Role of the Public Health Nurse
Assignment: This week is an APA paper of 1250 words and 3 sources related to Epidemiology and Communicable Disease. Remember all APA papers include a title page, running head/page #s, introduction, level headings, conclusion, and reference page. Please review the Simple Essay Rubric for this assignment located in the Assignment Upload link in the lower right corner for more requirements and expectations.
Your paper this week applies the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. First choose one communicable disease, then include the following in your paper, including headings to organize the paper:
Description of Disease (A thorough description of the disease including: Causes, Mode of transmission, Symptoms and Treatment, Complications)
Demographic Most Affected (Discuss the demographic most affected including: Incidence, Prevalence, Morbidity and Mortality)
Determinants of Health (What are the determinants of health affecting this disease? (link in Module assignment for determinants of health – be sure to be detailed in this section)
Epidemiologic Triad (Identify the epidemiologic triad including: Host, Agent, and Environmental Factors)
Role of the Public Health Nurse (Discuss the role of the public health nurse in relation to this disease. Including: How is the public health nurse involved in finding, reporting, collection and analysis of data and follow up?)