Unit 5 Levels of Prevention. 4 references and intext citation. 1000w. due 3-31-23.
A 32-year-old female presents for an evaluation of a lump in her right breast that she found on breast self-examination. The lump is found to be 2cm in size, firm, and mobile. No Adenopothy noted.
1. What are two questions you would ask this patient and why? Support each question with evidence-based research.
2. What are two risk factors would you want to assess for and why?
3. What are the levels of prevention in healthcare and provide example for each?
4. What are the levels of prevention for this patient? Provide rationale.
5. What role can nurse practitioners play in early detection at each level of prevention?
6. Summarize an article that speaks on the importance of patient and healthcare providers acting at each level of prevention.
Please include the information below in the essay.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
How NPs Can Make an Impact on Disease Prevention
Â (NPs) have the potential to play a significant role in preventive care, which has traditionally been provided by primary care physicians. Most NPs â€” up to 90 percent â€” are prepared in primary care and can manage 80 percent to 90 percent of the care provided by physicians.
Â Moreover, while physician education focuses on diagnosis and treatment, NP training concentrates more on holistic care for individual patients, families and communities. NPs also play an important role in prevention and health promotion across the lifespan. This makes NPs uniquely positioned to influence patient behavior by developing strong, trusting, long-term relationships. Through one-on-one dialogue, NPs can empower individuals to make better health choices and make lifestyle changes that help prevent chronic disease.
The settings in which NPs practice can help expand preventive care to those who need it most. Research shows that Nurse Practitioners specializing in primary care are more likely than primary care physicians to practice in urban and rural areas. NPs are also more inclined to care for uninsured patients and other at-risk groups.