This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:1.Apply common epidemiological concepts including incidence and prevalence of disease, mortality and survival and age standardisation.2. Recognise the role of exposure to biological, behavioural, social and environmental risks in disease patterns.3. Differentiate between different types of research designs, including observation and experimental and mixed methods designs. 4. Assess levels of evidence and make recommendations.5. Interpret data arising from surveillance and research studies, including rates and ratios.6. Understand the difference between association and causation, statistical and public health significance.7. Analyse the role of epidemiology in screening and prevention programs, and assess the sensitivity and specificity of programs.8. Critically evaluate epidemiological studies, including potential for bias, confounding and chance errors.9. Identify key health indicators and sources of data.
Cultural Respect & Competency—Caring for a Vulnerable Population in My Own Community
Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill. To improve individual health and build healthy communities, providers need to recognize and address the unique culture, language, and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities. As Advanced Practice Nurses, we must be knowledgeable but also culturally savvy and understand the nuances of the populations that we serve.
Prior to writing this week’s discussion post, first, complete the self-assessment checklist, reflect upon the information you learned about yourself, and then review the following learning material:
- Cultural Competence Self-Assessment Checklist
- National Institutes of Health: Cultural Respect
- Health Resources and Services Administration: Cultural Language and Health Literacy
- Effective Communication Tools 2016 (YouTube)
- Effective Communication Tools 2016 (YouTube) video transcript
- For this discussion, identify a vulnerable population in your own community. Describe the characteristics of this group—what makes them vulnerable—and utilize at least three scholarly resources to answer the following question for your initial post
- As an APRN, how can you advocate for this identified vulnerable population within your community? List and discuss at least three ways in which you can advocate :
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What is a patient-centered medical home (PCMH)? Why is this important to population health?
Stress is a component that affects the normal regulations of human physiology. Neuroendocrine regulation is important in this abnormality. How does increased catecholamine and cortisol affect the immune system?
Explain the differences between the primary and secondary line of defense. What factors interfere with these mechanisms? How are these levels of immunity affected in a child, an elderly person, or a person with a chronic disease?
Describe how your future practice as an advanced practice nurse can promote access to health care in your area. Be specific about the interventions that you will do?
One of the aspects of meaningful use is the implementation of the electronic health record (EHR). How has the EHR impacted your health care organization? What were the positives, and are there any negative issues with any aspects of EHR?
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