Week 4 Project In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, complete the following assessments (as they pertain to your aggregate) by interviewing 2-3 members of your aggregate: E

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Week 4 Project

In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages


formatted in APA style


, complete the following assessments (as they pertain to your aggregate) by interviewing 2-3 members of your aggregate:

  • Environment (Comprehensive Occupational and Environmental Health History) attachment
  • Home (from lecture in class)
  • Family (Friedman Family Assessment) attachment
  • Risk assessment (from lecture in class describe risks for your aggregate based on local statistics and services available)

Describe the results of the assessments, including examples and support from journal articles, following the guidelines below:

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Risk Assessment

  • How Environment was Assessed EX: Autistic aggregate may not have information on home environment
  • How the Home was Assessed
  • How the Family was Assessed
  • Risk Assessment

Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Strengths of Community
  • Weaknesses of Community
  • Strengths of Aggregate
  • Weaknesses of Aggregate
  • Health Risks of Aggregate Identified



On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA forma


t. The American Psychological Association website also provides detailed guidance on formatting, citations, and references at APA Style.

• APA Citation Helper• APA Citations Quick Sheet • APA-Style Formatting Guidelines for a Written Essay• Basic Essay Template


Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper. 4-5 NOT INCLUDING REFERENCE OR TITLE PAGE

TEXTBOOK: Stanhope, M & Lancaster, J. (2016). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (9th ed.). Mosby. ISBN: 9780323582247.

PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF “TURNITIN: for plagiarism proof

