Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in
which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a
communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of
Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this
Communicable Disease Selection
- Hepatitis B
Epidemiology Paper Requirements
- Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes,
symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the
demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and
prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about
reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
- Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
- Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the
communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent
factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any
special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or
- Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding,
reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why
demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.
- Identify at least one national agency or organization that
addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the
organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.
- Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed
in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular
area? Provide an example.
A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA
Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
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