Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the human experience when caring for patients.

Research the health-illness continuum and its relevance to patient care. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the relevance of the continuum to patient care and present a perspective of your current state of health in relation to the wellness spectrum. Include the following:

  1. Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the human experience when caring for patients.
  2. Explain how understanding the health-illness continuum enables you, as a health care provider, to better promote the value and dignity of individuals or groups and to serve others in ways that promote human flourishing.
  3. Reflect on your overall state of health. Discuss what behaviors support or detract from your health and well-being. Explain where you currently fall on the health-illness continuum.
  4. Discuss the options and resources available to you to help you move toward wellness on the health-illness spectrum. Describe how these would assist in moving you toward wellness (managing a chronic disease, recovering from an illness, self-actualization, etc.).

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. Develop a letter to send to your state legislator. This letter should integrate the evidence supporting your position.

Letter to the Legislator (20 percent of final grade)Assignment InformationThis assignment provides you with the opportunity to use a specific political advocacy strategy: communication with a legislator via a letter. Expressing your support or lack of support for proposed legislation (bills) can be a powerful way to speak up about an issue. In this assignment, you will identify a proposed bill and voice your support for, or argument for not, passing that particular bill.Completion of this assignment will demonstrate your achievement of the following course outcomes: describe the impact of health care policies on nursing practice and health care work environments to determine the financial and regulatory influences on patient care evaluate the political advocacy process to identify opportunities for nursing professional involvement delineate strategies that nurses can use to engage in advocacy for health care policy to support equity, access, affordability, and social justice for consumers and in support of the nursing professionAssignment Guidelines Select a piece of legislation proposed either in your state or at the national level. Identify your state representative at the level of the bill—this will be either your state, House of Representatives, or Senate representative, depending on the bill that you selected. Conduct a literature review to identify evidence pertaining to the issue addressed in the bill. Find at least three sources. Develop a letter to send to your state legislator. This letter should integrate the evidence supporting your position. The following websites offer templates, examples, and/or guidelines for letters to legislators that you may want to consider. https://www.ncsbn.org/APRN_formletter_Legislator_web.pdf http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/how-write-your-402285.html Grading CriteriaFollow these guidelines in writing your letter. Write the letter in a business letter format. Include the following: introduction of self and professional position overview of the bill you want to address clear argument in support of or not in support of the bill integration of evidence from scholarly literature to support your position legal name, credentials, and contact information Proofread the letter so that it is free of grammatical, spelling, and syntax errors.

Discuss the potential controversy when considering a patient’s right to know whether a caregiver has AIDS, and the caregiver’s right to privacy and confidentiality.

Discussion Prompt #1

  • Discuss the potential controversy when considering a patient’s right to know whether a caregiver has AIDS, and the caregiver’s right to privacy and confidentiality. Consider the following: A physician cut his hand with a scalpel while he was assisting another physician. Because of the uncertainty that blood had been transferred from the physician’s hand wound to the patient through an open surgical incision, he agreed to have a blood test for HIV. His blood tested positive for HIV and he withdrew himself from participation in further surgical procedures. Discuss the ethical and legal issues.

Discussion Prompt #2

  • The following questions refer to your experience in this week’s exercise, Conducting Moral and Ethical Dialog in Clinical Practice. Describe your overall experience with the moral and ethical dialog exercise, and address at least three (3) of the following:
  • Did you find any of the scenarios more difficult to deal with than others?
  • Did you feel any internal conflict with any of the scenarios?
  • How did your personal and professional background impact how you decided to interact with the patient?
  • Do you feel the responses the patient gave to the practitioner’s response were reasonable or typical?
  • Were you taken aback by any of the patient reactions?
  • How might this activity contribute to your role as a nurse advocate in a moral and ethical practice?
  • Did you utilize an ethical decision making model to explore a systematic way to evaluate any of these ethical dilemmas? If so, describe the effectiveness.

Describe a fictional client that you think would be best suited for the therapy you selected and one fictional client you think would be best suited for existential-humanistic therapy.

