Nursing – The imperative of human obesity: An ethical reflection
Using the assigned readings, information from the literature, and the following article (Meetoo, D. (2010). The imperative of human obesity: An ethical reflection. British Journal of Nursing, 19(9), 563-568.) compose a response to the following:
The author describes the role of global economic development and its influence on the increased incidence of chronic illness. Ethical pros and cons of “abolishing obesogenic environments to prevent pandemic chronic diseases” are offered.
Respond to the following in your initial post and give support, reasoning, or evidence behind your position:
Reflect on the recommendation to enact laws with the intent to decrease obesity rates and subsequent chronic illness. How does this compare to the legislation that addressed smoking rates and its attempt to decrease the incidence of smoking related chronic disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Is it realistic to consider that, left unchecked, obesity will overcome smoking as the leading cause of preventable death?
What are the ethical pros and cons of allowing individuals to live their lives of their own choosing even when it results in an increasing chronic illness burden to society?
OverviewCreate a 6-8-slide PowerPoint presentation that describes communication barriers within an interdisciplinary team and how those barriers affect patient safety and health care outcomes. Offer a solution in which you recommend evidence-based strategies to improve communication within the team and explain how the strategies benefit the team and patients.The ability to effectively communicate as part of interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for patient safety and successful health care delivery.By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:Competency 1: Explain the principles and practices of highly effective interdisciplinary collaboration.Describe communication barriers that can occur within an interdisciplinary team.Recommend evidence-based strategies to improve communication within an interdisciplinary team.Explain how specific communication strategies benefit both team members and patients.Competency 3: Explain the internal and external factors that can affect the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.Explain how communication barriers between members of an interdisciplinary team can affect patient safety and health care outcomes.Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.Correctly format citations and references using current APA style.ContextEffective communication is important in all organizations and is especially important in the area of health care. Communication can come in many forms, but the crucial factor is whether the communication is effective.Collaboration among teams is important for the delivery of appropriate medical care and for providing the specialized skills necessary to meet the needs of patients and the public. Assessing the needs of a community may involve communication across several public service providers and private entities.Maintaining open communication and collaboration among teams is essential to assess the needs of a community or those of patients and their families within a health care system. The same communication skills must be evident within the interdisciplinary health care team, or across the public and private sectors in a community, in order to promote collaboration and understanding and to provide the utmost quality service.Questions to ConsiderTo deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.How might communication styles and perceptions influence clinical-practice decisions?What types of patient issues might require interdisciplinary collaboration, both within a health care delivery domain and within a community setting?Suggested Resources