Sickle Cell Anemia

Professional Practice & Roles: Advocacy, Teaching, Researcher
Ethical & Legal Concepts: ANA Standards, Screening & Treatment Options, Counseling
Clinical Nursing Practice: ANA Competencies, Healthcare Settings, Management of Care
Nursing Research
Search on the APUS Library Databases and find at least four (4) peer-reviewed nursing research articles related to your topic (Two (2) articles on pathology of the disease, One (1) article on genetic component of the disease, and One (1) on pharmacogenomics or personalized medicine for treatment).
Articles must be peer reviewed and published within the last 5 years
You must find articles that are not included in the Required or Recommended readings for this course
Summarize relevant content from the articles to be presented.
Explore the topic based on the following:
Your research articles (you must analyze and discuss the articles and any other peer reviewed resources based on your chosen topic).
Experiences from course threaded discussions, case studies, and clinical practice
Be sure to note to keep patient confidentiality when giving specific examples
Paper Length and format using APA:
7-10 pages in length, not including title and reference pages
APA format (Students will submit via TurnitIn for originality)
Include the following:
Title Page
Introduction- what is the disease, its prevalence?
Literature Review of the four (4) articles- what is the genetic basis, the patho, current pharmacological treatments?
Discussion – provide discussion here linked to the competencies above. What does this mean for the nurse caring for this patient in terms of ethics, research, and the role of the nurse as caregiver, educator and manager of care?
Conclusion and Recommendations
Reference Page
The paper will be graded using the Writing Rubric (attached)


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