Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.

Environmental Health and Health Effects of Environmental Change

This assignment will help you evaluate your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.

Instructions:

Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.
In this paper you will apply the material presented in this lesson.
Be sure to use the resources in the lesson and previous lessons in this module as appropriate.
Copy/save your results and upload the file by clicking “Browse My Computer” for Attach file.
View grading rubric.

How will you prioritize your care of Amira, what assessments will you complete, and in what order? Please provide rationale for choosing this order.

Assessment of the Abdomen and Genitourinary System (graded)

Amira is a 27-year-old Syrian refugee who has been residing in a local homeless shelter since her arrival here in the United States 4 weeks ago. She was brought into the emergency room this morning via squad after being found by a shelter employee sitting in a pool of blood on the bathroom floor crying and holding her abdomen. Due to her limited English speaking abilities, she is unable to provide specific details as to her complaints but the shelter employee states that she has recently stopped eating and has not looked well for the past couple of days.

Based on the limited information provided, please answer the following questions.

How will you prioritize your care of Amira, what assessments will you complete, and in what order? Please provide rationale for choosing this order.
Are there any cultural beliefs/practices that must be taken into consideration when planning her care?
Considering her symptoms of abdominal pain and bleeding, is it possible that her status as a homeless refugee is a causative or contributing factor to her illness? Please provide rationale for your response.

What are some of the ways this socialization occurs in your workplace as a cardiac nurse?

Professional socialization relates to the manner in which we learn the roles and functions of being a nurse once we enter the healthcare system. Answer the following questions in 2 pages Word document:

What are some of the ways this socialization occurs in your workplace as a cardiac nurse?
Do you believe this socialization leads to effective assumption of the nursing role?
Nowadays, socialization occurs in a patriarchal healthcare system that still remains predominantly male physician-based. Discuss the impact, you believe, this patriarchal system has on socialization for the nursing role.

Describe developmental changes associated with aging which put this patient at risk for injury

Scenario:

An 84-year-old male, who fell at home is admitted to the hospital with complaints of confusion, weakness, unsteady gait, and fatigue. His laboratory results confirm he has a urinary tract infection. A nursing plan of care has been developed using the NANDA-I label Risk for Injury. The outcome is: The patient will not be injured during the hospital stay.

Initial Discussion Post:

Describe developmental changes associated with aging which put this patient at risk for injury
Identify three (3) interventions that would help this patient achieve the outcome
Include your rationale for each intervention.
How would you evaluate whether the outcome has been met?
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.

Based on your subjective and objective review of your findings, what conclusions have you arrived at? Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

Module One (Week One): Part One Windshield Survey and Key Informant Interviews

Please complete the following information on this template about the community you have selected. If you do not use this template there will be a 10- point grade penalty per assignment, and you will be required to resubmit within 48 hrs. You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers

Reference Module 2 (Week 2) Part Two: Statistical Analysis of Community Health Problem

Please complete the following information on this template. If you do not use this template there will be a 10-point grade penalty per assignment, and you will be required to resubmit within 48 hrs. You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers

Name of Community or Zip Code:

Instructions: Enter your response in each category marked below. Provide objective, statistical support for your subjective findings.

? Include all the data listed in the Objective Data Criteria listed below.

? Add supplemental data as needed for your community.

? All statistical data must be reported in NARRATIVE form only. Tables and graphs will not be accepted.

? Compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data.

You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers

General Objective Data Criteria for the Community-at-Large

1. Demographics: Total population; age distribution; gender distribution; family characteristics (single parent, multi-family, etc.). Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

Racial/Ethnic Characteristics: Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.
Economy: poverty rate, unemployment rates, median income. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.
4. Education: High school completion rates; higher education statistics. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

5. Identify two Morbidity and Mortality/Risk Problems: (Based on your observations from Week 1 subjective assignment, windshield survey and key informants provide Morbidity, Mortality (M&M) and risk data for your community… Example 1: if you observed obesity in your community then present obesity rates and health conditions associated with obesity [i.e. CVD, HD, Depression, etc.). Example 2: smoking/drinking rates and health conditions associated with smoking [i.e. Lung Cancer, COPD, etc]. These variables may include the following: gender (who does this problem affect the most, men or women); age distribution; ethnicity or racial group(s) mostly-affected; morbidity and mortality rates; any data related to life-expectancy in light of the health issues; is there a geographic area where the health problems mainly exist; is there a relationship between the health issue(s) and environmental health hazards; are these life-threatening health issues? Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

6. Other data as needed (air, water quality, crimes rates). Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

Analysis of Data

1. Based on your subjective and objective review of your findings, what conclusions have you arrived at? Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

· What impressions from your subjective observations were unfounded/invalid?

