For this assignment, you will research a hematological disease (selected from the list below) and then apply your knowledge to create a case study that accurately portrays an individual who is afflicted with the disease.
Hematological Disease Topic Options
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anemia of Chronic Inflammation
Aplastic Anemia and other bone marrow failure conditions
Hemolytic Anemia (i.e. Hereditary Spherocytosis, PNH)
Case Study Content
Your case study should illustrate the chosen hematologic disease and address the items below.
Create a patient history which includes symptoms and physical findings that would be consistent with the disease you selected.
Present lab testing results that would be consistent with the disease you selected.
Include both screening tests (i.e., CBC) and further confirmatory testing.
Provide results in numeric form and give reference ranges for all results.
Include a picture of the blood smear that would be consistent with the disease you selected.
State the diagnosis that the patient history and lab testing results support (this should be the disease you selected) and then discuss the following:
Who is affected (epidemiology)?
Why does the disease occur (pathophysiology)?
What are characteristics of the disease?
What is the treatment plan?
What is the overall prognosis?
Your case should reflect proper spelling/grammar, be well organized, and have a logical flow. Be sure to use credible sources of information and provide APA formatted references for each.
Case Study Example
Consider the example below for guidance regarding layout and organization of a case study.
Download: Module 08 Case Study Example
For information about researching a topic and assessing the credibility of resources, consult the resources below.
Writing Guide: Research Papers – Researching
How do I know if a source is credible?