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Health Assessment and Communication

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice. Explain the process and summarize the results. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Show Less

  • Competency 1: Health Assessment – Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
    • Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels.
    • Explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment.
    • Summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population.
  • Competency 3: Nursing Research and Informatics – Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (for example, information systems and patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.
    • Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented.
  • Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.Health Assessment and Communicatin
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Health Assessment and Communication Context

Effective communication is one of the most critical skills a health care provider can master. Nurses communicate to a variety of individuals with a range of educational levels who come from diverse settings.Health Assessment and Communication

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Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community. Show Less

    • What have you found to be best practices for conducting a health assessment?
    • How do various forms of technology affect a nurse’s ability to conduct a health assessment?
    • What communication tools can help promote patient safety?Health Assessment and Communication

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Resources

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

To help you prepare for this assessment, review the resources you used and the assessments you completed in BSN-FP4002, BSN-FP4010, and BSN-FP4014.

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Assessment Instructions

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice as you complete the following:

  1. Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at each of the following levels:
    1. Community.
    2. Group.
    3. Individual.
  2. Explain the process for completing a comprehensive health assessment.
  3. Summarize the findings of the health assessment you conducted. Be sure you include a brief description of the population you selected.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Format: Include a title page and reference. Use APA style and formatting.
    • Length: This assessment should be approximately 3–5 pages in length.
    • References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
    • Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.