NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

Health Promotion Plan

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

The contribution of nurses in any healthcare organization strongly relates to public health and safety. The role of public health nurses has been indispensable in the organization to prevent and reduce lung cancer cases that involve patients with severe and chronic tobacco use problems. In order to reduce the health damage of teenagers who addictively smoke, reducing re-admissions is the current challenge chosen by the nurses to address the “teenagers and smoking issue”. The management of the nursing home has decided to formulate an improved health promotional plan that is discussed in this report to help professionals improve the outcomes of tobacco users

 The job of our community and public health nurses is to identify the traits and reasons why these teenage patients have been having adverse relationships with their young spouses and parents. Moreover, this intervention plan aims to prevent young couples and patients from using tobacco products like e-cigarettes, hookah, and nicotine products which promote lung cancer (Coccia, 2022). The blood samples identified using tobacco products in Derick are alarming situation regarding his life expectancy and survival. Moreover, the signs of influenza and weight loss have also been monitored over the past two weeks which shows that there is ever-increasing importance of this health promotional plan to use resources and solve a community health issue with education and goal setting (Prieto, 2021). In the United States, almost 4 out of 100 students in middle schools and 13 out of hundred in high schools are addicted to several forms of smoking and tobacco products (Coccia, 2022). The patient Derick also revealed that he has been consuming tobacco products for seven years daily. Hence, this plan is very important to help such teenagers regain control over their obsessive-compulsive smoking behavior to save them from adverse health impacts and allow them to live normally with a healthy body and lungs. The nursing interventions will benefit this adolescent in quitting smoking and reducing tobacco consumption by altering his lifestyle. 

Since reducing smoking behavior in teenagers can enhance their quality of life and help them achieve good educational goals by raising their grades, it can reduce the risk of lung cancer at an early age and should be addressed using a promotional plan for health. 

The Importance of Addressing the Healthcare Issue in Happy Nursing Homes 

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

According to a study conducted by Pandiangan (2019), social, economic, and cultural issues can impact the behaviors and lifestyles of young lung cancer patients in the United States. The lung cancer patients population is increasing in Happy Nursing Home which shows a community health concern. The two patients’ demographics show that they are in their Middle Ages both in their forties. Since more than 14% of adults in the US have experienced smoking behaviors in their lives due to several reasons, smoking too many cigarettes can develop life-threatening symptoms of lung cancer easily. Moreover, the patients have been observed to have reddish eyes and had increasing conflicts with their life partners. This relationship breakdown also contributed to their health decline in the nursing home which requires interventions to reduce tobacco usage in such patients. Many researchers agree and confirm that due to addictions, the married lives of many Americans have become unfruitful; the unhealthy behavior of the two chosen patients shows that an effective promotional plan is vital for their survival and helping the organization to help lung cancer patients. Therefore, this plan is vital for improving the lifestyle and overall behavior of addicted lung cancer patients. Reducing tobacco use in the patient is also vital to address because it is a community health concern in the whole United States that leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer in patients. The focus of this health promotional plan is according to the severity and seriousness of the community health concern to help teenagers to quit smoking and understand the importance of developing a smoking-free attitude. Since several social, cultural, and family factors impact teenagers’ health to quit smoking, the addiction of hookah and cigarettes in teenagers can increase disparities. This shows that access to service is vital. According to Pandigram (2019), the three main causes of teenage premature death in the United States are lung cancer, heart disease, and accidents. This means that the association of tobacco use with teenage deaths is strong that should be addressed. The prospective analysis of teenage death and tobacco usage suggests their psychological needs must be met in addition to socioeconomic needs of getting a better house, food, and education.  

