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Your Assignment will provide you with an opportunity to integrate all of the concepts covered in this class. As you read the text and respond to the assignment questions, keep these concepts in mind.

You will read through the case study for the Unit 8 Assignment. Using this case study, you will:

  1. Evaluate models of behavior using the basic model of health promotion and disease prevention, explain in your own words the systemic process that contributes to your client’s healthy or unhealthy habits. Evaluate the mind-body connection between your client and their health.
  2. Make a list of your client’s needs, prioritizing them, and evaluate a plan for meeting these needs.
  3. Create a treatment plan for your client. A treatment plan typically includes a diagnosis of the problem based on the client’s history, treatment goals, and steps the client will take in order to achieve the treatment goals. Make sure your plan is specific, measurable, and achievable and that it contains timeframes for the goals to be achieved. Your paper should be 6–8 pages, and you should use at least four resources, other than your text, to research the disorder you chose for your Assignment. You must have at least one Kaplan Library resource for your Final Project, from library databases such as Academic Search Premier or Lexis Nexis, along with online articles and books.
  4. Information regarding APA formatting is at the Kaplan Writing Center. APA formatting dictates how your paper should appear on each page. Refer to the APA Quick Reference on the Course Home Page for examples of how to cite sources.

Each paper should include:

  • A title page
  • The paper itself (the “discussion”)
  • Correct APA formatting for in-paper cites
  • A references page
  • Use standard margins: 1″ on all sides.
  • Use standard 12-point font size in Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Use standard double-spacing: average of 22 lines per page, and between 20 to 24 lines per page.
  • Use left-aligned text. Do not right-justify.

John goes to his doctor because he is having severe stomach problems. John has a long history of other health issues that his doctor has not been able to explain from a physical point of view. John’s doctor has decided that it is time for him to have a complete physical. His doctor asks him if there is anything else he should know. John tells his doctor that all is fine.
John’s doctor is aware that about 8 years ago, John attended and successfully completed an inpatient rehab for intravenous heroin use. Sensing that John might be resistant to opening up with him, his doctor asks him how his recovery is progressing. The doctor wonders if John is eating OK and exercising, since he has lost a lot of weight. John finally tells his doctor that his wife is ready to leave him, his job is on the line, and he feels depressed. John admits that, as a result of his personal problems, about six weeks ago, he relapsed with alcohol, then with heroin, and he has used heroin on 3 other occasions since then. He is also experiencing some flu-like symptoms and swollen glands and worries that they have not gone away as he expected they would. 
In reviewing the test results, the doctor determines that John has alcoholic hepatitis. He tells John that he knows that there is a major problem with the relapse, and he needs help; if he does not change his lifestyle, he will die. The doctor makes an appointment at the local Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, which John agrees to keep, however the doctor is concerned that John may not go.

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