Performing health assessments as an APRN will help you to develop a collaborative partnership with your patients. After reading Chapter 4 and 12 in your Pender text, think about the vulnerable population that you choose during Week 1 – consider what you perceive/know about this group in relation to the following topics:
Health-related lifestyle strengths
Key health-related beliefs
Health behaviors that put the person at risk
Changes that could improve their quality of life
Now consider the pros and cons of implementing a Community-Based Participatory Research health promotion project with the vulnerable group. You should consider not only the benefit of the actions but the active role the vulnerable will play in the development and implementation of the health promotion plan. How does your population’s health disparities and health inequities benefit and/or hinder this type of projectâ€s success? Remember that you should include citations/references from at least three scholarly sources.
Pender, N., Murdaugh, C., Parsons, M.,(2015).Health Promotion and Nursing Practice (7th edition). Pearson Education