In this assignment you will choose from one of the following chronic diseases that will be addressed in each of the assignments in this course.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
- Childhood asthma
You must use a minimum of two scholarly sources. This paper should be 3-4 pages in length.
In Assignment One you will:
- Illustrate the population. Illustrate who the members are of this population using current scholarly research. Provide details, including contributing causes and/or past medical history, any familial or genetic components.
- Evaluate the population, including current numbers, the seriousness of the disease, special needs to optimize health and independence.
- Assess the need for formal case management. What are the current trends in case management (as discussed in your text) that support a case management model?
- Argue the potential benefits to implementing a case management model, addressing economics, quality or life/care of the patient, impact on the social life of the patient and family.
- Analyze why nurses should coordinate the case management plan of care? Based upon best practice, what specialized training and experiences would a nurse bring to this role?
- Identify the other members that should be included on a multidisciplinary case management team and discuss what their role is and why they are valuable members.