Nursing Coursework Assignment on Physical Assessment: Neurological System

Physical Assessment: Neurological System

  1. This paper will be appraised on the quality of the information, inclusion of at least one evidence-based scholarly source, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, and organization based on the required components (see the paper headings and content details below).
  2. Scholarly sources: Only scholarly sources are acceptable for citation and reference. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Internet sources such as websites by government agencies (URL ends in .gov) and respected organizations (often ends in .org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Current outside scholarly sources must be published with the last 5 years.
  3. APA format (current edition) is required in this assignment, explicitly for in-text citations and the reference list. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins and double spacing.
  4. Organize the headings and content of the paper using the outline below:
    • Select a body system relevant to the lesson from the previous week for the topic of this paper (Neurological System)
    • Discuss the physiology (structure and function) of the body system including details about the major organ systems (if applicable).
    • Construct relevant health history questions (subjective data) pertaining to the body system.
    • Provide an overview of the objective data and expected normal physical examination findings for this body system
    • Explain special physical assessment examination techniques or procedures specific to assessing this body system.
    • Analyze and discuss how you might adapt your physical assessment skills or interviewing techniques to accommodate each of the following specific populations:
    • Identify one major disease or disease process that may significantly impact this body system.
    • Synthesis and discuss the expected abnormal physical examination findings that may be associated with this disease or disease process.
    • Summarize the key points.
    • Reference