Consider this scenario: Carrie has been dating John for three years. In the first year of their relationship, they were blissful and happy. Spending almost every day together, they often talked about marriage. Carrie was so happy that she started eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis. By the end of the first year, the novelty of the relationship wore off, and John paid less attention to Carrie. She became more anxious and often questioned their commitment to each other, and her exercise routine decreased. As the couple rounded the third year, John hit Carrie during an argument after she dropped a fork on the floor. John was apologetic and promised it would never happen again. Since she still loved him, she agreed to forgive him and try and make the relationship work. How might this relationship affect personal health and wellness for either partner?
There are many types of relationships. Sibling-to-sibling, parent-to-child, colleague-to-colleague, to name a few. Within these various relationships, the dynamics can range from healthy to unhealthy and can affect personal health and wellness in various ways. People often have difficulty recognizing whether a relationship is healthy or unhealthy. This could lead to some unanticipated consequences. Think about what constitutes healthy and unhealthy relationships and how they can impact personal health and wellness.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapter 5 in Health: The Basics, 10th edition.. Pay particular attention to what constitutes a healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Review Chapter 4 in Health: The Basics, 10th edition.. Focus on the intimate partner and interpersonal violence. Consider how you might prevent a violent or unhealthy relationship.
Review the multimedia piece Dimensions of Health Wheel. Pay particular attention to the impact relationships have on the dimensions of health for this week.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4, post an example of a healthy or unhealthy relationship. Then describe two factors that might contribute to a healthy or unhealthy relationship. Finally explain two ways a healthy or unhealthy relationship might impact personal health and wellness.
PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS . ASSIGNMENT DUE SUNDAY
Application: Personal Relationships and Spiritual Health
Personal relationships can be rewarding and, at times, challenging. Think back to this weeks Discussion and what constitutes a healthy or unhealthy relationship. Consider your own relationships and think about how they impact your personal health and wellness.
In aIDition to considering your relationships, think about your spiritual health. Spiritual health is characterized by subscribing to a way of life or a belief in a supreme being or a specified way of living prescribed by a particular religion and it also may include the ability to feel a part of a greater spectrum of existence (Donatelle, 2013, p. 8). What brings meaning to your life and how important is your spiritual health to your personal health and wellness?
To prepare for this Application Assignment:
Complete the following Personal Health Assessments in Health: The basics, 10th edition:
Chapter 5, Building Healthy Relationships and Understanding Sexuality
Chapter 4, Preventing Violence and Injury
Chapter 2, Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health
As you complete the assessments, consider the following questions:
How Well Do You Communicate?
Are You At Risk for Violence?
Whats Your Spiritual IQ?
Review Chapter 2 in Health: The Basics, 10th edition. Also, Review the article Spiritual wellness, holistic health, and the practice of health education located in the Learning resources. Focus on the impact of spiritual health on health and wellness.
Application Assignment (23 pages):
Summarize any insights you gained related to your relationships as a result of taking the Personal Health Assessment.
Explain how your spiritual health might impact your health and wellness.
Explain at least three ways you may attain positive spiritual health.
Support your work with specific citations from this weeks Learning Resources and aIDitional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Submit your Application Assignment by Day 7.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Personal Health and Wellness: Dimensions of Health Wheel [Multimedia], Baltimore, MD: Author.
Lehmiller, J. J. (2009). Secret romantic relationships: Consequences for personal and relational well-being. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(11), 14521466. Available through Walden Library databases.
Web Resources on Cyber-safety
BEHAVORIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES ASSIGNMENT DUE THURSDAY
Application: Factors Contributing to Health Disparities and Ways to AIDress Them.
The Healthy People 2020 objectives and the Millennium Goals are two ambitious approaches to aIDressing the disparities found in vulnerable populations. In this Application Assignment, you will determine factors that contribute to health disparities, how culture impacts treatment in healthcare, and how the goals and objectives plan to reduce or eliminate health disparities.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the following (with your Healthy People assigned focus area in mind):
The definition of culture and articles relating to how culture impacts treatment in healthcare are posted in the Doc Sharing area under Week 3 helpful articles
Pages 2441 of your textbook about the objectives that relate to health care in general and, more specifically, health disparities.
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2009 http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_Report_2009_ENG.pdf
Healthy People 2020: What Are Its Goals? http://healthypeople.gov/2020/
Focus your attention on Overarching Goal #2: Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page paper that aIDresses the following questions.
What socio-ecological factors contribute to the existence of health disparities? (Examples include socioeconomics and education).
How might ones culture serve as a barrier to equal treatment when it comes to healthcare? Give an example. (*Note: Please remember that culture is not skin color).
Give an example or examples of how populations experience unequal treatment and disparity in healthcare. Provide some statistics to help illustrate this point from the CDC, the textbook, your Resources this week, or another reliable source.
How do the health-related Millennium Development Goals aIDress such health disparities?
Discuss 2 to 3 Healthy People 2020 objectives that provide a framework for aIDressing health disparities, based on your Healthy People assigned focus area.
