ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY

As a family nurse practitioner, you are working in a rural health clinic. You are evaluating a 16­yearold

adolescent patient who comes in complaining of having difficulty concentrating in school. On

exam, you also note that the patient is very thin and frail in appearance and is asking you for diet

pills.

•What are some initial areas for concern? What screening tools can help lead you closer to your

diagnosis?

•Describe 1 health promotion strategy you can discuss with the patient.

•Be sure to address the following in your plan of care: pharmacological and non­pharmacological

(OTC) interventions, labs, follow­up, teaching, and referral/s

***Please note that these are the requirements for the references*** The work should integrate

course resources (text/s) as well as a minimum of two (2) other evidence­based guidelines and/or

articles published within 3–5 years. Thank you !!

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