This GCU course focuses on family theories, health promotion models, cultural diversity, and teaching learning principles. The course emphasizes the family as the client, family FHP health assessments, screenings across the lifespan, communication, community resources, and family education. Appropriate health promotion education is evaluated against evidence-based research and practice.
Topic 1: Teaching and Learning Styles
Learning styles represent the different approaches to learning based on preferences, weaknesses, and strengths. For learners to best achieve the desired educational outcome, learning styles must be considered when creating a plan. Complete "The VARK Questionnaire," located on the VARK website, and then complete the following:
Click "OK" to receive your questionnaire scores.
Once you have determined your preferred learning style, review the correspondin..
Topic 2: The Form and Function of Family
Understanding family structure and style is essential to patient and family care. Conducting a family interview and needs assessment gathers information to identify strengths, as well as potential barriers to health. This information ultimately helps develop family-centered strategies for support and guidance.
This family health assessment is a two-part assignment. The information you gather in this initial assignment will be utilized for the second assi..
Topic 3: Health Promotion in Nursing Care
Refer back to the interview and evaluation you conducted in the Topic 2 Family Health Assessment assignment. Identify the social determinates of health (SDOH) contributing to the family's health status. In a 750-1,000-word paper, create a plan of action to incorporate health promotion strategies for this family. Include the following:
Describe the SDOH that affect the family health status. What is the impact of these SDOH on the family? Discuss ..
Topic 4: Cultural Competence and Nutrition in Health Promotion
Select an ethnic minority group that is represented in the United States (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). Using health information available from Healthy People, the CDC, and other relevant government websites, analyze the health status for this group.
In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, compare and contrast the health status of your selecte..
Topic 5: Health Education and Current Challenges for Family-Centered Health Promotion
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
An important role of nursing is to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Review the 2020 Topics and Objectives on the Healthy People website. Choose a topic of interest that you would like to address, in conjunction with a population at-risk for the associated topic. Submit the topic and associated group to your instructor for approval.
Topic 1: Discussion Question 1
Describe the nurse's role and responsibility as a health educator. What strategies, besides the use of learning styles, can a nurse educator consider when developing tailored individual care plans, or for educational programs in health promotion? When should behavioral objectives be utilized in a care plan or health promotion?
Topic 1: Discussion Question 2
Describe a health promotion model used to initiate behavioral changes. How does this model help in teachin..
Topic 1: Discussion Question 2
Describe a health promotion model used to initiate behavioral changes. How does this model help in teaching behavioral changes? What are some of the barriers that affect a patient's ability to learn? How does a patient's readiness to learn, or readiness to change, affect learning outcomes?
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as “The process of enabling people to increase control over...
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Topic 2: Discussion Question 1
What is a definition of family that encompasses the different family structures prevalent today? Discuss the importance of acknowledging nontraditional family structures. Explain how family systems theory can be used to better understand the interactions of a modern family (traditional or nontraditional).
Topic 2: Discussion Question 2
Why is the concept of family health important? Consider the various strategies for health promotion. How does a nurse determine ..
Topic 3: Discussion Question 1
Discuss how the concept of “health” has changed overtime. Discuss how the concept has evolved to include wellness, illness, and overall well-being. How has health promotion changed over time? Why is it important that nurses implement health promotion interventions based on evidence-based practice?
Topic 3: Discussion Question 2
Compare and contrast the three different levels of health promotion (primary, secondary, tertiary). Discuss how the levels of prevention..
Topic 4: Discussion Question 1
What are the methods a nurse can use to gather cultural information from patients? How does cultural competence relate to better patient care? Discuss the ways in which a nurse demonstrates cultural competency in nursing practice.
Topic 4: Discussion Question 2
Discuss why nutrition is a central component in health promotion. What are some of the nutritional challenges for emerging populations? What roles do nutritional deficiency and nutritional excess play in ..
Topic 5: Discussion Question 1
Explain the role of health education in health promotion. How is the nursing process used in developing health education? Describe a contemporary issue, local or global, that a family may experience today. What steps would the nurse take to address these as part of a health education plan?
Topic 5: Discussion Question 2
What characteristics would lead a provider to suspect domestic violence, child abuse, or elder abuse is taking place within a family? Discuss yo..