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NURS 561 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

NURS 561 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTION ARE ATTACHED WITH INSTRUCTIONS, ARE 4 INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT, MUST BE DONE IN A DIFFERENT WORD DOCUMENTS.

NO PLAGIARISM MOR ETHNA 10 5 for any assignment

APA REQUIRED WITH PROPER FORMAT FOR REFERENCES AND CITATIONS

CHECK GRAMMAR CAUTIOUSLY 

Obesity and Overweight

Lisney Rodriguez

West Coast University

NURS 561 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Professor: Dr. Tabatha R Mauldin

11/16/2022

Obesity and Overweight

Unlike in the past when malnutrition and infections were the primary threat to healthcare, nowadays, overweight and obesity are constantly increasing and taking over by storm. However, society has projected controversies to the situation that have made it look more like a social problem than a medical problem it is. Indeed, your body weight is directly linked to a person’s self-esteem; this means that how comfortable you are with your body weight can associate with your mental health. Society thus took off to do everything to empower the plus-size citizens in ways that make them comfortable in their bodies. It was a good move. However, everything comes with consequences, and this was that when people became comfortable with their weight, they did not care about losing it since societal norms prioritized it. This has been the leading factor in being overweight since people think it is okay to live like that, contradicting the medical perspective of it.

By application of Gordon’s functional health pattern, starting with the health perception, the community members are fully aware of the health risks they are exposing themselves to. However, since the society made them comfortable and proud of the situation, they feel at ease and comfortable to carry on with it because of this.This brings it to the second element of nutrition; they know what is nutritious and what is not; however, they choose not to ignore healthy, as it is restrictive and requires commitment and discipline (Deer et al., 2018). Things bring us to the following elements of excretion patterns and exercises; there are numerous benefits of exercising to the body; one of the major ones includes excretion through sweat that relives the body of toxins and unwanted substances; continuous exercise would reside to a habit of drinking water which is also a health objective, killing two birds with no stone, it also accounts for urinal excretion.

Judging from the mental status, the current society has an education index level of education high; it would be a vague assumption to put it that the community members are illiterate. For that course, they are thus fully conversant and have interacted with the educative health materials either through the internet or just from their doctors. Nevertheless, little effort has been brought forward to address the same. To complete a full health assessment, multiple resources could be reached to facilitate the whole process, which involves availability and access to the internet. The internet is a significant resource, especially in terms of mass communication, as it globalizes the world into a global village. On the other hand, a team of doctors and literate medical personnel, such as nurses, are using social media platforms to educate the public; they also would play their part.

The whole plan could easily take off since the community understands the medical side effects they are exposing themselves to, just as the other time, changing their minds to let go of the comfort that comes with weight issues and embrace both personal and collective responsibilities would be a significant cracker to it. The other strength could be the willing youth that has constantly been consuming the wrong content through social media; the same media can be improved to make the youth consume the right content that would instead influence them to live healthily and embrace the activities and responsibilities that come with it.

To sum it all up, the only reason there are still overweight and obese people who are incredibly comfortable and sensitive to comments victimizing their bodies is because of the earlier measures imposed by society to protect their interests (Favier et al., 2019). That is the biggest obstacle to the situation, and the majority would take whichever measures to ensure they are still within their comfort zones without victimization. However, despite the high exposure to infectious diseases, that would still not alter their mindset; what is required is for the general public to agree on a campaign to convince them otherwise about their health situation; despite being socially accepted and respected with their bodies, they need to go the extra mile of taking personal responsibility to ensure their health comes first, except for some cases that are rumored to be genetic.

References

The authors are Dreer, L. E., Ketchum, J. M., Novack, T. A., Bogner, J., Felix, E. R., Corrigan, J. D.,… and Hammond, F. M. (2018). Among people 1 to 25 years after receiving acute rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury, obesity and overweight problems are problematic: a study using the NIDILRR traumatic brain injury model systems . Head Trauma Rehabilitation Journal,  33(4), 246-256.

