Westcoast NURS561 Full Course Weekly Assignments

Westcoast NURS561 Full Course Weekly Assignments

Week 1 discussion

Discussion 1

This discussion prompt refers to the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use simulation.

After participating in the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use simulation exercise, reflect on the following.

Have you empowered a patient to believe they could make needed lifestyle modifications irrespective of the barriers that exist in their environment? Please provide examples. If so, you were engaged in health promotion activities as part of your nursing role.

Where there any strategies used in this simulation exercise that you use to improve patient health literacy? Are there any that you use that were not mentioned here? In your experience, how effective are these strategies?

What are some of the biggest challenges you encounter when trying to improve health literacy? What solutions can you offer to manage these challenges?

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Discussion 2

Choose two emerging populations, such as Latino/Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, or Black/African Americans. How do health issues differ between the two populations?

Week 2 discussion

Discussion 1

How should you respond if your health promotion values conflict with a client’s values?

Discussion 2

What ethical issue have you recently encountered when teaching health promotion strategies to a patient? What ethical decision-making process did you use?

Week 3 discussion

Discussion 1

How should you use Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns to assess individual health? What health screening interventions do you regularly participate in?

Discussion 2

What family characteristics may contribute to potential or actual dysfunctional health patterns?

Week 4 discussion

Discussion 1 Watch the Ted Talk video,

What if our health care system kept us healthy?

Watch Video

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Duration: (16:35)

User: TED – Added: 6/12/12

What role does your facility play in keeping people healthy? Would the Health Leads program work in your facility? Why or why not?

Discussion 2

How do the nutrition and fitness goals in Healthy People 2010 compare to those in Healthy People 2020?

Week 5 discussion

Discussion 1

What resources do you use to determine safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine?

Discussion 2

Discuss some of the psychophysiological aspects of stress. Which evidence-based stress management interventions do you apply to clinical practice? How effective are they?

Week 6 discussion

Discussion 1

What methods can nurses use to actively influence health policies and legislation?

Discussion 2

Discuss the controversy regarding childhood immunization and the potential affect on community health.

Week 7 discussion

Discussion 1

What essential elements should be included in a health teaching plan addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges in adolescents?

Discussion 2

Discuss factors that contribute to risk-taking behaviors and situations during adolescence. What impact might stress play on this age group? Do you see any connection between stress and common adolescent risk factors? Consider the findings from the 2013 APA report Stress in America on millennials (pages 19-21 of the report).

Week 8 discussion

Discussion 1

Please watch the film, And the Band Played On.

This film may be available on the Internet through free sites such as Youtube and Vimeo (please note: accessing these sites is at your own risk). You may also view the film for purchase online through sites such as Amazon or HBO.

What factors inhibited the early war against acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)? Do you believe the AIDS outbreak could have been stopped? Why or why not? What role does advocacy play in the film? How much publicity does HIV/AIDS receive today? What’s the story of HIV/AIDS in the 21st century? Explain.

Discussion 2

How do occupation and culture influence psychosocial stressors that affect middle-aged adults? How does your occupation influence psychosocial stressors?

Week 2 Ethical Health Promotion Paper

Find a scholarly, peer-reviewed article no more than four years old that discusses an ethical health promotion-related issue. Use the WCU library databases to search for appropriate articles.

In your paper:

Briefly summarize the presented issue.

Describe your thoughts on the role health care professionals should play in resolving the ethical issue.

Provide specific theories and refer to specific ethical codes to support your position.

Your paper should be 2–3 pages long. Use APA to cite and reference the article and any other optional sources you use. Adhere to APA formatting throughout your paper.

Week 3 Community Strategic Plan: Part A, Community Assessment

For this assignment, identify an area of focus in community health within your own community.

Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns framework (p. 130 in your e-text), assess the health risks in your community.

In your community assessment paper, include the following:

Identify resources in your community that would enable you to complete a community assessment and submit a summary of your findings (1–2 paragraphs).

Refer to Table 8-2: Examples of Community Strengths and Concerns, and assess the strengths and concerns of your community (2–3 paragraphs).

