewed sources (one source per domain). •Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. •Must include a separate reference list that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

This is the final paper information just in case you need it:

Integrative Literature Review

Pathbuilder is being used for this assignment. Please be certain to complete the “Survey Acknowledgement Quiz” this week in order to submit the Integrative Literature Review. You will not be allowed to submit your Final Paper until you have completed the quiz this week.  The primary goal of this literature review is to integrate concepts from four different content domains within the larger field of psychology. The four content domains should be chosen from previous coursework in this program. In this paper, students will review the findings in the individual empirical articles, organize the research in a meaningful way, evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the research findings, and present an integrated synthesis of the research that sheds new light on the topics within and across the four domains.  The result of a successful integrative literature review may be a significant contribution to a particular body of knowledge and, consequently, to research and practice. Therefore, before writing this literature review, substantive new research must be conducted via the Internet and within the Ashford University Library for each of the four chosen domains. A minimum of six sources must be included for each of the four domains. Although content from literature reviews completed in prior courses within this program may be included, it may not constitute the total research for the individual domains addressed within this assignment. No more than four sources from previous literature reviews completed in this program may be utilized for this integrative review.  The headings listed below must be used within the paper to delineate the sections of content. These sections include the following: a clear introduction that provides a general review and organizes the research in a meaningful way; a discussion in which the evidence is presented through analysis, critique, and synthesis; and a conclusion in which the discussion is drawn together in a meaningful way, the claims of the introduction are brought to a logical closure, and new research is proposed.  Introduction •Provide a conceptual framework for the review. •Describe how the review will be organized. The questions below may be used to guide this section. ◦What are the guiding theories within the domains? ◦How are the domains connected? ◦Are there competing points of view across the domains? ◦Why is the integration of these domains important? ◦What is the history of these domains? ◦What are the related theories or findings? •Describe how the literature was identified, analyzed, and synthesized. •How and why was the literature chosen? •What is your claim or thesis statement?  Discussion •Provide the analysis, critique, and synthesis for the review.  Analysis •Examine the main ideas and relationships presented in the literature across the four domains. •Integrate concepts from the four different content domains within the larger field of psychology. •What claim(s) can be made in the introduction? •What evidence supports the claim(s) made in the introduction?  Critique  •Evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the chosen research findings. •How well does the literature represent the issues across the four domains? •Identify the strengths and the key contributions of the literature. •What, if any, deficiencies exist within the literature? •Have the authors omitted any key points and/or arguments? •What, if any, inaccuracies have been identified in the literature? •What evidence runs contrary to the claims proposed in the introduction, and how might these be reconciled with the claims presented? •Explain how the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct might influence the reliability and/or generalizability of the chosen findings. •Did the ethical issues influence the outcomes of the research? •Were ethical considerations different across the domains?  Synthesis •Integrate existing ideas with new ideas to create new knowledge and new perspectives. •Describe the research that has previously been done across these domains, as well as any controversies or alternate opinions that currently exist. •Relate the evidence presented to the major conclusions being made. •Construct clear and concise arguments using evidence-based psychological concepts and theories to posit new relationships and perspectives on the topics within the domains.  Conclusion •Provide a conclusion and present potential future considerations. •State your final conclusion(s). •Synthesize the findings described in the discussion into a succinct summary. •What questions remain? •What are the possible implications of your argument for existing theories and for everyday life? •Are there novel theories and/or testable hypothesizes for future research? •What do the overarching implications of the studies show? •Where should the research go from this point to further the understanding of these domains and the greater study of psychology?

Professional Identity And Stewardship – Part II: Leadership Interview




Interview a person in a formal position of leadership within your organization (e.g., a supervisor, a manager, a director). Begin your interview with the following questions:

  1. What is your role as a health care team member?
  2. How do you define professionalism and how does professional responsibility influence your work?
  3. Do you consider yourself a steward of health care? Why or Why not?
  4. Is it important to you that leaders exercise professional advocacy and authenticity as well as power and influence when working with colleagues? Why or why not?

In 500-750 words, summarize your interview and share your impressions of the leader’s responses. STAY WITHIN WORD COUNT

Compare and contrast responses provided by your peer (in Professional Identity and Stewardship – Part I: Peer Interview assignment) with those provided by the leader. Share your impressions of their differences and similarities.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. SEE RUBRIC ATTACHMENT. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. SIMILARITY INDEX SHOULD NOT EXCEED 15%

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Providing Culturally Competent Nursing Care (Graded;L;;P022uu Gv Kk)

This week you have your choice of three discussion topics! Select the one that most interests you and answer the corresponding questions completely.

