Read each of the three case studies below and respond to each case in a 1page essay formatted perAPA Requirements. Please provide at least one source per case study to support your responses. Put your responses into a single MS Word document and ensure each response is clearly marked for the question it is addressing; your final assignment submission should be 3 pages long.
- A patient comes to your office and complains of pain in their joints. The pain is constant, regardless of movement, but comes and goes in waves. The patient has no history of fractures or joint damage and arthritis testing is negative. How do you proceed? What do the symptoms suggest? On the basis of what you have learned about the process of excretion, what is likely happening to the patient?
- A patient has recently been diagnosed as positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The patient is unsure whether the medication regimen prescribed is actually helping. The patient complains of several side-effects and is especially upset because he or she was asymptomatic before beginning treatment. How would you respond? What information about the progression of HIV/AIDS could you provide that will aid in the patient in sticking to the treatment regimen?
- A mother comes to your office and complains that her daughter’s school is pushing HPV vaccination. She explains that her daughter is only 11-years old and is not sexually active. She asks for your advice. How do you respond? What would you tell her about the HPV vaccine? What would you tell her about HPV?