Favieri, Forte, and Casagrande all have Ph.D.s (2019). A comprehensive analysis of longitudinal and cross-sectional neuropsychological studies on the executive functions in overweight and obesity. 10, 2126, Frontiers in Psychology

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Leading Change in Patient Safety Issues

Student’s Name: Stephanie

Course Name:

Institution: West Coast University

Date: 11/17/2022

LEADING CHANGE IN PATIENT SAFETY ISSUE

Topic Description

Adapting to change is essential for any company since it can be the difference between success and failure. When stagnation threatens advancement, the only option for influencing success is implementing change within the company. Change management in healthcare can improve patients' health greatly. As an added bonus, adapting to an EMR system can boost hospital communication and patient satisfaction. Without reliable electronic medical record systems in place, hospitals are always risking a disastrous medical error that might ruin their reputation and, even worse, cause serious harm to patients. Having a fully functional electronic health record in place can completely alter a healthcare facility from relying on paper records to using clinical information to deliver superior patient care. This research is vital because it examines how a nurse manager could handle change to ensure their staff nurses make a smooth transition to an EMR. Lewin's change model is applied to highlight the crucial steps necessary to implement the proposed changes, and the research concludes by examining the type of leadership most suited to implementing these alterations (Harrison et al., 2021). The research will focus on change management in adopting the EMR using Lewin's change model.

Plan for a Research Paper

I would approach the topic by looking into the literature about the adoption of EMR in other institutions and healthcare facilities and understanding it in detail before developing the research paper. In this case, implementing an electronic medical record system within a hospital has been discovered to offer various benefits during the past few years of research into this topic. One advantage is the elimination of poor penmanship, which is prevalent in the healthcare profession. Another is the ease with which electronic information may be accessed. Electronic medical records can enhance clinical decision-making, and the faultless transmission of clinical information can be facilitated. Similarly, it was also discovered that EHRs boost care quality by giving doctors access to patient-specific data like race, medical history, age, and more. In other research, electronic health records have been shown to boost organizational outcomes in general. It was observed that organizations whose electronic medical record systems were well-defined had gains in areas such as financial health and operational efficiency (Harrison et al., 2021). In addition, I would focus on how the patients and nurses feel encouraged and content after using EHRs, and this only happens when their feedback is sourced. The ability to conduct research and improve population health are only two examples of the broader societal benefits of a robust electronic health records system.

The other area that is of consideration is a leadership strategy that would work in the best interest of the healthcare facility during the implementation of EMR, which is a change that demands the involvement of stakeholders, especially employees, to make it a success. A coaching leadership style is the one that I would focus on in this case because it works in making employees appreciate the fact that their contribution is worth it. The other research section of focus is the three-stage process (unfreezing, changing, and freezing) outlined in Lewin's change model provides change agents with a macro perspective on how to bring about organizational development (Harrison et al., 2021). Agents of change are given a framework within which to carry out the often delicate task of implementing a change. In most circumstances, a leader may introduce new procedures and transfer responsibilities throughout any of the three stages of this paradigm, which helps unite people around change.

References

Harrison, R., Fischer, S., Walpola, R. L., Chauhan, A., Babalola, T., Mears, S., & Le-Dao, H. (2021). Where do models for Change Management, improvement, and implementation meet? A systematic review of the applications of Change Management Models in healthcare. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, Volume 13, 85–108. https://doi.org/10.2147/jhl.s289176

Annotated Bibliography

Hamdan, M., & Saleem, A. A. O. (2018). Changes in patient safety culture in Palestinian public hospitals: impact of quality and patient safety initiatives and programs.  Journal of Patient Safety14(3), e67-e73.

The sole purpose of medical institutions is to uphold patient health, this however cannot be achieved without patient safety being an area of interest. As it is easier and better to prevent than to treat, despite the fact that hospitals are the places we ran for medical help with hopes of returning home healthy or we the problem solved, they are also one of the most contaminated places. This is due to the compilation of all sets of people with different health problems all assembled in one place, the hospital wastes and emissions also play a huge role in causing infections in patients. For that reason, healthcare facilities need to administer top-notch strategies that ensure their patients do not contract infections on-site.

