Margo is a 49-year-old divorced woman who works as a bank teller. She tells her primary care provider (PCP) that she feels tired all the time and that she is gaining weight because she has no interest in her usual exercise activities, and that she has been overeating, even though she is often not really hungry. She notices that she has difficulty falling asleep at night and awakens around 4 a.m. most mornings, without her alarm, and cannot go back to sleep even though she still feels tired. She finds little joy in her life but cannot pinpoint any particular concern or event causing this problem. The PCP asks Angela to fill out a Beck’s Depression Scale, which indicates she has moderate depression.

  • Choose a pharmacologic intervention for Margo.
  • Provide Margo with written education regarding her prescription. (Include what she should expect when first taking the drug, appropriate activity warnings, when to expect improvement, side effects she may experience, and anything she should report to the provider).

Discussion Board GRAD

Discussion Board (DB) Participation Rubric
Discussion boards (DBs) are what make an online course a course and not an independent study.
DBs are vital to demonstrating that the learner has met the expected course level outcomes.
Collaboration between peers and your instructor in the DB is an important aspect of the online learning experience and is expected in the course.
Any exceptions to the following DB rubric will be at the instructor’s discretion.
The purpose of a DB is to stimulate critical thinking in a scholarly manner.
Critical thinking consists of synthesis, creating solutions, application to real world situations, and testing, debating, and defending evidence-based solutions.
Critical thinking is not repetition of assigned reading material. Outside research of the literature is a vital part of the DB.
Posts need to be substantive. This means that responses such as “I agree” or “great post” do not meet grading rubric requirements.
Initial posts for each discussion question (DQ) is due no later than Saturday of the unit week.
The initial post must be an answer to the DQ topic, not a comment on other posts. Initial posts for each DB must also include a minimum of three peer-reviewed citations.
Citations must include outside sources and no more than one citation from assigned course readings may be used each week.
While the discussion board tool limits the ability to use APA formatting (e.g., hanging indents), posts must include the required elements of an APA in-text citation and list of references.
Inappropriate Below Average Average Above Average Score Weight Final Score
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Initial post timeliness Provides an initial post on or after Sunday. N/A N/A Provides an initial post by Saturday. 15% 0.00
Additional comment requirement Does not post responses to others. Posts one comment per Discussion topic. Posts 2 comments per Discussion topic on separate days. At least one comment includes a citation. Posts 2 comments per Discussion topic on separate days (resulting in total participation on three different days throughout the discussion). At least two comments include a citation. 10% 0.00
Engagement N/A Participates, but does not post anything that encourages others to respond to the posting. Attemp