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Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

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Choose one communicable disease from the options below.

1. Chickenpox

2. Tuberculosis

3. Influenza

4. Mononucleosis

5. Hepatitis B

6. HIV

7. Ebola

8. Measles

9. Polio

10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Address the following:

1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.

2. Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.

3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?

4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.

5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

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Epidemiology Paper – Rubric

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Comprehensive Description of a Communicable   Disease and the Demographic of Interest

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Demographic   of interest and clinical description are omitted or presented with many   inaccuracies.

Demographic   of interest and clinical description are omitted or presented with many   inaccuracies.

Limited   and/or vague summary of demographic of interest and communicable disease is   provided. Overview does not offer a clear representation of information   necessary for epidemiological study.

Limited   and/or vague summary of demographic of interest and communicable disease is   provided. Overview does not offer a clear representation of information   necessary for epidemiological study.

Overview of   the demographic of interest and clinical description of the communicable   disease is presented with some inaccuracies of the clinical descriptors.

Overview   of the demographic of interest and clinical description of the communicable   disease is presented with some inaccuracies of the clinical descriptors.

Clinical   description of the communicable disease and demographic of interest is   provided. Summary is brief but accurate.

Clinical   description of the communicable disease and demographic of interest is   provided. Summary is brief but accurate.

Overview   describing the demographic of interest and clinical description of the   communicable disease is presented with a thorough, accurate, and clear   overview of all of the clinical descriptors.

Overview   describing the demographic of interest and clinical description of the   communicable disease is presented with a thorough, accurate, and clear   overview of all of the clinical descriptors.

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Determinants of Health and Explanation of   How Determinants Contribute to Disease Development

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Description   of the determinants of health and their role in disease development is   omitted or presented with many inaccuracies.

Description   of the determinants of health and their role in disease development is   omitted or presented with many inaccuracies.

Paper   partially describes the determinants of health in relation to disease   development.

Paper   partially describes the determinants of health in relation to disease   development.

Paper   identifies the determinants of health in relation to the communicable disease   selected but does not include an explanation of their role in the development   of disease.

Paper   identifies the determinants of health in relation to the communicable disease   selected but does not include an explanation of their role in the development   of disease.

Paper   describes each determinant of health with a comprehensive discussion of their   contribution to disease development and progression.

Paper   describes each determinant of health with a comprehensive discussion of their   contribution to disease development and progression.

Paper   comprehensively discusses the determinants of health in relation to the communicable   disease, explains their contribution to disease development, and provides   evidence to support main points.

Paper   comprehensively discusses the determinants of health in relation to the   communicable disease, explains their contribution to disease development, and   provides evidence to support main points.

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Epidemiologic Triangle (Host Factors, Agent   Factors, and Environmental Factors)

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Description   of the epidemiologic triangle is omitted or presented with many inaccuracies

Description   of the epidemiologic triangle is omitted or presented with many inaccuracies

The   communicable disease is described with some inaccuracies within the   epidemiologic triangle. A visual description of the factors and interaction   is not present.

The   communicable disease is described with some inaccuracies within the   epidemiologic triangle. A visual description of the factors and interaction   is not present.

The   communicable disease is described accurately and clearly within the context   of the epidemiologic triangle.

The   communicable disease is described accurately and clearly within the context   of the epidemiologic triangle.

The   communicable disease is described accurately within the context of the   epidemiologic triangle. A brief description of factors and interaction is   presented.

The   communicable disease is described accurately within the context of the   epidemiologic triangle. A brief description of factors and interaction is   presented.

The   communicable disease is described thoroughly, accurately, and clearly within   an epidemiological triangle. A visual description of the triangle and how the   components of the model interact is included.

The   communicable disease is described thoroughly, accurately, and clearly within   an epidemiological triangle. A visual description of the triangle and how the   components of the model interact is included.

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Role of the Community Health Nurse and   Importance of Demographic Data

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Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is omitted or unclear. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is omitted or   unclear.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is omitted or unclear. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   omitted or unclear.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is vague, with no integration of   case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, or follow-up skills.   An incomplete explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community   health is provided.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is vague, with no integration of   case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, or follow-up skills.   An incomplete explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community   health is provided.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurses is limited, with a brief overview   of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is summarized.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurses is limited, with a brief overview   of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An explanation   of why demographic data are necessary to community health is summarized.

Discussion   of the role of community health nurse is clear, with a comprehensive   description of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   presented.

