I’m working on a public health case study and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
For your Module 2 Pre-Assessment, respond to the following prompts. These prompts match those in your final Assessment. Be sure to support your responses with evidence from scholarly literature.
Scenario: Pat, a 37-year old, single mother of three, is a preschool teacher in a suburban area. She recently complained of pains in her chest and a persistent cough, which resulted in her coughing up blood earlier today. She decided to go to the emergency room in her local hospital to get checked out. Vivek is the ER nurse who processed Pats intake and took a sputum culture to be tested. Laboratory results confirm infection with tuberculosis. Concerned about Pats positive test result, Vivek decided to re-interview Pat and determined that she recently returned from a mission trip to poverty-stricken areas of Jharkhand, India.
- Explain the importance of accurate and valid health data and select one health problem to focus on.
- NOTE: For this Assessment, you are to identify a health problem or behavior and not an infectious disease or specific diagnosis (Some examples of health problems or behaviors: smoking, obesity, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, or mental illness).
- Identify two sources of data that you might access to research your health problem or behavior in your community.
- Explain why you would use these two sources of data, including the type of data you are likely to find with each source.