identify and assess an aggregate or vulnerable population in your community.

 

identify and assess an aggregate or vulnerable population in your community.

Milestone 2: Caring for Populations
Vulnerable Population Assessment
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Due by may,28
Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess an aggregate or vulnerable population in your community. You will also describe one community health problem that
impacts this group. This problem must be one that a community health nurse could positively impact.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
1. Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO
4)
6. Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)
Due Date
Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 4.
Points:225 points
Directions
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This APA paper is expected to be no more than four pages in length (not including the title page and reference list). Below are the requirements for successful
completion of this paper. Please use the categories described below as the first level headings on your paper (note: the introduction does not carry a heading
of “introduction,” instead the title of the paper is repeated and centered at the top of the second page in plain text). APA formatting helps you to format your
paper in a professional manner and provides consistent methods for citing your sources within the paper and providing the complete reference on the reference page.
See the documents in the APA category in Course Resources for assistance with APA formatting. There is an APA template that you can use to type on and this will
help with APA formatting. The Student Success Strategies resource has a great sections on writing scholarly papers and APA formatting (to find resource watch:
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Based on your community assessment, including your windshield survey and the assessment information from your discussions, identify one aggregate or vulnerable
population in your community that faces a community health problem. See units five (5) and six (6) in your Nies and McEwen textfor examples of vulnerable
populations and aggregates. Your community must be the area where you live or work.
A. Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be interesting and capture the reader’s attention.
· Provide a brief description of your community including the city name and state and key features.
· Briefly introduce one aggregate or vulnerable population that you identified in your assessment.
· Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of the paper should relate to assessing this vulnerable population in your community.
· Note: the introduction does not carry a heading of “introduction,” instead; the title of the paper is repeated and centered at the top of the second page in plain text.
B. Vulnerable Population Overview (one to two paragraphs):
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· Describe one aggregate or vulnerable group in your community in greater detail.
· Include your observations about this group from the windshield survey.
· Discuss events or trends that have affected this vulnerable group such as economic conditions, trends in health related behaviors or disease rates, etc.
C. Strengths, Risk Factors, and/or Barriers (two to three paragraphs):
· Discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers that impact this vulnerable population’s health.
· Include support from at least one scholarly peer-reviewed journal article in this discussion. Go to the Chamberlain library athttp:/library.chamberlain.edu
(http://library.chamberlain.edu/). Search peer reviewed journals to find a scholarly article that discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable
group. Summarize what you learned from this article and cite the source in the text and reference page (Author, year).For this section, you must choose at least one
scholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal. The article must be less than 10 years old (less than 5 years is best). You may include and cite your textbook or other
scholarly sources as well, but they do not count as the scholarly journal article.
· Please do not include more than two short quotations, at the most. You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own words.
D. Community Resources (one to two paragraphs):Search your local public health department website, the internet, the local newspaper and/or telephone book for
health resources available in your community for this vulnerable group.
· Briefly describe the resources in your community that are available for this group.
· Are these resources adequate? If so, why? If not, discuss gaps in services that you identified.
E. Community Health Problem Diagnosis (one to two paragraphs):
· Based on your assessment and the Healthy People 2020 objectives, identify and discuss one priority community health problem that a community health nurse could
positively impact. Examples include an increase in teen pregnancies, prevalence of cancer, high incidence of tobacco use, above average infant mortality etc. The
problem must relate to the aggregate or vulnerable population you identified.
· Go to the Healthy People topic areas athttp://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives (http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives). Find a topic area
