Application: Best Practices

| May 19, 2015

For over 20 years, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study has conducted research trials to

examine factors that impact risks and development of conditions that impact women such as heart

disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women.

Health care providers use results from these trials to develop guidelines for delivering care to

patients. In your role in clinical settings, you must be familiar with these guidelines, and you must

be aware that through clinical practice, guidelines frequently evolve and change. Often, what is

considered a best practice today might not be a best practice in the future. For this Assignment,

you compare guidelines outlined in the WHI study to current best practices for assessing and

managing conditions.

To prepare:

Review the Women’s Health Initiative article in this week’s Learning Resources. Select one

disorder presented in this study.

Locate and select a research article that addresses current best practices for assessing and

managing the disorder you selected. Be sure that the research article you select is from a

reputable source.

Consider the similarities and differences between the best practices presented in the WHI study

and the article you selected. Think about the potential impact of differences in best practices on

women’s health.

Consider whether the best practices in the article you selected should be used in clinical practice.

To complete:

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

Describe the disorder you selected from the Women’s Health Initiative study.

Explain the current best practices for assessing and managing this disorder as suggested in the

research article you selected.

Compare the best practices presented in the WHI study to the current best practices presented in

the article. Explain how the differences in best practices might impact women’s health.

 

Explain whether you think the current best practices in the article you selected should be used in

clinical practice. Support your position with evidence-based research.

REQUIRED RESOURCES

1. Tharpe, N. L., Farley, C., & Jordan, R. G. (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for midwifery & Women’s health (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
o Chapter 8, “Primary Care in Women’s Health” (pp. 431–560)

This chapter explores health promotion and disease prevention in women’s health. It also describes the presentation, assessment, diagnosis, and management of various systemic conditions, including cardiovascular and neurologic conditions.

2. McSweeney, J. C., Pettey, C. M., Souder, E., & Rhoads, S. (2011). Disparities in Women’s cardiovascular health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 40(3), 362–371.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article explores health disparities in cardiovascular disease, including gender and racial disparities related to the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with this disease.

3. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, & National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (n.d.). Women’s Health Initiative: WHI background and overview. Retrieved March 20, 2013, from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/background.htm

This website outlines details of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and introduces the various health issues addressed by the WHI.

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012b). Women’s health. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/women/

5. National Institutes of Health. (2012). Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). Retrieved fromhttp://orwh.od.nih.gov/

6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012a). Commonwealths.gov. Retrieved fromhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/

you are provided with SIX RESOURCES. PLEASE USE THOSE RESOURCES FOR THE RESEARCH. IT IS A MUST. YOU CAN ADD ANY OTHER RESOURCES, BUT THE ONES I PROVIDED MUST BE USED. PLEASE RUN THE SIMILARITY CHECK BEFORE SENDING THE PAPER TO ME BECAUSE WE TURN OUR WORK IN AT TURNITIN.COM

 

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