Demonstrate knowledge of the pathophysiological processes involved in health breakdown affecting
alterations in work/leisure specifically resulting from a stroke.

AIM OF ASSESSMENT

The purpose of this assessment is for the student, by analysing information from a case study,
demonstrate knowledge of the pathophysiological processes involved in health breakdown affecting
alterations in work/leisure specifically resulting from a stroke. The student will also discuss
pharmacological concepts related to the case study.
Details
Review the case study: Mr Black (detailed below)
Complete the pathophysiological template (Part 1) for an ischaemic stroke that has affected the left
dominant cerebral hemisphere and answer three questions.
To complete the template you must summarise the relevant information for each component. This
summary may consist of a combination of sentences, flow diagrams and dot points where relevant.
The information in the template must be accurately referenced using the APA referencing style.
Part 2. Three questions are to be answered using correct sentence structure, paragraphs, grammar
and spelling. Your answers must be accurately referenced using the APA referencing style
Length: Pathophysiology template 400 words
Answers to questions 850 words
CASE STUDY
Mr Black, a 61 year old businessman was watching the 7pm television news when he developed
sudden onset of difficulty in speaking and drooping of the right side of his mouth. He was not able to
lift his right arm or stand up. His wife immediately called the ambulance. The paramedics, using the
FAST protocol assessed Mr Black as having had a stroke and transported him to a hospital with an
acute stroke thrombolysis centre. He was admitted to the Emergency Department at 8pm.
History obtained from wife.
Mr Black was diagnosed with hypertension 10 years ago for which he takes Metopropol daily. He
smokes about one packet of cigarettes/day and drinks alcohol socially. There is no history of serious
illnesses or allergies. His father died of a heart attack at the age of 60


 

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