M6A3-Obesity in the Adult Population

Subject: Health Care / General Health Care
M6A3: Obesity in the Adult Population and the Professional Nurse’s Role Paper
Using the information from this course, your assigned readings, and the article and websites linked below and using APA format write a 6-10 page paper (excludes cover and reference page) addressing obesity and the role of the professional nurse in addressing teaching and learning needs of patient(s) and families.

A minimum of three (3) current, professional references must be provided. Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites (such as those listed below) dated within 5 years. Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one edition old may be used.


McNeill, B. E. (2012).You “Teach” BUT Does Your Patient REALLY Learn? Basic Principles to Promote Safer Outcomes.Tar Heel Nurse,74(1), 9-16.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
United States Department of Health and Human Services –Dietary Guidelines.gov
United States Department of Health and Human Services –Healthy People.gov(select information from the 2020 topics and objectives)
The paper consists of two (2) parts and must be submitted by the close of week six. Each part must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length.

Part 1

Explain the health problem specific to the adult population. Be sure to provide supporting evidence, including statistics.
Examine the causative factors (include physical, social, and psychological factors).
Elaborate on the consequences of obesity in the adult population. Consider the consequences in terms of physical, social and psychological effects. Discuss whether the effect(s) would be classified as short term or long term.
Part 2

Develop a teaching plan to support the needs of a specific individual from the adult patient population. Be sure to include the following:

How will you assess the patient’s learning needs? Be sure to consider barriers in your response.
What are the expected outcomes? Include realistic time frames.
What information will you teach the patient and why are you selecting this information? Be sure to consider age, gender, culture, religious preferences and learning style.
How will you evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching?
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Use a 12 font size, double space your work and use APA format for citations, references, and overall format.Information on how to use the Excelsior College Library to help you research and write your paper is available through the Library Help for AD Nursing Courses page.Assistance with APA format, grammar, and avoiding plagiarism is available for free through the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL). Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you submit your assignment.

You are required to submit your paper to Turnitin (a plagiarism prevention service) prior to submitting the paper in the course submission area for grading. Access is provided by email to the email address on record in your MyExcelsior account during week 2 of the term. Once you submit your paper to Turnitin check your inbox in Turnitin for the results. After viewing your originality report correct the areas of your paper that warrant attention. You can re-submit your paper to Turnitin after 24-hours and continue to re-submit until the results are acceptable. Acceptable ranges include a cumulative total of less than 15% for your entire paper, and no particular area greater than 2% (excluding direct quotes and/or references).

See the videos below for instructions on how to submit your paper to Turnitin and view your Originality Report.
Video – Submitting a Paper
Video – Viewing Your Originality Report

When you’re ready to submit your work for grading, go back to the top of this instruction set and click on the bolded title for the assignment to access the Submission Area of the assignment, then click Browse My Computer and find your file. Once you’ve located your file click Open and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Submit and you’re done.

This activity will be assessed according to the NUR105 M6A3: Obesity in the Adult Population and the Professional Nurse’s Role Paper Rubric.


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