Topic: Is Mental Ilness in the Homeless Population NUR-443: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Course Project #1: Public Health Problem Research Paper Topic Selection Due on Sunday of Week 2 Paper Due on Sunday of Week 5 Note: All topics must be approved in advance by the course mentor. See the Topic Selection Forum in Module 1 for more details. PURPOSE ? Critically analyze all individual, agent, and environmental variables that impact on the health of an identified community, aggregate or population. (CO1, CO2, CO3) ? Analyze available multidisciplinary research related to these variables. (CO2, CO3) GUIDELINES ? You are expected to investigate the assigned or selected and approved public or aggregate health problem cited in Healthy People 2020 and: ? Explore and define the health problem and most affected/vulnerable populations. ? Summarize and synthesize available literature and/or available guidelines (minimum 4) to explore the environmental, individual and agent factors that affect the public health problem or concern. ? Summarize and synthesize available literature to explore the outcomes of intervention strategies (minimum 4)at the primary, secondary, or tertiary level of prevention. ? Critically analyze risk factors, most affected/vulnerable population, and intervention outcomes to develop a program recommendation. ? Content Outline and Descriptions 1. Cover page(per APA guidelines) 2. Introduction(1 paragraph) a. Describe and summarize the problem, its effects on health and most affected/at-risk population. 3. Synthesis of available literature/guidelines(1 page) a. Based on the literature, summarize the most common environmental, individual andagent factors that increase the risk of this health problem. 4. Analysis of available evidence-based primary, secondary or tertiary prevention efforts to address this health problem(1 page) a. Based on the literature, which primary, secondary ortertiary prevention effort has been shown to be most effective / cost effective or practical for the population identified as being most affected / at risk? 5. Conclusion(1 paragraph) a. Based on 3 and 4, which risk factor do you think should be addressed and which prevention strategy/level of prevention do you think might be most practical and effective for this population? ? Follow APA guidelines of style for allaspects of the paper, including style, organization, and grammar. ? Limited to 5 typed pages, 12 pt. font, double-spaced. Page limit does NOT include cover or reference page(s). Note:These directions and the grading rubric for this assignment (See the Evaluation Rubrics area of the course) will be used to evaluate and grade your assignment. Please refer to the details of each when preparing your assignment. If you have questions about the requirements of the paper, be sure to discuss them with your mentor well in advance of the final submission. Consult the Course Calendar for this paper’s due date. WRITING RESOURCES The following links provide online writing aids to help you with your paper assignments. ? OWL(Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University ? Writer’s Handbook, the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison ? APA Guidelines
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