Discussion – Week 11
Disorders of the Reproductive Systems
While the male and female reproductive systems are unique to
each sex, they share a common functionâ€”reproduction. Disorders of this system
range from delayed development to structural and functional abnormalities. Since
many reproductive disorders not only result in physiological consequences but
also psychological consequences such as embarrassment, guilt, or profound
disappointment, patients are often hesitant to seek treatment. Advanced
practice nurses need to educate patients on disorders and help relieve
associated stigmas. During patient evaluations, patients must feel comfortable
answering questions so that you, as a key health care provider, will be able to
diagnose and recommend treatment options. As you begin this Discussion,
consider reproductive disorders that you would commonly see in the clinical
To prepare for this Discussion:
Chapter 22 and Chapter 23 in the McPhee and Hammer text, as well as Chapter 32
in the Huether and McCance text.
Â· Select two
disorders of the male and/or female reproductive systems that interest you.
Consider the similarities and differences between the disorders.
Â· Select one
of the following factors: genetics, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Think about
how the factor you selected might impact the diagnosis of and treatment for the
By Day 3
Post a description of the two reproductive disorders you
selected, including their similarities and differences. Then explain how the
factor you selected might impact the diagnosis of treatment for the
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days who selected different disorders or factors than you, in one or more of
the following ways:
insights on how the factor you selected impacts the pathophysiology of the
disorder your colleague selected.
alternative diagnoses and prescription of treatment options for the disorder
your colleague selected.
Â· Validate an
idea with your own experience and additional research.
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