Using APA format, write a six (6) to ten (10) page paper (excludes cover and reference page) Comparison of Collaborative care for Bipolar Disorder Patient and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patient in the acute care setting. The paper consists of three (3) parts. Each part must be a minimum of two (2) pages in length.

A minimum of three (3) current professional references must be provided. Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites dated within five (5) years. Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one (1) edition old may be used.

Part 1

a. Select one (1) mental health disorder and one (1) medical disorder. Compare the two (2) disorders demonstrating similarities and differences.

b. Discuss how the efforts and resources required to manage the disorders compare to one another. Is the burden a patient with a mental health disorder endures comparable to the burden experienced by a patient with a medical disorder? Explain your response.

c. Identify two (2) issues that may arise for the patient and/or family when caring for the patients with the identified disorders. Provide two (2) descriptive examples.

Part 2

a. Identify ethical and legal implications the RN considers when caring for patients with a Mental Health Disorder and Medical Disorder.

b. Discuss similarities and differences in the RN’s approach to address the identified implications.


a. Provide an example of how the interprofessional team members can provide collaborative and continuous care in the acute care setting.

b. Discuss the role of the professional nurse within the team and provide three (3) examples.

c. Describe how to ensure adherence to medication regimen and follow-up visits – Provide three (3) examples.

d. What measures would evaluate the effectiveness of the interprofessional plan of care?

e. How does the RN evaluate the interprofessional team efforts and identify modifications that might be necessary?

Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Use a 12 font size, double space your work and use APA format