Assignment 1: Discussion Questions
Complete as directed by the facilitator.
By Saturday, September 10, 2016, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to one discussion question as assigned by the facilitator. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University Online Library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.
By Wednesday, September 14, 2016, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience of attempting the question. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.
Arrow Select a discussion question from the topics menu below and click the question to begin. Use the Respondlink to post responses and materials that pertain to that question. Use the Respond link beneath any existing postings to respond to them.
Discussion Question 1
Review the 2014 AHRQ disparities report. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/index.html Chapter 2 of this report describes eight common conditions which are influenced by disparities:
Cancer
Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
Diabetes
HIV/AIDS
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Respiratory Diseases
Select one of these diagnoses and describe the problems associated with its care. Discuss the findings in the AHRQ report and how this influences the outcomes for an individual patient or family. Look at your state health department website and see if you can identify any specific programs which exist to help with this diagnosis and how closely it may match the AHRQ report.

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