Case Study Discussion

Sally is a 50-year-old female who has been a jogger for several years. She has recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. She has been taking ibuprofen for 3 months but states that it does not help and hurts her stomach. The health care provider prescribes celecoxib (Celebrex) 100 mg orally twice a day.

  1. What is the first-line therapy for osteoarthritis and the mechanism of action?
  2. Sally expresses concern about all the recent news about heart problems and celecoxib (Celebrex). What information should be included in a teaching plan to help her understand about taking celecoxib and the benefits and risks?
  3. Ibuprofen and celecoxib are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Explain how they are similar and different

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.) 
  • All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
  • Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM ET Sunday.
  • You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Sunday due date. 

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Grading Rubric 


Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Discussion Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPoints

Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts

Distinguished - 5 points
Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.

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Excellent - 4 points
Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

Fair - 2 points
Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

Poor - 1 point
Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

5 points

Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines

Distinguished - 3 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Excellent - 2 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Fair - 1 point
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

Poor - 0 points
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.

3 points
Response to Posts of Peers

Distinguished - 2 points
Student constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal to each.

Fair - 1 point
Student constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal.

Poor - 0 points
Student provided no response to a peer's post.

 

2 points
Total Points 10



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