GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH

The environment has a significant influence on health. The readings and media presentations from this week and also NURS 4010 discussed in depth, the influence of the physical environment as well as the impact of the home environment on health. This week, you have also read about the ramifications of global climate change on health. Consider the implications of global climate change on health now and in the future. Write a 3- to 4-page paper outlining the health concerns related to global climate change. Include health promotion/health protection strategies a BSN nurse could implement. Compare concerns in the U.S. with other countries. Support your ideas with references from the professional nursing literature.

NURS 4015: Week 4/5 Application Rubric: Global Climate Change and Health

For this Application, write a 3- to 4-page paper outlining the health concerns related to global climate change. Include health promotion/health protection strategies a BSN nurse could implement. Compare concerns in the U.S. with other countries. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
• Overview—30 points

Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to…¨
• Health concerns related to global climate change—90 points

Outline the health concerns related to global climate change. Provide a summary of how this issue impacts public and global health services and scope of practice. Include health promotion / health protection strategies a BSN nurse could implement. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.

• U.S. comparison—80 points

Compare concerns in the U.S. with other countries (a minimum of two—one developed and one developing). Summarize factors that contribute to the differences between the U.S. and the other identified countries. Include appropriate statistics, or epidemiologic information. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.

• Summary—50 points

End the paper with a 1-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper