Application of Health Promotion in Adults, health and

Topic 1: Sexuality
Health promotion in young adulthood is very important as persons of this age are beginning to experiment with peer pressure and their sexuality. Please discuss what information the advanced practice nurse should be offering to a young adult to foster healthy sexuality? Additionally, contrast this to what information the advanced practice nurse would offer to an older adult?

Required Reading
In Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:

Chapter 22: “Young Adult”
Chapter 23: “Middle- Aged adult “
Chapter 24: “Older Adult”

Required Reading
Summary of Affordable Healthcare Act: http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/summary-of-the-affordable-care-act/
Friedman, A.L., Bloodgood, B. (2010). “Something we’d rather not talk about”: Findings from CDC exploratory research on sexually transmitted disease communication with girls and women. Journal of Women’s Health. 19(10), 1823–1831
Optional Reading
Fontenot, H., Fantasia, H., & Allen, J. (2007). HPV in adolescents: Making the wake-up call. ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners. 15(10), 73–76.
Ford, F.L. (2011). Racial and ethnic disparities in human papillomavirus awareness and vaccination among young adult women. Public Health Nursing. 28(6), 485–493.
Jiang, N., Kolbe, L.J., Seo, D., Kay, N.S., & Brindis, C.D., (2011). Health of adolescents and young adults: Trends in achieving the 21 critical national health objectives by 2010. Journal of Adolescent Health. 49(2),124–132.
Beaulieu, R., Kools, S.M., Kennedy, H.P., & Humphreys, J., (2011). Young adult couples’ decision making regarding emergency contraceptive pills. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 43(1), 41–48.
Web Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): QuickStats Percentage of young adults aged 18-29 years with selected chronic conditions, by sex—National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005-2007. (2009) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.58(25), 699. Retrieved fromwww.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5825a3.htm.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Prevalence of coronary heart disease—U.S., 2006-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 60(40), 2011,1377–1381, Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6040a1.htm.
Clinical guidelines and recommendations. Retrieved from:
www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/index.html

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