6551 WK4

| November 30, 2016

Clinical Challenges for the NP

Case Study Three: Patient and professional relationships.

Jennifer, a 45 year old Caucasian returns to your clinic for a refill of her hydrocodone. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer last year, followed by successful removal and treatment. All vital signs are stable and preventive care is up to date. She wants to discuss filing a lawsuit against the surgeon that initially turned her away and told her she had gastritis and needed to eat healthier.

Review the following articles found in this week’s Learning Resources:

Miller, K. P. (2013). The National Practitioner Data Bank: An Annual Update. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (9)9, 576-580.

Stelmach, E. I. (2015). Dismissal of the Noncompliant Patient: Is this What We Have Come to? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(7), 723-725.

Review endocrine disorders and erectile dysfunction in your Primary Care Medicine text (Gorrol, Ah. & Mulley, A.G., 2009).

Consider strategies and treatment options that would be most effective for these patient scenarios to improve compliance and health outcomes.

Reflect on how to approach the non-compliant patient and the importance of a separate preventive care visit.

Post an explanation that addresses the following for the Case study you selected: 1 to 2 pages

Identify and briefly summarize the case study you selected

Explain any legal implications for standard of care related to the case study you selected

Identify and explain the key components of a malpractice policy related to the case study you selected

Explain the collaborative agreements and knowledge the rules for your state in regards to NP practice the case study you selected

References

Miller, K. P. (2013). The National Practitioner Data Bank: An Annual Update. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (9)9, 576-580.

Stelmach, E. I. (2015). Dismissal of the Noncompliant Patient: Is this What We Have Come to? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(7), 723-725.

Review endocrine disorders and erectile dysfunction in your Primary Care Medicine text (Gorrol, Ah. & Mulley, A.G., 2009).

Required Readings

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2016). National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved from http://www.guidelines.gov

Buppert, C. (2015). Risk Management. In Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (285 – 302). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

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