G Direct Nursing
1. Present key information about the topic as appropriate (e.g., definition, overview/background, significance, the impact of the chosen topic). Tie your discussion to either home health, hospice, or palliative nursing (not acute care nursing). 2. Discuss the topic in relation to home health or hospice nursing roles– Apply your findings to your nursing roles by proposing what you (nurses) can do to enhance the individual/family’s quality of life through nursing assessment, interventions (e.g., direct nursing care, health promotion, health education, and disease prevention), and evaluation. 3. When you write, focus on one area of community-based nursing fields- home health OR hospice OR palliative care. If you really want to do both(e.g., home health and hospice), you must be able to discuss the differences in nursing roles. For example, if you choose a cultural competency topic and you want to discuss both home health AND hospice nursing roles, you will discuss the differences between home health nurse and hospice nurse roles. Home health nurses may focus on improving the patient/family health by considering their cultural beliefs related to religion, traditional beliefs, family traditions, etc. Hospice nurses may focus on helping the patient and family prepare for death, loss, and grief based on their cultural beliefs.