NSG6440 Practicum IV Family Health – Primary Care
Week 1 Discussion
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, post an initial response to all of the questions in the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. You must respond to two of your classmates’ postings for this discussion.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
You are a Family Nurse Practitioner working in a community health center. You are seeing a 14-year-old adolescent patent for an annual visit. The patient’s mother is also present during the visit and notes that the patient’s grades in school have been declining. Her son is also hanging out with a group of kids that she has concerns about. The mother has concerns for what is going on with her son. Answer the following questions using course resources (texts) and two other evidence-based sources (current guidelines and/or scholarly articles that are within a 3-5 year time frame).
What are the components of an annual exam for an adolescent patient?
Is the mother required to be present during your exam?
Describe 1 health promotion idea that you would discuss with your middle adolescence patient. Why is this idea important?
What are some screening tools that might be of importance in this situation? (hint: do you suspect drug or alcohol abuse here?)