Interconnection of disease

  1. Anyone have a way of doing this that looks good? Something other than just writing it out?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    What type of interconnection are you referring to? I'm not sure I've ever heard of this phrase applied to nursing school.
  4. by   Jtejas
    Oh duh. How about interconnection of diseases. We have to list the beginng symptoms or causeative factors and then what led to say lung caner or aids or what ever it may be. Is this called something else?
  5. by   Daytonite
    Sounds like differential diagnosis to me. What that means is that some diseases may have the same symptoms as others, but there is usually one or two distinctive symptoms that are all it's own and make a particular disease what it is when put up side by side to others.

    Why don't you start by listing out the common symptoms. Then draw lines from this list that show "plus this symptom" = the diagnosis.

    It sounds like your instructor is looking for you to create a concept map of diseases that have similar, but not all the same, symptoms. Is that right?