What is statistics? What is your understanding of biostatistics and how it relates to statistics? How would you apply biostatistics in the study of public health?

1. Biostatistics is a very important discipline in public health. Outline the importance of biostatistics as it relates to clinical, medical, and public health issues, and cite examples for each case.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length

2. What is statistics? What is your understanding of biostatistics and how it relates to statistics? How would you apply biostatistics in the study of public health?

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

3. An orthopedic surgeon observes that many of his patients coming in for total knee replacement surgery played organized sports before the age of 10. He plans to collect more data on participation in organized sports from four patients undergoing knee replacement surgery and to report the findings. Identify the type of study proposed, and indicate its specific strengths and weaknesses.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

4. Explain your understanding of the following study designs, and cite an example for each type of study.

Cross-sectional designs

Case-control designs

Cohort study

Randomized study designs

From your perspective, what would explain the conflicting results between different studies of the same disease?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

Design a PowerPoint presentation for high school aged students discussing normative aging changes, sexuality, STDs, and prevention.  

Remember to submit your work following the file naming convention FirstInitial.LastName_M01.docx. For example, J.Smith_M01.docx. Remember that it is not necessary to manually type in the file extension; it will automatically append.

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

Design a PowerPoint presentation for high school aged students discussing normative aging changes, sexuality, STDs, and prevention.

Discuss normal body changes that occur through puberty into young adulthood

Discuss specific STDs, causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment:

**You should include a slide or two for each of the following:  Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, HIV, Syphillis, HPV

Discuss pregnancy and prevention

How does this abnormality impact the other areas of the patient’s life, especially those areas discussed in this course?

Part 1: Choose an adult (over the age of 18) friend or relative and perform a holistic health assessment. Clearly document your holistic health assessment data

Your assessment should include the following parts:

  • Health History
  • Physiological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Social Assessment
  • Cultural Assessment
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Spiritual Assessment

Part 2: Interpret the findings in your holistic health assessment data according to pathophysiologic disease states.

  • Choose one physiologic abnormality and discuss possible pathophysiologic reasons for the abnormality.
  • Look at the abnormality on a holistic basis.
  • How does this abnormality impact the other areas of the patient’s life, especially those areas discussed in this course?
  • Discuss the client’s stress and coping mechanisms.
  • Are they healthy?
  • What improvements could be made?

Part 3: Create a teaching plan that addresses the client holistically by applying the assessment data you have analyzed.

  • Describe at least one client goal for each of the categories (physical, psychological, social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual).
  • How will you teach the client about the goal?
  • How will you evaluate your teaching?

Part 4: Prepare a PowerPoint presentation for your patient teaching.

  • You should have at least six slides (one for each type of goal – physical, psychological, social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual), in addition to the title slide, objective slide, and references slide.
  • Please be sure to have at least one scholarly source in the PPT.

Assignment Expectations:

  • Length: Essay of 1250-1500 words; PP of 6-12 content slides (and include a title, objective, and reference slides – these do not count towards the required content slides)
  • Structure: PP as noted above. Essay: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for the essay part of the assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
  • References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of three scholarly sources plus the textbook are required.

Discuss the Victor Frankl excerpt.  How the atrocities of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidenek are, etc. the fruits of Nihilism, and how is Christian Theism the counter argument to Nihilism?

Christian Interpretation

Discussion Question 1:

Discuss the Victor Frankl excerpt.  How the atrocities of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidenek are, etc. the fruits of Nihilism, and how is Christian Theism the counter argument to Nihilism?

  • Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Discussion Question 2:

After examining Victor Frankl’s article, can you think of other horrific events in recent history that find their roots in a nihilist mindset?  Explain your observations.

  • Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Healthcare Organization in the U.S.

Discussion Question 3:

What factors are stimulating—or are expected to stimulate a reorientation of the U.S. health services system from curative to primary care? How pervasive do you think this reorientation may become? Why

·         Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Discussion Question 4:

The hospital, once a major provider of secondary care, has experienced the loss of many such services to other providers. Who are some of these other providers? Why has the provision of some services shifted away from the inpatient hospital setting

  • Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Discuss the link between the PICOT question, the research articles, and the nursing practice problem you identified.

Research Critiques and PICOT Statement Final Draft

Prepare this assignment as a 1,500-1,750 word paper using the instructor feedback from the previous course assignments and the guidelines below.

