Discuss how the community nurse , using an empowerment approach, could promote health literacy in relation to the health goal

Community nursing assignment. (Uses a appropriate scholarly sources published in the last 10 years please .

Assignment: Community nursing assignment
Word count: 2,000 words
Weighting: 40%

Aim of task:
This assignment has been designed to assist you to explore community health principles and approaches and
understand how these can be applied in nursing practice within a community setting.
Essay topic
Discuss how the community nurse , using an empowerment approach, could promote health literacy in relation to the health goal identified for the chosen client group.
Task

Choose one of the given scenarios
(see below)

Each scenario provides a context, nursing role, client group and health goal

Write a 2,000 word essay which discusses how the community nurse, using an empowerment approach, could promote health literacy in relation to the health goal for the chosen client group.

Ensure that you base your analysis and discussion on community health principles and approaches;
including primary health care model (rather than the medical model); a group, community or population focus (rather than an individual or disease focus) and health promotion strategies.

Ensure that you use scholarly literature relevant to the essay task and the scenario you have chosen and support the points you make in your essay.
Scenarios
1. You are working as a registered nurse in an outreach service for homeless men in a large city.
Goal:
You want to promote health literacy and decision–making in relation to drug and/or alcohol use.
2. You are working as a registered nurse in a community centre that serves a large migrant population.
Goal:
You want to promote the women’s health literacy and decision–making related to a selected lifestyle issue (diet, exercise).
3. You are working as a registered nurse in a high school.
Goal:
You want to promote health literacy in relation to sexual health and decision–making.
4. You are working as a registered nurse in a general practice.
Goal :
You want to promote health literacy about making lifestyle change/s to improve health for men (please specify the lifestyle change/s on which you are focusing).

MARKING CRITERIA
Marks
1. INTRODUCTION
Describes the purpose of the essay, and gives a indication of the main thrust of the argument
/ 5
2. KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTH LITERACY AND EMPOWERMENT
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of health literacy and empowerment (in general, and more specifically in relation to the identified health goal)
/ 20
3. ANALYSIS: APPLICATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES RELEVANT TO CLIENT GROUP, HEALTH GOAL AND CONTEXT
Bases analysis and discussion on community health principles and approaches; including primary health care model (rather than the medical model); a group, community or population focus (rather than an individual or disease focus) andhealth promotion strategies
/ 40
5. CONCLUSION
Succinctly summarises the main points, restates central arguments and clearly demonstrates how the points in the essay relate to the overall question
/ 5
6.ACADEMIC WRITING
Skilful use of language, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction to create a clear, logical, succinct argument focused on the topic
/ 10
7. RESEARCH AND  USE OF EVIDENCE
Identifies, analyses and uses good quality evidence to support the arguments outlined. (Uses at least 10 appropriate scholarly sources published in the last 10 years)
/ 10
8. PRESENTATION AND REFERENCING
Strictly adheres to School of Nursing and Midwifery presentation guidelines. Strictly adheres to APA style (citations and reference list)
/ 10


 

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