Case Study Evaluation
o Analyze the disorder addressing the following elements: pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, progression trajectory, diagnostic testing, and treatment options.
o Differentiate the disorder from normal development.
o Discuss the physical and psychological demands the disorder places on the patient and family.
o Explain the key concepts that must be shared with the patient and family to achieve optimal disorder management and outcomes.
o Identify key interdisciplinary team personnel needed and how this team will provide care to achieve optimal disorder management and outcomes.
o Interpret facilitators and barriers to optimal disorder management and outcomes.
o Describe strategies to overcome the identified barriers.
Care Plan Synthesis
o Design a comprehensive and holistic recognition and planning for the disorder.
o Address how the patient’s socio-cultural background can potentially impact optimal management and outcomes.
o Demonstrate an evidence-based approach to address key issues identified in the case study.
o Formulate a comprehensive but tailored approach to disorder management.
A 60-year-old Hispanic male presents with the chief complaint of decreased urinary flow. The patient has been experiencing this over the past two years, but for the past two weeks, the symptoms have increased significantly. The current symptoms are similar to what he experienced in the past.
However, for the past two weeks, he has had increased nocturia, with decreased strength of urinary flow and slight terminal dysuria. Patient has had no treatment in the past. The nocturia has been very troublesome over the past two weeks. Yesterday he had significant difficulty in starting his urine flow and this is interfering with daily activities. He needs to pass urine four to five times every night. He has been urinating frequently and always needs to know if there are bathrooms around.Patient does not complain of any other radiating pain. He has had no treatment or diagnostic work up in the past, but now the symptoms have been increasing in severity. He believes he had a lowgrade fever yesterday. The patient is not sure what is going on but thinks he may have cancer. He had significant obstructive symptoms two days ago. Gradual worsening of symptoms has compelled him to seek medical help now.
Patient has not sought any medical care for this problem to date. He is being treated for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. There is no known history of heart disease, but he was hospitalized five years ago as a suspected case of angina. He was diagnosed with chest wall syndrome for which he was treated and then released. There are no recent hospitalizations and no surgeries.