The increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes among primary school-age children is a rapidly growing problem throughout the world. This project was designed to explore the research question: in primary school-age children, does an alternative nutritional education intervention reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes? A review of literature related to nutritional education for this age group yielded three research studies, one systematic review, and two evidence-based practice guidelines to corroborate alternative nutritional education as a means for potentially reducing the incidence of diabetes among school-age children. As part of this project, Pender's Health Promotion Model was examined to determine if it would be a useful framework for implementing an alternative nutritional educational program within the primary school system in an effort to decrease primary school-age onset of type 2 diabetes. Based on findings from this project, there is evidence that an alternative nutritional education intervention does reduce the incidence and risk of type 2 diabetes in primary school-age children. --P. 2.
Type 2 diabetes is a common illness and affects many people. It will afflict approximately 7 million people yearly and reach epidemic proportions by 2025. This project provides an overview of literature from 1998-2008 supporting group medical appointments as a means for overseeing type 2 diabetes care, with an emphasis of self-management and nurse-practitioner coaching in chronic disease management.
The purpose of this project is to thoroughly explore research and best practice guidelines related to the administration of artificial hydration in end of life care for patients diagnosed with cancer. More specifically, this project will address the question: is there a place for artificial hydration in end of life care? Upon reviewing the information included in subsequent sections, nurse practitioners will acquire the following: an appreciation of the historical context of hospice palliative care, a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of the dying process, knowledge of the burdens and benefits of artificial hydration, an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of death and dying, knowledge of ethical principles in relation to end of life care, as well as tools to communicate effectively to patients and family members during one of the most critical phases of their life.