Select two of the following discussion questions for your discussion response. Indicate which questions you have chosen using the format displayed in the “Discussion Forum Sample.”
- Your patient questions you about using fetal tissue implants for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. As an advanced practice nurse, how do you respond without expressing bias opinions? Do you feel your beliefs on this issue will affect your care for patients involved in this mode of treatment? If you hold a belief system that is in conflict with this treatment option, what strategies could you employ that would allow you to meet your patient’s needs as well as your own? If fetal tissue implants were not an issue for you, how would you offer guidance to a peer who is facing this dilemma?
- Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis present with several of the same manifestations such as joint pain and stiffness. How can a provider differentiate between the two?
- Select one disease related to energy metabolism such as Acid Maltase Deficiency. Describe the disorder, the pathophysiology seen, and the outcomes for the person affected.
- A child born with osteogenesis imperfecta is at risk for pathological fractures. Explain the pathophysiology of this disorder and the associated risk factors.