Why is it an important public health problem?

One of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to reduce health disparities among populations. Select one of the leading health indicators as identified by Healthy People 2020 and write a research paper of 750-1,000 words on the health disparities related to that condition. For the health indicator selected, the paper should include a discussion on the following:

Health Problem

  1. Definition of the problem
  2. Descriptive epidemiology (person, place, time)
  3. Etiology (causes, risk factors)

Health Disparities

  1. What disparities do we know exist for this disease?
  2. Why do these disparities exist?
  3. What explanations have been offered or supported?
  4. What research questions have not been studied that may provide new, insightful information regarding this health problem?

Public Policy

  1. Why is it an important public health problem?
  2. What are some social, political, or economic barriers in our current health care system that impede disease prevention and health promotion for this health problem?
  3. How would you educate/disseminate information about this health problem to the public? (target group, financial constraints)
  4. How could one of a health administrator/manager’s general policies or policies specific to this health condition impact the health status of the target population?

You are required to use a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,

How effective is writing “policy” ?  

  • Assignment   Unit 1 Assignment 1 (U1A1)

    (Individual)
    “Finding Balance”
    Week 1
    100 points

    Introduce yourself to your classmates and to me.  Write using first person, such as—Hello class, my name is ME, and I want to tell you a little bit about myself and why I am interested in healthcare administration…
    Within the context of your intro, share your perspective on the importance of “finding balance” between the roles of healthcare delivery providers, such as nurses and assorted clinicians in a hospital environment next to the business/financial component that drives variables such as costs, length of stay, discharge protocols, admit/surgical denials, and any others.  Further consider that there is (or should be) a synergy among/between patient care providers and bean counters, yet it requires money to keep the beds open and salaries paid—just as it takes the care provided by trained professionals on the units.  How effective is writing “policy” on matters such as these?

    This first assignment should be at least two pages in length, double spaced, 12 points font, and the title page is not part of the page count.  If you cite, be sure to include your sources within the essay, and at the end in a separate Reference List.  However, because this assignment is more of an opportunity to opine, sources are not mandatory.

    Evaluation Criteria
    You will be evaluated on your ability to complete the following tasks according to points designated:

    1. Introduce yourself…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….10 points
    2. Identify and analyze a problem………………………………………………………………..…………………………   20 points
    3. Outline and analyze proposed solutions……………………………………………………………………………………20 points
    4. Explain the background of the issue including its history and previous attempts to address the problem…………….20 points
    5. Name any inherent values that need to be assessed…………………………………………………… …………………..10 points
    6. Determine the resources, both financial and human, needed to bring the issue forward and to reach a resolution…10 points
    7. Describe a plan of action or policy based on your conclusions………………………………………………………….   10 points

Outline the psychosocial needs of vulnerable female populations and issues impacting culturally competent delivery of women’s health care

No Plegarism please, assignment will be checked with Turnitin. 

Will need minimum of 5 full pages, plus title, and reference page APA Style, double spaced, times new roman, font 12, and and (3 references within 5 years 2014-2018) with intext citations).

 

The purpose of this Assignment is for you to gain an understanding of the psychosocial needs of vulnerable female populations and issues impacting culturally competent delivery of women’s health care. This is a 5–6 page paper, excluding title page and references, written in 6th edition APA format. Please review the grading rubric in course resources.

 

Directions

1. Select a vulnerable female population ( I chose homeless women).

2. Introduce the group and why you selected it.

3. Outline the relevant group statistics related to the population as well as the impact of the group on women’s health.

4. Analyze the psychosocial needs of the selected group.

5. Discuss the issues impacting culturally competent care delivery for the group.

6. Describe the associated culturally and ethically competent care methods the Nurse Practitioner will employ in caring for the population.

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describe the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice

In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250-word essay describing the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice. To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Select an issue from the following list: nursing shortage and nurse turn-over, nurse staffing ratios, unit closures and restructuring, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction, and magnet designation.
  2. Compare and contrast how you would expect nursing leaders and managers to approach your selected issue. Support your rationale by using the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager described in your readings.
  3. Identify the approach that best fits your personal and professional philosophy of nursing and explain why the approach is suited to your personal leadership style.
  4. Identify a possible funding source that addresses your issue. Consider looking at federal, state, and local organizations. For example: There are many grants available through the CDC, HRSA, etc.
  5. Use at least two references other than your text and those provided in the course

Compare and contrast health education and health promotion

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Can you help me to finish this assignments with the good quality and be on time please?

1. Compare and contrast health education and health promotion. What is its purpose? Why is it important to you?

Submit 1-3 formal paragraphs  about 2 pages in response to the topic above. Provide at least one academic or credible source for an in-text citation and reference. Use APA 6th edition in-text citations and references.

describe strategies to educate HIV positive patients on medication adherence, as well as safe practices to reduce the risk of infecting others.

While HIV/AIDS is still currently incurable, the prognosis for patients with this infectious disease has improved due to advancements in drug treatments. Consider the case of Kristy Aney. Kristy was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 and was told she would survive, at most, 10 more years. Despite unfavorable odds, Kristy is still alive 20 years later. Since her diagnosis, she has witnessed tremendous improvements in HIV/AIDS treatments which have helped patients live longer with fewer side effects. While she acknowledges that these drug treatments have kept her alive, she fears that improvements in drug therapy have led to more people becoming complacent about the disease (Idaho Statesmen, 2012). In fact, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States is higher than it has ever been (CDC, 2012). This poses the question: Is there a relationship between drug advancements, societal complacency, and infection?

