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Summary of Population of Interest and Discussion of Interview with a Healthcare Professional 


Compose a paper that describes the Population of Interest (POI) that you have chosen and a summary of the interview with a healthcare professional with experience working with your chosen POI.

Potential Focus Populations:

  • Chronic Medical Illness Management (choose specific illness): Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Type 2 Diabetes, Type I Diabetes, Chronic Renal Failure, Renal or Hemodynamic Dialysis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohns Disease, Obesity
  • Mental Health – Depression, Schizophrenia, Alzheimers, Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder
  • Cancer – all types
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Pain Management – Chronic
  • Home Health/Hospice – choose specific population
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs: physical or cognitive disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, premature birth/NICU infants, genetic disorders

Part 1:

The Summary of Population of Interest is where you will justify why this is an important POI. Therefore, you need to supply data and information that supports your choice of POI. You do this by providing background information, statistical support, and specific information about the POI. The paper should not be purely anecdotal information from you or your sources. The paper should focus on the following:

  1. Consider the following questions as you justify the reasons you have chosen this POI:
    1. Why is this POI important to the field of nursing? Why is this POI important to study?
    2. How does this POI affect the staff/patients/clients?
    3. What is the current state of this POI in health care?
    4. Is this POI a local, national, or global concern?
  1. Make sure to discuss in detail your plan for how you will research this POI.
    1. Identify who you would need to contact or meet with to investigate the problem further.
    2. Discuss what your plans would be for interviewing staff, other departments, or other disciplines if you were actually in charge of managing this POI at a facility or in the community. This is just interviewing – there should be no formal survey or data collection as this course is not research. 
    3. How do you plan to search the current literature for appropriate research studies on the topic?