Nursing

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

Choose one communicable disease from the options below.

1. Chickenpox

2. Tuberculosis

3. Influenza

4. Mononucleosis

5. Hepatitis B

6. HIV

7. Ebola

8. Measles

9. Polio

10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Address the following:

1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.

2. Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.

3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?

4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.

5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

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

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Attachments             NRS-427VN-RS2-CommunicableDiseaseChain.doc

 

Epidemiology Paper – Rubric

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80.0

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Comprehensive Description of a Communicable   Disease and the Demographic of Interest

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Demographic   of interest and clinical description are omitted or presented with many   inaccuracies.

Demographic   of interest and clinical description are omitted or presented with many   inaccuracies.

Limited   and/or vague summary of demographic of interest and communicable disease is   provided. Overview does not offer a clear representation of information   necessary for epidemiological study.

Limited   and/or vague summary of demographic of interest and communicable disease is   provided. Overview does not offer a clear representation of information   necessary for epidemiological study.

Overview of   the demographic of interest and clinical description of the communicable   disease is presented with some inaccuracies of the clinical descriptors.

Overview   of the demographic of interest and clinical description of the communicable   disease is presented with some inaccuracies of the clinical descriptors.

Clinical   description of the communicable disease and demographic of interest is   provided. Summary is brief but accurate.

Clinical   description of the communicable disease and demographic of interest is   provided. Summary is brief but accurate.

Overview   describing the demographic of interest and clinical description of the   communicable disease is presented with a thorough, accurate, and clear   overview of all of the clinical descriptors.

Overview   describing the demographic of interest and clinical description of the   communicable disease is presented with a thorough, accurate, and clear   overview of all of the clinical descriptors.

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Determinants of Health and Explanation of   How Determinants Contribute to Disease Development

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Description   of the determinants of health and their role in disease development is   omitted or presented with many inaccuracies.

Description   of the determinants of health and their role in disease development is   omitted or presented with many inaccuracies.

Paper   partially describes the determinants of health in relation to disease   development.

Paper   partially describes the determinants of health in relation to disease   development.

Paper   identifies the determinants of health in relation to the communicable disease   selected but does not include an explanation of their role in the development   of disease.

Paper   identifies the determinants of health in relation to the communicable disease   selected but does not include an explanation of their role in the development   of disease.

Paper   describes each determinant of health with a comprehensive discussion of their   contribution to disease development and progression.

Paper   describes each determinant of health with a comprehensive discussion of their   contribution to disease development and progression.

Paper   comprehensively discusses the determinants of health in relation to the communicable   disease, explains their contribution to disease development, and provides   evidence to support main points.

Paper   comprehensively discusses the determinants of health in relation to the   communicable disease, explains their contribution to disease development, and   provides evidence to support main points.

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Epidemiologic Triangle (Host Factors, Agent   Factors, and Environmental Factors)

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Description   of the epidemiologic triangle is omitted or presented with many inaccuracies

Description   of the epidemiologic triangle is omitted or presented with many inaccuracies

The   communicable disease is described with some inaccuracies within the   epidemiologic triangle. A visual description of the factors and interaction   is not present.

The   communicable disease is described with some inaccuracies within the   epidemiologic triangle. A visual description of the factors and interaction   is not present.

The   communicable disease is described accurately and clearly within the context   of the epidemiologic triangle.

The   communicable disease is described accurately and clearly within the context   of the epidemiologic triangle.

The   communicable disease is described accurately within the context of the   epidemiologic triangle. A brief description of factors and interaction is   presented.

The   communicable disease is described accurately within the context of the   epidemiologic triangle. A brief description of factors and interaction is   presented.

The   communicable disease is described thoroughly, accurately, and clearly within   an epidemiological triangle. A visual description of the triangle and how the   components of the model interact is included.

The   communicable disease is described thoroughly, accurately, and clearly within   an epidemiological triangle. A visual description of the triangle and how the   components of the model interact is included.

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Role of the Community Health Nurse and   Importance of Demographic Data

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Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is omitted or unclear. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is omitted or   unclear.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is omitted or unclear. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   omitted or unclear.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is vague, with no integration of   case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, or follow-up skills.   An incomplete explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community   health is provided.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is vague, with no integration of   case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, or follow-up skills.   An incomplete explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community   health is provided.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurses is limited, with a brief overview   of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is summarized.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurses is limited, with a brief overview   of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is summarized.

Discussion   of the role of community health nurse is clear, with a comprehensive   description of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   presented.

Discussion   of the role of community health nurse is clear, with a comprehensive   description of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   presented.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is clear, comprehensive, and   inclusive of the community nurse’s responsibilities to primary, secondary,   and tertiary prevention through tasks such as case finding, reporting, data   collection and analysis, and follow-up. A clear explanation of the importance   of demographic data to community health is presented.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is clear, comprehensive, and   inclusive of the community nurse’s responsibilities to primary, secondary,   and tertiary prevention through tasks such as case finding, reporting, data   collection and analysis, and follow-up. A clear explanation of the importance   of demographic data to community health is presented.

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National Agency or Organization That Works   to Addresses Communicable Disease

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Agency and   description of contribution are omitted.

Agency   and description of contribution are omitted.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion is vague or inaccurate in relation   to the communicable disease chosen.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion is vague or inaccurate   in relation to the communicable disease chosen.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to address communicable   disease is lacking.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to   address communicable disease is lacking.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to address   communicable disease is brief.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to   address communicable disease is brief.

An agency or   organization is identified. A clear and accurate description of efforts to   address communicable disease is offered.

An   agency or organization is identified. A clear and accurate description of   efforts to address communicable disease is offered.

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Global Implication

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