· Given the objective data, what impressions were validated/substantiated?

· What cause-and-effect relationships did you discover/identify?

2. Problem Analysis for Community/Zip Code:

Problem: List two (2) problems within your community (for example, Infant Malnutrition, CVD, Lung Cancer, Obesity, Alcoholism, Violence) NOTE: These problems need to be something the Community Health Nurse can impact(for example, a CHN cannot build a sidewalk, repair a street, implement a new bus route, etc.). Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

1. ____________________________________________

2. ____________________________________________

Select one of these problems and complete the Problem Analysis chart

*These are factors that contribute to problem and outcomes.

+ Refer to appropriate sections of the database and relevant research of the findings in current literature. Data in the third column could be local, state, or national statistics.

Refer to text (pg. 420-423) for additional examples.

3. Community Health Nursing Diagnoses:

Based on your subjective and objective assessment findings above for both Weeks 1 and 2, write TWO priority community health nursing diagnoses.

You must use this format as outlined in your text page 413 (do NOT use NANDA):

Health Risk/problem of (specific injury, illness, or potential of, complication of, etc) among (specific population) related to (supporting evidence from your assessment findings).

Ø Your CHN Diagnoses MUST be something that a community/public health nurse can do something about. See example below.

Ø Note: Poverty is NOT a CHN diagnosis.

Ø Remember do NOT use NANDA Nursing Diagnoses.

For example: Risk of asthma complications among children in SE Dallas County related to observations of overcrowded living conditions, lack of public transportation (may result in inability to access health care), high number of animals observed living in homes, poverty indications (may result in lack of access to medications).

Community Health Nursing Diagnosis #1

Describe the precautions and personal protective equipment required to care for this patient.

An 8-year-old child was admitted to the hospital with body aches, fatigue, cough and fever. He was diagnosed with a viral infection that spreads via large droplets. Nursing diagnoses established in the plan of care for this patient include Ineffective thermoregulation, Social Isolation and Impaired Comfort.

Initial Discussion Post:

Describe the precautions and personal protective equipment required to care for this patient.
Choose one (1) nursing diagnosis from this patient’s plan of care
Identify three (3) interventions for this patient.
Discuss infection control practices for this patient related to each intervention you have identified.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum

Describe the precautions and personal protective equipment required to care for this patient

An 8-year-old child was admitted to the hospital with body aches, fatigue, cough and fever. He was diagnosed with a viral infection that spreads via large droplets. Nursing diagnoses established in the plan of care for this patient include Ineffective thermoregulation, Social Isolation and Impaired Comfort.

Initial Discussion Post:

Describe the precautions and personal protective equipment required to care for this patient.
Choose one (1) nursing diagnosis from this patient’s plan of care
Identify three (3) interventions for this patient.
Discuss infection control practices for this patient related to each intervention you have identified.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum

What were the initial hypotheses for this study?

Read an article published recently(less than 5 years) on a topic of your interest.
Provide the citation and a written summary of your answers to the following questions:
What is the research problem?
What is the purpose statement?
What were the initial hypotheses for this study?
What was the study design?
Where the hypotheses rejected or accepted?
What was the overall conclusion of this paper?
Your post should be a minimum of 250-300 words.
Back up your arguments with reliable evidence.

Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.

Instructions:

Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.
In this paper you will apply the material presented in this lesson.
Be sure to use the resources in the lesson
Copy/save your results and upload the file by clicking “Browse My Computer” for Attach file.
View grading rubric.
Coca-Cola & Water Depletion & Contamination in India – http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_shiva.html – Link to interview withVandana Shiva
Flow: For Love of Water http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html – Entire file available in MDC Medical Campus Library
Taking Root: Planting trees for fuel, food and timber – http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/takingroot/film.html
The Future of Food (10 minute preview) http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html – Entire file available in MDC Medical Campus Library
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) http://ifg.org/about/about-us/ – The IFG addresses the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization
Trees for the Future – http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.

Write a 5-6 page paper on environmental health, the environmental factors that impact health, and your role with improving/eliminating environmental barriers to health.
In this paper you will apply the material presented in this lesson.
Be sure to use the resources in the lesson
Copy/save your results and upload the file by clicking “Browse My Computer” for Attach file.
View grading rubric.
Coca-Cola & Water Depletion & Contamination in India – http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_shiva.html – Link to interview withVandana Shiva
Flow: For Love of Water http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html – Entire file available in MDC Medical Campus Library
Taking Root: Planting trees for fuel, food and timber – http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/takingroot/film.html
The Future of Food (10 minute preview) http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html – Entire file available in MDC Medical Campus Library
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) http://ifg.org/about/about-us/ – The IFG addresses the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization
Trees for the Future – http://www.treesforthefuture.org/