PICOT Question

Revise the PICOT question you wrote in the Topic 1 assignment using the feedback you received from your instructor.

The final PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).

Research Critiques

In the Topic 2 and Topic 3 assignments, you completed a qualitative and quantitative research critique on two articles for each type of study (4 articles total). Use the feedback you received from your instructor on these assignments to finalize the critical analysis of each study by making appropriate revisions.

The completed analysis should connect to your identified practice problem of interest that is the basis for your PICOT question.

Refer to “Research Critiques and PICOT Guidelines – Final Draft.” Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative in the structure of a formal paper.

Proposed Evidence-Based Practice Change

Discuss the link between the PICOT question, the research articles, and the nursing practice problem you identified. Include relevant details and supporting explanation and use that information to propose evidence-based practice changes.

General Requirements

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Research Critiques and PICOT Question Guidelines – Final Draft

Use this document to organize the content from your four studies into your final draft.

Quantitative and Quantitative Studies

Background

1.      Summary of studies. Include problem, significance to nursing, purpose, objective, and research question.

How do these two articles support the nurse practice issue you chose?

1.      Discuss how these articles will be used to answer your PICOT question.

2.      Describe how the interventions and comparison groups in the articles compare to those identified in your PICOT question.

Method of Study:

1.      State the methods of the articles you are comparing and describe how they are different.

2.      Consider the methods you identified in your chosen articles and state one benefit and one limitation of each method.

Results of Study

1.      Summarize the key findings of each of the studies into a comprehensive summary.

2.      What are the implications of the four studies you chose in nursing practice?

Ethical Considerations

1.      Discuss two ethical consideration in conducting research.

2.      Describe how the researchers in the four articles you choose took these ethical considerations into account while performing their research.

Outcomes Comparison

1.      What are the anticipated outcomes for your PICOT question?

2.      How do the outcomes of the four articles you chose compare to your anticipated outcomes?

Take note of the Practice Problem: Effect of Exercise on the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Associated Fractures in High-Risk Individuals

Describe the eight steps to integrating evidence-based practice into the clinical environment.

Assignment:

Integrating Evidence-Based Practice

Write a 1000-1500 word essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with (2) sources (1 outside source and the textbook) using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Part 1:

Describe the eight steps to integrating evidence-based practice into the clinical environment. What barriers might you face in implementing a new practice to address your research topic (as identified in Module 1)? Describe strategies that could be used to increase success including overcoming barriers.

Part 2:

Describe six sources of internal evidence that could be used in providing data to demonstrate improvement in outcomes.

Assignment Expectations:

Length: 1000 – 1500 wordsStructure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of one (1) scholarly source and the textbook are required for this assignment.

How are these issues affecting our current system (spending/debt, Medicare, ACA, population health)?

The movie “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” identified seven issues affecting our current healthcare system:

  1. Paying more, getting less
  2. Treating the whole person
  3. Preventing Disease
  4. Overmedication
  5. Overtreatment
  6. An entrenched system
  7. Reimbursement

Please create a thoughtful and supported post addressing the points below. Let us all do our best to create thoughtful discussions and an open forum for all opinions.

  • Pick 4 of the issues listed above and answer the following questions:
    • How are these issues affecting our current system (spending/debt, Medicare, ACA, population health)?
    • Who is responsible for these issues and correcting them?
    • How can these issues be improved whether at a local/state (community health department), national (USDHHS), or global level (WHO)?
    • Which of these issues fall under the Strategic Goals of the USDHHS and Healthy People 2020?
    • What can we do as nurses?
  • Your post should be at least 400 words.
  • Use chapters 3 and 5 in your text and at least one scholarly article (, not Wikipedia or a website).

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

The post and responses are valued at 75 points. Please review the post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Discuss your peers future visions of health care in their chosen themes

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.

The Future of Health Care

As “soon to be” health care professionals and future leaders you will be tasked with making rational, reasonable, decisions that will surely impact patients, staff, and the very nature of health care itself. The most effective leaders try, at all times, to make decisions that improve patient care outcomes, preserve the trust of your staff, and promote the delivery of health care as an ethical responsibility.

Select the read the following: Healthcare Trends for 2018

This article speaks to 8 themes that reveal key healthcare trends.

