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NURS 6501 Week 1 Discussion: Alterations in Cellular Processes

NURS 6501 Week 1 

In this Discussion, you examine a case study and explain the disease that is suggested. You examine the symptoms and explain the cells that are involved and potential alterations and impacts.

To prepare:

By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific scenario for this Discussion. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.

An 83-year-old resident of a skilled nursing facility presents to the emergency department with edema of the extremities and abdomen. History obtained from staff reveals the patient has a history of malabsorption syndrome and difficulty eating due to a lack of dentures. The patient has been with protein malnutrition.

Day 3 of Week 1

Post an explanation of the disease in the scenario, you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:

  • The role genetics plays in the disease.
  • Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms
  • The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response 
  • The cells that are in this process.
  • How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response?

Also check: NURS 6501N Week 2: Altered Physiology Module 1 Assignment