Assessing and Treating Patients With ADHD

  

: 5 pages

Examine Case Study: A Young Caucasian Girl with ADHD. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this patient. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

At each decision point, you should evaluate all options before selecting your decision and moving throughout the exercise. Before you make your decision, make sure that you have researched each option and that you evaluate the decision that you will select. Be sure to research each option using the primary literature.

Introduction to the case (1 page)

  • Briefly      explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the      specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when      prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1 page)

  • Which      decision did you select?
  • Why did you      select this decision? Be specific and support your response with      clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary      literature.
  • Why did you      not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and      support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific      resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you      hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with      evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary      literature).
  • Explain how      ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication      with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #2 (1 page)

  • Why did you      select this decision? Be specific and support your response with      clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary      literature.
  • Why did you      not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and      support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific      resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you      hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with      evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary      literature).
  • Explain how      ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication      with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #3 (1 page)

  • Why did you      select this decision? Be specific and support your response with      clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary      literature.
  • Why did you      not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and      support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific      resources, including the primary literature.
  • What were you      hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with      evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary      literature).
  • Explain how      ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication      with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Conclusion (1 page)

  • Summarize      your recommendations on the treatment options you selected for this      patient. Be sure to justify your recommendations and support your response      with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the      primary literature.

Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of five academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement. You should be utilizing the primary and secondary literature.