BSN410 Healthcare Delivery and Quality Outcomes
Module 8 Discussion
DQ1 Chronic diseases such as “coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and asthma are the nation’s leading cause of illness and death” (Jonas & Kovner, 2018, p. 152). These diseases pose serious burdens on the health systems and on society. Changing these figures will require that we engage patients, families, communities, and providers in order to impact behavior and health. According to Jonas & Kovner (2018) changing health-related behavior and provider-related behavior represents a prime target for improving national health goals and healthcare” (p. 157). Nursing needs to be engaged in helping to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases and illnesses.
If you were designing a mix of interventions to improve national health goals, what one behavior-related intervention and one provider-related intervention (described in the text-book) would you choose and explain your rationale(s) for choosing each. Describe what the impact or outcome of these interventions would be.
DQ2 Each community bears the burden of disease on its fiscal resources.
Choose ONE of the behavioral risk factors (chapter 7 table 7.1) and discuss the following:
Describe the behavioral risk factor.
Identify and discuss two determinants of health (social, economic, or physical).
Explain how educational status, economic status (poverty or wealth), and health status are related.