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Childhood obesity – health issue & national health priority

March 25, 2016

Childhood obesity – health issue & national health priority

Assessment 1. Part B. Individual Written paper
Word length: 1,000 words

The work should be done as follows:

  1. Thesis statement
    2. Supporting sentences
    3. Conclusion

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfares [AIHW] report on ‘Australia’s Health (2010)’ has acknowledged that Australia

has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Many health problems can be caused by obesity and this health issue

significantly increases health care costs in Australia. In relation to the health issue and National Health Priority area of

obesity you are required to address each of the following four points in the allocated word limit:

  1. Discuss why obesity is a National Health Priority in Australia. (200 words)
  2. Explain how the ‘Determinants of Health’ need to be considered in relation to childhood (children from 5-15 years) obesity

as a health issue in Australia. (200 words)

  1. Discuss primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion in relation to childhood (children from 5 to 15 years) obesity as

a health issue in Australia. (300 words)

  1. Discuss the involvement and roles of community nurse in health promotion that targets childhood (children from 5 to 15

years) obesity within a community setting in Australia. (300 words)

  • For each of the sections make reference to relevant, recent government documents, journal articles and texts throughout

your discussion.

  • Present your response in question and answer format with each of the 4 sections headed. Please note that this is not an

essay.

  • Address all marking criteria found on the marking criteria and feedback sheet in the learning guide.

PLS. PAY ATTENTION – Written Assignment Marking Criteria and feedback sheet
Criteria 1. Discuss why obesity is a government health priority
HD (8.5-10) D (7.5-8)

Discussion consistently displays evidence of synthesis in terms of demonstrating an understanding of why obesity is a

government health priority.

Sources used are highly relevant to support discussion and are integrated skilfully and critically.

Discussion is of the highest quality. The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is demonstrated.

Discussion consistently conveys evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring why obesity is a government health

priority.

Sources used are very relevant to support discussion

Discussion is very good.

The work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Criteria 2. Explain how the ‘Determinants of Health’ need to be considered in relation to childhood obesity as a health

issue.
HD (17-20) D (15-16)
Explanation consistently conveys evidence of synthesis in terms of demonstrating and understanding of the ‘Determinants of

Health’ in relation to childhood obesity
.
Explanations are of the highest quality.

Sources used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and critically.

The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is demonstrated. Explanations consistently convey

evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring the ‘Determinants of Health’ in relation to childhood obesity

Explanations are very good.

Sources used are very relevant to support explanation.

The work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Criteria 3. Discuss primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion in relation to childhood obesity as a health priority.
HD (17-20) D (15-16)
Explanation consistently conveys evidence of synthesis in terms of demonstrating an understanding of primary, secondary and

tertiary health promotion and relates these well to childhood obesity.

Explanations are of the highest quality.

Sources used are highly relevant to support the work and are integrated skilfully and critically.

The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is demonstrated Explanation consistently conveys

evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion in relation to childhood

obesity.

Explanations are very good.

Sources used are very relevant to support explanations.

The work is clearly written and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Criteria 4. Discuss the involvement of community nurses when implementing their health promotion role to target childhood

obesity within a community.
HD (8.5-10) D (7.5-8)
Discussion consistently conveys evidence synthesis of information in terms of demonstrating an understanding of the role of

the community nurse in relation to health promotion targeting childhood obesity.

Discussion is of the highest quality.

Sources used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and critically.

The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is demonstrated. Discussion consistently conveys

evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring the role of the community nurse in relation to health promotion targeting

childhood obesity.

Discussion is very good.

Sources used are very relevant to support the discussion.

The work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.
These are books and other resources we use hope they will be helpful (Work should include at least 4 journal articles)
PLS. DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK AIHW website for the report as stated above
Kralik, D., & van Loon, A. (Eds.) (2011). Community nursing in Australia (2nd ed.). Milton, Australia: John Wiley.
Denny, E., & Earle, S. (Eds.). (2010). Sociology for nurses. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
Holland, K., & Hogg, C. (2010). Cultural awareness in nursing and health care: An introductory text (2nd ed.). London, UK:
Hodder Arnold
Jirojwong, S., & Liamputtong, P. (Eds.). (2009). Population health, communities and health promotion. South Melbourne,
Australia: Oxford University Press.
Maville, J. A., & Huerta, C. G. (2013). Health promotion in nursing (3rd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning.
Pender, N. J., Murdaugh, C. L., & Parsons, M. A. (2011). Health promotion in nursing practice (6th ed.). Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Pearson
Willis, K., & Elmer, S. (2011). Society, culture and health: An introduction to sociology for nurses (2nd ed.). South
Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
Keleher, H., & St John, W. (2007). Community projects and program planning. In Community nursing practice: Theory, skills and

issues. (pp. 207-229). Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
Talbot, L., & Verrinder, G. (2010). Building capacity for health promotion: program development and evaluation. In Promoting

health: The primary health care approach (4th ed., pp. 151-196). Chatswood, NSW: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.


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