Assignment 1: Discussion Questions

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

To support your work, use your text readings and the online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other peers.

Discussion Questions

Please address the following points in your initial response:

  • PCOS carries with it body changes that may be more troubling for a female than the actual cause of these changes. What body changes may affect the female? How does the nurse practitioner address these with the patient? What education and counseling does the nurse practitioner offer?
  • Discuss the risks or complications associated with PCOS. How does the nurse practitioner manage these complications?
  • Women of all ages may present with vaginal bleeding other than menstrual bleeding. What might be causes in the adolescent? In the pregnant woman? In postmenopausal women? Understanding the problem and being able to organize your thinking about differential diagnoses, although challenging, will assist you greatly in clinical practice.
  • Upon routine pelvic exam, you find a nontender mass in the lower-left quadrant. What are your differential diagnoses? What questions should you ask the client? Based on your findings, what recommendations would you make to your client as the next step (if x, then y or each possibility)? What protocols would you want to have in place?


Only use scholarly sources dated within the last 5 years.  The use of, wikipedia, mayo clinic, WebMD, etc. will not be accepted and the assignment will receive a zero. YOU MAY NOT USE “UP TO DATE” AS A SOURCE . The assignment will receive a “0” if one of these sources or like sources are used.  If sources greater than 5 years old are used, the assignment will receive a 0.”

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