DQ 1: What alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms will you discuss with Ms .Martin?
NSG 6330 Week 9 DQ 1
Hormone Replacement Therapy
This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered .For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned .
To support your work, use your course textbook readings and the South University Online Library .As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format .
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible .Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings .Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion .Cite resources in your responses to other classmates .Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week .
For this assignment, you will review the latest evidence based guidelines as they pertain to the case below .Discussion of the case is based on the course objectives and weekly content, which emphasize the core learning objectives for an evidence-based primary care curriculum .Throughout your nurse practitioner program, case study discussions are used to promote the development of clinical reasoning through the use of ongoing assessments and diagnostic skills, and to develop patient care plans that are grounded in the latest clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice .
Ms .Martin is a 55-year-old woman who has been on HRT for 4 years .HRT was prescribed because Ms .Martin was experiencing vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause .Her last mammogram was 2 years ago and last pap was 5 years ago .Ms .Martin made an appointment with her nurse practitioner to discuss discontinuing HRT after hearing and reading news reports about the dangers associated with the medication .Except for the HRT, Ms .Martin is taking no medication other than a daily vitamin .She had a tubal ligation after the birth of her third child but has had no other surgeries or history of any medical conditions .Her father had cardiovascular disease and died of a myocardial infarction at 77 years of age .Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 81 years of age .Ms .Martin does not smoke and rarely drinks alcohol .She likes to work in her garden but is not involved in a formal exercise program .She has gained about 10 pounds since menopause .
What evidence-based information will you provide to Ms .Martin regarding her concerns of HRT? Discuss the advantages and risks associated with HRT .
What are your recommendations for Ms .Martin? Will you recommend continuing or discontinuing HRT and why?
What alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms will you discuss with Ms .Martin?
Discuss the recommended screening tests, using the latest evidence based guidelines that Ms .Martin should have .
What health promotion, maintenance, and prevention education would be important to provide to Ms .Martin?
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.