S.M. is a nurse practitioner in a large midwestern city. Today she is participating in a health fair at the Islamic Cultural Center. She is anticipating attendance by many families of Arab-American descent.
S.M. knows common health issues in Arab Americans include cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Her goals today are to gain the trust of the families she meets, learn about their health behaviors, provide education about healthy lifestyles, and arrange any follow-up care that may be needed.
Questions for the case
During the health fair, S.M. assesses her clients’ risk factors, including person-dependent factors and
environmental-dependent factors. List at least 3 examples of a person-dependent factors and environmental dependent-factors.
Once you received your case number; answer the specific question on the table above. Then, continue to discuss the 3 topics listed below for your case:
- Define and describe the primary goals of screening.
- Discuss your thoughts on the relationship between economics and nutrition. How would you advise people of low socioeconomic status to eat healthy on a budget? How would you respond to patients whose financial restraints limit their access to food?
- Identify potential barriers to patient teaching and how you would address these barriers.
Your initial post should be at least 550 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 3 academic sources.