that relates to your aggregate or vulnerable population. Click on the topic area and then click on the green “Objectives” tab. Find and state the Healthy People 2020
specific numbered objective (not just a goal) that describes your problem (ex. for teen pregnancy, the topic area Family Planning is relevant, click the green objectives tab
and you might choose FP-8.1 “Reduce pregnancies among adolescent females aged 15 to 17 years” (US Department of Health and Human Services: Healthy People
2020, 2016, Objectives: Family Planning, para 8).
F. Summary (one paragraph):
· Summarize important points from the body of your paper including the aggregate or vulnerable group you identified and key factors that you discussed above that affect
the health of this group.
· Include a statement about the priority problem you identified.
· End with a concluding statement.
G. Reference Page: The Reference Page should start on a new page (insert a page break). All references should be cited within the body of the paperas (Author, year)
and the full reference should be included in APA format on the reference page. A URL link alone is not an adequate reference. See the APA Guidelines in Course
Resources for examples of properly formatted references.
Guidelines
· Application: Use Microsoft Word 2010™ or later to create this assignment.
· Scholarly Writing: APA format is required. Review APA documents in the Course Resources and use the free resources of SmartThinking for writing tutors
· Use the categories above as APA headings for the sections of your paper.
· Length: This paper is expected to be no more than 4 pages in length (not including the title page and reference list).
· Quotations should be minimal – please paraphrase your sources. A maximum of two short quotations should be used for this paper.
· Submission: Submit your file via the basket in the Dropbox: Caring for Populations: Milestone 2 Vulnerable Population Assessment, by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week
4.
· Save your paper with your last name in the document title (e.g., “Smith Vulnerable Population Assessment”).
· Late Submission: See the course policy on late submissions.
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
The following are best practices in preparing this project.
· Use the assessment information that you collected in your windshield survey and weekly discussions to identify the aggregate or vulnerable group of interest.
· Choose one nursing problem specific to your community that this aggregate or vulnerable group faces.
· Find one article about this vulnerable group from the Chamberlain library from a peer reviewed journal.
· Visit the Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies resource for help with writing a scholarly paper, APA formatting, and library navigation
(http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0
(http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0)).
· Make sure all elements of the paper are addressed and headings for each category are included.
· Review directions thoroughly.
· Cite all sources within the paper as well as on the Reference page.
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· Proofread prior to final submission.
· Check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
· Use the “A” column of the rubric below to ensure that you have included all the needed elements.
· Abide by the CCN academic integrity policy – use the Turnitin Draft Dropbox to ensure that your similarity index is less than 24%, if not, revise and resubmit
prior to the deadline. Please review the documents related to Turnitin in Course Resources.
Grading Criteria
Category Points % Description
Introduction 30 13% The introduction captures the reader’s attention while introducing the community, identifying an aggregate or vulnerable
population in the community, and includes a purpose.
Vulnerable population overview 30 13% The aggregate or vulnerable population is described with rationale which includes windshield survey observations and
discussion of contributing events for choosing this population.
Strengths, risk factors, and/or
barriers identified 20 9% The strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group are described.
Discussion of peer review article20 9% A peer reviewed journal article is discussed that clearly relates to factors affecting the health of the vulnerable group.
Community Resources 30 14% The resources that are available in the community are discussed and adequacy of resources or gaps in services are
reviewed..
Problem Diagnosis 30 14% One priority community health problem is clearly identified and a specific objective from Healthy People 2020 is
included.
Summary 20 9% The key points about the aggregate or vulnerable population are summarized and the community health problem is
reiterated.
Presentation 20 9% The discussion is well organized and logical. The structure is clear and compelling to the reader. Paragraphs are linked
together logically, and main ideas stand out.
Mechanics 25 10% The writing includes error free grammar and spelling and is written in a logical manner with complete sentences.
Total 225
points 100%A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Grading Rubric
Assignment
Criteria
A (100%)
Exceptional
Outstanding or highest level of
performance
B (88%)
Exceeds
