Describe the importance of self-care and physical activity when dealing with chronic illness

  1. Customize a personal topic to research by choosing onepopulation from the list below and two risk factors from the second list below. For example, you might choose Teens as a population and Depression and Eating Disorders as risk factors. This will be your “Population at Risk”.
Populations at Risk Table
Risk Factors: choose twoPopulations: choose one
o    Addictiono    PTSDo    Depressiono    Eating Disorderso    Chronic paino    Chronic illnesso    Sedentaryo    High stresso    Militaryo    Older Adultso    Elderlyo    Childreno    Teenso    Pregnant Womeno    Homelesso    Povertyo    Lesbiano    Gayo    Bisexualo    Transgender
  •  Include how lifestyle and behavior decisions influence health specific to this population. (CO1)
  • Distinguish how culture, diversity, and life stage for this population impact health behavior choices in general. (CO4)
  • Develop a health plan to specifically support/coach your chosen population at risk. Include all of the four general ways of improving health behaviors: stress management, physical exercise, nutrition and pain management. Support your recommendations with references to theories, evidence-based practices, and other findings in the research. (CO3, CO5, CO6)
  • Recommend a prevention plan, prevention strategies, and treatment plan if the risk factor develops for your chosen population. (CO2, CO6)

This assignment is 30% of your final grade and will be evaluated using the HSC316 Populations at Risk Assignment Rubric, that can be found in the Course Rubrics folder under the Start Here- Course Information Module area in the course

Review the rubric carefully so that you have a full understanding of how you will be evaluated.

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This activity assesses the following module outcomes:

  1. Describe the most common effects of becoming a patient in a medical system. (CO1, CO4)
  2. Describe the importance of self-care and physical activity when dealing with chronic illness. (CO4, CO5)
  3. Develop strategies for coping with chronic illness. (CO5)
  4. Recommend prevention plans, prevention strategies, and treatment plans for a specific population. (CO2)
  5. Write health plan recommendations with references to current theories and evidence-based practices supported in academic research. (CO3)