Week 5 Discussion
Healthy People 2020 and Nursing
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
By the due date assigned, post a response to one of the two discussion topics below, using information from the lectures, reading assignments, library resources, and Internet resources. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in the Discussion Area.
Topic 1: Faith-Based Nursing
Review Healthy People 2020. Identify objectives that are amenable to parish nurse intervention.
- Describe how faith communities can contribute to the accomplishment of these national health objectives and accomplish the goal of improving the health of the public.
- How can nurses working in the community form partnerships with parish nurses and faith communities?
- How would such partnerships be beneficial?
Topic 2: Collaboration at the Local, State, and Federal Levels
- Describe the roles of your local and state health departments in the accomplishment of healthcare promotion and goals.
- How do their goals of health promotion meet the objective of Healthy People 2020?
- How could nurses in the public health setting help clients to modify unhealthy behaviors at the primary and secondary prevention levels? Please provide an example for each prevention level.
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Before the end of the week, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in the Discussion Area.