Rheumatoid Arthritis Advances in Treatment Discussion
Immobility can be long-term, for example being paralyzed; short-term, for example wearing a cast; or temporary, for example traveling in a car for several hours. The amount of time a person is immobilized can have an impact on the nervous and muscular systems changing sensations or movement.
Share an experience where you have been immobilized and identify what body systems were affected by this immobility. Describe the symptoms you experienced that indicated those body systems were affected. Explain what caused these symptoms.
Treatment options for acute and chronic diseases continue to advance in efforts to cure diseases or manage symptoms and improve quality of life. While working in healthcare, it is important to be able to research treatment options to understand the different treatments or questions patients may need to consider.
Select 1 disease directly related to one of the body systems reviewed in this module. Research and select a peer reviewed article written within the past 5 years discussing treatment options for the selected disease and write a 1-page (minimum) Annotated Bibliography. For annotated bibliographies, use standard APA format for the citations, then add a brief entry, including:
- 2 to 4 sentences to summarize the main idea(s) of the source including a brief summary of the disease and treatment option(s).
- 1 or 2 sentences to assess and evaluate the source including if this information is reliable and discuss if the source is objective or biased.
- 1 or 2 sentences to reflect on the source including how this information can benefit a patient and your understanding of the selected disease.
Use APA formatting for your citations and references. For more information on APA, navigate to the Resources tab in this course.