Cancer Community Nursing Homework
Cancer Community Nursing Homework
When I was a nursing student in Queensborough Community College, we had a class about community nursing. I was not that excited about being a community nurse at that moment. However, I started my first job as a RN in a primary care physician’s office. This was the time I changed my mind.
The major part of the job in a PCP’s office was to assess the patients’ health condition and education. And I believe those are the major work of being a community nurse. I am currently working as a UAS nurse which is completely working in the community. As a UAS nurse, I go to client’s house or apartment to assess their abilities of ADL and IADL’s. Based on their functional level and family supports, I am able to count how many home care services and social day care services they need to keep them safe in the community which is the goal of community nursing. In the one year’s experience in the community, I realize there are lots of middle-aged adults and elderly suffering from chronic pain. They may have intervertebral disk disorder, osteoporosis, arthritis, neurological disorders or pain due to cancer. They could get pain killers from the doctors, but the medications may not control their pain adequately. In additional, most Chinese do not like to take pain medications because they would rather bear the pain than getting addicted to the meds. I would like to do the research about the nursing intervention related to chronic pain. I could use the result from evidence-based studies in my work to convince people who have chronic pain to try certain interventions to help relief their pain. And also, with more percentage of elderly in the future, I believe chronic pain is and will be a bigger health concern for most aging population. I could use the research to educate and also pass the message to other health care workers who may need it.
6-8 page paper (excluding cover and reference pages) Cancer Community Nursing Homework
review and compare FIVE (5) research studies in nursing/health care related to an area of interest. At least THREE of the FIVE research study articles MUST BE written by nurses and published in a peer-reviewed nursing journal. DO NOT USE A MEDICAL JOURNAL, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OR A NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL.
Mention topic of choice (do not list the titles of the articles selected, but succinctly report general topics). Discuss your rationale for selecting your topic and articles. (1 paragraph)
• Critical thinking
Clearly define the global health problem, and discuss why it is important for nursing. Include an Appraisal Synopsis for each of the research studies that you have selected on your topic. This part of the paper will inform the reader about what is known about this problem in the United States population and in at least one other country of the world. For example, in the topic of hypertension, you may choose five research study articles done by nurse researchers that looked at such issues as interventions to improve medication adherence, or adherence to a prescribed diet, or the effect of an exercise intervention in reducing elevated blood pressure.
Discuss how the articles: a) stimulated your critical thinking; and b) provided you with new learning (knowledge, skills, and awareness). Use specific examples and citations from the article. (3-4 pages)