Remember to reference both the book or lesson, and an outside scholarly source.

Option #1:

You are the nurse assessing an Orthodox Jewish client with peptic ulcer. The client is strictly religious and refuses to eat the food provided at the health care facility.

  1. Describe how you would further assess and provide care for this client.
  2. What steps could you take to increase your cultural competence, if you were not familiar with this faith?

Option #2:

You are the nurse caring for a client with Crohn’s disease. The client believes he is being punished by God. The client is spiritually distressed and cannot come to terms with the illness.

  1. How would you respond to this client?
  2. What are some identified risk factors for spiritual distress, and recommended interventions?

Option #3:

Describe a time in your clinical nursing practice when you have cared for a client of cultural, religious, or spiritual practices different from your own.

  1. What were some of the challenges you faced caring for this client?
  2. What steps did you take (or could you have taken) to ensure the patient received culturally/spiritually competent care?


  1. Explain each of the subfields of anthropology and the importance of the four-field approach.
  2. Explain what is meant by differential net reproductive success. Give an example of how this mechanism works.
  3. Compare and contrast the processes and end products of mitosis and meiosis.

Weekly Homework Directions

Each week you will answer 3 short answer/essay questions, each worth 5 points.  The questions will focus on key concepts from the current weeks’ module. Please follow the tips below to ensure you are getting the most out of your homework grade!

  • The questions will draw primarily from your textbook and the Power Points, but they will be supported by the material in the required films.  You are encouraged to use all your available sources to answer them.
  • Each answer should be a minimum of 200 words, its not an exact science, but if you’re not close to this mark you are most likely not going into enough detail, or answering the entire question.
  • When answering questions that ask for a definition, do not use a quote from the book to give that definition! Put the answer in your own words to show you understand what is being asked.
  • Use quotations sparingly. Answers that are quote after quote do not show understanding or analysis and will be marked down.
  • Do not use bullet points, graphs, charts or other methods to answer.  You need to write out your analysis/answer to show me you understand the material.
  • Any quotes or outside sources need to be appropriately cited.
  • All answers need to be written at a college level with appropriate spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • You will be turning all of your homework in through the TurnItIn link. So remember, if you cheat, it will catch you!
  • Answer all three questions on one document and upload your work just once.
  • Do not email your work to me.  It will not be graded.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit your homework well before the due date.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  So if you wait until the last minute to submit and you have technical issues, your computer crashes, or the internet goes out, and you cannot submit in time, you will still receive a zero for the assignment.
  • When you submit your homework it must be in Word or PDF format.  If you submit it in any other format it cannot be opened and I will not be able to grade it and you will receive a zero on that weeks homework.

Psychotherapy 6.2

Assignment 6.2: Psychotherapy



  • Define psychotherapy as a psychological approach to treating mental disorders
  • Discuss the different psychotherapeutic methods for mental disorders


This writing assignment allows you to explore the types of treatment available for one mental disorder or issue.


A one-page paper (12-point font)

Step 1 Go back to the previous assignment (Assignment 11.1: Mental Disorders) and choose a mental disorder or problem you want to study further.

Perhaps you are interested in the problem of depression, anxiety (such as test anxiety or social anxiety), substance abuse, or another issue.

Step 2 Explore the treatment options for the disorder you have chosen.

You might find information you can use by using your favorite Internet search engine to find the following:

  • Types of Psychological Treatment
  • What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Step 3 Report about treatment methods.

Write a one-page paper to address the following points:

  • Describe the treatment used and what occurs during treatment.
  • Are there other treatment approaches that might also work? What are they?
  • Is the treatment approach supported by research? Describe, if you can, the results of the research done on this treatment approach.
  • Compare and contrast this therapy approach with at least one other therapy approach for this problem.
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Assessment Tools And Diagnostics Test In Adults And Children

Assignment topic : Rapid Influenza Testing in Children and Adults. 

When seeking to identify a patient’s health condition, advanced practice nurses can use a diverse selection of diagnostic tests and assessment tools; however, different factors affect the validity and reliability of the results produced by these tests or tools. Nurses must be aware of these factors in order to select the most appropriate test or tool and to accurately interpret the results.

Not only do these diagnostic tests affect adults, body measurements can provide a general picture of whether a child is receiving adequate nutrition or is at risk for health issues. These data, however, are just one aspect to be considered. Lifestyle, family history, and culture—among other factors—are also relevant. That said, gathering and communicating this information can be a delicate process.

For this Assignment, you will consider the validity and reliability of different assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You will explore issues such as sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values. You will also consider examples of children with various weight issues. You will explore how you could effectively gather information and encourage parents and caregivers to be proactive about their children’s health and weight.

