Risk Assessment Assignment
PURPOSE: This assignment is risk assessment
of a health condition that is not covered in the course. It will allow for the
expansion of knowledge and the ability to determine health behaviors which may
decrease risk for disease development.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
Explain the pathophysiologic processes of select health
Predict clinical manifestations and complications of
select disease processes. (PO 1, 8)
Correlate lifestyle, environmental, and other
influences with changes in levels of wellness. (PO 1, 7)
DUEDATE:See course calendar. The college’s Late
Assignment Policy applies to this activity.
Please select a disease process
from any of the body systems that are
covered in this course or the hematologic or reproductive systems. You cannot
choose a disease process that is already
covered in NR282 or in NR 281. Research the risk factors for the disease. Feel
free to consult with your faculty member as you have questions about the
Describe lifestyle, genetic,
environmental, cultural, age, gender and other risk factors for the selected
disease. Identify if these risk factors are modifiable or non-modifiable.
Discuss health promotion/disease prevention activities to alter the modifiable
risk factors. Discuss ways that nurses or other health providers would use this
information. Use literature to support your statements. This paper should be
3-5 pages in length and follow APA writing style.
Finally, prepare a short summary of your paper that would
fit on a 3X5 note card to share with your classmates. This should be uploaded
into the discussion tab found in Module 6.