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 completing this assignment.
Communicable Disease Selection
Choose one communicable disease from the following list:
Epidemiology Paper Requirements
Address the following:
the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission,
complications, treatment) and the demographics of interest (mortality,
morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If
so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
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. (The textbook describes each
element of the epidemiologic triangle). Are there any special
considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general
Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).
at least one national agency or organization that addresses the
communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s)
contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of the disease.
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.
this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style
Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
expectations for successful completion.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.