Some day, I'll figure out how to do the minimum for something instead of the full bore project. Today is evidently not that day.
For our Assessment Class, we've been assigned a case study. The teacher provides us with a set of information about a client, and we're to determine what we thing that client might be suffering from. (Please note: We do not diagnose. We are NOT coming up with even a differential diagnosis. That would be BAD. We're only coming up with an assessment about what we think it might be).
Of course, the information we have isn't complete. That's what makes it interesting.
What she has asked for is a simple statement that says, essentially, "I think that Client may be suffering from Condition X. Here's a brief outline of Condition X, what it is, and what we can expect our client to be experiencing."
Of course, to do that, we have to go through and rule out other conditions. It looks very much like "my client" has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, one of the main things they say about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is that the "condition's familiarity could lead a healthcare professional to assume CTS is involved rather than pursuing less known conditions, leading to misdiagnosis." This, of course, inspires me to go through the process of ruling out those other conditions -- in my Case Study.
Somehow, because I'm a citation fanatic, I've amassed 32 citations from the Case Study assignment sheet and our book in what she is expecting to be only a one page report. (Yes, mine is three pages now, but still).
Why can't I just type up my conclusion and be done? What's so wrong with providing incomplete answers?