NU629 Health Promotion - Disease Prevention
Week 10 Assignment
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Population-Specific Final Paper Submission
During this assignment, you will be asked to discuss the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention, relating this information to the role of the APRN and applying it to the vulnerable population you selected during Week 1. In Week 6, you submitted a rough draft of your paper and received feedback from faculty, so please make sure you incorporate those comments along with direction you received from SmartThinking, Pearson Writing Center, and the Library.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Population-Specific Paper
This paper was to be developed throughout the first six to nine weeks of the course, with an opportunity to submit a rough draft for feedback during Week 6 and your final submission due this week, in Week 10. The goal of this assignment is twofold: 1) for you to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as related to the role of the APRN while applying this information to a specific vulnerable population; and 2) for you to have an opportunity to develop your writing and APA formatting skills through faculty feedback and the utilization of various tools here at Regis (that is, Regis Library and staff, SmartThinking, Pearson Writing Center, etc.).
The faculty at Regis want you to be successful. Being able to present not only your thoughts but evidence-based practice information in a concise, systematic, and clear manner will be a talent that serves you well.
The paper is to be five to eight pages in length, not including the title page, attachments, and reference pages.
The paper will be divided into four sections.
Section 1 (Content can be found in Week 1)
WHO’s definition of health
Concepts of health, health promotion, and behavior change options
Vulnerable individuals and populations
Historical Perspectives of Health
Healthy People Initiative – overall summary of the initiative
Levels of Prevention
The role of nursing, specifically APRNs, in health promotion and disease prevention
Section 2 (Content can be found in Week 2 and 3)
Vulnerability as a concept
Cultural competency as a provider
Defining resilience and applying to the vulnerable
Advocacy role as a provider
Vulnerable people, groups, populations, and societal views: Sinner versus victim (Mechanic and Tanner, 2005)
Section 3 (Content can be found in Week 2 through 4. Don’t forget to use the media/website/video links, as they will provide a lot of great information). Focus on your specific vulnerable population group
Introduce your vulnerable population: sinner or victim?
Social justice related to your population
Low literacy within your population and how this affects their health
Evaluate your vulnerable population related to current Healthy People Initiative guidelines.
Discuss one primary health concern for your population and include the preventive guideline related to this concern and how you might motivate this group to make behavioral changes.
Discuss use of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with your vulnerable population – pros and cons. How can community-level plans/interventions influence individual and family health?
Discuss what resources are available within your community for your specific population and vulnerable populations in general.
The conclusion of your paper should bring all your information together.
Discuss an approach for improving health literacy within your population
Discuss how, as an APRN, you can impact vulnerable individuals in your community.
Conclude with a summary of how we as a nation are doing with health promotion and disease prevention.
Note: This assignment is to be submitted in an APA paper format (that is, title page, title, introduction and purpose statement, body of the paper with a conclusion, appropriate citations and reference page(s) along with attachments) as was your SmartThinking Report. Please make sure that ALL paragraphs are well developed, and have five to six sentences each, with citations for validity.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how the final submission of paper will be graded.
Please submit your Final Paper and a NEW SmartThinking Report.
Note: Failing to submit a NEW SmartThinking Report will result in a ZERO for this assignment.