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Hello, 

I am wondering if someone can share current issues affecting the adult population in healthcare. I need to write a discussion if I support or not the issue as well. Thank you in advance!

 

 

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I recommend that you choose a topic -- not at random -- but in the field of nursing that interests you most.   What type of nurse do you hope to be?   What type of health problems do you expect to work with?  Are there certain types of health problems or issues that interest you?

Give us that information to work with ... and then we can be of more help to you.

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I am a student FNP and I looked into mobile health for the writing but, I want to see what other issues are on the surface. I also thought about anti vaxxer but that issue is more about pediatric so after all, I just couldn't decide. I worked as a hemodialysis nurse but I am interested in the FNP field. Thank you for the comment. I will still search for news and articles while waiting for more comments here.           

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Obesity trend in the US 

 

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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To get -- or not to get-- the flu vaccine is an adult issue.   If you are interested in the anti-vaxxer thing, you wouldn't have to focus on peds.    A lot of adults refuse/resist getting a flu shot.   I assume the same people don't get a shingles shot or a pneumonia shot when they get older, too.   As an FNP, that may be an issue you will encounter a lot.    There are also issues of employers requiring their employees to receive the flu vaccine in addition to measles, mumps, rubella, etc.

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Thanks for the comment. I read an article from here about nurses getting/not getting the flu shot and that asked if you would still get the flu shot even if it is not required by employees. As you mentioned, I can extend my writing to discuss other vaccines as well. Thank you!   

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Thanks to NICU guy! I enjoyed the video. I can surely use the information during the semester. Obesity is a national threat! 

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Internet search "CDC issues affecting adult population"  results in many links.

CDC's Healthy People has great list of issues along with evidenced based resources: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/health-related-quality-of-life-well-being/ebrs

10 common elderly health issues - Vital Record

https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/10-common-elderly-health-issues/

CDC: 10 most important public health problems and concerns

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/population-health/cdc-10-most-important-public-health-problems-and-concerns.html

Older Adults | Healthy People 2020

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/older-adults

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