Mental status assessment

Type: Assignments

Subject: Physical Assessment

Subject area: Nursing

Education Level: Masters Program

Length: 4 pages

Referencing style: APA

Preferred English: 11

Spacing Option: Double

Instructions: purpose as a family nurse practitioner, you must possess excellent physical assessment skills. this alternative writing assignment mirrors the discussion content of the debriefing session and will allow the student to expand their knowledge of physical health assessment principles specific to the advanced practice role. course outcomes this assignment is guided by the following course outcomes (cos): 1. apply advanced practice nursing knowledge to collecting health history information and physical examination findings for various patient populations. (po 1, 2) 2. differentiate normal and abnormal health history and physical examination findings. (po 1, 2) 4. adapt health history and physical examination skills to the developmental, gender-related, age-specific, and special population needs of the individual patient. (po 1, 2) the purposes of this assignment are to: (a) identify and articulate advanced assessment health history and physical examination techniques which are relevant to a focused body system (co 1), (b) differentiate normal and abnormal findings with regard to a disease or condition that impacts the body system (co 2), and (c) adapt advanced assessment skills if necessary to suit the needs of specific patient populations (co 4). total points possible: 25 points requirements: this paper will be graded on the quality of the information, inclusion of evidence-based scholarly resources, use of citations, use of standard english grammar, and organization based on the required components (see the paper headings and content details below). create this assignment using microsoft (ms) word. you can tell that the document is saved as a ms word document because it will end in “.docx.” apa format (6th edition) is required in this assignment, explicitly for in-text citations and the reference list. use 12-point times new roman font with 1 inch margins and double spacing. see the apa manual for details regarding proper citation. see resources under course resources, “guidelines for writing professional papers” for further clarification. organize the headings and content of your paper using the outline below (please include these sections in the paper): 1. identify and briefly discuss the body system (mental status assessment) selected for the topic of this paper 2. discuss the physiology (structure and function) of the body system including details about the major organ systems (if applicable) 3. discuss relevant health history questions (subjective data) pertaining to the body system 4. discuss an overview of the objective data and expected normal physical examination findings for this body system 5. discuss special physical assessment examination techniques or procedures specific to assessing this body system 6. discuss how you might adapt your physical assessment skills or techniques to accommodate each of the following specific populations: infant/pediatric pregnancy geriatric 7. identify one major disease (depression) or disease process that may significantly impact this body system 8. discuss the expected abnormal physical examination findings that may be associated with this disease or disease process 9.summarize the key points preparing the paper: select a focused body system from the weekly lesson which corresponds with the week of the written assignment. carefully read and review the selected body system in your course textbooks. incorporate at least one scholarly peer-reviewed journal article that relates to the body system. it may be useful to identify an article that relates to a disease that impacts the body system. the paper must clearly articulate the relevance of advanced physical assessment skills, techniques, application of advanced practice knowledge, and assessment modification (when necessary) to accommodate for specific patient populations. provide concluding statements that should summarize key points of the overall assignment content. in-text citations and reference page(s) must be written using proper apa format (6th edition).