Population Health

  1. Go to a lay press newspaper, for example, The Washington Post, The New York Times, or other national publication. 
  2. Locate an article that has global health implications, such as malaria, untreated strep throat or other infectious diseases in developing countries.  Other topic areas may address environmental global health issues, for example, safe water, sanitation, or oral health. 
  3. After you locate and read over the article, respond to the following prompt:

o , we have discussed the web of causation, epidemiological triangle, inter-professional collaboration and various other concepts related to population health and epidemiology.  In responding to your chosen article in this week’s discussion board be sure to synthesize, integrate, these course concepts as well as other terminology found in weekly modules. For example, integrate into your writing information from the World Health Organization and the SDG’s or include social justice theory into your article analysis.  The specific focus is up to you, but be sure to compare and contrast, integrate and think critically, as you present your discussion board post.

  1. The Concept Map must visually connect all of the specified objectives  (Program Outcomes, MSN Essentials, and NONPF Competencies) to course work (such as specific discussion board topics, written assignments, exams, lessons, and reading content).
  2. All items should be labeled, for instance, label the objectives and label the course work you select with name of the assignment/reading/discussion board topic and which week it was introduced.
  3. Use Microsoft Word or a PowerPoint to create a Concept Map. You can use the features found on the “Insert” tab of a Word doc (in the horizontal ribbon on the top of a Word doc page). For instance, if you click on “insert” you will see shapes and SmartArt. You can use a PowerPoint slide with shapes and lines to create a concept/mind map. This is not a PowerPoint presentation , but a PowerPoint slide can be used to “draw” the Map.
    Outcomes/Competencies to be connected with course learning:
    MSN Program Outcome #2:
    Create a caring environment for achieving quality health outcomes (Care-Focused).
    MSN Essential VIII:
    Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Competencies #4: Practice Inquiry Competencies
    • Recognizes that the master’s-prepared nurse applies and integrates broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
    Your Concept Map will visually depict how you see the assignments of the course meeting the outcomes above.

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