Please find the attached case studies – pick 2 of these to complete based on the book chapter. Here is the case study assignment:
As a family nurse practitioner, you will need a broad knowledge base of the health and disease spectrum. These case studies will provide an opportunity for you to
explore the normal and abnormal processes seen in the human body. Each week you will have a set of case studies to complete and turn in for a grade.
Each individual will complete the number of case studies assigned per week. The individual will…
Open and answer the case study in a Microsoft Word document so that you can label and print each case study on a separate piece of paper. Staple each case study
together. Paper clip the set of case studies together. Be sure your name is on each case study.
The case study must be professionally presented. No grammatical or spelling errors.
Answer each set of questions associated with each case study thoroughly
Case study 1:
Case Study, Porth
Chapter 1, Concepts of Health and Disease
Marcus is a 36-year-old male. He is a nonsmoker, is fit, and plays squash regularly with his friends. The day after having a chicken sandwich at the squash club, he
fell ill from what his doctor said was salmonellosis. Marcus had abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. He also had a fever and headache. His girlfriend
visited his apartment regularly to bring him light, bland foods. Five days after the onset of his illness, he was ready to go back to work. (Learning Objectives 3, 4,
1.Define the signs and symptoms of the illness Marcus experienced.
2.Identify the features in Marcus’ situation that enabled him to adapt to the illness and eventually overcome it.
3.If a salmonella outbreak occurred in the community nursing home, the outcome might not have been as positive. In general terms, predict the morbidity and mortality
of the illness in this situation. Why did you come to this conclusion?
Case Study 2:
Case Study, Porth
Chapter 2, Concepts of Altered Health in Children
Jasmine is a young mother with a 2-month-old baby. She was delayed in coming home from the hospital because her daughter was born with physiologic jaundice. Now
Jasmine has begun to have difficulties with her daughter’s feedings. She’s able to breast-feed, but shortly after feeding, her daughter becomes irritable and cries
loudly. Jasmine tries to comfort her infant by walking back and forth while gently rubbing her back, but her daughter is inconsolable. She knows her daughter is
suffering from colic but isn’t sure if formula feedings will help. Furthermore, she doesn’t know what would be the best formula to try. Her biggest worry, however, is
that her daughter will stop feeding and will not get the nourishment she needs to grow. (Learning Objectives 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
1.Define physiologic jaundice. What is the pathophysiology of this condition?
2.What are the diagnostic criteria for infant colic? What is the typical cause of breast milk and cow’s milk intolerance in the infant?
3.Jasmine is afraid of her daughter failing to thrive. What does this mean? Compare the causes of “organic” and “nonorganic” failure to thrive.