Mrs. Cason brings her 10-year-old child to the clinic stating my son “just isn’t breathing right, he doesn’t want to play, he just sits on my lap or lays on the couch, and this happens all the time.” Appearance of both mother and child is disheveled. The child’s wheezing can be heard across the room. When asked if her son is better at any certain time of the day the mother responds: “It’s like this all the time and has been for the past year, we just don’t come to the doctor because we don’t have any money.”
Mrs. Cason’s son was diagnosed of asthma.
1. Discuss short and long term treatment options for this child, inhaled beta2-adrenergic agonists.
2. Include rationale for your recommendations.
3. What is your educational plan for the child?
1. Choose a health care treatment option that is controversial and may be costly.
2. Describe three positive benefits and three negative effects from the treatment.
3. Identify five strategies would you use to advocate for a legislative change in your state (Florida) to influence insurance coverage for this treatment.
Discuss how your state is enacting the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
1. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your state’s approach to the ACA (Florida).
2. Discuss the impact of the state approach to ACA on all stakeholders, both providers and consumers.
1. Differentiate between genetics and genomics.
2. From the perspective of your specialty area, articulate how nurses can be involved in policy making in the field of genomics.
3. How can research in the field be tied to practice?
4. Identify organizations that are open to nurses in the field of genomics.
Synthesize the effect healthcare reform has on stakeholders