Discussion   of the role of community health nurse is clear, with a comprehensive   description of skills associated with community assessment and planning. An   explanation of why demographic data are necessary to community health is   presented.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is clear, comprehensive, and   inclusive of the community nurse’s responsibilities to primary, secondary,   and tertiary prevention through tasks such as case finding, reporting, data   collection and analysis, and follow-up. A clear explanation of the importance   of demographic data to community health is presented.

Discussion   of the role of the community health nurse is clear, comprehensive, and   inclusive of the community nurse’s responsibilities to primary, secondary,   and tertiary prevention through tasks such as case finding, reporting, data   collection and analysis, and follow-up. A clear explanation of the importance   of demographic data to community health is presented.

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National Agency or Organization That Works   to Addresses Communicable Disease

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Agency and   description of contribution are omitted.

Agency   and description of contribution are omitted.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion is vague or inaccurate in relation   to the communicable disease chosen.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion is vague or inaccurate   in relation to the communicable disease chosen.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to address communicable   disease is lacking.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to   address communicable disease is lacking.

An agency or   organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to address   communicable disease is brief.

An   agency or organization is identified, but discussion regarding efforts to   address communicable disease is brief.

An agency or   organization is identified. A clear and accurate description of efforts to   address communicable disease is offered.

An   agency or organization is identified. A clear and accurate description of   efforts to address communicable disease is offered.

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Global Implication

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Global   implication of the disease is omitted or unclear.

Global   implication of the disease is omitted or unclear.

A discussion   of the global implication of the disease is vague, with no integration of how   this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if the disease is   endemic to a particular area. An example is not provided.

A   discussion of the global implication of the disease is vague, with no   integration of how this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if   the disease is endemic to a particular area. An example is not provided.

A discussion   of the global implication of the disease is limited, with some integration of   how this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if the disease is   endemic to a particular area. An example is provided.

A   discussion of the global implication of the disease is limited, with some   integration of how this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if   the disease is endemic to a particular area. An example is provided.

A discussion   of the global implication of the disease is clear, with a comprehensive   description of how this is addressed in other countries or cultures and if   the disease is endemic to a particular area. An example is provided.

A   discussion of the global implication of the disease is clear, with a   comprehensive description of how this is addressed in other countries or   cultures and if the disease is endemic to a particular area. An example is   provided.

A discussion   of the global implication of the disease is clear, comprehensive, and   inclusive with a comprehensive description of how this is addressed in other   countries or cultures and if the disease is endemic to a particular area. An   example is provided.

A   discussion of the global implication of the disease is clear, comprehensive,   and inclusive with a comprehensive description of how this is addressed in   other countries or cultures and if the disease is endemic to a particular   area. An example is provided.

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Paper   lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis is   insufficiently developed and/or vague, purpose is not clear.

Thesis   is insufficiently developed and/or vague, purpose is not clear.

Thesis is   apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis   is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis is   clear and forecasts the development of the paper. It is descriptive and   reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis   is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. It is descriptive and   reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis is   comprehensive, contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper.   Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

Thesis   is comprehensive, contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper.   Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

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Statement of   purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support   the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Statement   of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support   the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Sufficient   justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There   are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Sufficient   justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There   are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Argument is   orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal   justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the   purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the   thesis.

Argument   is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal   justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the   purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the   thesis.

Argument   shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is   a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources   are authoritative.

Argument   shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is   a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources   are authoritative.

Clear and   convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and   compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Clear   and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and   compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

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Surface   errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.   Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Surface   errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.   Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and   repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language   choice, sentence structure, and or word choice are present.

Frequent   and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in   language choice, sentence structure, and or word choice are present.

Some   mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the   reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are   used.

Some   mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the   reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are   used.

Prose is   largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety   of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Prose   is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A   variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is   clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

Writer   is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

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Template   is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed   correctly.

Template is   used, but some elements are missing or mistaken, lack of control with   formatting is apparent.

Template   is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken, lack of control with   formatting is apparent.

Template is   used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

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Template is   fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

Template   is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

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All   format elements are correct.

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Sources   are not documented.

Documentation   of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and   style, with numerous formatting errors.

Documentation   of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and   style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are   documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting   errors may be present.

Sources   are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some   formatting errors may be present.

Sources are   documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly   correct.

Sources   are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly   correct.

Sources are   completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style,   and format is free of error.

Sources   are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and   style, and format is free of error.

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