To prepare:

  • Review Chapter 49 of the Arcangelo      and Peterson text, as well as the Krummenacher et al. and Scourfield      articles in the Learning Resources.
  • Reflect on whether or not the      prevalence of HIV cases might be attributed to increased complacency due      to more advanced drug treatment options for HIV/AIDS.
  • Consider how health care      professionals can help to change perceptions and make people more aware of      the realities of the disease.
  • Think about strategies to educate HIV      positive patients on medication adherence, as well as safe practices to      reduce the risk of infecting others.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post an explanation of whether or not you think the prevalence of HIV cases might be attributed to increased complacency due to more advanced drug treatment options. Then, explain how health care professionals can help to change perceptions and increase awareness of the realities of the disease. Finally, describe strategies to educate HIV positive patients on medication adherence, as well as safe practices to reduce the risk of infecting others.

This work should have Introduction and conclusion

– This work should have at 3 to 5current references (Year 2012 and up)

– Use at least 2 references from class Learning Resources

The following Resources are not acceptable:

1. Wikipedia

2. Cdc.gov- nonhealthcare professionals section

3. Webmd.com

4. Mayoclinic.com

Required Readings

Arcangelo, V. P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V., & Reinhold, J. A. (Eds.). (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Chapter 8, “Principles of      Antimicrobial Therapy” (pp. 111-134)
    This chapter covers factors that impact the selection of an antimicrobial      treatment regimen. It also examines the clinical uses, adverse events, and      drug interactions of various antimicrobial agents such as penicillin.
  • Chapter 12, “Fungal Infections      of the Skin” (pp. 163-196)
    This chapter explores the pathophysiology of several fungal infections of      the skin as well as related drug treatments and examines the importance of      patient education when managing these infections.
  • Chapter 14, “Bacterial      Infections of the Skin” (pp. 181-196)
    This chapter begins by examining causes of bacterial infections. It then      explores the importance of selecting an appropriate agent for treating      bacterial infections.
  • Chapter 32, “Urinary Tract      Infection” (pp. 519-526)
    This chapter covers drugs used to treat urinary tract infections and      identifies special considerations when treating geriatric patients,      pediatric patients, and women.
  • Chapter 35, “Sexually      Transmitted Infections” (pp. 512-535)
    This chapter outlines the causes, pathophysiology, and drug treatment of      six sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and      human papilloma virus infection (HPV). It also examines the importance of      selecting the proper agent and monitoring patient response to treatment.
  • Chapter 49, “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” (pp.      843-860)
    This chapter presents the causes, pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria,      and prevention methods for HIV. It also covers various methods of drug      treatment and patient factors to consider when selecting, administering,      and managing drug treatments.

Krummenacher, I., Cavassini, M., Bugnon, O., & Schneider, M. (2011). An interdisciplinary HIV-adherence program combining motivational interviewing and electronic antiretroviral drug monitoring. AIDS Care, 23(5), 550–561.

This article analyzes medication adherence in HIV patients and examines factors that increase adherence as well as factors that contribute to termination or discontinuation of treatment.

Drugs.com. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.drugs.com/

This website presents a comprehensive review of prescription and over-the-counter drugs including information on common uses and potential side effects. It also provides updates relating to new drugs on the market, support from health professionals, and a drug-drug interactions checker.

Scourfield, A., Waters, L., & Nelson, M. (2011). Drug combinations for HIV: What’s new? Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy, 9(11), 1001–1011.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article examines current therapies and strategies for treating HIV patients. It also examines factors that impact selection of therapy, including drug interactions, personalization of therapy, costs, management of comorbidities, and patient response.

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Antimicrobials. Baltimore, MD: Author.

This media presentation outlines principles of antimicrobial therapy

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.

Mayer, K. H., & Krakower, D. (2012). Antiretroviral medication and HIV prevention: New steps forward and New Questions. Annals of Internal Medicine, 156(4), 312–314.

how can specific personality type enhance or hinder effective leadership in the health care environment

Week 2 Project

This assignment will help you understand your personality type. Through this assignment, you will analyze how your specific personality type can enhance or hinder effective leadership in the health care environment.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about personality types.

Note: You can use the following link to access the online assessment: Jung Typology Test

Based on your research and understanding, write a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document that:

  • Integrates how your specific personality type can enhance or hinder effective leadership in the health care environment.
  • Explains all four aspects of your personality gleaned from the assessment.
  • Includes 2- to 3-journal article references.
  • Use this APA Citation

describe a situation you have encountered when doing health screening or health promotion activities

In Your Clinical journal,describe a situation you have encountered when doing health screening or health promotion activities

Complete Journaling Activity 8-1 on pg. 259. Answer the 2 questions using the assessment tools found in the chapter and document your findings to be handed in to the instructor at the end of the Community class.

1. In your clinical Journal, describe a situation you have encounter when doing Health screening or health promotion activities.

a) What did you learn from this experience 

b) How will you practice differently based in this experience?

2. In your clinical journal, describe a situation in which you have observed infant or children not receiving the disease prevention or health promotion services that they needed

a) How could or would you like to advocate for this issue when you begin to practice as an RN?

b) What could you do now?