The journal is thus a case study set to experiment with the results after new strategies have been implemented in the organizational culture, with the objective of protecting the health interests of the patients. It is thus observed the rate at which patient safety increased due to basic programs and slight changes in the daily routine of the organization. The journal thus plays a huge role in my research topic, it is a clear indication that in order to apply new changes in the healthcare institution, one does not necessarily have to use technological advancements, just a slight change of operations could align the firm with their objectives.

Lawton, R. (2018). It Ain’t What You Do (But the Way That You Do It): Will Safety II Transform the Way We Do Patient Safety?: Comment on" False Dawns and New Horizons in Patient Safety Research and Practice".  International journal of health policy and management7(7), 659.

The article changes the whole perspective on patient safety, it introduces new concepts to it and in return points the blaming figures to new characters. There are two things to understand in the article, one is that where there is a disconnect at work, the workforce should be in question since they're notorious for not operating by the book. On the other hand, the employees might be doing their best in meeting the organization's expectations, thus redirecting the blame to the management by luring impractical strategies. The same can be associated with patient safety and the healthcare environment, it is still a problem because either the employees are not consistent in their responsibility, or because the strategies are not applicable.

Relating the concepts gathered to my topic, it is by far an eye-opening moment that we are in control and thus responsible for all the outcomes of our actions. Some problems exist because we let them, and prevail because we don't hold ourselves responsible to work them out. With this kind of mindset, patient safety thus takes both collective and individual responsibility to achieve. One of the most important new changes is to change the mindset and approach things differently.

Eriksson, J., Gellerstedt, L., Hillerås, P., & Craftman, Å. G. (2018). Registered nurses’ perceptions of safe care in overcrowded emergency departments.  Journal of clinical nursing27(5-6), e1061-e1067.

It is not practical to talk about patient safety without narrowing down to the main causes that put patients at risk or in a dangerous situation either by infection or other medical errors. For instance, most of the situations occur due to crowding in the institution, carelessness, and lack of other crucial infrastructure. This thus poses a new blame on the government for risking patients' lives. With such a kind of approach, it thus requires technology and infrastructure to come in and save the day. The article, unlike the other two that dwell their focus on other strategic aspects, planning, and culture, other than the use of infrastructure, the article stands out. It thus opens a new point of view in my research and a new area of focus to ensure I exhaust the area and how it functions. At the end of it all, I'll compile a strategy that would work best in the favor of both internal and external aspects.

References

Hamdan, M., & Saleem, A. A. O. (2018). Changes in patient safety culture in Palestinian public hospitals: impact of quality and patient safety initiatives and programs.  Journal of Patient Safety14(3), e67-e73.

Lawton, R. (2018). It Ain’t What You Do (But the Way That You Do It): Will Safety II Transform the Way We Do Patient Safety?: Comment on" False Dawns and New Horizons in Patient Safety Research and Practice".  International journal of health policy and management7(7), 659.

Eriksson, J., Gellerstedt, L., Hillerås, P., & Craftman, Å. G. (2018). Registered nurses’ perceptions of safe care in overcrowded emergency departments.  Journal of clinical nursing27(5-6), e1061-e1067.

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ASSIGNMENT # 1 (521)

Choosing the articles below, address the essay prompt associated with it. 

Park, M. (2009). Ethical issues in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Law, 13(3), 68-77. doi:10.1891/1073-7472.13.3.68

Essay Prompt: Identify primary areas for legal and ethical issues faced by oncology nurses in this study (Park, 2009), and strategies they may have developed to work with those ethical issues.

Your 1 page paper should include adhere to APA formatting and references/ citations for the article.  

– PLEASE ADHERE STRICTLY TO APA STYLE, AND CITATIONS, REFERENCES NO OLDER THAN 5 YEARS

– NO PLAGIARISM ACCEPTED MORE THAN 10 %

– DUE DATE NOVEMBER 22, 2022

ASSIGNMENT # 2 (561) Community Strategic Plan Part B– Document attached ( W-3 Community Strategic Plan Part A) to complete section requested in this assignment.

