MODELS FOR HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Part of the assigned readings in your textbook this week concerns models for health and illness. Kearney-Nunnery (2012) stresses that one’s view of health is influenced by “ones’ worldview and philosophical assumptions (p. 82). Essential VII of the BSN Essentials (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008), Clinical Prevention and Population Health, focuses on strategies for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for individuals and groups as an essential component of professional nursing practice. Essential IX, Baccalaureate General Nursing Practice, purports that professional nursing care is provided with understanding and respect for diversity for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the continuum of healthcare environments.
1. Read the assumptions (numbers 1-7) for The Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework listed on page 72 of your textbook.
2. Recall a client with a chronic illness for whom you have provided nursing care. Retrospectively apply these assumptions to the client’s experiences that you were able to observe. Be sure you attempt to address all the assumptions but state in the narrative of the assignment if you were unable to address them all and why.
3. Document this assignment in APA format and include in-text citations as indicated. Include a cover page and a reference list in APA format. Your submission should not exceed two to three pages (2-3) pages excluding the title page and reference list. Remember this is scholarly writing and not a venue for your opinions. Support your assertions with evidence-based, peer-reviewed nursing journals as indicated.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author.
Kearney-Nunnery, R. (2012). Health, illness, and holism. In C.C. Burns (Ed.), Advancing your career: Concepts of professional nursing (pp. 64-86). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co.
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