CASE STUDY ANALYSIS An understanding of the musculoskeletal systems is a critically important component of disease and disorder diagnosis and treatment.

CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

An understanding of the musculoskeletal systems is a critically important component of disease and disorder diagnosis and treatment. This importance is magnified by the impact that that this system may have on another. A variety of factors and circumstances affecting the emergence and severity of issues in one system can also have a role in the performance of the other.

Effective analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond these systems and their mutual impact. For example, patient characteristics such as, racial and ethnic variables can play a role.

An understanding of the symptoms of alterations in musculoskeletal systems is a critical step in diagnosis and treatment. For APRNs this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.

In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify the elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health.

 

WEEKLY RESOURCES

Note: These readings are intended to serve as supplementary to the Lecturio content provided in this course. Please refer/review these supplementary resources should you need help in reinforcing concepts and in preparation for completing this week’s Assessments.

·        McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.

o   Chapter 44: Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System (stop at Components of muscle function); Summary Review

o   Chapter 45: Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function (stop at Bone tumors); (start at Disorders of joints); Summary Review

o   Chapter 47: Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument (section on Lyme Disease)

 

To prepare:

The Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:

·        The musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes that would account for the patient presenting these symptoms.

·        Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.

·        How these processes interact to affect the patient.

 

NURS_6501_Week 8_Case Study_Assignment_Rubric

NURS_6501_Week 8_Case Study_Assignment_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Develop a 1- to 2-page case
study analysis, examining the patient symptoms presented in the case study.
Be sure to address the following: Explain the musculoskeletal
pathophysiologic processes of why the patient presents these symptoms.

30 to >27.0 pts

Excellent

The response accurately
and thoroughly describes the patient symptoms. … The response includes
accurate, clear, and detailed explanations of the musculoskeletal
pathophysiologic processes of patients who present these symptoms and is
supported by evidence and/or research, as appropriate, to support the
explanation.

27 to >24.0 pts

Good

The response describes
the patient symptoms. … The response includes accurate, explanations of
the musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes of patients who present these
symptoms and is supported by evidence and/or research, as appropriate, to
support the explanation.

24 to >22.0 pts

Fair

The response describes
the patient symptoms in a manner that is vague or inaccurate. … The
response includes explanations of the musculoskeletal pathophysiologic
processes of patients who present these symptoms and is supported by
explanations that are vague or based on inappropriate evidence/research.

22 to >0 pts

Poor

The response describes
the patient symptoms in a manner that is vague and inaccurate, or the
description is missing. … The response does not include explanations of
the musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes of patients who present
these symptoms, or the explanations are vague or based on inappropriate
evidence/research.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Explain how the highlighted
processes interact to affect the patient.

30 to >27.0 pts

Excellent

The response includes an
accurate, complete, detailed, and specific explanation of how the highlighted
processes interact to affect the patient and is supported by evidence
and/or research, as appropriate, to support the explanation.

27 to >24.0 pts

Good

The response includes an
accurate explanation of how the highlighted processes interact to affect
the patient and is supported by evidence and/or research, as appropriate,
to support the explanation.

24 to >22.0 pts

Fair

The response includes a
vague or inaccurate explanation of how the highlighted processes interact
to affect the patient, with explanations that are based on inappropriate
evidence/research.

22 to >0 pts

Poor

The response includes a
vague or inaccurate explanation of how the highlighted processes interact
to affect the patient, with explanations that are based on inappropriate or
missing evidence/research.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Explain any racial/ethnic
variables that may impact physiological functioning.

25 to >22.0 pts

Excellent

The response includes an
accurate, complete, detailed, and specific explanation of racial/ethnic
variables that may impact physiological functioning and is supported by
evidence and/or research, as appropriate, to support the explanation.

22 to >19.0 pts

Good

The response includes an
accurate explanation of racial/ethnic variables that may impact
physiological functioning and is supported by evidence and/or research, as
appropriate, to support the explanation.

19 to >17.0 pts

Fair

The response includes a
vague or inaccurate explanation of racial/ethnic variables that may impact
physiological functioning, and/or explanations that are based on
inappropriate evidence/research.

17 to >0 pts

Poor

The response includes a
vague or inaccurate explanation of racial/ethnic variables that may impact
physiological functioning, or the explanations are based on inappropriate
or no evidence/research.

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Written Expression and
Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear
points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate
continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and
rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose
statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. … A clear and
comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided
that delineate all required criteria.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time.
…The purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated,
yet they are brief and not descriptive.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the
time. … The purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are
vague or off topic.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the
time. … No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion were provided.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Written Expression and
Formatting – English Writing Standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and
proper punctuation

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

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

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

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

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4)
grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

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

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Written Expression and
Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings,
font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers,
parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct APA format
with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

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

3 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4)
APA format errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥ 5) APA
format errors.

5 pts

Total Points: 100