Posted: September 17th, 2017
For this Application, write a 3- to 4-page paper about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease using information from a recent article. Include a summary of the article, the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors, the role of the BSN nurse in addressing the outbreak, and possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the outbreak. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional websites in addition to the literature references.
• Overview—30 points
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to…¨
• Article summary—80 points
Provide a summary of your article including all pertinent information about the outbreak including the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors. Include a description of the function, or importance, of epidemiology in public and global health. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
• Impact on nursing practice—90 points
Summarize the role of the BSN nurse in addressing the outbreak, and possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the outbreak. Provide an example of a health promotion / health protection strategy that has been used successfully in another country or area to address a similar outbreak. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
• Summary—50 points
End the paper with a 1-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
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