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Assignment Overview
Complete a  5 to 6 page Final Course written assignment, the creation of a Trifold Brochure and a Reflection paper. For this written assignment, you will choose a disease of interest, other than diabetes and hypertension,. The disease can either address an international disease process or a disease found within the United States.
You will utilize a minimum of 6 references for this written assignment.  This references will include a variety of  biomedical research studies, scholarly peer reviewed nursing journal articles, textbook readings, and peer-reviewed Internet websites.
In June of 2018 the Health and Human Services Secretary approved the Healthy People 2030 framework which seeks to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States; this framework outlines the initiative, contribution, vision, mission and foundational principles of the past 5 decades of Healthy People: Healthy People 2030 Framework. Healthy People 2020 provides a list of health topics pertaining to the United States, and the World Health Organization (WHO) provides a list of possible international health topics. Website links for Healthy People 2020 and the WHO health topics lists are provided: Healthy People 2020 and the World Health Organization
As you write your NURS 3315 Final Course written assignment, consider the following:
Evidence-based practice, appropriate client education, and well-designed health promotion interventions which positively impact disease risk and lifestyle changes.
Effective, evidence-based interventions which requires clients to be at the center of the decision making process, and to be involved in all aspects of their health care.
Clients and/or patients require appropriate evidence-based information to make informed decisions regarding their health.
Any health information provided to a client and/or patient needs to be: based on the evidence; addressed the basic knowledge of the disease and/or disease process; an identified associated disease risk and address modifiable factors which outline possible lifestyle changes; and promoting health through health promotion interventions.
Healthy People 2020, the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) seek to increase health promotion while offering information to promote a healthy lifestyle.  Healthy People 2020 seeks to evoke change at the national level while the United Nations and WHO seeks to impact change both globally and internationally.

Step by Step Guide:
The underlined sections of this Guide may be utilized as level headers for your paper.  Refer to your APA Manual for proper level header formatting.
Step 1 Writing Section
Introduction to Disease
Gather and review information for your chosen disease. Provide and write an overview of the self-identified disease of interest with citations for reference.
Step 2 Writing Section
Pathophysiology aspects,  lifestyle choices, risk factors, and evidence-based nursing interventions or strategies

Utilizing peer reviewed biomedical research studies, the Pearson interactive video information, peer reviewed nursing journal articles, and NURS 3315 textbook content:

Outline, describe, and discuss the associated pathology aspects such as genetics, signs & symptoms, lab findings.

Describe and discuss the resulting impact of the self-identified health topic on the specific body system or systems involved.

Identify and discuss the impact of negative lifestyle choices and risk factors associated with the disease of choice.

Locate and utilize peer reviewed nursing journal articlesto list, describe and discuss 3evidence based nursing interventions which would support and promote the health and well-being for the disease of choice.

Client Education, Discussion, and Comparison of the Evidence.

Using the same resources, list and describe important patient and/or client education or teaching points as well as a way to support and provide health promotion interventions.

Address the disease of choice, evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and discuss the findings and/or similarities, the differences and accuracy of the resulting information, and evidence found within the references utilized (peer-reviewed biomedical research studies, peer-reviewed nursing journal articles, and major peer reviewed Internet websites). Note, the Mayo Clinic website is an example of a major Internet website where multiple health topics and diseases are addressed. Student may utilize the Mayo Clinic website as one of the major websites.

Step 3 Writing Section
Conclusion: Summarize key findings

Step 4 Reflection
Write a 1 page Reflection. This is the one time the word “I” may be used. Note, the 1 page Reflection does not impact the 5 to 6 page written assignment (not included in the page count).

Reflect on the lessons learned:

The writing of the 5 to 6 page written assignment
The creation of a Trifold Brochure.
The disease selected, why this national or international disease?
What aspects of the pathophysiology stood out or were surprising for the selected disease?
Did anything stand out during the review of the peer reviewed information and evidence for your chosen disease?
What is the impact of this disease either nationally or internationally?
Were you surprised by the information found on the major Internet Website(s)?
Would you recommend these Website(s) to your patients? Why or Why not? Explain and discuss.
How do you envision incorporating the various aspects of pathophysiology into your BSN professional nurse role?

Step 5 Trifold Brochure
Utilize the information already attained to create a Trifold Brochure briefly outlining the:

Self-identified disease
Associated disease process
Associated risks
Modifiable factors
Evidence based nursing interventions
Evidence based client education, teaching and health promotion strategies.

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