Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 313 - Evidence Based Practice in Family Care & Health Promotion

This course explores current practice relative to care of the family in relationship to the concepts of health promotion/illness prevention. Recent history as well as current delineation of what is encompassed in the concept of family today will be explored. A review of basic evidence-based practice (EBP) and application of EBP to family care will be discussed. Theories and models of care related to the family will also be discovered. The process of developing a family health promotion plan using the 5 step nursing process will be conducted. Finally, families together, as a nation, will be explored with a look at genomics, social issues, and societys role in health promotion will be explored. 

Prerequisites & Notes
NU 300, NU309

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project/Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Review evidence-based practice in nursing as it relates to families.
  • Differentiate between the concepts of health promotion and illness prevention.
  • Discuss theories, models, and frameworks used to guide evidence-based practice with families and in health promotion/illness prevention.
  • Explore current research findings as they relate to family care, health promotion, and illness prevention.
  • Review Healthy People 2010, and the goals for families outlined in HP 2010.
  • Discuss health promotion as an intervention strategy, and as a national health goal.
  • Discuss change theory and its relevance to designing a family health-promotion plan.
  • Use evidence-based practice guidelines for develping a culturally relevant, evidence-based family health-promotion plan.

Credits: 3

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