Discuss social determinants of health. What are they and how do they contribute to the development of disease? Describe the chain of infection. What are some ways community health nurses can break this chain? Provide specific examples.
Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.
Write a scholarly paper in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Choose one communicable disease.
Epidemiology Paper Requirements
Include the following in your assignment:
A thorough description of the disease including causes, mode of transmission, symptoms, treatment and complications. Discuss the demographic most affected-incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality.
What are the determinants of health affecting this disease? https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health.
Identify the epidemiologic triad including host, agent and environmental factors as related to this disease.
Discuss the role of the public health nurse in relation to this disease. How is the public health nurse involved in finding, reporting, collection and analysis of data and follow up?
A minimum of three references is required. The written essay should be at least 1250 words in length.
Your first patient has a cardiovascular problem. Use the cardiovascular medical word elements chart from your textbook to develop at least 10 medical terms that would be appropriate for use in evaluating a cardiovascular complaint. Make sure you list at least 3 tests and 3 procedures having to do with your patient’s condition. Your second patient presents a problem of the skin. This time, use the integumentary medical word elements chart from your text to help you come up with at least 10 terms that relate to your patient’s disorder. Describe 3 tests and 3 procedures that might be helpful to gather information.