Discussion: Walden University Black Maternal Health Paper
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze best practice skills and strategies to address a social services organization or practice problem. You first need to identify a problem at the macro level (larger group, organization, community, et cetera). You then conduct a library search of peer-reviewed articles. Finally, integrate best practice strategies into a plan that addresses the problem.
All reference material must be from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, edited books, official government documents, or reliable agency and organizational reports and documents approved by the instructor. Note that textbooks are not allowed as reference material for this assignment. Additionally, newspapers, Internet sites such as Wikipedia, and other non-peer-reviewed reference materials are not acceptable as references for this assignment. Using these materials as references result in failure of the assignment.
In this assignment, you create a five-page paper identifying a macro-level problem related to a social services organization or practice. Use the Capella University Library and other credible sources. Perform a search for relevant, peer-reviewed articles that have been published in the past five years. You must use a minimum of eight peer-reviewed references in your analysis.
In your paper:
Describe the problem you have identified.
Justify the selection by describing why this is a significant problem worth addressing. Provide evidence demonstrating the extent of the problem. Also, describe the impact the problem is having on macro level of practice.
Summarize and synthesize the peer-reviewed literature related to the identified problem.
Evaluate relevant theories and models found within the literature. Be sure to explore macro level theories or models related to your chosen problem. In your evaluation, explain the impact these theories and models may have on the identified problem and whether the impact improves or makes the problem worse.
Analyze and synthesize best practice skills and strategies related to the problem found within the literature. Explore the variety of strategies used to reduce the problem. These strategies could be about social change or about advocacy.
Combine these strategies and skills into a holistic plan to address the problem, after reviewing the literature.
Be sure that your plan contains a minimum of three integrated strategies.
Explain your reasoning using details and peer-reviewed literature.
Describe which types of strategies best apply to the problem (for example, social change strategies, advocacy strategies, et cetera).
Note: Remember to be as detailed as possible in developing your argument and ideas. Also, include relevant, peer-reviewed APA citations to support your analysis throughout the paper.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
References: A minimum of eight scholarly resources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.
Length of paper: Five typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
The community health nurse’s roles have expanded greatly. While the community health nurses care for specific patients in the community like school health nurse, the public health nurses care for everybody in a community. The nurses usually work in partnership with stakeholders, including the government, to deliver various services. Community health nurses have diverse knowledge, skills and competence, and they take part in community organizations, health education, as well as social and political reforms (McMorrow et al., 2021). They work hand in hand with community agencies and community members and they also have a duty in health promotion to address health and social conditions and population problems. Also, they major on individuals with special care, for example, elderly, young mothers, teenagers, sedentary population.
Nurses are trained on skills that focus on collaboration and communication that create a link between community health nurse and many other stakeholders. Through this training, solutions and resources are availed (Prodoehl-Caniano, 2019). Partnering with stakeholders helps develop multiple level interventions, which help enhance sustainability, thus increase trust and proper use of community resources like training. The partnering also involves making decisions of assessment and program education.
Appraising the community resource used in health promotion is vital since it helps evaluate the importance of the fund to the target community. A resource like pregnancy control equipment is essential in a population full of young women; thus, the material can help regulate the rate of early pregnancy (Khumalo & Brown, 2022). Appraisal of the health resource for a community assists in understanding the amount of support to be invested in a particular population. The estimation of the amount of the resources required to assist in avoiding the shortage of support to the community. The resources like education and financial support are essential in population health promotion since it will help in creating an understanding of the health problem and assistance in solving the health issue. The resource also assists in mobilizing the population and providing them with the necessary equipment like food during the promotion.
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