Explore two of the eight health care trends

Include the following aspects in the discussion:

  • Investigate all eight themes
  • Choose two themes that you feel will be most significant in the future
  • Summarize the themes as they are now and as you envision them in the future
  • Discuss your peers future visions of health care in their chosen themes

View your discussion rubric.

Part 2

Reflection

Looking back from weeks 1 to now, there was a lot of information that was shared about the U.S. healthcare delivery systems – from discussing private and public health insurances choices to the importance of stakeholders.

Question multiple aspects of how health care is delivered in the US.

Include the following aspects in the journal:

Ø  Were there any surprises about healthcare in the United States?

Ø  What information did you find to be the most beneficial?

Ø  If you are in charge, what would you change about the U.S. healthcare system?

Ø  Investigate the principal drivers of change that will take place in the health system over the next 10 years.

Ø  1-2 page paper.

When judged against your previous reading and your understanding of the subject, is the information correct? Is the information objective and impartial?

Making sense of children’s drawings Angela Anning and Kathy Ring. This is the book i have to read and answer the questions

1) Who is the author(s) of the work? When was the work published?

2) What are the author’s credentials for writing and publishing this work?

3) When judged against your previous reading and your understanding of the subject, is the information correct? Is the information objective and impartial?

4) Does the author present evidence to support the interpretations made? Or does the source consist mainly of an individual’s opinion?

5) Are the author’s sources clearly and adequately indicated, so that they can be verified? 6) Are the author’s sources current, or are they outdated?

7) Who is the publisher, or what is the sponsoring organization of the work?

8) How would you characterize the work? (ie. Scholarly vs popular)

9) Based on your evaluation, is this source a valid source for research?

Complete the case study and submit it to the drop box. You can either type your answers directly into the study or you can write them, take a picture and upload it that way.

The following case study is worth 50 points. Complete the case study and submit it to the drop box. You can either type your answers directly into the study or you can write them, take a picture and upload it that way.

Case Study 2 [Document]

CAM [PDF]

RubricUnit 4 AssignmentUnit 4 AssignmentCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganizationPRICE-P; PRICE-I12.5 ptsLevel 5All questions answered with information organized in a logical sequence.11.25 ptsLevel 4All questions answered with information generally organized in a logical sequence.10.0 ptsLevel 3All questions answered and information is intermittently organized.8.75 ptsLevel 2All questions answered but the information is disorganized.7.5 ptsLevel 1All questions not addressed.0.0 ptsLevel 0Did not submit the assignment.12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis & EvaluationNM424-CO2; NM424-CO4; NM424-CO7; PRICE-P; PRICE-R; PRICE-I12.5 ptsLevel 5Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of the issue; Support analysis with at least one scholarly source.11.25 ptsLevel 4Presents a thorough analysis of the issue; Support analysis with at least one scholarly source.10.0 ptsLevel 3Presents an incomplete analysis of the issue by failure to address one aspect: No scholarly support of analysis.8.75 ptsLevel 2Presents an incomplete analysis of the issue by failure to address multiple aspects; No scholarly support of analysis.7.5 ptsLevel 1Presents a superficial analysis of the issue; No scholarly support of analysis.0.0 ptsLevel 0Did not submit the assignment.12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting MechanicsPRICE-P; PRICE-I12.5 ptsLevel 5Demonstrates clarity, conciseness, and correctness Majority of the information is clear with some questions left to reader interpretation.11.25 ptsLevel 4Majority of the information is clear with some questions left to reader interpretation.10.0 ptsLevel 3Sentence structure proper but paragraph is disorganized.8.75 ptsLevel 2Poorly organized and does not follow proper sentence structure.7.5 ptsLevel 1Unfocused and rambling.0.0 ptsLevel 0Did not submit the assignment.12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatPRICE-P; PRICE-I12.5 ptsLevel 5APA formatted and free of grammar and spelling errors.11.25 ptsLevel 4APA formatted with 1-3 grammar and spelling errors.10.0 ptsLevel 3APA formatted with 4-5 grammar and spelling errors.8.75 ptsLevel 2APA formatted with greater than 5 grammar and spelling errors.7.5 ptsLevel 1Not in APA format.0.0 ptsLevel 0Did not submit the assignment.12.5 pts

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