Discussion: Comparing Existential-Humanistic Therapy to Other Types of TherapyUnderstanding the strengths of each type of therapy and which type of therapy is most appropriate for each client is an essential skill of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In this Discussion, you will compare Existential-Humanistic therapy to a therapy you select from the previous weeks of this course. You will identify the strengths and challenges of each and describe a fictional client that you think is best suited for each.Learning ObjectivesStudents will: Compare types of psychotherapyTo prepare: Review this week’s Learning Resources Review this week’s media and consider the insights provided. Review the other types of psychotherapy presented in this course and select the one that resonates with you the most at this timeNote: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!By Day 3Posta summary of the psychotherapy that you selected and explain why it resonates with you the most at this time. Then compare the psychotherapy you selected with existential-humanistic therapy. What are the strengths and challenges of each type of psychotherapy? Describe a fictional client that you think would be best suited for the therapy you selected and one fictional client you think would be best suited for existential-humanistic therapy. Explain why.Note: Do not use a client’s actual name.Note: Nurse practitioners must have strong oral communication skills. This Discussion is designed to help you hone these skills. When filming your Kaltura video, be sure to dress and speak in a professional manner.

Explain why it is important to discuss death and dying with the elderly patient and what the impact is on all involved.

Topic 4: Collaboration in Patient Education and Compliance With Older Adults

Write a short (50-100-word) paragraph response for each question. This assignment is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

  1. Define negotiation as it applies to patient education.
  2. Explain how the change in the patient’s status through the years has affected patient education.
  3. List the pros and cons of negotiation.
  4. Describe the general conditions that would be included in a patient contract.
  5. Discuss old age and the baby boomer.
  6. List several generational, religious, and cultural differences between the 30-year-old health care professional and the elderly patient.
  7. Explain some of the barriers to patient education of the elderly and discuss their special needs.
  8. List ways to best approach patient education of the elderly.
  9. Discuss some cultural and religious beliefs about death that you have encountered.
  10. Explain why it is important to discuss death and dying with the elderly patient and what the impact is on all involved.
  11. Explain how to teach a patient with a life-threatening illness. Present an 800 words essay contracting the cultural and health care beliefs of the Greek, Cuban and Hindu heritage. Please note we are studying two oriental and one occidental heritage. In the essay mention how the Greek and Hindu heritage has influenced the Cuban heritage in term of health care beliefs. You must cite at least 3 evidence-based references no older than 5 years. A minimum of 800 words must be presented excluding the first and reference page.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Benchmark – Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

The benchmark assesses the following competency:

4.2 Communicate therapeutically with patients.

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

Note: The teaching plan proposal developed in this assignment will be used to develop your Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation due in Topic 5. You are strongly encouraged to begin working on your presentation once you have received and submitted this proposal.

Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan:

  1. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
  2. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population
  3. Bioterrorism/Disaster
  4. Environmental Issues

Use the “Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal” resource to complete this assignment. This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment.

  1. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan proposal with a community health and public health provider in your local community.
  2. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider.
  3. Complete the “Community Teaching Experience” form with the provider. You will submit this form in Topic 5.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s)

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. Students should always cross reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in their academic work.)ReadRitter, L.A., Graham, D.H. (2017). Multicultural Health (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.ISBN: 9781284021028Chapter 8Online Materials & Resources VisittheCINAHL Completeunder theA-to-Z Databaseson theUniversity Library’sLinks to an external site.website, locate and read the article(s) below: Hill, D.L. (2009). Relationship between sense of belonging as connectedness and suicide in American Indians. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(1), 65-74. Lowe, J. (2007). Research brief: The need for historically grounded HIV/AIDS prevention research among Native Americans. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(2), 15-17. Explore/View the website(s) below: Explore the Best and Promising Practices section of the Indian Health Service website: IHS. (n.d.). Best and Promising Practices | for Providers. Retrieved from https://www.ihs.gov/forproviders/bestpractices Question.Based on the readings, viewing the online materials & resources on the Module 4: Lecture Materials & Resourcespage, and your own experience, what strategies would you recommend encouraging culturally competent care of Native Americans?Submission Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 500 words,formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.

Describe the potential health risks for obesity that are of concern for Mr. C. Discuss whether bariatric surgery is an appropriate intervention.

Evaluate the Health History and Medical Information for Mr. C., presented below.

Based on this information, formulate a conclusion based on your evaluation, and complete the Critical Thinking Essay assignment, as instructed below.

Health History and Medical Information

Health History

Mr. C., a 32-year-old single male, is seeking information at the outpatient center regarding possible bariatric surgery for his obesity. He currently works at a catalog telephone center. He reports that he has always been heavy, even as a small child, gaining approximately 100 pounds in the last 2-3 years. Previous medical evaluations have not indicated any metabolic diseases, but he says he has sleep apnea and high blood pressure, which he tries to control by restricting dietary sodium. Mr. C. reports increasing shortness of breath with activity, swollen ankles, and pruritus over the last 6 months.

