Pathology is the study of the nature and cause of disease.  In the Funeral Service profession, we deal with the unfortunate results of disease.  In order to appropriately prepare the dead for disposition, part of our profession is to understand a variety of diseases that may appear on a death certificate.   Moreover, a part of the profession (although not required, but expected) is to help the family to understand why their loved one died. 

 The cause of death for each was found on actual death certificates.  The names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent….

This assignment fulfills: Course Outcome Two: You will have demonstrated applied knowledge of Pathology, by describing the four aspects of the major disease processes covered in the course: Cause (etiology) Mechanisms of development (pathogenesis) Functional consequences of the molecular and morphologic changes (clinical significance)

The Assignment
For this assignment complete the cases provided in the template by providing the following information:

Etiology –

Symptoms (at least four) –

Diagnosis –

Treatment –

Prognosis –

*Each case is worth four percent.

Resources
You MUST provide at least TWO sources per case. (Minimum of 50 sources for entire assignment)

Your textbook, Tabers, as well as the academic internet sites (scholarly journals) are all excellent resources for this assignment. Take advantage of the library’s database available here: http://www.faytechcc.edu/library_services/index.aspx  

(NOTE: webmd.org is NOT an acceptable source)

 All sources to include your textbook should be cited in APA format.

Use the following link if you need assistance on how to use APA format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (opens in new window)

Acceptable Length
Average of 600 words per case, 
Points will be deducted if minimum word count is not met. 

Formatting Requirements Utilize a completed Title page (provided in the template) Use one-inch margins. Use a 14-point Tahoma font. Use proper spelling and grammar Submit all cases in a single document Ensure cases are submitted in the same order as they are in the template. APA format

To Submit

All cases should be saved in a single file. You are allowed one submission. 
 

Use Microsoft Word to complete this assignment, save the document with a filename that includes the Course ID, Your Name and Assignment Name. 

(Example:  FSE 214.0801 Student I. Death Certificate Assignment)

Death Certificate #1 Name of deceased: George Jefferson Walker

Age: 64

Date of Birth: May 4, 1947

Date of Death: December 16, 2011

Cause of death: Hypertensive Heart disease

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four) –

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #2 Name of deceased: ­­­Maria Gutierrez

Age: 62

Date of Birth: June 1, 1949

Date of Death: January 6, 2012

Cause of death: end stage COPD

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four) –

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #3 Name of deceased: Louvenia Alexander Forrester

Age: 30

Date of Birth: November 8, 1981

Date of Death: January 13, 2012

Cause of death:  Extreme Pulmonary Fibrosis; Pulmonary Hypertension

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four) –

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #4 Name of deceased: ­­­Simpson Rae Cooley

Age: 49

Date of Birth: March 2, 1962

Date of Death: January 13, 2012

Place of Death: Residence

Cause of death: Cor Pulmonale; sarcoidosis

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #5 Name of deceased: ­­­Belvedere Leroy Twitty

Age: 84

Date of Birth: October 21, 1927

Date of Death: January 19, 2012

Place of Death: Annie Penn Memorial Hospital

Cause of death: Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral atrophy

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four) –

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #6 Name of deceased: ­­­Peggy Lee Hendrix

Age: 39

Date of Birth: April 3, 1991

Date of Death: January 29, 2012

Place of Death: Cape Fear Hospital

Cause of death: Rhabdomyolysis

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #7 Name of deceased: ­­­Luigi Sal Bobadilla

Age: 31

Date of Birth: September 24, 1981

Date of Death: January 13, 2012

Place of Death:  Pep Boys Auto Parts store

Cause of death: Pulmonary Embolism

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #8 Name of deceased: Leonard Todd Watts, Jr. 

Age: 7 months

Date of Birth: August 8, 2011

Date of Death: March 13, 2012

Place of Death: Children’s Hospital of St. Louis, Mo.

Cause of death: Aspiration pneumonia; baby oil

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #9 Name of deceased: ­­­Victor Hugo Reuben Age: 82

Date of Birth: July 20, 2012

Date of Death: July 17, 1929 

Place of Death:  Northside Nursing Facility

Cause of death: Chronic Bilateral Obstructive Uropathy; Acute Renal Failure

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #10 Name of deceased: ­­­Labradorite Doro Gordia

Age: 69

Date of Birth: June 15, 1942

Date of Death: February 5, 2012

Place of Death: Cape Fear Valley Hospital

Cause of death: Acute Cerebrovascular Accident (Hemorrhagic)

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2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #11 Name of deceased: ­­Loretta MacDonald Welby, Sr.

Age: 85

Date of Birth:  June 8, 1927

Date of Death: January 14, 2012

Place of Death:  Happy Meadows Nursing Facility

Cause of death: Respiratory Failure; Emphysema

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2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #12 Name of deceased: Billy Ray Adams

Age: 21

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

Date of Death: January 18, 2012

Place of Death:  Cape Fear Valley Hospital

Cause of death: Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

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6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #13 Name of deceased: Cleophus Theodore Moore

Age: 76

Date of Birth: August 18, 1935

Date of Death: February 8, 2012

Place of Death:  Cape Fear Valley Hospital

Cause of death: Diabetes; Septic Foot lesion

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2. Symptoms (at least four) –

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two): Death Certificate #14 Name of deceased: ­­­Mossy Liilian Futches

Age: 54

Date of Birth: October 10, 1958

Date of Death: March 15, 2012

Place of Death:  Residence

Cause of death: Alcoholic hepatitis

1. Etiology –

2. Symptoms (at least four)-

3. Diagnosis –

4. Treatment –

5. Prognosis –

6. Resources (at least two):