Illness Script Assignment – Epidemiology & Time Course  –  200 points

Using and making application with epidemiological data is an important skill for advanced role nurses.  And though you may not use this in everyday practice, an understanding of how data can be used in direct patient care is helpful in your development.  For this assignment you will review the Illness Script video and materials located in Week 6.  From the following list of clinical problems, select five (5) clinical problems with at least one being a mental health problem from the list.  Using the Illness Script template or document, complete only the first two columns or categories (Epidemiology and Time Course) in the Illness script for each of the 5 you have selected.  Identify your scholarly sources with citations and full APA references.  Each clinical problem illness script is worth is worth 40 points. 

Hypertension
Diabetes
Back pain
Anxiety
Obesity
Allergic rhinitis
Reflux esophagitis
Respiratory problems
Hypothyroidism
Visual refractive errors
Osteoarthritis
Acute laryngopharyngitis
Major depressive disorder
Asthma
Attention Deficit Disorder
Coronary atherosclerosis
Urinary tract infection
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Here is the Rubric for this assignment

 

Illness Script NURS612
Illness Script NURS612CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDefines clinical problem

6 ptsFull Marks
Problem is defined clearly and succinctly
3 ptsPartial Marks
Problem is incompletely defined.
0 ptsNo Marks
Problem is not defined6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEpidemiologyIncludes

• Demographics
• Risk Factors
• Exposures

15 ptsFull Marks
Student addresses all three Epidemiology factors categories
10 ptsPartial Marks
Student addresses two of the three Epidemiology factors categories
5 ptsPartial Marks
Student addresses only one Epidemiology factor category
0 ptsNo Marks
Student does not address any Epidemiology factor category15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTime CourseIncludes

• Duration of Prodromal
• Patterns

15 ptsFull Marks
Student addresses both Time Course factor categories completely
10 ptsPartial Marks
Student addresses only one Time Course factor category completely
5 ptsPartial Marks
Student addresses one or both Time Course/ factor/s incompletely
0 ptsNo Marks
Student does not address any Time Course factor category15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupporting ReferecesSupports script with reliable and/or scholarly references.

4 ptsFull Marks
References used are both reliable and scholarly
2 ptsPartial Marks
References used are somewhat reliable and scholarly
1 ptsPartial Marks
References used are neither reliable nor scholarly
0 ptsNo Marks
No References Used4 pts
Total Points: 40

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