EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS. TRANSFORMING THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH CARE SYS
Epidemiology of Health and Illness.
Transforming the Public’s Health Care Systems.
Please read chapter 4, 5 & 7 of the class textbook and review the attached Power Point presentations. Once done answer the following questions;
1. How does the epidemiologic triad apply to health issues we see in the hospital? What are some common diagnoses in the acute care setting? What about in the community setting? How does the epidemiologic triad differ when a nurse is providing care to someone in the community or in his home? Does the nurse have more or less control in either arena?
2. Discuss the data presented regarding obesity in America in the Ethical Connection feature on page 118. Please review the data and discuss your feelings about the role of community health nurses in community nutrition.
3. What are some of the causes for increases in healthcare costs in recent years, as outlined in the chapter? Brainstorm some examples that you have actually witnessed in the clinical setting. Can any of these factors be modified? What could nurses do to help cut down on costs related to the different factors?
4. Why are the causes of morbidity and mortality in other countries different than in the United States? In what ways are they the same? Why do those differences exist? What types of services & interventions are needed in less developed countries to help with their health issues?
As stated in the class syllabus please present your assignment in an APA format word document, Arial 12 font attach to the thread in the discussion board title “Week 2 discussion questions”. A minimum of 2 references no more than 5 years old are required with 2 replies to any of your peers sustained with the proper references. A minimum of 500 words without counting the first and reference page are required.
Text and materials:
Saucier Lundy, K & Janes, S.. (2016). Community Health Nursing. Caring for the Public’s Health. (3rd ed.) ISBN: 978-1-4496-9149-3
Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.).
2009 ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5