Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
For Week 6 of the course there will not be a case study given to you by the faculty. Instead you will be assigned a mental health disorder commonly seen in primary care and you will create a case study based on that disorder. You may create a case study either from a previous clinical patient experience or if you have not had a patient in clinical that represents your assigned topic you may research your disease using the week’s classroom material and the evidence-based literature in the field. The case should be clear and include all elements of a normal case that might be presented in class (subjective, objective, assessment, and full 5 point plan). The clinical practicum documentation will be helpful for this process, or notes you have taken in clinical regarding cases. The case should be clear, organized, and meet the following guidelines:
Week 6 Part One:
This part goes in part one and should begin with subjective and objective data just like we do in your weekly case study discussion. Do not put diagnosis until your peers respond.
WEEK 6 Part One: The case should lead the class toward the mental health diagnosis assigned to you by your instructor.
WEEK 6 Part One Specific Guidelines:
If this is an actual patient from clinical- Include their actual chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications, allergies, subjective and objective findings without identifying the patient’s name.
If this is a fictitious case you’ve created from the literature/readings you should design an example patient and include chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications and allergies, subjective and objective findings. Be mindful that the background data for the case should bear some relevance to the diagnosis.
The case should not be overly simple. Like your weekly case studies, it should include subjective data that loosely represents the diagnosis you have been given, but includes some elements of the pathophysiology/presentation of the disease.
You must include the following elements in part one: subjective: chief complaint/HPI, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, subjective and objective findings.
Leading the discussion in part one: You must respond to any student who posts regarding your case with a substantial response, either answering their questions or noting their response and acting as leader. You also must respond to any faculty responses to your initial posting. Use references to support your responses. Remember: Your response to your peers is part of where you demonstrate your knowledge of the disease you were assigned. You should be discussing hallmark symptoms, diagnostic tools etc along with discussing the student’s impressions and conclusions. Once your peers respond you can share the primary diagnosis and treatment plan that actually occurred if it is a live patient, and the ideal treatment plan if it is an invented case. Your treatment plan should address any national guidelines as appropriate for the diagnosis.
Participating in part one: As a student you will be required to respond to at least one other student, whom has no responses to their posting**. In your response to your peer you must include the following: Your top three (3) differentials based on the information provided, the primary diagnosis you are leaning toward, and first line treatment for how you would treat that diagnosis. Use references to support your response. *DEADLINE – YOUR ONE REPSONSE TO A STUDENT IN DISCUSSION #1 IS DUE BY THURSDAY AT 11:59 p.m. MT SO THAT THE STUDENT CAN INTERACT WITH YOU AS WE DO IN OTHER CASES. **If all students have a response, then choose the student with the least responses to their posting.