NR 508 Week 5 Discussions 1 Part 1

NR 508 Week 5 Discussions 1 Part 1

NR 508 Week 5 Discussions 1 Part 1

discussion part one

leroy is a 70 year-old-man, whose wife passed away 5 years ago, and whose 2 children live out-of–state. his neighbor caretaker (ms. webb, a middle-aged retired cna, whom his children hired to provide home care to him 3x/week) brings him to your clinic. he presents with quite severe confusion, incidentally to very minor changes in his environment, which provokes some violence (a symptom which startles ms. webb), increasingly impaired judgment, and increasing repetitiousness and inconsistencies in his usual behavior. upon initial work-up and physical exam, you notice an increased respiratory rate, a slight fever (100°f), and cost vertebral angle tenderness on his right side.



Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using
the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.