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Case Studies and Corresponding Differentials Table

Differential

 

Signs/Symptoms
Gold Standard Diagnostics
Gold Standard Treatment

 
 
 
 

Major Depression Disorder
Sadness or anhedonia

Patient Health Questionnaire-2

loss of interest or pleasure.

 

Patient Health Questionaire-9

Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)

 

Hypothyroidism
 
 
 

Cushing Disease
 
 
 

Bipolar disorder
 
 
 

Prolonged Grief Disorder
 
 
 

Select one of the following case studies and corresponding Differentials Table to complete. In the subject line of your post, please identify which case study you are responding to.

Select one of the following case studies.
Complete the corresponding “Differentials Table” to align your clinical reasoning – include 5 differentials (excluding the example provided).
In SOAP format, discuss what questions you would ask the patient (Review of Systems), what physical exam elements you would include, what further testing you would want to have performed (if any), differential and working diagnosis, treatment plan, including the addition of complementary and OTC therapy, referrals and other team members needed to complete patient care.
Upload your Differentials Table and SOAP note to the Discussion Board

Dale, a 40-year-old construction worker, lost his 4-year-old daughter in a car accident six months ago, in which his sister was driving and he was a passenger. He is at this visit for a follow-up of a shoulder injury sustained last month. You notice that he has lost about eight pounds since his last visit, and he is somewhat disheveled in his appearance. Dale has not been back to work, and has not been able to get into a car since the accident. Before going into the room, your nurse pulled you aside to let you know that the patient was very rude to the front office staff, and was also rude to her while he was being processed for his visit. This is not Dale’s usual behavior.

Due in 30 hours. APA format. Complete case study and table provided please follow instructions can use this book as a resource.

Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J. E., Porter, B. O., & Thomas, D. J. (2022). Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing – and Interprofessional Approach (6th ed.)

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