The research paper should be between 6-8 pages of content, double-spaced, which does NOT include the Title page and the Reference page.
All sources need to be cited properly in APA format
Include in text citations where appropriate
The main focus of your paper should be on the drug in all sections and how it is used to treat the disease/disorder as well as all aspects that describe the drug in detail.
The purpose of this research paper is to identify a pathology and the pharmacological agents used to treat it.
2.Introduction and background
Write a paragraph briefly introducing the drug you have been assigned. Describe its main indications, that is the disease/disorder that the drug treats.
•Keep in mind that there could be many indications diseases/disorders that your specific drug can be used to treat, so choose just one the most common one, or the one we are focusing on in class and briefly mention how your drug is used in its treatment.
3.The body of the paper should include the following 3 sections focusing on all aspects of the drug:
a. Causes and various types of the chosen indication (disease/disorder)
You will pick one indication for your assigned drug to focus on in this section. You will briefly tell the reader about the different types of the disease/disorder,as well as the primary causes of this disease.
b. Treatment recommendations
Treatment options often given to combat the disease/disorder that you have chosen. This should include: Non-pharmacological treatments, if any. Brief therapeutic information about different drugs, other than the one that has been assigned to you
c .Pharmacological aspects of the recommended treatment
focus now on the drug assigned to you, provide a detailed explanation of the following key information in a systematic manner:
Pharmacological class and indication
Pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action
Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion)
Side effects and adverse effects
Be sure to include any relevant therapeutic considerations/patient teaching that logically/scientifically tie into the above sub sections
Summarize your findings. All good research papers should include a conclusion where you wrap up and summarize all of the important points made in your paper
All references should be included in correct and complete APA format.
More than 5 current and authoritative sources, of which at least 3 are peer reviewed journal articles or scholarly books