Steps to your project that will help you create your paper.
The topic is : Osteoporosis
2. Why did you select this topic?
My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis and has a history of hip fracture. I want to learn more about it, since osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because bone loss occurs without symptoms.
OSTEOPOROSIS is topic.
Locate scholarly articles. Create a cover page and reference page using APA format. Consider picking a topic that affects someone you know (for the interview).
Write an introduction, the pathophysiology of the topic and a literature review of your findings.
Conduct and interview to compare and contrast the persons lived experiences to that of your findings. Write a summary of your interview.
Write a conclusion, assemble, format and submit the paper .
Specific Paper Requirements:
You may use your book as a source, but additionally there must be at least 2 scholarly articles cited in the paper
APA format must be followed
The paper is limited to 6-8 pages (including the cover and reference page). Grading will only be performed on a maximum of 8 pages. Additionally pages will not be graded and may negatively affect your grade.
The paper itself must include:
A cover page
pathophysiology (of topic)
literature review (focusing on current research including evidence-based practice, treatments, or prevention strategies)
summary of interview (how did your research compare to the lived experience)
Question Guide for Paper/Interview
1. How long have you had the disease/condition?
2. When were you diagnosed?
3. What type of symptoms did you experience early on and are they different now?
4. What type of treatments/interventions have you experienced?
5. Please describe how this condition has affected your life?
This list is not inclusive and it is expected to serve as a guide for you, to begin the discussion and gather more information. Remember that you will summarize your interview findings in the paper.
(i.e. I interviewed P.L., a 53 year old woman living with lupus for the last 22 years).
1) Submit your draft questions you use to plan for your patient interview.
2) Did the literature review help you form these questions?
3) Is the focus of the questions to gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, the psychosocial effects, or both?
1.Compare your literature findings to your interview findings?
2.Were they similar or different?
3.Did anything surprise you?