Very good or high level of
performance
C (80%)
Meets
Competent or satisfactory
level of performance
NI (38%)
Needs Improvement
Poor or failing level of
performance
F (0%)
Developing
Unsatisfactory level
of performance
Introduction
30 points
The introduction
-catches the reader’s attention,
-introduces your community
-identifies the aggregate or vulnerable
population and
-includes a purpose.
30 points ☐
The introduction is missing
one of the elements listed in
the “A” column.
26 points ☐
The introduction is missing
two elements listed in “A”
column.
24 points ☐
The introduction is missing
three elements listed in “A”
column.
11 points ☐
No introduction is
present.
0 points ☐
Vulnerable
population
overview
30 points
The aggregate or vulnerable population
overview includes:
-population description
-windshield survey observations and
-discussion of contributing events for this
population.
30 points ☐
All elements in “A” column
included but discussion of
one or more items lacks
detail.
26 points ☐
The aggregate or vulnerable
population
description is missing one
elements in “A” column.
24 points ☐
The aggregate or vulnerable
population description is
missing two elements in “A”
column.
11 points ☐
The aggregate or
vulnerable population
description is missing
all three elements in
“A” column
0 points ☐
Strengths,
risk factors,
and/or
barriers
identified
20 points
Detailed description of the strengths, risk
factors and/or barriers faced by this
vulnerable group.
20 points ☐
Adequate description is
provided of the strengths,
risk factors and/or barriers
faced by this vulnerable
group.
18 points ☐
Brief description of the
strengths, risk factors and/or
barriers faced by this
vulnerable group.
16 points ☐
Minimal description of the
strengths, risk factors and/or
barriers faced by this
vulnerable group.
8 points ☐
No description of the
strengths, risk factors
and barriers faced by
this vulnerable group.
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Discussion
of peer
review
article
20 points
One peer reviewed journal article is
discussed adequately and clearly relates to
factors affecting the health of the vulnerable
group.
20 points ☐
One relevant peer reviewed
article is discussed briefly,
or is slightly off topic.
18 points ☐
One article or source is
discussed but it is not peerreviewed
article or does not
clearly relate to the
vulnerable group.
16 points ☐
One source is discussed but it
is not peer reviewed and article
has little to no relevance to the
vulnerable group.
8 points ☐
No source is
discussed.
0 points ☐
Community
Resources
30 points
Thoroughly describes resources available
in community and adequacy or gaps in
services.
30 points ☐
Satisfactorily describes
resources available in
community and adequacy
or gaps in services.
26 points ☐
The resources available in
the community are described
butadequacy or gaps in
service are not described.
24 points ☐
No discussion of specific
community resources
butadequacy or gaps in
service are described.
11 points ☐
No discussion of
community resources
oradequacy or gaps.
0 points ☐
Problem
Diagnosis
30 points
One prioritycommunity health problem is
discussed in detail and a relevant Healthy
People (HP) 2020 specific objective is
included.
30 points ☐
One priority community
health problem is discussed
adequately andHP 2020
objective is included
26 points ☐
A community problem is
identified and is related to
Healthy People 2020 content
but not a specific objective.
24 points ☐
A problem is identified that is
not relevant to the assessment,
or Healthy People 2020
content is not included.
11 points ☐
No discussion of the
problem or HP 2020.
0 points ☐
Summary
20 points
The summary includes all of the key points
about the vulnerable population and the
community health problem is reiterated.
20 points ☐
The summary includes
most of the key points
about the vulnerable
population and community
health is problem reiterated.
18 points ☐
The summary includes
some key points about the
vulnerable population,
butthe community health
problem is not mentioned.
16 points ☐
The summary minimally
addresses the key points about
the vulnerable population, and
the community health problem
is not mentioned.
8 points ☐
The summary is
missing.
0 points ☐
Presentation
20 points
The paper is well organized and logical.
The structure is clear and compelling to the
reader; section headings are present,
paragraphs are linked together logically,
and main ideas stand out.
20 points ☐
The paper is missing one
organizational elements in
column “A”. There are some
minor organizational
concerns.
18 points ☐
The paper is missing two
organizational elements in
column “A”. The organization
is somewhat disorderly.
16 points ☐
The paper is missing three
organizational elements from
column
“A”, and it is disorganized.
8 points ☐
The paper is
disorganized and is
difficult to understand.
0 points ☐
Mechanics
25 points
Excellent mechanics and APA formatting
with minimal errors of the following:
– correct grammar and spelling using
complete sentences
-all sources cited in the text
-all references listed on the reference page
using basics of APA format
-title page in general APA format
-headings present and follow APA format
-12-point font, double spaced, 1 inch
margins, paragraphs indented
-no more than two short quotations.
-length 4 pages or less
25 points ☐


 

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