Emil was diagnosed as having emphysema.

Posted: February 3rd, 2024

Emil Mowry is a 62 y.o., single, Latino rancher who did not complete high school. He remembers rolling his first cigarette when he was 11 years old. He does not remember ever wanting to quit smoking. For the last five years he has had increasing difficulty breathing.

Emil was diagnosed by his Family Nurse Practitioner as having emphysema. He was told that he has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He did not ask his Nurse Practitioner what this means, but he plans to look it up on the Internet.

The purpose of this assignment is to create an evidence-based patient-centered educational brochure on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of, and common treatment options for, COPD that could be used by Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Educators with their patients newly-diagnosed with this disorder.

The proposed brochure should include graphics and citations from your textbook and the external, scholarly-practice literature.

You may present the content in the electronic format of your choice: single sheet, folded, tri-fold. In other words, you may use MS Word Document, MS Publisher, or any other software to develop your educational brochure.

Since your audience are patients, please keep in mind the literacy and numeracy level (some literature suggests no more than 8th grade level literacy and numeracy). Also, please refer to the Assignment Rubric below for grading criteria and to help you complete this assignment.

In regards to APA format, please use the following as a guide:

  • Include transitions in your brochure, if needed (i.e. headings or subheadings)
  • Use in-text references throughout the brochure
  • Spelling, grammar, and organization are appropriate
  • Include a reference list (this could be at the end of the brochure or you may submit a separate document listing your references)
  • Attempt to use primary sources only. That said, you may cite reliable electronic sources (i.e. ANA)

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