The advanced practice nurse embraces various roles to promote healthy lifestyles. The responsibility of this profession ventures beyond diagnosing and treating patients. The primary healthcare nurse practitioner (PHCNP) represents a “unique form of change agent for delivering services differently in a manner giving primacy to health and human complexity while
Lobbying & Anticipated Obstacles According to Milstead, “success in the legislative arena is much like a three-legged stool, with each leg essential to the sturdiness of the stool as a whole” (Milstead, 2013, p. 53). Professional lobbyist, grassroots lobbyist, and money make up the legs of the stool. Effective influencing and persuasion would determine the success of this proposed policy. The three legs of lobbying can be used with obesity advocacy. “Building trusting relationships, demonstrating interest and concern for the public good, and providing information on issues important to the nursing profession are all things that can be done through regular participation in all aspects of the legislative process” (Milstead, 2013, p. 55).
This article was to examine how the US government uses dietary guidelines for Americans and how the guidelines were supposed to help us eat and stay healthy. Diet and chronic diseases are sometimes connected. For example, it is proven that nutrient deficiency disease like scurvy can be cured by consuming the lost nutrients. However, it is also shown that some nutrient exposure can cause chronic illness such as energy, fats, sodium dietary fiber, and food exposures, etc. making it difficult to set dietary guidelines. In addition to some nutrient causing chronic diseases, nondietary factors such as stress, lack of exercise, smoking and other environmental factors are linked to causing chronic illnesses (Slavin, 2012).
Disease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services HCA/240 January 26, 2014 Disease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services Demographics and disease trends will influence health care delivery services in the future in many different ways. Not only will the current aging population affect the delivery of health care services because of its rapid growth, but also obesity. Obesity is one of the more serious problems facing our nation today, and will only get worse unless the implementation of programs to educate the public on the many health issues this condition can cause to prevent them from happening. Moreover, not only does the health care delivery system need to adapt in the future to provide quality care for
Disease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services Health trends in the United States indicate that there are several real problems trending. First of all, the United States population is aging at a fairly rapid rate which means that the problems associate with old age are becoming more prevalent. Another issue that country must face is that obesity has become an epidemic that needs to be curtailed or the health system will not be able to help the people who are destined to adopt diseases associated with increased weight. This essay is a report with regard to the trends that are occurring in the United States health environment and what those trends mean for healthcare professionals.
For my priority policy issue I have identified National Alliance for Nutrition & Activity coalition (NANA). Within the legislative and executive branches of government NANA endorses a better understanding about the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity control to the nation's health and health-care costs. The efforts of NANA includes, supporting effective education and promotion programs, advocating adequate funding for programs, and promoting policy and environmental changes that help Americans eat better and be more physically active. After a decade of national, state, and local advocacy to improve the nutritional quality of school food, NANA coalition made a successful effort to pass the heathy, hunger free kids act.
The role of a physician assistant was created specifically to help adjust for the shortages of physicians. Unfortunately, these shortages are occurring in underserved communities that need readily available healthcare facilities and employees. Physician assistants, are trained to be able to handle a wide variety of health disease, and with
After reading chapters 15 and 21 in our Current Issues and Enduring Questions book and viewing Forks Over Knives, I am afraid I do not see this worrisome food issue in America improving in the near future. Obesity is a known epidemic and it is widespread throughout the entire country.
The WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 mandated that any school receiving federal funding would be required to create a school wellness policy by 2006 (Wharton, Long & Schwartz, 2008). The policies created would set guidelines for all foods that are sold on campus in order to reduce the chance of obesity (Wharton, Long & Schwartz, 2008). This is a policy that has provided some attention to the issue of nutrition in the school systems and would provide an opportunity for school nurses, dietitians and other personnel to influence the food policies of the districts in which they work or live (Wharton, Long & Schwartz, 2008).
A staggering 70,000 + in white female patients are treated more than male and female minorities. It may not come as a shock to many that women seem to take a higher interest in their health in regards to nutrition, but the lack of knowledge that is to be gained by these registered dietitians as well as within the minorities that are not receiving the care from these health care professionals. A dietitian applies the science of food and nutrition to a person’s health needs; this type of care could only benefit these health issues that are more prominent in the minorities and lower class
As summarized by Franck et.al., “Because of the scale and complexity of the obesity epidemic, any one intervention cannot reasonably be expected to reverse obesity trends in the immediate future. Rather, the goal should be small changes to result in cumulative, population-wide effects over time.”23 One such component of
It is also clear that there is evidence that shows a great need in improving people of low-socioeconomic status health because the government has been making efforts. However, what have not been addressed are the barriers that people in low-income communities still face even with government resources. Furthermore, it is also clear that the government saw the importance of making sure that low income families had access to health care when they created Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. While access to health care is also a very important piece to a healthy lifestyle, it also becomes counterproductive when people still continue to have a poor diet and end up having to seek medical help at some point. Giving people the chance to have a better nutrition would also help decrease the number of doctor visits for those who do seek medical attention, and for those who don’t seek medical attention it would at least keep them
The topic for my essay is about the Nutrition and Dietetics field. My thesis states that a career in dietetics will lead to a life of meaning and fulfillment. Subtopics for my essay are the role of nutrition in illness prevention, the importance of nutrition education, and ethical issues in regards to government subsidizing. My goal is to connect all of these subtopics so that I can explain why I feel my career will lead to a life of dignity and meaning. Possible titles I will use for my paper are "Dietitians Hungry for Change" or "Dietetics: A Lifetime of Dignity and Meaning". I like title #2 better because this title clearly addresses the subtopics I will be discussing within my paper which are dignity and meaning. The word "lifetime" will
Fraudulent acts are disgraceful to the profession of dietetics and to the people that are served by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These safeguards have been put in place to ensure the honesty of those in the industry and to protect the funds set up to help keep U.S. citizens healthy. Those who commit fraud knowingly shall be indicted according to law.
Running head: Discussion post week 4 NURS 6050N-32 (Policy & Advocacy for Population Health)