When you are faced with a medical case and do not know how to approach it or have questions, what do you do? Even experienced nurses, dentists, doctors, and pharmacists will go to their smartphones and begin searching for answers. So much information is available. How do you know what information is reliable and valid? The purpose of the journal assignment is for you to practice finding, evaluating, and summarizing resources around key concepts that are presented throughout the module, which are relevant to your specific area of interest. This journal should be valuable to you; you can collect sites, resources, and readings that you find helpful to your learning.
This module will focus on the following topics that examine how our body responds, or rather adapts, to environmental toxins on a cellular level:
Cellular adaption and neoplasia
Infection, immunity, and inflammation
From the list of selected readings below, choose two with topics that you know the least about or are most interesting to you.
Then search for, read, and incorporate other readings of your choice in your area of interest that focus on cellular adaption and neoplasia; infection, immunity, and inflammation; and/or hematological disorders. You might include:
Why you selected the reading
Main point of the reading
Describe how the health deviations you read about alter normal physiology.
Provide your key takeaway from the reading. This could be something that made you pause, changed your thinking, supported your thinking, or made you question something.