Describe the risk factors associated with the development of cirrhosis.
M1A2: Short Paper: Cirrhosis is Complicated
Read the following article about cirrhosis as an initial source of information and respond to the questions posed below. Additional resources will be necessary to complete the assignment.
Crawford, A and Harris, H (2013) Cirrhosis: A complex cascade of care. Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):26-30, July 2013.
Write a four page paper which includes a cover page (page 1), your response to the question(s) below (pages 2 & 3), and a reference page (page 4):
1. Describe the risk factors associated with the development of cirrhosis. Discuss how certain risk factors may be perceived as more “acceptable” than others when a person develops cirrhosis. Talk about the risk factors that are commonly associated with the stigma of this disease and how the professional nurse can have a positive impact in this situation.
2. How do the physiologic and psychosocial complications of cirrhosis affect a patient with this medical diagnosis? How is the family of a patient diagnosed with cirrhosis affected by the disease? Apply the nursing process to physiologic and psychosocial needs of the patient.
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Use a 12 font size, double space your work and use APA format for citations, references, and overall format. Assistance with APA citations and references is available through the free resource Citation Machine™. Assistance with APA format, grammar, and avoiding plagiarism is available for free through the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL). Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you submit your assignment.
You are required to submit your paper to Turnitin (a plagiarism prevention service) prior to submitting the assignment in the course submission area for grading. Access was provided by email to the email address on record in your MyExcelsior account prior to the start of the course. Once you submit your paper to Turnitin check your inbox in Turnitin for the results. After viewing your originality report correct the areas of your paper that warrant attention. You can re-submit your paper to Turnitin after 24-hours and continue to re-submit until the results are acceptable. Acceptable ranges include a cumulative total of less than 15% for your entire paper, and no particular area greater than 2% (excluding direct quotes and/or references).
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Video – Submitting a Paper
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When you’re ready to submit your work for grading, click Browse My Computer and find your file. Once you’ve located your file click Open and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Submit and you’re done.
This activity will be assessed according to the AD Nursing: Writing Assignment Rubric.
3. Due Date
January 12, 2014 11:59:00 PM EST
4. Points Possible