A Case Study Of A Client Case Of Recurring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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The objective of this paper is to present a case study of a client, J.W., who was seen at Mazique Pediatric PC with a chief complaint of recurring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -like symptoms and behavior changes. J.W. was first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at age seven. The management process of his condition will include literature review regarding ADHD, epidemiological data, nursing and medical diagnoses with plans, treatments, evaluation with possible outcomes. Shuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model will be used as a theoretical framework to structure and manage the care of this client. This model uses well-oriented holistic approach as it suggests how client interaction, assessment, intervention, and evaluation should occur (Bertalanffy, 1968, p. 11). This approach will reflect a combined role of nursing and medicine which will be put into practice when caring for clients. This case study will outline the process of utilizing this model in clinical practice, with the goal to promote health and prevent any other illness. Shuler’s approach is seen as a whole system that includes inputs, throughputs and outputs. The inputs comprise chief complaints, history of present illness and review of systems which are subjective data. The throughputs by Shuler emphasize problem identification based on performing thorough physical examination, recognizing clinical manifestations and doing work-ups to find the cause of his symptoms;

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