What this project involves is different only in setting and focus. In this project, I would like you to select an individual from the community. With your client, and using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns, assess his/her health holistically. Then, from this information, develop a health promotion/learning plan based on the individual’s expressed desire to learn something about health, wellness, illness, or an anticipated developmental change such as growing up or growing older. The person may be of any age from a child to an older adult. For many of you who have spent your careers to date working with ill populations in hospitals, this Project may constitute a departure from illness-focused assessments and care. Remember to refer to the involved Functional Health patterns (FHPs) – only the ones applicable to your client. What interventions/actions can be identified that will improve the client’s health?
Be sure to support the Health Promotion/Learning Project with references. For example: perhaps you and your client decide to teach the client how to self-inject insulin. How would you go about it? What tools or ‘props’ would you use? What journal articles or other references would you use in the preparation of your education process with the client, maybe learning and the older adult? This Project is about your client and identified her/his need – not about the diagnosis or the medications the client is taking.
You will need to gather articles/literature on the topic in addition to your course readings and incorporate them into your paper (at least 8 references need to be used). These references MUST be from peer-reviewed sources such as articles in nursing journals or publications by professional organizations such as the Canadian Nurses Association, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, for example. You have access to thousands of journal articles via an online library that you can access from anywhere, and you may have access to print-based journals in hospital libraries, community health centers, etc. in your home community. Also, unless you are writing from a historical perspective, use references that are no more than 5 years since publication (2015). Your course text is not to be considered as one of your references, but you may certainly use it and add it to your list of references. • Do not use sources that are not peer-reviewed. Websites such as Wikipedia and WebMD, for example, have not been subjected to review by a panel of experts and are not appropriate for academic papers. Similarly, newspaper clippings and popular literature such as Chatelaine magazine are also not usually peer-reviewed and are therefore not appropriate. • APA 7th edition (2020) format and references are required. • The following link is also helpful for reference purposes on writing and using APA style essentials and guidelines. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01 •
The paper should be 13 pages maximum in length, INCLUDING the title page, table of contents, introduction, conclusion, 6-7 pages of text, and reference page(s).
The First Page of your paper uses the title of the paper as the Introduction.
1. Introduction: (half to one page) The paper should begin with an introduction to the topic that outlines the purpose and scope of your paper. In outlining the scope, you will identify what your paper will include. Provide a brief description of your client and why the particular topic was MUTUALLY selected by you both. In other words, discuss why your client has a particular issue or concern and why s/he would like some education about it. Plan about 2-4 paragraphs for your introduction.
See the example below:
Ms. S. is a 14-year old adolescent recently diagnosed with unstable juvenile diabetes. (JD) Ms. S. must learn how to inject insulin. However, she is very reluctant to do so but doesn’t want her parents involved either. In the introduction, you might talk about JD, its implications on the future health of the young person and outline potential problems the young lady may incur over the years.
2. Content of the paper: (6-7 pages) Give this section a title (not ‘content of the paper’) that will reflect what you are going to talk about. Identify a health promotion or learning topic that you either want to learn about (through your readings), or that has relevance to you in your current practice. In this example, you would locate articles on the teaching of insulin injection, or how to approach a 14-year old who feels she is “invincible” and doesn’t need insulin…especially to have needles or to check her glucose several times a day.
2a) Conduct a literature review about the topic, using readings provided with this course, your course textbook, journal articles from a library search, and websites. You may also be able to access journals via hospital libraries in your community. Give yourself sufficient time to gather literature, read it, and reflect upon it.
2b) Using material from your readings and literature search, and in the 6-7 pages discuss your points using some of the authors’ works to support your ideas. As such, you must indicate the author(s) by putting the last name(s) and publication year in brackets ( ). Remember that you want to emphasize the role of the nurse in health promotion/learning. Include a discussion about the resources and opportunities you have identified, as well as problems and challenges in assisting your client. Incorporate highlights from what you have read into the content of the paper to support your discussion.
3. Conclusion: (half to one page) Evaluate how your client responds to the information presented. Was the information helpful? (met her/his needs; was rejected and if so…why?). Do you feel you were able to satisfy the client’s need for learning and health promotion or do you feel there was still some aspect of information that you could not cover with the client or could not identify? Plan about 2-4 paragraphs for your conclusion. What did your client think about the Health Promotion/Learning Project you developed? Use PAGE BREAK HERE
The client and the nurse met to review how Ms. S. was managing her self-insulin injections a week after discharge. You brought additional health learning information on how to dispose of sharps, that had not been available to you when you undertook the initial teaching.
4. References: (probably about 2 pages, but you may have as many references as you like) Make sure to provide References at the end of the paper starting on a new page.