Identify potential barriers to implementing community health plans in your community and brainstorm ways of addressing these barriers (2–3 paragraphs).

Plan ahead: Next week, as Part B of this assignment, you will select one (1) identified risk from this assessment to develop a community-focused strategic plan to address that health risk. It is recommended that you look ahead to next week’s assignment so that you can begin framing your chosen community health focus.

Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, not including the cover and reference pages. Use APA throughout.

You must include 2–3 sources that are APA cited and referenced in your paper. (Sources may include community resources such as flyers, brochures, interviews, news stories, and local research data from credible sources.)

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Week 4 Community Strategic Plan: Part B, Strategic Plan

For this assignment, you will research and prepare a community-level strategic plan that addresses a key public health issue.

Potential topics may include:

• Using prenatal and infancy home visits to prevent child abuse and neglect

• Preventing falls in the elderly

• Reducing population salt intake

• Reducing tobacco use among adults

• Preventing risky sexual behavior among youth and young adults

• Reducing drug experimentation among young adults

Include the following in your paper:

Introduction:

Provide an overview of the community health issue as described in Part A with identified causes and influences, including knowledge gaps.

Detail the prevalence of the issue inside and outside the United States.

Describe potential monetary costs associated with the issue in the United States.

You must include data as part of your introduction (images, charts, graphs, etc., may be included as well as written data).

Describe advance practice roles and management strategies that affect change at the community level.

Identify key community and social resources that negatively and positivelyaffect the selected issue.

Identify changes or enhancements in community-related services for your selected topic.

Develop a strategic plan that could decrease the prevalence of your selected topic.The goals for this plan needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Include how your plan takes into consideration health literacy, socioeconomic factors, and cultural differences.

Conclusion:

A summary of the goals and challenges

An assessment of the outlook for action/progress

Appendix A: Include your community assessment from Week 3 as Appendix A.

Your paper should be 3–5 pages in length (not including the cover or reference pages). Use APA throughout.

Include 2–3 scholarly sources that are carefully selected and appropriate to the topic. References should be current—no more than four years old.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 110

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Before you begin, review some strategic plans to garner ideas for developing your own strategic plan.

ACL strategic plan (2013–2018)

A strategic plan to make improvements in the network of community-based long term care and supportive services for older adults and adults with disabilities in San Francisco

Week 5 Disease Analysis Paper

For this assignment, you will select a disease of your choice and conduct a detailed analysis of that disease, exploring it from a balanced traditional and alternative health perspective.

Begin by searching the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website Diseases and Conditions Index to choose a disease or condition of interest to you.

Next, review the website for Healthy People 2020 for information related to the disease or the disease category (e.g., mental health for ADHD).

In your paper, discuss the following:

Prominent aspects of this disease

Current data and statistics related to the disease

Health disparities related to the disease

Prevention strategies including complementary and alternative health therapies

Contemporary research and clinical studies related to the disease

An analysis of the pathophysiologic effects of stress related to the disease

Evidence-based stress management interventions that might help with prevention or cure

The paper should be between 3–4 pages.

Incorporate at least three scholarly sources within the paper. Sources should be no more than three years old.

Use proper APA format to cite and reference sources.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Week 7 Adolescent Health Risk Seminar

For this assignment, you will develop and deliver a 10–15 minute seminar/workshop aimed at the teen or young adult audience on a specific health risk associated with the population. you will submit your presentation using the Kaltura recording tool within Blackboard. See the Getting Started with Kaltura link listed under the Resources area in your course menu to learn how to use this tool.

* If you predominantly work with a specific population and would like to present a relevant health risk seminar to that population, you must seek instructor approval in advance. Email your instructor through the Virtual Office.

1. Choose a health risk associated with adolescence. Some categories to consider may include:

Suicide

Pregnancy

Substance use and abuse

Motor vehicle crashes

Tobacco use

Sexually transmitted disease

Domestic violence

Mental health issues

Sexual identity issues

Eating disorders

Nutrition and fitness

2. As the health care advocate, you will present the following to the target audience (adolescents or young adults)in 10-15 slides or screens:

An overview of the risk factor

Contributing factors

Prevalence of the health risk (meaningful data)

Explain your role with the issue as a health care practitioner/advocate

Ways to identify a problem and address the issue

Present an activity or project or exercise for the audience to engage in related to the topic

Help and support resources

3. In your research materials, incorporate 3–4 current sources with one containing the most current statistics.

4. Use age-appropriate creativity to ensure the message gets across to the selected audience.

As you plan your seminar, consider:

How will you initiate a conversation (rather than give a lecture)?