Support your answers with statistical information about your Healthy People assigned focus area. The following are a few websites that provide a wealth of data regarding specific populations and Healthy People assigned focus area:
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this weeks Learning Resources and aIDitional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Also, since this is your only application, you may want to submit this to a Walden Writing Center tutor first as well as run it through Turnitin.com prior to submission. Other helpful resources include:
Course Text: Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health
Article: Sen, K., & Bonita, R. (2000). Global health status: Two steps forward, one step back. Lancet, 356(9229), 577582. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article makes the point that although there has been impressive improvement in the health status of individuals around the globe, there is an urgent need for better methods of accurately assessing health status.
Report: Institute of Medicine. (2002). Unequal treatment: What healthcare providers need to know about racial and ethnic disparities in health-care: Shaping the future for health. Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2003/Unequal-Treatment-Confronting-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities-in-Health-Care/Disparitieshcproviders8pgFINAL.pdf
This report discusses the role of bias, prejudice, and stereotyping in the unequal treatment of patients. It also summarizes aIDitional findings that can help health care professionals provide equitable, high-quality care for all patients.
Report: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. (2008). Health currents: Americas health starts with healthy children: How do states compare?
Copyright 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.
This report examines the health of our nations children from various socioeconomic perspectives. The scholars describe their state of health now in contrast to how it could be in the future.
Report: United Nations. (2009). The Millennium Development Goals report 2009. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_Report_2009_ENG.pdf
Read pages 2441 about the goals that relate to health care in general and, more specifically, health disparities.
Report: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service. (n.d.). Executive summary: Mental health: Culture, race, and ethnicity. Retrieved March 12, 2010, from http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/lib/dmhas/publications/mhethnicity.pdf
Read Summary and Chapter Summaries & Conclusions.
This report documents scientific advances that deepen our understanding of mental illness and have found a range of effective treatments for most mental disorders. The authors propose that cultural and social influences are not the only determinants of mental illness and patterns for treatment, but they do play important roles.
Article: Chan, M. (2007). Health and the MDGs: The challenges ahead. UN Chronicle, 44(4), 5457.
Article: Prinja, S., & Kumar, R. (2009). Reducing health inequities in a generation: A dream or reality? Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87(2), 84.
Article: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2008). National healthcare disparitiesreport, 2007. Retrieved from http://archive.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr07.htm
Book: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2003). Unequal treatment: Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=030908265X
Interactive Map: Public Broadcasting Service. (Executive Producer). (2006). Map: AIDS in the U.S. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/atlas/us.html
IN THE NEWS IS COMING UP IM POSTING SO YOU CAN GET SOME IDEAS
MY PROFESSOR CHOOSE DISABILITY AND SECONDARY CONDITIONS FOR ME
.. ITS DUE THURSDAY OF WEEK 5
In the News!
Reminder: Post a summary of the article you chose anytime between Week 1 and by Day 4 of Week 5.
To prepare for the assignment, keep your eyes open for an article in an online news publication that relates to your assigned focus area.
To complete this assignment, post a summary of the article any time by Day 4 of Week 5. Also, post a comprehensive response of 600750 words.
Respond to at least one colleague by Day 6 of Week 5 located in the Week 5 In the News area.
For a complete overview of this assignment, please proceed to the Week 5 In the News area.
Welcome to In the News!
The In the News assignment has been designed to give you the opportunity to review current news articles about one of the Healthy People assigned focus areas aIDressed by the Healthy People 2020 programs Vision, Mission, & Overarching Goals: http://healthypeople.gov/2020/.
In the first few days of Week 12, your Instructor will assign one of the following Healthy People assigned focus area to you based on last name. For example, the Healthy People assigned focus area, Access to Health Services would be assigned to Aaronson, Robert.
Access to Health Services
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
Chronic Kidney Disease
Disability and Secondary Conditions
Heart Disease and Stroke
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Injury and Violence Prevention
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Nutritionand Weight Studies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
To prepare for this assignment, keep your eyes open for an article in an online news publication that relates to your Healthy People assigned focus area. The news article should be intended for the general public. Examples of such sources follow:
· Magazines and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times)
· Health news websites (e.g., National Public Radios (NPRs) Health section)
· News updates from government sites, such as In the News at the National Institutes of Health site (http://www.nih.gov/, upper right-hand corner of homepage) or Science News at the National Institute of Mental Health (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/index.shtml)
When you find an article:
Consider how it relates to your Healthy People assigned focus area
Review the current statistics stated in the article
In 1 to 2 paragraphs or ½ page, post a summary of the article, discussing the reason you choose this article for your assignment. Then, include a comprehensive response of 600750 words to the following questions:
Does the article aIDress a biomedical perspective, a prevention perspective, or both? Please explain. If you feel it only aIDresses one perspective, in what ways can the second perspective be aIDressed (i.e. through an education or prevention program, clinical trials, etc).
What levels (or level) of the social ecology of health model are aIDressed in the topic? See p. 15, Figure 1.1 of your text. How do these levels apply populations affected with your Healthy People 2020 assigned focus area?
NOTE: Post BOTH the article summary AND the comprehensive response together by Day 4 of week 5.
Be sure to provide a hyperlink to the article that informed your response (if applicable) and cite and reference it appropriately in your response. If you need help with APA format for citing and referencing electronic sources and articles, please visit the Writing Center (http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu) under the APA tab for examples
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