Week 4 Project In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, complete the following assessments (as they pertain to your aggregate) by interviewing 2-3 members of your aggregate: E
Comprehensive Occupational and Environmental Health History Work History 1. List your current and past longest held jobs, including the military: Company Dates Employed Job Title Known Exposures 2. Do you work full-time? NO ___ YES ___ How many hours per week? ___ 3. Do you work part-time? NO ___ YES ___ How many hours per week? ___ 4. Please describe any health problems or injuries that you have experienced in connection with your present or past jobs: 5. Have you ever had to change jobs because of health problems or injuries?  YES ___ NO ___ If yes, describe: Did any of your co-workers experience similar problems? 6. In what type of business do you currently work? 7. Describe your work (what you actually do): 8. Have you had any current or past exposure (through breathing or touching) to any of the following? __acids __chlorinated naphthalenes __halothane __PBBs __styrene __alcohols __chloroform __heat (severe) __PCBs __talc __alkalies __chloroprene __isocyanates __perchloroethylene __TDI or MDI __ammonia __chromates __ketones __pesticides __toluene __arsenic __coal dust __lead __phenol __trichloroethylene __asbestos __cold (severe) __manganese __phosgene __trinitrotoluene __benzene __dichlorobenzene __mercury __radiation __vibration __beryllium __ethylene dibromide __methylene chloride __rock dust __vinyl chloride __cadmium __ethylene dichloride __nickel __silica powder __welding fumes __carbon tetrachloride __fiberglass __noise (loud) __solvents __x-rays 9. Did you receive any safety training about these agents? YES ___ NO ___ Explain: 10. Are you involved in any work processes such as grinding, welding, soldering, or polishing that create dust, mists, or fumes? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, describe: 11. Did you use any of the following personal protective equipment when exposed? __boots __gloves __shield __coveralls __respirator __sleeves __earplugs/muffs __safety shoes __welding mask __glasses/goggles 12. Is your work environment generally clean? YES ___ NO ___ If no, describe: 13. What ventilation systems are used in your workplace? 14. Do they seem to work? Are you aware of any chemical odors in your environment (if so, explain)? 15. Where do you eat, smoke, and take your breaks when you are on the job? 16. Do you use a uniform or have clothing that you wear only to work? YES ___ NO ___ 17. How is your work clothing laundered (at home, by employer, etc.)? 18. How often do you wash your hands at work and how do you wash them (running water, special soaps, etc.)? 19. Do you shower before leaving the worksite? YES ___ NO ___ 20. Do you have any physical symptoms associated with work? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, describe: 21. Are other workers similarly affected? YES ___ NO ___ Home Exposures 1. Which of the following do you have in your home? __air conditioner __fireplace __electric stove __central heating (gas or oil) __air purifier __woodstove 2. In approximately what year was your home built? 3. Have there been any recent renovations? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, describe: 4. Have you recently installed new carpet, purchased new furniture, or refinished existing furniture? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, explain: 5. Do you use pesticides around your home or garden? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, describe: 6. What household cleaners do you use? (List most common and any new products you use.) 7. List all hobbies done at your home: 8. Are any of the agents listed earlier for work exposures encountered in hobbies or recreational activities?  YES ___ NO ___ 9. Is any special protective equipment or ventilation used during hobbies? YES ___ NO ___ Explain: 10. What are the occupations of other household members? 11. Do other household members have contact with any form of chemicals at work or during leisure activities?  YES ___ NO ___ If yes, explain: 12. Is anyone else in your home environment having symptoms similar to yours? YES ___ NO ___ If yes, explain briefly: Community Exposures 1. Are any of the following located in your community? __industrial plant __major source of air pollution __waste site __landfill __toxic spill __other_____________ 2. What is your source of drinking water? __private well  __public water source  __other 3. Are neighbors experiencing any health problems similar to yours?  YES ___ NO ___ If yes, explain: Key Occupational and Environmental Health Questions To Be Asked With All Histories 1. What are your current and past longest held jobs? 2. Have you been exposed to any radiation or chemical liquids, dusts, mists, or fumes?  YES ___  NO ___ 3. Is there any relationship between current symptoms and activities at work or at home?  YES ___  NO ___ From Pope AM, Snyder MA, Mood LH, editors: Nursing, health, and environment: strengthening the relationship to improve the public’s health, Washington, DC, 1995, National Academy Press.
Week 4 Project In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, complete the following assessments (as they pertain to your aggregate) by interviewing 2-3 members of your aggregate: E
Friedman Family Assessment Model (Short Form) Before using the following guidelines in completing family assessments, two words of caution. First, not all areas included below will be germane for each of the families visited. The guidelines are comprehensive and allow depth when probing is necessary. The student should not feel that every sub-area needs to be covered when the broad area of inquiry poses no problems to the family or concern to the health worker. Second, by virtue of the interdependence of the family system, one will find unavoidable redundancy. For the sake of efficiency, the assessor should try not to repeat data, but to refer the reader back to sections where this information has already been described. Identifying Data 1. Family Name 2. Address and Phone 3. Family Composition (see table) 4. Type of Family Form 5. Cultural (Ethnic) Background 6. Religious Identification 7. Social Class Status 8. Family’s Recreational or Leisure-Time Activities Developmental Stage and History of Family 9. Family’s Present Developmental Stage 10. Extent of Developmental Tasks Fulfillment 11. Nuclear Family History 12. History of Family of Origin of Both Parents Environmental Data 13. Characteristics of Home 14. Characteristics of Neighborhood and Larger Community 15. Family’s Geographic Mobility 16. Family’s Associations and Transactions with Community 17. Family’s Social Support Network (Ecomap) Family Structure 18. Communication Patterns Extent of Functional and Dysfunctional Communication (Types of recurring patterns) Extent of Emotional (Affective) Messages and How Expressed Characteristics of Communication within Family Subsystems Extent of Congruent and Incongruent Messages Types of Dysfunctional Communication Processes Seen in Family Areas of Open and Closed Communication Familial and External Variables Affecting Communication 19. Power Structure Power Outcomes Decision-Making Process Power Bases Variables Affecting Family Power Overall Family System and Subsystem Power 20. Role Structure Formal Role Structure Informal Role Structure Analysis of Role Models (Optional) Variables Affecting Role Structure 21. Family Values Compare the Family to American or Family’s Reference Group Values and/or Identify Important Family Values and Their Importance (Priority) in Family Congruence Between the Family’s Values and the Family’s Reference Group or Wider Community Congruence Between the Family’s Values and Family Member’s Values Variables Influencing Family Values Values Consciously or Unconsciously Held Presence of Value Conflicts in Family Effect of the Above Values and Value Conflicts on Health Status of Family Family Functions 22. Affective Function Family’s Need-Response Patterns Mutual Nurturance, Closeness, and Identification Separateness and Connectedness 23. Socialization Function Family Child-Rearing Practices Adaptability of Child-Rearing Practices for Family Form and Family’s Situation Who Is (Are) Socializing Agent(s) for Child(ren)? Value of Children in Family Cultural Beliefs That Influence Family’s Child-Rearing Patterns Social Class Influence on Child-Rearing Patterns Estimation About Whether Family Is At Risk for Child-Rearing Problems and, if so, Indication of High-Risk Factors Adequacy of Home Environment for Children’s Needs to Play 24. Health Care Function Family’s Health Beliefs, Values, and Behavior Family’s Definitions of Health-Illness and Their Level of Knowledge Family’s Perceived Health Status and Illness Susceptibility Family’s Dietary Practices Adequacy of Family Diet (Recommended 24-hour food history record) Function of Mealtimes and Attitudes Toward Food and Mealtimes Shopping (and its planning) Practices Person(s) Responsible for Planning, Shopping, and Preparation of Meals Sleep and Rest Habits Physical Activity and Recreation Practices (not covered earlier) Family’s Drug Habits Family’s Role in Self-Care Practices Medically Based Preventive Measures (Physicals, eye and hearing tests, and immunizations) Dental Health Practices Family Health History (Both general and specific diseases—environmentally and genetically related) Health Care Services Received Feelings and Perceptions Regarding Health Services Emergency Health Services Source of Payments for Health and Other Services Logistics of Receiving Care Family Stress and Coping 25. Short- and Long-Term Familial Stressors and Strengths 26. Extent of Family’s Ability to Respond, Based on Objective Appraisal of Stress-Producing Situations 27. Coping Strategies Utilized (Present/past) Differences in Family Members’ Ways of Coping Family’s Inner Coping Strategies Family’s External Coping Strategies 28. Dysfunctional Adaptive Strategies Utilized (Present/past; extent of usage) Family Composition Form Name (Last, First) Gender Relationship Date and Place of Birth Occupation Education 1. (Father) 2. (Mother) 3. (Oldest child) 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. From Friedman MM, Bowden VR, Jones EG: Family nursing: research, theory, and practice, ed. 5. Stamford, CT, 2003, Prentice Hall

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