Preventing a disease and promoting health within a specific patient population.

is paper is designed to help you think about how you, as a nurse, can prevent a disease and

promote health within a specific patient population. You will design strategies for health

promotion/primary prevention that will reach a group of people or a community (e.g. WPU

students; pregnant women in a certain borough, etc.).


Each student selects a health problem from any of the seminar presentations posted for the semester and submits to instructor via email by end of module 3 for approval. Once approved, student will develop a written paper (five-page maximum excluding references) that includes:


I. Significance of health problem to health status 30%

1. Implications of age, gender, ethnicity if appropriate

2. Incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, cost implications

3. Identify a population of focus – be specific


II. Evidence based strategies for health promotion/primary prevention 35%

1. Health teaching principles (readiness to learn, subject relevance, reading level, learner engagement, etc.)

2. Health teaching approaches (content ouline, time frame, setting, format)


III. Variables impacting health promotion/primary prevention goal attainment 25%

relevant to health problem (cultural, legal, psycho-socio-economic, family variables)

IV. Organization, grammar, spelling, APA style of writing, meets page 10%

requirements, and must have a minimum of three references (at least 2 current journal references.) 100%


This paper must be submitted to Safe Assign prior to submission deadline. The similarity should not exceed more than 20% from one source. To avoid high similarities result, be very careful about quotes and using other people’s material. Avoid the overuse of direct quotations, especially long ones. Paraphrasing is usually more efficient and makes it easier to avoid extraneous details.