University of California Los Angeles Chronic Illness Case Study

Chronic health problems (Hypothyroidism, CHF, COPD, Diabetes, etc)

Interview the client/family members.

Include the following information

Setting: Private practice,

Clinical information:

  • Chief complaint, HPI, PMH, PSH, FH, ROS, PE, Diagnostic Testing, Medical Decision Making, Diagnosis/Clinical Impression, Plan/Interventions, Recommendations, Education, Health Promotion

Use of Research Findings and other evidence in Clinical Decision Making

Choose 2 EBP resources influencing the care provided to your client. Discuss the similarities and differences that you read for those two EBP peer-reviewed articles.

Submit scholarly paper, with writing style at the graduate level, including all of the following:

  • Reviews topic and explains the rationale for its selection in the context of client care.
  • Evaluates key concepts related to the topic.
  • Describes multiple viewpoints if this is a controversial issue or one for which there are no clear guidelines.
  • Assesses the merit of evidence found on this topic i.e. soundness of research
  • Evaluates current EBM guidelines, if available. Or, recommends what these guidelines should be based on available research.
  • Discusses how the evidence did impact/would impact practice. What should be done differently based on the knowledge gained?
  • Consider cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic issues