Week 3 discussion
How should you use Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns to assess individual health? What health screening interventions do you regularly participate in?
What family characteristics may contribute to potential or actual dysfunctional health patterns?
Week 4 discussion
Discussion 1 Watch the Ted Talk video,
What if our health care system kept us healthy?
Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?
User: TED – Added: 6/12/12
What role does your facility play in keeping people healthy? Would the Health Leads program work in your facility? Why or why not?
How do the nutrition and fitness goals in Healthy People 2010 compare to those in Healthy People 2020?
Week 5 discussion
What resources do you use to determine safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine?
Discuss some of the psychophysiological aspects of stress. Which evidence-based stress management interventions do you apply to clinical practice? How effective are they?
Week 6 discussion
What methods can nurses use to actively influence health policies and legislation?
Discuss the controversy regarding childhood immunization and the potential affect on community health.
Week 7 discussion
What essential elements should be included in a health teaching plan addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges in adolescents?
Discuss factors that contribute to risk-taking behaviors and situations during adolescence. What impact might stress play on this age group? Do you see any connection between stress and common adolescent risk factors? Consider the findings from the 2013 APA report Stress in America on millennials (pages 19-21 of the report).
Week 8 discussion
Please watch the film, And the Band Played On.
This film may be available on the Internet through free sites such as Youtube and Vimeo (please note: accessing these sites is at your own risk). You may also view the film for purchase online through sites such as Amazon or HBO.
What factors inhibited the early war against acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)? Do you believe the AIDS outbreak could have been stopped? Why or why not? What role does advocacy play in the film? How much publicity does HIV/AIDS receive today? What’s the story of HIV/AIDS in the 21st century? Explain.
How do occupation and culture influence psychosocial stressors that affect middle-aged adults? How does your occupation influence psychosocial stressors?
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