Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This is an INDIVIDUAL assessment task.
You are required to compile an essay – case study of a client/person you have encountered with your clinical/work placement or a relevant person of your own choice (not necessarily from a clinical setting – they may be from your own social network).
62 years old male
heavy smoker (30 per day)
Un-controlable coughing fits with or without oral cavity and nasal cavity bleeding
Shortness of breath
Does not participate in regular exercise
This condition is of a chronic nature.
The essay – case study must address the topic areas below and reflect your understanding of the related theory.
Theory, terms and concepts encountered throughout your study should be used to explain and analyse the behaviour, thoughts and perceptions of your client.
Please note that this is an essay – case study of an individual person. It is essential to remember the focus of the assessment item is on the behaviour, thoughts and perceptions of the client not the health condition.
The essay – case study must include an abstract, table of contents, introduction, discussion (the topic areas outlined below form the plan for the discussion component), summary and a reference list.
The essay – case study is divided into parts and students are encouraged to use headings throughout the paper to provide structure- the Discussion Sections may be used as a heading.