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Case Study: An Asian American Woman with Bipolar Disorder
Note: This case study will serve as the foundation for this week’s Assignm
The Assignment: 5 pages  Examine Case Study: An Asian American Woman. Diagnosis-Bipolar Disorder. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this patient. Be sure

to consider factors that might impact the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.  At each decision point, you should evaluate all options before selecting your decision and moving throughout the exercise. Before you make your decision, make sure that you have researched each option and that you evaluate the decision that you will select. Be sure to research each option using the primary literature.

Introduction to the case (1 page)  Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1 page)  Which decision did you select?  Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.  Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.  What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).  Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.