Objective Data:

  1. Height: 68 inches; weight 134.5 kg
  2. BP: 172/98, HR 88, RR 26
  3. 3 pitting edema bilateral feet and ankles
  4. Fasting blood glucose: 146 mg/dL
  5. Total cholesterol: 250 mg/dL
  6. Triglycerides: 312 mg/dL
  7. HDL: 30 mg/dL
  8. Serum creatinine 1.8 mg/dL
  9. BUN 32 mg/dl

Critical Thinking Essay

In 750-1,000 words, critically evaluate Mr. C.’s potential diagnosis and intervention(s). Include the following:

  1. Describe the clinical manifestations present in Mr. C.
  2. Describe the potential health risks for obesity that are of concern for Mr. C. Discuss whether bariatric surgery is an appropriate intervention.
  3. Assess each of Mr. C.’s functional health patterns using the information given. Discuss at least five actual or potential problems can you identify from the functional health patterns and provide the rationale for each. (Functional health patterns include health-perception, health-management, nutritional, metabolic, elimination, activity-exercise, sleep-rest, cognitive-perceptual, self-perception/self-concept, role-relationship, sexuality/reproductive, coping-stress tolerance.)
  4. Explain the staging of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and contributing factors to consider.
  5. Consider ESRD prevention and health promotion opportunities. Describe what type of patient education should be provided to Mr. C. for prevention of future events, health restoration, and avoidance of deterioration of renal status.
  6. Explain the type of resources available for ESRD patients for nonacute care and the type of multidisciplinary approach that would be beneficial for these patients. Consider aspects such as devices, transportation, living conditions, return-to-employment issues.

You are required to cite to a minimum of two sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Identify and discuss the major indicatorsof child and adolescent health status. Describe and discuss the social determinants of child and adolescent health.

Child and Adolescent Health

Read chapter 16 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPointpresentation. Once done, answer the following questions.

  1. Identify and discuss the major indicatorsof child and adolescent health status.
  2. Describe and discuss the social determinants of child and adolescent health.
  3. Mention and discuss at least 2 public programsand prevention strategies targeted to children’s health.

4. Mention and discuss the individual and societal costs of poor child health status.

As stated in the syllabus present your assignment in anAPA format word document,APA requiredfont attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard titled “Week 12 discussion questions” and theSafeAssignexercise in the assignment tab of the blackboard which is a mandatory requirement.A minimum of 2 evidence-based references (besides the class textbook) no older than5 years must be used. You must post two replies on different dates to any of your peers sustained with the proper references no older than 5 years as well and make sure the references are properly quoted in your assignment.The replies cannot be posted on the same day, I must see different dates in the replies.A minimum of 800 words is required and not exceeding 1,000 words (excluding the first and reference page). Please make sure to follow the instructions as given and use either spell-check orGrammarlybefore you post your assignment.

Please check your assignment after the week is due or after it is gradedbecauseI either made comments or ask for clarification in some replies or the assignment that required your response.

Review the components of HEDIS comprehensive diabetes care; then consider the following scenario.

One example of a measurement tool is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) comprehensive care measures. Review the components of HEDIS comprehensive diabetes care; then consider the following scenario.

You are a staff nurse working in a private primary care practice. It is a small practice with 2 MDs (internists), 2 nurses, 1 medical assistant, and an office staff for billing. There are approximately 1,000 patients in the practice. You have had no EHR until the last year, but all charts are manual, historically. Your physicians are starting to inquire about quality incentives, particularly regarding patients with diabetes.

Take on the role of the staff nurse in the scenario, and post an explanation of how you would go about finding out how many diabetics are in your practice and how many meet all components of HEDIS comprehensive diabetes care.

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature. Your posts need to be written at the capstone level (see checklist).

Notes Initial Post: This should be a 5-paragraph (at least 550 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old).

Spath, P. (2018). Introduction to healthcare quality management (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

  • Chapter 3, “Measuring Performance” (pp. 35-78)
  • Chapter 4, “Evaluating Performance” (pp. 79-118)

Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2019). Leading and managing in nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

  • Chapter 23, “Managing Quality and Risk” (pp. 406-427)
  • Chapter 24, “Translating Research Into Practice” (pp. 427-449)

Perla, R. J., Provost, L. P., & Murray, S. K. (2011). The run chart: A simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes. BMJ Quality and Safety, 20(1), 46–51.