College of Health Sciences and Nursing
NUR 440– Health Assessment & Promotion of Vulnerable Population
Assessments Tools Analysis Paper
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to examine assessment tools that evaluate on-physical measures. Applying Watson’s Theory of Human Caring integrates the mind-body-spirit dimensions. Nurses should be knowledgeable in tools to expand the abilities of nurses to assess and evaluate clients in various stages and states of health, illness, stress, and life.
Prepare and submit a 1,050- to 1,400-word, APA-formatted paper, which includes:
a.Selection of three assessment tools from the following list: 3 are below
•Adult Life Stress Measurement
•Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HLPL-II)
•Spiritual Well-Being Scale
b.Using scholarly peer reviewed journals, research the above selected tools
c.Describe each tool and the population for which it might be useful. State data about the tool such as cost, length, and ease in using the tool, for what populations
it is best designed, and validity of information gained.
d.Describe how these tools could enhance the assessment phase of the nursing process and impact the quality of health care delivered by the nurse.
e.Apply these tools to the elderly population.
Content (7 points)
Key elements of assignment covered:
a.Select and research three appropriate assessment tools from the list provided.
b.Describe each tool and the population for which it may be useful; include data about the tool such as cost, length, ease of using the tool, for what populations it
is best designed, and validity of information gained.
c.Describe how these tools enhance the assessment phase of the nursing process and impact the quality of health care delivered by the nurse
d. Apply these tools to the vulnerable population described in the Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness assignment of Week 2. 1
Content is comprehensive/accurate/persuasive 1
Three journal articles are used in the construction of the paper 1
Style (2 points)
Introduction previews topic 0.5
Major points in the body are supported and organized in a logical manner.
Ideas are clearly and concisely stated. 1
Conclusion summarizes major points and flows logically from presentation. 0.5
Format (1 points)
APA format is correctly used. 0.5
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise; Correct grammar and spelling are used. 0.5
Total Points 10*
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