How will you keep the attention and respect of this audience?

5. Use APA for citing and referencing your sources.

6. Keep your design and audio appropriate to the audience, yet professional. Your presentation must include both audio and visual components and be professional in nature.

What is a seminar?

See this week’s Resource folder for curriculum and topic ideas.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Submit your final presentation here for grading and post a copy in the discussion board to share with your peers

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 300

Week 7 Final Adolescent Health Risk Seminar Presentation

Click the link above to post a copy of your final presentation to the discussion board to share with your classmates no later than Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).

(You must also submit it to the assignment folder above for grading.) In the final presentation discussion board, review and comment on at least four presentations by the end of the course (for a total of 4 comments, minimum). You are encouraged to view and comment on as many peer projects as you can.

Week 8 Global Health Risk Paper

Choose a global health issue. For this assignment, you will introduce the health issue and discuss the interventions necessary to prevent the issue and promote health.

Some topics to consider may include:

Anthrax

Bioterrorism

Cholera

Clostridium botulinum infection

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

Ebola virus disease

Escherichia coli

Human immunodeficiency virus disease

Malaria

Plague

Severe respiratory distress syndrome

Small pox

Suicide

Tuberculosis

Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection

West Nile virus

Include the following in your paper:

Introduction/overview of the health issue and the prevalence in the United States and worldwide

Contributing factors

Prevention strategies

Signs and symptoms

Diagnostic tests (if applicable)

Advanced practice nursing role and management strategies

Medical/pharmacological management (if applicable)

Follow-up care

Conclusion

Write a 3–4 page paper following APA format. You must include 2–3 scholarly sources in your citations and references.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 100

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Westcoast NURS561 Full Course Weekly Assignments

Westcoast NURS561 Full Course Weekly Assignments

Week 1 discussion

Discussion 1

This discussion prompt refers to the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use simulation.

After participating in the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use simulation exercise, reflect on the following.

Have you empowered a patient to believe they could make needed lifestyle modifications irrespective of the barriers that exist in their environment? Please provide examples. If so, you were engaged in health promotion activities as part of your nursing role.

Where there any strategies used in this simulation exercise that you use to improve patient health literacy? Are there any that you use that were not mentioned here? In your experience, how effective are these strategies?

What are some of the biggest challenges you encounter when trying to improve health literacy? What solutions can you offer to manage these challenges?

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Discussion 2

Choose two emerging populations, such as Latino/Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, or Black/African Americans. How do health issues differ between the two populations?

Week 2 discussion

Discussion 1

How should you respond if your health promotion values conflict with a client’s values?

Discussion 2

What ethical issue have you recently encountered when teaching health promotion strategies to a patient? What ethical decision-making process did you use?

Week 3 discussion

Discussion 1

How should you use Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns to assess individual health? What health screening interventions do you regularly participate in?

Discussion 2

What family characteristics may contribute to potential or actual dysfunctional health patterns?

Week 4 discussion

Discussion 1 Watch the Ted Talk video,

What if our health care system kept us healthy?

Watch Video

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Duration: (16:35)

User: TED – Added: 6/12/12

What role does your facility play in keeping people healthy? Would the Health Leads program work in your facility? Why or why not?

Discussion 2

How do the nutrition and fitness goals in Healthy People 2010 compare to those in Healthy People 2020?

Week 5 discussion

Discussion 1

What resources do you use to determine safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine?

Discussion 2

Discuss some of the psychophysiological aspects of stress. Which evidence-based stress management interventions do you apply to clinical practice? How effective are they?

Week 6 discussion

Discussion 1

What methods can nurses use to actively influence health policies and legislation?

Discussion 2

Discuss the controversy regarding childhood immunization and the potential affect on community health.

