Epidemiology of Health and Illness.                                                                              Transforming the Public’s Healthcare System.   Global Health . 

Read chapter 4, 5 and 7 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentations.  Once done please answer the following questions;     

1. Define epidemiology and discuss how the epidemiology triad can be applied to Health issues we see in the hospital?

 2. Epidemiology is not just useful for community health nurses; it is useful for all healthcare professionals. Brainstorm some ways in which epidemiology could be used in an acute care setting. What types of problems arise in acute care that might need to be measured? How could nurses use epidemiology to assess those problems and attempt to intervene? How can this data be further used in a community setting in terms of follow-up or continuation of intervention3. What are some of the causes of increases in healthcare costs in recent years, as outlined in the chapter?  Brainstorm some examples that you have witnessed in the clinical setting. Can any of these factors be modified? What could nurses do to help cut down on costs related to the different factors

4. Why is it important for nurses to know about global health issues or concerns

 if they are not planning to work in other countries? How can this information be used in the workplace here in the US?  

 As stated in the course syllabus present your assignment in an APA format, word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard title “week 2 discussion questions”. A minimum of 2 evidence-based references (besides the class textbook) are required.  You must post 2 replies to any of your peer’s postings.  A minimum of 500 words (excluding the first and references page) is required.

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