Diverse Populations and Age
Read the required readings. Consider the influence of socioeconomic status (SES), culture, gender, ethnicity, and spirituality on mental and physical health for the individual in various health care settings, as it relates specifically to age in adulthood. Construct your post addressing young, middle and older adult related risks concerning a topic. (Young adults are 18–35, not adolescents). Consider physiological, psychological and iatrogenic risks
Be creative in how you address the discussion. You may choose a specific health topic, social health issue, a health condition or create a family scenario. Consider life transitions and role change. Be sure to include risks, addressing the issue across the adult lifespan. Integrate some social, spiritual and environmental influences on mental and physical health.
Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric under Course Resources in the Grading Rubrics section.
This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points. Your postings should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion.
Please see the Kaplan Writing Center located in the student portal for assistance with writing, APA, and online communication.
In Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapter 22: “Young Adult”
Chapter 23: “Middle-Aged Adult“
Chapter 24: “Older Adult”
Caldwell, J. T., Ford, C. L., Wallace, S. P., Wang, M. C., & Takahashi, L. M. (2016). Intersection of Living in a Rural Versus Urban Area and Race/Ethnicity in Explaining Access to Health Care in the United States. American Journal Of Public Health, 106(8), 1463-1469.
Emlet, C. A. (2016). Social, Economic, and Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults. Generations, 40(2), 16
Lee, K. H., & Hwang, M. J. (2014). Private religious practice, spiritual coping, social support, and health status among older Korean adult immigrants. Social Work In Public Health, 29(5), 428-443.
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