WEEK 2 DISCUSSION HEALTH PROMOTION

TASK

Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.

Epidemiology’s Role in Infectious and Communicable Diseases

Topic 1: Disease Outbreak

Select an infectious disease and research the CDC website for information about the disease including: 

  • its natural history,
  • presenting symptoms, and
  • outbreak characteristics
  • Identify an occurrence of the disease by searching the Internet for recent reports of this disease and compare that episode or occurrence with information from the CDC website.
  • How closely did that outbreak resemble the case definition?

Topic 2: Epidemiological Applications

  • Describe how the concept of multifactorial etiology relates to the natural history of disease and the different levels of prevention.
  • How should the nurse incorporate these concepts into health promotion of clients in community settings?
  • How should the nurse approach client risk in these health promotion activities?

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