The Role Of Pathology In Long Term Care

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Pathology is the study of injury to cells and organs and of their capacity to adapt to such injury. (Strayer and Rubin, 2015). In order to make an accurate medical diagnosis, pathology plays an important role in diagnosing a disease. Based on my working experience as an assessment nurse for an insurance company that manages the long term care, I have noted that a few diseases, such as dementia, vertigo and so on, will affect the patients’ service and the decision making by the insurance company. I was requested to make an appropriate assessment after the functional decline related to recent fall and post hospitalization. Member is 78 year old Mandarin speaking female. Prior to this fall, this member only received three hours per day five

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