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Health and Health Promotion

Much like archaeologists sift through sand to identify artifacts of interest, nurse practitioners must devote time and effort to interviewing patients, sifting through facts to identify relevant information that can be pieced together to create a relevant patient history. These efforts have their own unique challenges and approaches based on the characteristics of the patient, including sex, age, culture, and more.

Female patient interviews have their own unique characteristics. Sensitive matters related to sexual health, physical and/or emotional abuse, pregnancy, menstruation, and other topics may leave patients uncomfortable and create challenges to productive conversations.

For this week, you will examine the role of the patient interview in health promotion. You also will practice approaches to building a patient history by interviewing a volunteer by creating a script which you use to conduct a mock patient interview with the volunteer.

Note: For your Module 1 Assignment, you will need to select a volunteer patient to work with during your self-recorded video. Your volunteer patient must be over 18 years of age, non-pregnant, and willing to be available for the entire video session. Each volunteer must sign the Video Release Form located on the Kaltura Media Uploader page located in the course navigation menu. The signed form must be faxed to the following toll-free number prior to recording each Video Assignment: 888–546–7564. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Analyze professional interests of study

· Analyze ANA guidelines, competencies, and code of ethics that support advanced nursing practice issues

· Analyze the different roles related to the CPM, CNM, CM, APR-N, and PA

· Create scripts for taking a health history to include difficult questions

· Develop patient health histories related to difficult questions

· Analyze screening tools/apps for use when conducting patient health histories

*These Learning Objectives are introduced this week and assessed in Week 2.

Learning Resources

Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)

Required Media (click to expand/reduce)

Optional Resources (click to expand/reduce)

Discussion: Different Roles of the Nurse Practitioner

The term ‘history” is broad in meaning. Within that broad framework archeologists tend to focus their careers on various specialties and areas of interest, such as specific historical eras or geographical areas.

So it is with nurses. Within the broad framework of healthcare, nurse practitioners focus their careers on various roles. These roles may in part be based on narrower areas of interest such as women’s health. Careers also focus on selected technical nursing specialties.

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For this Discussion, you will explore your professional interests and those interests are addressed in specific guidelines and competencies. You also examine the different nurse practitioner roles related to women’s health and how these roles might impact the way you work.

To prepare:

· Review the modular structure of this course and reflect on how each module defines the specific skills needed as an advanced Nurse Practitioner (NP). 

· Review the ANA guidelines, NP competencies, and the Ethic resources found in this week’s Learning Resources and consider how they impact the work of the NP.

Post : a brief introduction of yourself including your professional interests and explain why these topics interest you. Your post should include how the ANA guidelines, competencies, and code of ethics address these issues and topics. Also include a brief explanation about the differences in roles related to Certified Professional Mid-Wife (CPM), Certified Nurse Mid-wife (CNM), Certified Mid-Wives (non-nurse who follows same criteria as a CNM, CM, APR-Ns, and  PAs) and how each of these roles might impact the way you work. Be specific and provide examples.