NUR 550- Translation Research and Population Health Management Week 6 Discussion
DQ1 Identify a quality improvement initiative that relates to improving population health outcomes for a population with which you are familiar. Have these initiatives been successful? Why or why not?
DQ2 Identify a clinical prevention intervention to promote health and wellness for a population with which you are familiar. Have these clinical prevention interventions been successful? Why or why not?
There are many different preventative interventions designed to promote health wellness for many different populations. I work in oncology and when it comes to cancer early detection is key so there are many preventative interventions that go along with this such as mammograms, screening colonoscopies, skin checks, regular primary care visits to name a few. The preventative intervention I will choose is screening colonoscopies. I worked in gastrointestinal surgical oncology and interventional gastroenterology at the cancer center for three years and over this time I learned a lot about screening colonoscopies and colon cancers etc. In people with a regular risk screening colonoscopies should begin at the age of 45 and is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). You should continue to have regular screenings until you are 75 and after that you should talk to your doctor about the need to continue screening and how often but from 45-75 it is imperative that you get screened regularly. If you have inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s or a family history of colon cancer, or a genetic syndrome such as Lynch syndrome you need to start screening much earlier than 45 years old because you are at a much high risk for these cancers (CDC, 2022). One of the physicians I worked with does a lot of research for colorectal cancer and the age for it is getting younger and younger, so medicine is trying to prove that the age for screening colonoscopies needs to be moved to a younger age like in your 30’s. For patients who skip their screening colonoscopy, colon cancer incidence and colon cancer-related death increased significantly (Endoscopy Center of Red Bank, n.d.). Patients who chose regular colonoscopies had very favorable results. Average risk patients with normal colonoscopy test results were 46 percent less likely to develop colon cancer and 88 percent less likely to die of colon cancer when screened at recommended ten-year intervals (Endoscopy Center of Red Bank, n.d.). Moral of the story is get your screening colonoscopies done. They may not be fun, but they have really advanced the preparations for it, and it could save your life.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.