Prostate or Breast Cancer


This paper should clearly and comprehensively identify the chronic health disease chosen.
Select a topic from the following list (topics rotate):
Polycythemia Vera
Alcohol Addiction
Prostate or Breast Cancer
Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Select childhood or adulthood for the OCD topic)
The paper should be organized into the following sections:
Introduction (Identification of the problem) with a clear presentation of the problem as well as the significance and a scholarly overview of the paper’s content. No heading is used for the
Introduction per APA current edition.
Background and Significance of the disease, to include: Definition, description, signs and
symptoms, and current incidence and/or prevalence statistics by state with a comparison to
national statistics pertaining to the disease.  Create a table of incidence or prevalence rates by
your geographic county/city or state with a comparison to national statistics. Use the APA text for
formatting guidelines (tables). This is a table that you create using relevant data, it should not be
a table from another source using copy/paste.
Surveillance and Reporting: Current surveillance methods and mandated reporting processes as
related to the chronic health condition chosen should be specific.
Epidemiological Analysis: Conduct a descriptive epidemiology analysis of the health condition.
Be sure to include all of the 5 W’s: What, Who, Where, When, Why. Use details associated with
all of the W’s, such as the “Who” which should include an analysis of the determinants of health.
Include costs (both financial and social) associated with the disease or problem.
Screening and Guidelines: Review how the disease is diagnosed and current national standards
(guidelines). Pick one screening test (review Week 2 Discussion Board) and review its sensitivity,
specificity, predictive value, and cost.
Plan: Integrating evidence, provide a plan of how a nurse practitioner will address this chronic
health condition after graduation. Provide three specific interventions that are based on the
evidence and include how you will measure outcomes (how will you know that the interventions have utility, are useful?) Note:  Consider primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions as well as
the integration of health policy advocacy efforts. All interventions should be based on evidence –
connected to a resource such as a scholarly piece of research.
Summary/Conclusion: Conclude in a clear manner with a brief overview of the keys points from
each section of the paper utilizing integration of resources.
The paper should be formatted and organized into the following sections which focus on the
chosen chronic health condition.
Adhere to all paper preparation guidelines (see below).
Preparing the Paper:
Page length: 7-10 pages, excluding title page and references.
APA format current edition
Include scholarly in-text references throughout and a reference list.
Include at least one table that the student creates to present information. Please refer to the
“Requirements” or rubric for further details. APA formatting required.
Length: Papers not adhering to the page length may be subject to either (but not both) of the
following at the discretion of the course faculty: 1.  Your paper may be returned to you for editing
to meet the length guidelines, or, 2. Your faculty may deduct up to five (5) points from the final
Adhere to the Chamberlain College of Nursing academic policy on integrity as it pertains to the
submission of original work for assignments.

Identification of the Health Problem
Comprehensively and succinctly states the problem/concern. Clear presentation of the problem
as well as the significance with a scholarly overview of the paper’s content.
Background and Significance of the Health Problem 15%
Background and significance is complete, presents risks, disease impact and includes a review
of incidence and prevalence of the disease within the student’s state compared to national data.
Evidence supports background. A student created table is included using APA format.
Current Surveillance and Reporting Methods
Current state and national disease surveillance methods are reviewed along with currently
gathered types of statistics and information on whether the disease is mandated for reporting.
Supported by evidence.
Descriptive Epidemiological Analysis of Health Problem


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