For this assignment, you will research and prepare a community-level strategic plan that addresses a key public health issue.

Potential topics may include: PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THE BELOW:

Using prenatal and infancy home visits to prevent child abuse and neglect

Preventing falls in the elderly

Reducing population salt intake

Reducing tobacco use among adults

Preventing risky sexual behavior among youth and young adults

Reducing drug experimentation among young adults

Include the following in your paper:

Introduction:

1-Provide an overview of the community health issue as described in Part A with identified causes and influences, including knowledge gaps. 

2-Detail the prevalence of the issue inside and outside the United States.

3-Describe potential monetary costs associated with the issue in the United States.

4-You must include data as part of your introduction (images, charts, graphs, etc., may be included as well as written data).

Describe advance practice roles and management strategies that affect change at the community level.

Identify key community and social resources that negatively and positively affect the selected issue.

Identify changes or enhancements in community-related services for your selected topic.

Develop a strategic plan that could decrease the prevalence of your selected topic.The goals for this plan needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Include how your plan takes into consideration health literacy, socioeconomic factors, and cultural differences.

Conclusion:

A summary of the goals and challenges

An assessment of the outlook for action/progress

Appendix A: Include your community assessment from Week 3 as Appendix A.

Your paper should be 2 pages in length (not including the cover or reference pages). Use APA throughout.

Include 2–3 scholarly sources that are carefully selected and appropriate to the topic. References should be current—no more than four years old.

– NO PLAGIARISM MORE THAN 10 %

– DUE DATE NOVEMBER 22, 2022

– ASSIGNMENT 3 ( Mini-Scientific Literature Review) 

For this literature review assignment, we are going to give you a choice of three topics to choose from. ( PLEASE SELECT ONE)

COPD: treatment mechanisms and prognosis

Asthma: corticosteroids use in children and side effects

DKA: Pros and cons of treatment protocols 

You will need to determine the focus of inquiry and determine which approach to analysis you should take based on the topic you choose.

For this review, be sure to:

Select three relevant and appropriate scholarly articles that address the topic you chose.

Present a thorough literature review of the three articles by summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating the materials.

Incorporate citations into your body paragraphs; incorporate the essential and most relevant supporting evidence eloquently and appropriately.

Present your writing in a clear, organized manner.

Demonstrate understanding of the content presented in the articles.

Use proper APA format with proper citations. 

Your literature review should be 3 pages in length. Remember, you will need to use APA formatting in your literature review and include a title page and a reference page, references no older than 4 years.

– NO Plagiarism more than 10 %

– Due date November 23,2022

ASSIGMENT 4 – SECOND document  ( Annotated Bibliography ) attached for this assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate progress in compiling research and to indicate a methodology for organizing research sources. 

Include the following in your annotated bibliography:

APA citations and annotations for three (3) sources you deem relevant to your problem statement (thesis).

Add these three sources onto your work from last week ( document attached) so that you now have a total of six (6) sources

For each source:

Cite the source in proper APA format. The citations should be organized in alphabetical order by author as in an APA References page. 

Follow with a brief annotation that summarizes the source (approximately 4-5 sentences). You may quote from the source, but do not copy and paste from the abstract. 

In 1 or 2 sentences, explain and evaluate the source’s relevance and significance to your research.

Use an academic tone and style. 

– 2 PAGES

NO Plagiarism more than 10 % accepted

References no older than 4 years

Due date November 23,2022.

– EACH ASSIGNMENT MUST BE IN A DIFFERENT WORD DOCUMENT, THE 4 ASSIGNMENTS ARE INDEPENDENT. 

-PLEASE ADHERE TO INSTRUCTIONS OF EACH WORK , TO AVOID DELAYS IN UPDATE OR DISPUTES.UIDE BY THE 2 DOCUMENTS ATTACHED.

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