Week 7 discussion

Discussion 1

What essential elements should be included in a health teaching plan addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges in adolescents?

Discussion 2

Discuss factors that contribute to risk-taking behaviors and situations during adolescence. What impact might stress play on this age group? Do you see any connection between stress and common adolescent risk factors? Consider the findings from the 2013 APA report Stress in America on millennials (pages 19-21 of the report).

Week 8 discussion

Discussion 1

Please watch the film, And the Band Played On.

This film may be available on the Internet through free sites such as Youtube and Vimeo (please note: accessing these sites is at your own risk). You may also view the film for purchase online through sites such as Amazon or HBO.

What factors inhibited the early war against acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)? Do you believe the AIDS outbreak could have been stopped? Why or why not? What role does advocacy play in the film? How much publicity does HIV/AIDS receive today? What’s the story of HIV/AIDS in the 21st century? Explain.

Discussion 2

How do occupation and culture influence psychosocial stressors that affect middle-aged adults? How does your occupation influence psychosocial stressors?

Week 2 Ethical Health Promotion Paper

Find a scholarly, peer-reviewed article no more than four years old that discusses an ethical health promotion-related issue. Use the WCU library databases to search for appropriate articles.

In your paper:

Briefly summarize the presented issue.

Describe your thoughts on the role health care professionals should play in resolving the ethical issue.

Provide specific theories and refer to specific ethical codes to support your position.

Your paper should be 2–3 pages long. Use APA to cite and reference the article and any other optional sources you use. Adhere to APA formatting throughout your paper.

Week 3 Community Strategic Plan: Part A, Community Assessment

For this assignment, identify an area of focus in community health within your own community.

Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns framework (p. 130 in your e-text), assess the health risks in your community.

In your community assessment paper, include the following:

Identify resources in your community that would enable you to complete a community assessment and submit a summary of your findings (1–2 paragraphs).

Refer to Table 8-2: Examples of Community Strengths and Concerns, and assess the strengths and concerns of your community (2–3 paragraphs).

Identify potential barriers to implementing community health plans in your community and brainstorm ways of addressing these barriers (2–3 paragraphs).

Plan ahead: Next week, as Part B of this assignment, you will select one (1) identified risk from this assessment to develop a community-focused strategic plan to address that health risk. It is recommended that you look ahead to next week’s assignment so that you can begin framing your chosen community health focus.

Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, not including the cover and reference pages. Use APA throughout.

You must include 2–3 sources that are APA cited and referenced in your paper. (Sources may include community resources such as flyers, brochures, interviews, news stories, and local research data from credible sources.)

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Week 4 Community Strategic Plan: Part B, Strategic Plan

For this assignment, you will research and prepare a community-level strategic plan that addresses a key public health issue.

Potential topics may include:

• Using prenatal and infancy home visits to prevent child abuse and neglect

• Preventing falls in the elderly

• Reducing population salt intake

• Reducing tobacco use among adults

• Preventing risky sexual behavior among youth and young adults

• Reducing drug experimentation among young adults

Include the following in your paper:

Introduction:

Provide an overview of the community health issue as described in Part A with identified causes and influences, including knowledge gaps.

Detail the prevalence of the issue inside and outside the United States.

Describe potential monetary costs associated with the issue in the United States.

You must include data as part of your introduction (images, charts, graphs, etc., may be included as well as written data).

Describe advance practice roles and management strategies that affect change at the community level.

Identify key community and social resources that negatively and positivelyaffect the selected issue.

Identify changes or enhancements in community-related services for your selected topic.

Develop a strategic plan that could decrease the prevalence of your selected topic.The goals for this plan needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Include how your plan takes into consideration health literacy, socioeconomic factors, and cultural differences.

Conclusion:

A summary of the goals and challenges

An assessment of the outlook for action/progress

Appendix A: Include your community assessment from Week 3 as Appendix A.

Your paper should be 3–5 pages in length (not including the cover or reference pages). Use APA throughout.

Include 2–3 scholarly sources that are carefully selected and appropriate to the topic. References should be current—no more than four years old.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 110

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Before you begin, review some strategic plans to garner ideas for developing your own strategic plan.

