Please use the grading rubric to create an outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with the rubric to ensure all elements are covered. Then, include an introduction and conclusion to tie the paper together. If you have any questions regarding the assignment please contact your instructor using the Course Help forum.
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
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.