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Public Policy for Health

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Public Policy for Health of the Community: The Importance of Community Centers
Laws of the city, state and nation all directly have an impact on the health and wellness of their citizens. Hence, it is crucial to foster policies at all arenas of government to adequately acknowledge the facts that can have a negative impact on the health of a community. This is why public policy and nursing are so important: nurses are consistently on the front lines of patient care and have an intimate knowledge often of the needs and vulnerabilities of a particular community. Public policy is crucial as it can impact some of the biggest sectors of human and community life—from housing, job availability, access to healthy food and the availability of high quality medical support, to the overall cleanliness of the environment lived in. For example, even public policy that appears to have no impact on…… [Read More]

References

NYSCAA. (2018). NYSCAA Public Policy – NYSCAA. Retrieved from https://nyscommunityaction.org/nyscaa-public-policy/

Seattle.gov. (2016). Community Center Strategic Plan - Parks | seattle.gov. Retrieved from https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/policies-and-plans/community-center-strategic-plan

TxCouncil.com. (n.d.). Public Policy, Community Centers, Public Health | Texas Council. Retrieved from http://txcouncil.com/public-policy/


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Public Part Health Crisis

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Outbreak at Watersedge: A Public Health Discovery Game

The start of the participation in the epidemiological process begins with the location of the Department of Health. The sole reason for this is to get the necessary personnel and resources which are very essential in doing an effective epidemiology process. The department is endowed with experienced medical officers like the chief epidemiologist who has a wide ranging experience in water borne diseases.
At the Department of health, together with the available health personnel I got various medical profiles of different patients handed over to me. The profile contained medical status of the patients over the last few days after they were put under observation on suspicion that they were suffering from water borne disease. Diarrhea was one of the severe symptoms. I also noted that many other patients were getting admitted to the hospital at an alarming rate. This could signify…… [Read More]

References
CDC, (2017). Parasites- Cryptosporidium (also known as ‘crypto’). Retrieved September 29, 2017 from  https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/index.html 
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2014). Annual epidemiological report: Emerging and vector-borne diseases. Retrieved September 29, 2017 from  https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/media/en/publications/Publications/emerging-vector-borne-diseases_annual-epidemiological-report-2014.pdf 





 
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How to Stay Current on Health News

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Public Health Trends and Practices
Resources I will use to remain informed and current in public health trends and practices will be RSS feeds that I can use on sites where public health news is reported, such as sites like Healthcare Global (2017) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2017), where news and important trends are published on the Internet as well. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is an especially helpful site for obtaining up-to-date information on what is happening in the U.S. on the health care front.
Another good source of public health information is the site of the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All three of these sites are devoted to publishing useful information on public health trends that can be of particular importance for a professional…… [Read More]

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Quantitative research quality Assessment

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Assessing the quality of quantitative research

Question 1: Study purpose/question

(a) Did the study have a clearly stated purpose/research question?                                                    

Yes 

(b) Explain your response below: 

The study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of the mobile service so as to determine the most suitable sample size and to refine the study design prior to rolling out the randomized controlled study. The study also had the dual purpose of gathering feedback from parents on the SMS reminders after the intervention. 

Question 2: Relevance to nursing/midwifery practice

(a) Explain how this question was relevant to nursing/midwifery practice.

The research is extremely relevant in terms of achieving some of key objectives of nursing/ midwifery practice; the objective of reminding/ alerting parents about certain obligations they have to…… [Read More]

References

Miller, E. (2015). Controversies and challenges of vaccination: an interview with Elizabeth Miller. BMC Medicine, 13, 267. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0508-z

McKee, C., & Bohannon, K. (2016). Exploring the Reasons Behind Parental Refusal of Vaccines. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics?: JPPT, 21(2), 104–109. http://doi.org/10.5863/1551-6776-21.2.104

Hendrix, K.S., (2015). When parents hesitate about vaccines, what should health-care providers say?[online] When parents hesitate about vaccines, what should health-care providers say? Available at: [Accessed 5 Jun. 2018].

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS). (2017). The SKAI project: Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation. [Online] Reasons for NOT vaccinating your child » NCIRS. Available at: [Accessed 5 Jun. 2018].

Domek, G. J., Contreras-Roldan, I. L., O’Leary, S. T., Bull, S., Furniss, A., Kempe, A., & Asturias, E. J. (2016). SMS text message reminders to improve infant vaccination coverage in Guatemala: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Vaccine, 34(21), 2437–2443. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.065

National Health and Medical Research Council (2018). SECTION 2: THEMES IN RESEARCH ETHICS: RISK AND BENEFIT, CONSENT. [Online] available at: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/book/section-2-themes-research-ethics-risk-and-benefit-consent [Accessed 5 Jun. 2018].

Spieth, P. M., Kubasch, A. S., Penzlin, A. I., Illigens, B. M.-W., Barlinn, K., & Siepmann, T. (2016). Randomized controlled trials – a matter of design. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12, 1341–1349. http://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S101938

Houle, S. (2015). An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Randomized Controlled Trials in Pharmacy Research. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 68(1), 28–32.