NR304 Health Assessment II

NR304 Health Assessment II

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR304 Health Assessment II 1 Teaching Brochure Guidelines PURPOSE The purpose of this assignment is to allow students to integrate their knowledge of health assessment as it related to a medical diagnosis and teaching needs. Students will develop a tri-fold or bi-fold brochure for a client that will provide information about a specific disease, the related symptoms, and the management approaches.

COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes: CO2. Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO#2, PO#5). Explain expected client behaviors while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities. (PO#1)


REQUIREMENTS 1. Research a disease process using two scientific articles from nursing journals. 2. Develop a teaching brochure which could be given to a client who is newly diagnosed with this

disease to help them understand the signs and symptoms, disease process, and management approaches.

Sections to include: ▪ Introduction ▪ Subjective Findings ▪ Objective Findings ▪ Description of Disease (brief) ▪ Risk Factors/Causes ▪ Management ▪ Medications (Note: You have not taken your pharmacology course yet, so please do

not focus on medication treatment. Under this section please add only one sentence “Your practitioner may recommend over the counter medications or prescription medications to treat your disease.” But, please do not go into any additional detail.)

▪ Conclusion 3. Include at least one image and up to three images that would help the client understand classic

symptoms of the disease process. This picture should assist the class in better understanding the disease process.

4. Include your references on the back of the brochure in APA format. 5. Submit your brochure on time to the Dropbox (I will not accept emailed copies). Be sure to save the

electronic file with your last name and first initial and the diagnosis you are describing.

PREPARING THE BROCHURE 1. Identify appropriate articles for review. 2. Begin to search for images in your textbook or online (make sure you reference your source).

3. Begin the project as soon as possible, allowing yourself plenty of time to make it look good. This means the brochure should be print ready. I expect these to look professional which means you need to spend some time on it.


Category Poin ts

% Description

Format 20 27 Brochure is developed as a bi-fold or tri-fold brochure. Submitted on time and properly labeled. Written for the appropriate age group. References are in APA format and include at least 2 nursing journal articles. Includes at least one and up to three appropriate images and the image source is acknowledged. Note this more than 25% of your grade – follow

Definition of Medical Diagnosis

10 5.5 Defines the medical diagnosis clearly and concisely.

Subjective Findings

10 13.5 Clearly identifies the common subjective findings and key history questions. Differentiates subjective from objective.

Objective Findings

15 13.5 Clearly identifies the common objective findings and key physical exam techniques. Includes pertinent procedures and laboratory findings. Differentiates objective from subjective.

Risk Factors/

15 13.5 Clearly identifies individuals at risk for the medical diagnosis, including modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.

Managemen t

15 13.5 Includes a concise summary of the management approach for the disease process in terms that a client can understand.

Creativity 15 13.5 Impress me!

100 100 A quality brochure will meet or exceed the above requirements.

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