Final Project

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)

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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)
1. Etiology –
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
1. Etiology –
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 –
5. Prognosis –
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
1. Etiology –
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):

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