Population-focused Health Care – nur544 (3 credits)
Theories, principles, and strategies of population-based health care are used to design, implement, and evaluate services and plans of care to promote, maintain, and restore health in a defined population. Students focus on population aggregates in structured or unstructured settings across care environments. Strategies to evaluate health outcomes and costs of care are emphasized.
Legislation, Policy, and Funding in Population-Focused Health
Evaluate the impact of funding for population-focused health.
Analyze the impact of legislation and policies on population-focused health.
Planning a Population-Focused Health Program
Formulate measurable outcome goals and objectives.
Evaluate organizations within a community for partnership opportunities.
Determine an appropriate intervention(s) to improve the communityÃ¢â¬â¢s health status.
Program Implementation and Evaluation
Describe the actualization of a population-focused health program in a specific community.
Analyze methods of program evaluation.
Population-Focused Assessment and Diagnosis
Identify community resources.
Analyze the different steps in the needs-assessment process in population-focused health.
Critically analyze various sources of data to determine the communityÃ¢â¬â¢s health status.
Explain the importance of working with the community to establish priority health needs.
Advanced Population-Based Health Concepts
Evaluate major concepts of population-based health.
Analyze the concept of community as client.
Explain the constructs of the three levels of prevention.
Application of Population-Focused Theories and Models
Compare and contrast various population-focused models and theories.
Synthesize a model or theory of health promotion into the practice of population-focused health nursing.
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