NRS 427V Week 4 Discussion Question 2 Recent

NRS 427V Week 4 Discussion Question 2 Recent

NRS 427V Week 4 Discussion Question 2 Recent

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Many of the provisions of the law directly affect health care providers. Review the following online resources:

Key Features of the Affordable Care Act: 

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html

Health Care Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More:http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf

What are the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act in relation to community and public health? What is the role of the nurse in implementing this law?

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In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Choose one communicable disease from the following list:

Chickenpox

Tuberculosis

Influenza

Mononucleosis

Hepatitis B (Selected)

HIV

Include the following in your assignment:

Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).

Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.

Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each element of the epidemiologic triangle).

Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding,
reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).

Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s) contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

A minimum of three references is required.

What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease chain? Give a specific example.

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html

Families USA – Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad website: http://www.familiesusa.org/

World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int