Patient Demographics

The 1st patient demographic is one teenager named Derick who has severe lung issues. The problem addressed in our Happy Nursing Home primarily concerns nurses’ interventions and goals for reducing tobacco in teenagers. The life quality analysis of these patients reveals that due to heavy tobacco product consumption over the past couple of decades, these chosen patient needs care and protection. Nurses must identify factors leading to their addiction before the patient can experience deteriorated conditions. This is the reason face-to-face interviews with Derick have been arranged.  The patient is suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as other mood and psychological disorders The behavior of the patient represents his thoughts and actions associated with the burning of a substance to consume tobacco. The patient’s behavior is multifaceted and includes a unique puffing style that allows him to consume cigarettes deeply into his lungs. This increases the frequency of use and also the high risk of cancer in teenagers. Moreover, it is vital to discuss the social, economic, genetic, cultural, and lifestyle dynamics of patients because these considerations and behaviors impact the overall health and well-being of the chosen patient. For example, in the development of the educational plan, this information is important to incorporate. Cultural background of Derick is African American male, this means that his ethnic background also influences his behavior towards smoking. The educational session expects to enhance the knowledge, education, and awareness of quitting smoking through willpower, interventions, and medical help (Pandiangan, 2019).

The evidence-based research by Mishra (2021) states that there is a likelihood of improving the habits of lung cancer and tobacco-addicted patients by 60% if a robust intervention plan is formulated and implemented by healthcare professionals. The evidence proves that lung cancer patients often suffer from socioeconomic stress which also impacts their ability to quit smoking. Therefore, changing norms and attitudes can help these patients through SMART goals. 

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

SMART Health Goals for the Chosen Individual 

In Happy Nursing Home, nurses used a genogram, a family tree to gather related data about the quality of relationships between family members of these patients. moreover, my nurses’ team will also create a sociogram that is often used to document the times our group members exchange vital information and ask questions or make any requests. Nurses will prepare the sociogram using circles which are used to represent the positions of the participants within the huddle. There is a diagonal line in the sociogram figure also that represents the window at the nursing home. A sample of a sociogram is shown in the following figure with names of our nurses and related rectangles, circles, and lines. 

 The policy was followed by nurses to improve their integration with patients and their families to enhance their promotional plan. This calls them for creating some SMART goals that are measurable, realistic, attainable, specific, and timely (Coccia, 2022). A qualitative survey questionnaire was prepared to gather the right information from these two patients to learn more about their behavior and addiction patterns. Moreover, the policy of improving patients’ health also needs an efficient policy to reduce the deficiency of their knowledge to manage and know about their disease. Therefore, in addition to routine checks, the education of patients can also improve through these goals (Charukesi et al., 2021).  

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

Agreed upon SMART Goals for identified Issue 

The following agreed-upon SMART goals will allow nurses in Happy Nursing Home to better communicate, integrate, and collaborate with lung cancer patients to improve healthcare outcomes and raise their knowledge.   

  • Motivate the patient demographic to follow a personalized health plan for the patient to improve chances of smoking cessation in five to six weeks.
  • Take a daily walk of at least 1 KM on daily basis 
  • Asking the patient twice a week to write down strategies to save his family members and friends from the smoke of cigarettes.
  • Creating a game of challenge for the patient to spend more time with non-smokers in the next six months. 
  • Provide medications and appropriate medical treatments to patients with lung cancer for two to four months. 
  • Identifying challenges and obstacles in the way of nurses to obtain the above-stated goals in six weeks. 
  • Major addiction determinants will be obtained by questionnaire and discussion.
  • Evaluating important therapy choices for smoking cessation
  • Addressing Relapse Issues
  • Physical medicine has been used successfully in successful treatments.
  • Understanding impediments to intervention effectiveness

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 1 Health Promotion Plan

The above-mentioned SMART goals are attainable and measurable within time frames because nurses are confident of their abilities to help patients identify their weaknesses and rising their knowledge and education to focus on smoking cessation (Cherukuri, 2021).  


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Coccia, M., & Mosleh, M. (2022). Sensor technology for opening new pathways in diagnosis and therapeutics of breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer. Medrxiv.

Mishra, S., Thakkar, H. K., Mallick, P. K., Tiwari, P., & Alamri, A. (2021). A sustainable IoHT based computationally intelligent healthcare monitoring system for lung cancer risk detection. Sustainable Cities and Society72, 103079.

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