Assignment: Practicum – Journal Entry  1 to 2 pages


Reflect on a patient who presented with a breast condition during your Nurse Practitioner clinical rotation in the outpatient facility. Describe the patient’s personal and medical history, drug therapy and treatments, and follow-up care.


Then, explain your patient education strategies for patients with or at risk of breast conditions.


Include a description of how you might teach patients to perform breast self-examinations.


If you did not have an opportunity to evaluate a patient with this background during the last six weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.






Schuiling, K. D., & Likis, F. E. (2013). Women’s gynecologic health (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.




Chapter 16, “Breast Conditions” (pp. 377–401)




Chapter 28, “Gynecologic Cancers” (pp. 701–748)


Tharpe, N. L., Farley, C., & Jordan, R. G. (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for midwifery & Women’s health (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers..


Chapter 7, “Care of the Woman with Reproductive Health Problems”




“Care of the Woman with an Abnormal Mammogram” (pp. 330–333)




“Care of the Woman with Nipple Discharge” (pp. 396–399)






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