ACL strategic plan (2013–2018)

A strategic plan to make improvements in the network of community-based long term care and supportive services for older adults and adults with disabilities in San Francisco

Week 5 Disease Analysis Paper

For this assignment, you will select a disease of your choice and conduct a detailed analysis of that disease, exploring it from a balanced traditional and alternative health perspective.

Begin by searching the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website Diseases and Conditions Index to choose a disease or condition of interest to you.

Next, review the website for Healthy People 2020 for information related to the disease or the disease category (e.g., mental health for ADHD).

In your paper, discuss the following:

Prominent aspects of this disease

Current data and statistics related to the disease

Health disparities related to the disease

Prevention strategies including complementary and alternative health therapies

Contemporary research and clinical studies related to the disease

An analysis of the pathophysiologic effects of stress related to the disease

Evidence-based stress management interventions that might help with prevention or cure

The paper should be between 3–4 pages.

Incorporate at least three scholarly sources within the paper. Sources should be no more than three years old.

Use proper APA format to cite and reference sources.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Week 7 Adolescent Health Risk Seminar

For this assignment, you will develop and deliver a 10–15 minute seminar/workshop aimed at the teen or young adult audience on a specific health risk associated with the population. you will submit your presentation using the Kaltura recording tool within Blackboard. See the Getting Started with Kaltura link listed under the Resources area in your course menu to learn how to use this tool.

* If you predominantly work with a specific population and would like to present a relevant health risk seminar to that population, you must seek instructor approval in advance. Email your instructor through the Virtual Office.

1. Choose a health risk associated with adolescence. Some categories to consider may include:

Suicide

Pregnancy

Substance use and abuse

Motor vehicle crashes

Tobacco use

Sexually transmitted disease

Domestic violence

Mental health issues

Sexual identity issues

Eating disorders

Nutrition and fitness

2. As the health care advocate, you will present the following to the target audience (adolescents or young adults)in 10-15 slides or screens:

An overview of the risk factor

Contributing factors

Prevalence of the health risk (meaningful data)

Explain your role with the issue as a health care practitioner/advocate

Ways to identify a problem and address the issue

Present an activity or project or exercise for the audience to engage in related to the topic

Help and support resources

3. In your research materials, incorporate 3–4 current sources with one containing the most current statistics.

4. Use age-appropriate creativity to ensure the message gets across to the selected audience.

As you plan your seminar, consider:

How will you initiate a conversation (rather than give a lecture)?

How will you keep the attention and respect of this audience?

5. Use APA for citing and referencing your sources.

6. Keep your design and audio appropriate to the audience, yet professional. Your presentation must include both audio and visual components and be professional in nature.

What is a seminar?

See this week’s Resource folder for curriculum and topic ideas.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Submit your final presentation here for grading and post a copy in the discussion board to share with your peers

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 300

Week 7 Final Adolescent Health Risk Seminar Presentation

Click the link above to post a copy of your final presentation to the discussion board to share with your classmates no later than Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).

(You must also submit it to the assignment folder above for grading.) In the final presentation discussion board, review and comment on at least four presentations by the end of the course (for a total of 4 comments, minimum). You are encouraged to view and comment on as many peer projects as you can.

Week 8 Global Health Risk Paper

Choose a global health issue. For this assignment, you will introduce the health issue and discuss the interventions necessary to prevent the issue and promote health.

Some topics to consider may include:

Anthrax

Bioterrorism

Cholera

Clostridium botulinum infection

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

Ebola virus disease

Escherichia coli

Human immunodeficiency virus disease

Malaria

Plague

Severe respiratory distress syndrome

Small pox

Suicide

Tuberculosis

Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection

West Nile virus

Include the following in your paper:

Introduction/overview of the health issue and the prevalence in the United States and worldwide

Contributing factors

Prevention strategies

Signs and symptoms

Diagnostic tests (if applicable)

Advanced practice nursing role and management strategies

Medical/pharmacological management (if applicable)

Follow-up care

Conclusion

Write a 3–4 page paper following APA format. You must include 2–3 scholarly sources in your citations and references.

Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 100

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