Apply epidemiology and nursing research concepts to a communicable disease in a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words.
Selection of Communicable Diseases
Choose one communicable disease from the list below:
Chickenpox \sTuberculosis \sInfluenza
Paper Requirements for Mononucleosis, Hepatitis B, and HIV Epidemiology
Include the following in your homework:
The communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, and treatment) and the demographic of interest are described (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).
Describe the health determinants and how they contribute to the development of this disease.
Examine the epidemiologic triangle in relation to the communicable disease you’ve chosen. Include host and agent factors (presence or absence), as well as environmental factors. (Each element of the epidemiologic triangle is described in the textbook.)
Describe the role of a community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).
Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease of choice, and explain how the organization(s) contributes to disease resolution or reduction.