Overview

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice. Explain the process and summarize the results.

This assessment is the first piece in the Professional Development Portfolio you submit in Assessment 5.

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By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Health Assessment – Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
    • Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels.
    • Explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment.
    • Summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population.
  • Competency 3: Nursing Research and Informatics – Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (for example, information systems and patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.
    • Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented.
  • Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.

    Context

    Effective communication is one of the most critical skills a health care provider can master. Nurses communicate to a variety of individuals with a range of educational levels who come from diverse settings.

  • Assessment Instructions

    Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice as you complete the following:

    1. Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at each of the following levels:
      1. Community.
      2. Group.
      3. Individual.
    2. Explain the process for completing a comprehensive health assessment.
    3. Summarize the findings of the health assessment you conducted. Be sure you include a brief description of the population you selected.

    Additional Requirements

    • Format: Include a title page and reference. Use APA style and formatting.
    • Length: This assessment should be approximately 3–5 pages in length.
    • References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
    • Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.

    You are required to submit your assessment to the Turnitin source matching tool.

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    Health Assessment and Communication Scoring Guide

    CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
    Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels. Does not describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels. Identifies the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels or describes the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community level or group level or individual level—but not all three. Describes the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels. Analyzes the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels.
    Explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment. Does not explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment. Lists the steps involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment. Explains the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment. Explains the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and outlines best-practice strategies for obtaining critical information.
    Summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population. Does not summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population. Lists the findings of a health assessment for a specific population. Summarizes the findings of a health assessment for a specific population. Summarizes the findings of a health assessment for a specific population and explains how the findings are supported by the literature.
    Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Does not use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Uses research resources that are not valid, scholarly, or relevant to the field of nursing, such as Wikipedia or About.com. Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented and establishes the credibility of the research.
    Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional. Writing does not support a central idea in appropriate APA format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional. Writing supports an idea. APA format is inconsistent, containing major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing coherently supports a central idea in appropriate APA format, with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.

 
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