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Chronic schizophrenia with a comobidity as large bowel obstruction (SEE DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS)
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Chronic Schizophrenia with Co-Morbidity as Large Bowel Obstruction [Name of Student] [Name of Institution] Introduction Co-morbidity refers to a situation in which a patient is diagnosed with two or more medical conditions. That is, these conditions are suspected or diagnosed after the initial diagnosis has been done.
Thus, collectively, co-morbid conditions affect a patient’s life, implying that both conditions should be cared for in equal measure according to their seriousness (Bleichrodt et al., 2003). The care in this sense goes beyond the conventional medical models of investigating diseases; rather more emphasis is laid on promoting patient health and wellness. The health care needs arising due to co-morbidity make it imperative that nurses play their roles and undertake their responsibilities to meet and exceed client expectations. In the recent past, a lot of studies have been conducted to examine single co-morbidities with schizophrenia. Notably, most of these studies have been done on small and unrepresentative samples. In other words, many of these studies have failed to take a broader approach to the subject of the schizophrenia with single co-morbidities, instead focusing on the testing of hypotheses (Menezes et al., 2006). Nonetheless, there are a few cases of studies, which have explored thousands of discharge records from hospitals to ascertain the proportional morbidity ratios. Although many studies show that approximately 45% of co-morbidity is accounted for by behavior-related and psychiatric diagnoses. ...
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