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 Radio's (NPR's) “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 Post a summary of the article AND include a comprehensive response of 600-750 words to the following questions: • Does the article address a biomedical perspective, a prevention perspective, or both? Please explain. • What levels (or level) of the social ecology of health model are addressed in the topic? See p. 15, Figure 1.1 of your text.
In response to the continuous changes in health care today, nurses are charged with staying well informed on many rapidly evolving aspects of patient care.