Pharmacology and Diverse Populations Assessment

Pharmacology and Diverse Populations Assessment

Pharmacology and Diverse Populations Assessment

Assessment Instructions

Imagine the county health department notifies your organization that a large number of immigrants are expected to be resettled in your area. The organization, wanting to be prepared to handle any health concerns of the population, tasks each department with readying for the influx of immigrants. Your supervisor asks you to prepare an on the pharmacological needs of the population that can be shared with other departments.

Preparation

Complete the following as you prepare for your impact report:

  1. Choose one of the global areas below as the area from which the population will be coming.
    1. Sub-Saharan Africa.
    1. India.
    1. China.
    1. Dominican Republic.
    1. Guatemala.
    1. Jamaica.
    1. Bangladesh.
    1. Saudi Arabia.
    1. Pakistan.
    1. Mexico.
    1. Research the most common health concerns and issues for immigrants from your chosen global area, the pharmacological treatments that will likely be prescribed, and any cultural values or traditional practices that may impact patient outcomes.

Requirements

Once you have identified the population you will be using for this assessment, include the following in your impact report:

  • Describe the health concerns and issues for the population.
    • Describe current pharmacological treatment regimens for the main .
    • Explain any traditional beliefs and practices associated with the health concerns and issues. Does the population engage in culturally based methods of treating the health concern?
    • Explain how cultural values and traditional practices might affect acceptance and use of prescribed pharmacological treatments. Be sure to consider the relationship between quality patient outcomes, patient safety, and the appropriate use of pharmacology.
    • Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies the organization can use to educate the population about the correct use of the pharmacology treatments.
    • Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies the nursing staff can employ with the population to promote health and wellness.

Write this assessment as an impact report formatted as other reports of a similar nature in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Include a title page and reference page and follow APA guidelines for your in-text citations and references.

Additional Requirements

  • Number of pages: 3–5
    • At least 3 current scholarly or professional resources.
    • Times New Roman font, 12 point, double-spaced font.
  • Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your .

  • Within your community, are there educational or outreach programs to help specific populations understand health issues and the treatments available?
    • How effective are the programs?
    • How might professional nurses help such programs be more effective?
  • Overview

Write for your organization a 3–5-page impact report regarding the health concerns of a new immigrant population. Describe the population’s health concerns and issues, explain current pharmacological treatments, and explain how culture and traditional practices may affect use of pharmacology. Identify evidence-based strategies for the organization and nursing staff to use to educate the population and promote health and wellness.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply practice guidelines and standards of evidence-based practice related to pharmacology for safe and effective nursing practice.
    • Describe current pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population.
    • Competency 2: Explain the relationship between quality patient outcomes, patient safety, and the appropriate use of pharmacology and psychopharmacology.
      • Explain traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues.
      • Explain how the cultural values and traditional of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology.
    • Competency 3: Apply the principles and practices of cultural competence with regard to pharmacological interventions.
      • Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology.
      • Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness.
    • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
      • Describe the health concerns and issues for a specific population.
      • Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
      • Correctly format citations and references using current APA style.

Pharmacology and Diverse Populations Scoring Guide

Pharmacology and Diverse Populations Scoring Guide Grading Rubric
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Describe the health concerns and issues for a population. Does not describe the and issues for a population. Identifies the health concerns and issues for a population. Describes the health concerns and issues for a population. Describes the health concerns and issues for a population and includes information on rates of occurrence, severity, and mortality.
Describe current pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population. Does not describe current pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population. Lists current pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population or describes pharmacological treatment regimens that are not current. Describes current pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population. Describes current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimens for the health concerns and issues of a population.
Explain traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues. Does not explain traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues. Identifies traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues. Explains traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues. Explains traditional beliefs and practices of a population with regard to health concerns and issues and includes how the beliefs and practices are carried out and their effect on the health concerns.
Explain how the cultural values and traditional practices of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology. Does not explain how the cultural values and traditional practices of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology. Explains how the cultural values and traditional practices of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology, but the explanation is incomplete or missing supporting evidence. Explains how the cultural values and traditional practices of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology. Explains how the cultural values and traditional practices of a population affect the acceptance and use of pharmacology and discusses how culture and traditional practices can impact the efficacy of prescribed medications.
Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology. Does not identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology. Identifies culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology but does not provide supporting evidence. Identifies evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology. Explains evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies an organization can use to educate a population about the appropriate use of pharmacology, including implementation and outreach strategies.
Identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness related to pharmacology. Does not identify evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness related to pharmacology. Identifies culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness related to pharmacology but does not provide supporting evidence, or the strategies do not relate to pharmacology. Identifies evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness related to . Explains evidence-based, culturally sensitive strategies nurses can use with a population to promote health and wellness related to pharmacology, achieve quality patient outcomes, and promote patient safety.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
Correctly format citations and references using current APA style. Does not correctly format citations and references using current APA style. Uses current APA to format citations and references but with numerous errors. Correctly formats citations and references using current APA style with few errors. Correctly formats citations and references with no .