What does the literature state about how and why these factors impact upon obesity/smoking/drinking alcohol?

Feb 15, 2024

What does the literature state about how and why these factors impact upon obesity/smoking/drinking alcohol?

PROMOTING HEALTH ANDPREVENTING ILL HEALTH
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Please use this template to complete your summative assessment.
Words in blue should be deleted as you complete each section.

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Section:
⦁ Use this section to write your summative assignment (2000 words)
⦁ Reference list (not included in the word count & must adhere to HSK guidelines)
⦁ Level 4 grading criteria and feedback form. Find your feedback here once it has been marked.

REMINDER:

ALL LEARNING OUTCOMES MUST BE ACHIEVED TO ENABLE A PASS FOR YOUR SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding
⦁ Demonstrate ability to find and understand epidemiology, demography, genomics and the wider determinants of health, illness and wellbeing.
⦁ Investigate and identify the factors that may lead to inequalities in health outcomes.
⦁ Explain the importance of early years and childhood experiences and the possible impact these may have on life choices, behaviour and mental and physical health and wellbeing in adulthood.

Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes
⦁ Be able to search for, and present information to help people understand and make decisions about their health, life choices, illness and care.
⦁ Be able to protect health through understanding and applying the evidence-based principles of health promotion.
⦁ Be able to identify the factors that may influence health choices and to demonstrate a holistic view of the individuals they encounter.

T This is a 2000-word essay.

For this essay you will be creating your own ‘pick and mix’ case mix from the various options offered below.

To start you off here are a few pointers to introduce the case mix:
You are a student nurse working on an acute medical ward and have been caring for a patient diagnosed with Covid-19. The patient is 45 years old, works as a London Underground cleaner and lives in less affluent area of north London.

Decide on ONE health issue that your patient has: obesity, smoking or drinking alcohol. This health issue will be the focus of the essay.

Work through each section as instructed.

  1. Introduce your assignment
    Set the scene of what is to come.
    Clearly outline that you will be discussing your chosen health issue (obesity, smoking or drinking alcohol) in relation to a fictional case mix.
    State why your chosen health issue is an important concern for nursing today.
    Provide one or two relevant UK statistics on your chosen health issue.
    Identify one relevant PHE policy/guidance and state its aims for nurses in tackling obesity.
    250 words approximately

Start writing this section here and delete the blue words once it is finalised.

  1. Imagine your patient lives with a psychological/psychosocial condition. Discuss (with supporting literature) two of the following psychological or psychosocial factors that influence the development of your chosen health issue for your patient:
    ⦁ Anxiety
    ⦁ Depression
    ⦁ Childhood experiences that affect adult health (Do not write about child health in general)
    What does the literature state about how and why these factors may increase the risk of developing obesity/smoking/drinking alcohol behaviours? Consider different viewpoints to show depth to your knowledge.
    350 words

Start writing this section here and delete the blue words once it is finalised.

  1. Imagine the social environment that your patient lives in and how that affects their health. Discuss (with supporting literature) two of the following socioeconomic factors in relation to how they influence your chosen health issue for your patient:
    ⦁ Housing
    ⦁ Education
    ⦁ Environment/Green spaces
    ⦁ Health literacy
    ⦁ Income
    What does the literature state about how and why these factors impact upon obesity/smoking/drinking alcohol? Consider alternative viewpoints to show depth to your knowledge.
    350 words

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