Assessment 2 – Written Assessment
This assessment requires you to plan and design a health promotion project plan.
Purpose of the assessment
As you progress through your nursing career you will identify areas where more education or health promotion is required to change behaviours. This assignment provides you with knowledge of the skills and processes used in preparing health education or health promotion resources. Importantly it encourages you to identify that any form of health education or promotion should be designed to meet the needs of the target group and involve some form of community consultation to ascertain the need and acceptance of the health promotion. This assessment provides opportunity to develop your own health promotion project.
Learning outcomes that align to this task
LO1 Analyse the scope of community nursing (acute, non-acute, chronic and palliative care) and interprofessional practice in Australia.
LO2 Appraise advances in and limitations of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Australia and globally.
LO4 Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of patients, families or communities within community settings.
LO5 Analyse issues related to health outcomes, compliance and chronic disease management.
LO7 Integrate the principles of occupational health and safety, risk assessment and nursing practice within community settings.
2000 words including in-text and excluding end-text referencing (10% leniency either way)
Week 6, 1159 pm Wednesday
1. Choose one of the below vSIM Focus areas
Type 2 Diabetes
2. Prepare a detailed and innovative health promotion project plan for your chosen vSIM focus area/National Health Priority and Health issue in an Australian community (Indigenous or non-Indigenous).
3. Make sure you follow the outlined 8 assessment criteria below.
4. The health promotion project plan should be in the form of one of the following:
Education on risk factors awareness and/or prevention
Education on health management (such as how to manage hypertension to prevent stroke)
Timely completion of study materials, you should have covered I session 1-5 before commencing this assessment as information pertaining to the above criteria can be found in the learning materials
Visit the AIHW web site
Conduct further research using library resources and review other websites and journal articles.
Please contact your unit coordinator if you are unsure of how to get started.
Watch the following presentation that may assist you with understanding of concepts of self-management of chronic conditions:
A rubric has been provided for you to use. This is available in the dropbox.
Adhere to standard academic writing and paragraphs, if you are not sure what is meant by this please refer to https://www.vu.edu.au/current-students/campus-life/advice-support/learning-advice
Headings are okay to use avoid the use of dot/bullet points.
Use 11 or 12pt font either calibri or arial ONLY.
Ensure you have a footer with page numbers and your student name/number
Reference list at end of document using APA style 7th ed, with at least 9-10 references used including research articles no older than 10 years (reference does not contribute to word count).
Use third person (no I or me) in academic writing and write as if this is something you intend to do (i.e.: The health promotion aims to….)
Your health promotion plan should address the following criteria:
A description of your specific target group and community (for example: adult males indigenous and/or non-indigenous who are aged 40 years with a diagnosis of COPD or middle-aged and older people 45 or older, have a family history of diabetes, or are overweight or obese). This contributes to making your health promotion innovative and focussed.
A detailed outline of why this health promotion is beneficial for your target group. For example, how you anticipate it will improve health outcomes for the chosen target group/community. Include health data/statistics to back up this as a health concern, such as burden of disease.
A description of what your goals/ aims for your health promotion are and what the health promotion project is aiming to achieve (review the SMART mnemonic on page 215 of the set text Fleming & Parker, 2015 Introduction to Public Health, 3E).
You should identify which of the Health Promotion Management Perspectives this falls into and briefly outline why it falls into this category (Health Promotion Management Perspectives are classified as primary, secondary or tertiary- to find out more about this refer to the attached (page 316 of the set text Fleming & Parker, 2015 Introduction to Public Health, 3E)
Identify who the additional stakeholders will be for the project, and what community consultation will take place. Include specific information on who this health promotion project will need to include and why.
Present a specific and original health message/ logo that you have developed to suit your health promotion (for example: Your smoking harms others). Make sure this would be appropriate for your target group.
Provide a detailed outline of what the health promotion activity will entail and how you will promote this to the target group. Look at other health promotion activities for ideas such as the Breast Cancer Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run or the posters you see around the community. Consider what sort of resources will work to get the message out to your target group such as newspapers, sports event, school visit, radio- what will work for your target audience)
An outline of how you plan to evaluate the success of your health promotion. Evaluation is an important step, research to find the best way to assess if your health promotion would be successful in achieving its aims/goals.
**This is not medical surgical nursing- it is health promotion aimed at the community level- so please do not focus on pathophysiology.
Any health statistics used for your assignment can be based on the overall Australian population (you may not find data for a specific suburb or target group).
Submit your assignment via VU Collaborate Dropbox.
A draft submission site is available to you for use prior to final submission. The site allows you to check your work for any poor paraphrasing and potential plagiarism.
Word documents only to be submitted- no PDF or files/zip files.
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