Check your grammar, spelling and referencing prior to submitting. Remember to include a Title page, Section Headings, and References as required, and check your spelling and grammar.
Source material (material from which you have borrowed from another author or
organization) must be documented in the body of the project by citing the author(s) and
date(s) of the sources surrounded by brackets ( ). This information is to give proper credit
to the ideas and words of others. The reader can obtain the full source citation from the list
of references that you have that follows the body of the project. Each work cited in the
content of the paper must be in the list of references and every reference in your list of
references must be in the content of your paper/assignment.
When the authors of a source are not part of the formal structure of the sentence, both the
authors and years of publication appear in parentheses, separated by semicolons, in
alphabetical order e.g. (Eby & Mitchell, 2016; Passerallo, Pearson, & Brock, 2017). When the names of the authors of a source are part of the formal structure of the sentence, the year of the publication appears in parenthesis following the identification of the authors, e.g., Eby (2016). No initials, salutations, or degrees are to be included.
More Than One Author
When a source has one or two authors, both authors are cited every time. When a
A source has three or more authors, include the name of only the first author plus “et al.” in
every citation, including the first time the particular reference is used.
It is best to paraphrase an author(s)’ ideas or thoughts into your own words rather
than provide long direct quotations. However, if you do use a direct quotation, always
include the author, year, and page number as part of the citation. A quotation of fewer than
40 words should be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ “) and should be incorporated
into the formal structure of the sentence. A longer quote of 40 or more words should appear
(without quotes) in block format with each line indented 1/2’” (1 tab) from the left margin
The References section begins on a new page. USE PAGE BREAK. The heading in bold
is centred on the first line. The references (with hanging indent) begin on the line following
the references heading. The second and subsequent lines of each reference are indented x 1 tab.
All references are double-spaced. Entries are organized alphabetically by surnames of first
authors. I STRONGLY suggest that you refer to Owl Purdue online as I have not covered all
Most reference entries have three components:
1. Authors: Authors are listed alphabetically, using surnames and first and middle
initials. Commas separate all authors. Do not include degrees or other formal
titles. Up to 20 authors must now be listed in your References.
2. Year of Publication: In parentheses following authors, with a period following the
closing parenthesis. If no publication date is identified, use “n.d.” in parentheses
following the authors.
3. Source Reference: Includes title, journal, volume, issue, pages (for journal article) or
title, and publisher (for the book). If a DOI is available please put it in, regardless of
whether you have used it, or you used a print form of your reference. If an online
work has both a DOI and a URL, use the DOI. If there is only a URL, use the URL. If
a print work does not have a DOI or URL, use only the publisher’s name. NOTE:
You no longer use “Retrieved from” or the publisher’s geographical location).
4. Use of italics. Only titles of textbooks, website document titles, and journals are in
italics as well as the volume numbers of journals.
5. The first letter of a Title and after a colon (:) are capitalized as well as the major
words of a journal-title. (do not capitalize: ‘of’, ‘in’, ‘to’, ‘and’ etc.)
Correct Format Used and APA Style Requirements Followed
• Title page: title of paper, name of student, student ID#, professor’s name, university, course, date submitted.
• Length of paper is 13 pages total, maximum in length. • Paper includes: title page, introduction, 6-7 pages of text, conclusion, and reference page(s).
• Appropriate headings and sub-headings in the content of paper (APA levels of headings) • Standard typeface: Calibri 11, Arial 11, Lucida Sans Unicode 10, Times New Roman 12, or Georgia 11, typed with 1’’ margin on all sides, right side unjustified, double spaced throughout the project, all pages numbered • Appropriate use of PAGE BREAK • BOLD and italics used correctly; no colour or use of underline • Accurate sentence and paragraph structure, use of punctuation, spelling, correct grammar usage; no slang, jargon, or clichés.
Content Value Actual • Introduction includes a basic overview of the purpose and scope of the Project and how it is organized. • Conclusion demonstrates a personal understanding of the topic as an issue, with examples of critical thinking/analysis included; logical arguments, no repetition of ideas, presentation of relevant facts and information.
• The discussion in the Project highlights the issue and provides a clear example of why the issue is important. The role of the nurse and nursing interventions are clearly illustrated. • The focus of the paper is on a nursing or health care issue. • There is an adequate depth of information presented.
• The paper flows coherently from topic to topic, connections are clearly expressed, and there is clarity of thought. • There is the integration of the student’s own insights
Information/Research Value Actual •. At least 8 references were used and referenced within the project sourced from a mix of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and reputable Internet sources – with at least five being current (last 5 years, unless writing from a historical perspective) (The course text is not part of the 8 references, but if used, it should be included.)
• 7th APA style citation of references in construction of the reference list and in-text of a paper
• Selected references are integrated into the paper and are used to support statements and observations.