Risk of the cumulative effects of head trauma

Risk of the cumulative effects of head trauma

Risk of the cumulative effects of head trauma

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Week 12  Discussion Question:

We know that repeated trauma to the head can cause severe neurocognitive disorders down the road. For example, world-class boxer Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome in 1984, a disease that sometimes results from head trauma from violent physical activities such as boxing.  One of my former nursing students was a world-class field hockey player who sustained several head traumas to the point that she was not allowed to read, look at a television or computer screen, or concentrate for any amount of time while her brain healed from the trauma.

Because of the risk of the cumulative effects of head trauma for the development of serious neurocognitive disorders,  how would you advise parents who want to involve their children in sports that can lead to repeated head trauma?  Risk of the cumulative effects of head trauma

Assignment Evaluation

Each Discussion Board Response will be evaluated according the to the following rubric:

Criterion Possible  
Relevance 4 Response addresses the case study prompt.
Evidence Based 4 Response identifies and synthesizes the evidence in the literature
Critical Thinking 5 Review demonstrates critical thinking
Mechanics 2 Writing is logical, APA 7th used; no errors in spelling, grammar, citations or references

Bearing in mind :


The student will:

  1. Examine connections of broad ecological, global, and social determinants of mental health to the etiology and clinical manifestations of psychiatric disorders (PMH-NP CC I & VII; DNP Essentials I, II, III, V, VII & VIII; KMRI)
  2. Apply understanding of epidemiology and risk analysis of prevalence of disorders or behaviors in exploration of diverse populations across the lifespan (PMH-NP CC VII; DNP Essentials I, II, III, VII & VIII; KRI)
  3. Analyze the relationship between normal and specific system alterations associated with mental health problems, psychiatric disorders, and treatment (PMH-NP CC I ;DNP Essentials I, III, VIII; KI)
  4. Evaluates the impact of psychiatric disorders on the patient’s cultural, ethnic, & spiritual identity and the impact of practices on outcomes of care (PMH-NP CC VII; DNP Essentials II & V; MR)
  5. Implement advanced decision-making skills applicable to the diagnosis and development of a management plan for patients experiencing psychiatric disorders (PMH-NP CC IV ;DNP Essentials I, III, VIII; KI)
  6. Explore praxis with the use of technology for thinking and learning about psychiatric disorders and psychopathology (DNP Essentials III; I)

Use at least 2 peer review articles/ journals that is not more than 5 years, our required textbook, making it a total of 3 references. 1 page .


Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan and Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Co. ISBN 9781609139711