Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Assignment: Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders
For your Assignment, your Instructor will assign you one of the decision tree interactive media
pieces provided in the Resources. As you examine the patient case studies in this module’s
Resources, consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting symptoms of
neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
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Review the interactive media piece assigned by your Instructor.
Reflect on the patient’s symptoms and aspects of the disorder presented in the interactive media
Consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting with the symptoms of the patient
case study you were assigned.
You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this
patient. Reflect on potential co-morbid physical as well as patient factors that might impact the
patient’s diagnosis and treatment.
By Day 7 of Week 8
Write a 1- to 2-page summary paper that addresses the following:
Briefly summarize the patient case study you were assigned, including each of the three
decisions you took for the patient presented.
Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you
believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and
provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside
What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case
study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside
Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the
results of the decision in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and