Nursing Paper

Nursing Paper

included the case study for review and the grading rubric.

The paper is similar to the midterm. APA format, 6 pages.

To simplify the content, I need a paper on these diseases:


1. Toddler’s fracture

2. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

3. Spondylolysis

4. Cancer

5. Sprained ankle

Certain forms of cancer can cause limping. These include leukaemia, osteosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma. Children with these types of cancer are usually less than 5 years old.


The five diseases need to address the following information below.  Please keep in mind this is a case study on a four year old boy.

1. Define the pathological condition, disease or syndrome. Why would these diseases specifically cause a young child to limp?

2. Signs and Symptoms to the pathophysiology

3. Emphasize and discuss the pathophysiology of this diagnosis.

a.                   What causes it?

b.                  How does it develop?

c.                   What role does genetics have in the development of the disorder, if at all?

d.                  Discuss all the body organ (s) or system affected by the disease.   

e.                   How are normal anatomy and physiology altered?

f.                   How is normal body function compromised?  

g.                  What are the potential complication or sequelae of the disease process?  


5. Who is at risk for developing this pathological condition?

6. How can it be prevented?

I have attached the two instructions and case study and rubric, We also did the mid term for the client but she got a very bad grade, I have attached the mid term feedback too and also copying Professor’s comments here.

Here is the feedback my professor emailed me on my midterm paper.
With regard to the four diseases I listed on the final could you make sure
“discussed more in detail about HOW the disease caused the symptoms.  Specifically, at the cellular level? What is it about this process that is causing him to limp?”
“Here are a few pointers for your final.  The purpose is to take the clinical case and determine and stratify the differential diagnosis.  How you do this is take all of the signs and symptoms, medical history and ROS and come up with potential diagnosis that you will investigate.
Your job is to research each disease process and figure out which matches most of his signs and symptoms/H&P (these are your pertinent positives).  The one the most similar is your working diagnosis.  The others that are close are considered your differential diagnosis.  While you were trying to be thorough with your other diagnosis considerations- those were not applicable to the CC.
When you discuss each of these disease processes, you then have to go through his symptoms and explain then according to the disease process.  For example, fever is not just a process of inflammation, but has so many cellular and chemical mediators… what are these?  That is what we mean by discussing the pathophysiology at the cellular level.  A good rule of thumb is if you can ask yourseslf “why” then you need more information.”


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