PAPER LENGTH – 5-8 pages not including abstract and reference pages.
STYLE GUIDE – Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (7th ed).
Abstract: No more than 100 words that summarizes your major themes
Introduction: A brief literature summary about the disease process. (3-4 paragraphs)
Describe why it is significant or important – is it rare, common, specific to ethnic groups, genders, ages? Does it have a genetic aspect?
Causes, etiology of the disease
Signs and symptoms
Discuss the nursing implications
Develop a Nursing Care Plan with at least two priority nursing diagnoses.
Recommendations for community resources for healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients (be sure to cite these references and provide the web address if on the Internet).
• Summarize your findings with a brief conclusion. (Should be no more than one or two paragraphs).
• You should cite at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly references in addition to your textbook. Articles should be no more than 5 years old. Remember to include in-text citations.