To Prepare

· Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider factors that impact the validity and reliability of various assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You also will review examples of pediatric patients and their families as it relates to BMI.

· Search the Library and credible sources for resources explaining the tool or test you were assigned. What is its purpose, how is it conducted, and what information does it gather?

· Also, as you search the library and credible sources, consider what the literature discusses regarding the validity, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, ethical dilemmas, and controversies related to the test or tool.

Assignment (3–4 pages, not including title and reference pages):

For the Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests:
Include the following:

· A description of how the assessment tool or diagnostic test you were assigned is used in healthcare.

o What is its purpose?

o How is it conducted?

o What information does it gather?

· Based on your research, evaluate the test or the tool’s validity and reliability, and explain any issues with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Include references in appropriate APA formatting.

For the Child :
Include the following:

· An explanation of the health issues and risks that are relevant to the child you were assigned.

· Describe additional information you would need in order to further assess his or her weight-related health.

· Identify and describe any risks and consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion.

· Taking into account the parents’ and caregivers’ potential sensitivities, list at least three specific questions you would ask about the child to gather more information.

· Provide at least two strategies you could employ to encourage the parents or caregivers to be proactive about their child’s health and weight.

Resources for references : Need 3+ references

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel’s guide to physical examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

  • Chapter 3, “Examination      Techniques and Equipment”

This chapter explains the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. This chapter also explores special issues and equipment relevant to the physical exam process.

  • Chapter 8, “Growth and      Nutrition”

In this chapter, the authors explain examinations for growth, gestational age, and pubertal development. The authors also differentiate growth among the organ systems.

  • Chapter 5, “Recording      Information”  (Previously read in Week 1)

This chapter provides rationale and methods for maintaining clear and accurate records. The text also explores the legal aspects of patient records.

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Student checklist: Health history guide. In Seidel’s guide to physical examination (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Credit Line:  Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 9th Edition by Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. Copyright 2019 by Elsevier Health Sciences. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier Health Sciences via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Childhood overweight and obesity. Retrieved from

This website provides information about overweight and obese children. Additionally, the website provides basic facts about obesity and strategies to counteracting obesity.

Chaudhry, M. A. I., & Nisar, A. (2017). Escalating health care cost due to unnecessary diagnostic testing. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, (3), 569.

This study explores the escalating healthcare cost due the unnecessary use of diagnostic testing. Consider the impact of health insurance coverage in each state and how nursing professionals must be cognizant when ordering diagnostics for different individuals.

Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2019). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Credit Line: Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 6th Edition by Dains, J.E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. Copyright 2019 by Mosby. Reprinted by permission of Mosby via the Copyright Clearance Center.

This chapter introduces the diagnostic process, which includes performing an analysis of the symptoms and then formulating and testing a hypothesis. The authors discuss how becoming an expert clinician takes time and practice in developing clinical judgment.

Gibbs , H., & Chapman-Novakofski, K. (2012). Exploring nutrition literacy: Attention to assessment and the skills clients need. Health, 4(3), 120–124.

This study explores nutrition literacy. The authors examine the level of attention paid to health literacy among nutrition professionals and the skills and knowledge needed to understand nutrition education.

Martin, B. C., Dalton, W. T., Williams, S. L., Slawson, D. L., Dunn, M. S., & Johns-Wommack, R. (2014). Weight status misperception as related to selected health risk behaviors among middle school students. Journal of School Health, 84(2), 116–123. doi:10.1111/josh.12128

Credit Line: Weight status misperception as related to selected health risk behaviors among middle school students by Martin, B. C., Dalton, W. T., Williams, S. L., Slawson, D. L., Dunn, M. S., & Johns-Wommack, R., in Journal of School Health, Vol. 84/Issue 2. Copyright 2014 by Blackwell Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Blackwell Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Noble, H., & Smith, J. (2015) Issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research . Evidence Based Nursing, 18(2), pp. 34–35.

Seidel, H. M., Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2011). History subjective data checklist. In Mosby’s guide to physical examination (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Credit Line: Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 7th Edition by Seidel, H. M., Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. Copyright 2011 by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier via the Copyright Clearance Center.

This History Subjective Data Checklist was published as a companion to Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination (8th ed.) by Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., & Flynn, J.A. Copyright Elsevier (2015). From

Sullivan, D. D. (2019). Guide to clinical documentation (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

  • Chapter 2, “The      Comprehensive History and Physical Exam” (Previously read in Week 1)
  • Chapter 5, “Pediatric Preventative Care      Visits” (pp. 91 101)