Case Study #3: Hypertension (HTN)

| March 14, 2016

Case Study #3: Hypertension (HTN)
Vicki is a 42-year-old African American woman who was diagnosed with Hypertension a month ago.
She has been married to her high school sweetheart for the past 20 years. She is self-employed and
runs a successful insurance agency. Her work requires frequent travel and Vicki often has to eat at
fast food restaurants for most of her meals.

Write a 5-6 page paper (including separate title and reference pages), discussing the
patient’s diagnosis. Your paper should address the following points:
• Include a definition of the actual disease or condition.
• Identify the factors that could have caused or lead (Pathogenesis) to the particular disease
or condition.
• Describe normal functioning of the body system and body system changes as a result of
the disease process.
• The signs and symptoms of the disease.
• Other affected body systems that are associated with the disease or condition.
Written Assignment requirements:
Written work should be free of spelling, grammar, and APA errors. Points deducted from the grade
for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.
Write your paper with the idea that the reader knows nothing about the patient’s disease or
condition. All papers must be double spaced, with 1-inch margins. Use a font such as Times
New Roman, with a font size no larger than 12 point. Correct grammar and punctuation are
required. Include a separate title page that has the following information centered on the
• Title of Paper
• Your Name
• HS200, Section #
• Unit 4 Capstone Project: Name of the Case Study
• Kaplan University
• Date
The paper you submit must be your own work. If you borrow ideas from printed sources or from
people you have spoken to or heard speak, be certain to cite the sources of those ideas, even when
paraphrasing. Include a separate reference page that is formatted as per APA guidelines. At least
two professional references (other than your textbook) must be included in your paper.

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