NUR3101 Primary Health Care in a Global Context
Communicable diseases, such as HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis and neglected tropical diseases cause over 4 million deaths globally per year (World Health Organisation, 2020). Health literacy is defined by the World Health Organisation “as the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health” (2020). This goes beyond the concept of health education and encourages individuals and communities to take action towards their own health and wellbeing.
To complete this task, you are required to develop a plan for a health literacy strategy incorporating interdisciplinary teamwork (not just nurses but other health care teams, and/or non-health science teams). This strategy must be targeted towards a communicable disease faced by a particular population of your choice. The selected disease may be HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, neglected tropical diseases or another communicable disease (select one disease only). DO NOT discuss COVID-19 as this is being covered extensively in other courses. To be assessed against the full criteria of this assessment you must submit the following items:
1: Health Literacy Project Plan:
a) Topic: a communicable disease concern and rationale for choosing the communicable disease supported by evidence from the literature.
b) Population: target population for the project and rationale for the chosen target population including issues relating to equity and social justice.
c) Delivery: method of project delivery and rationale for why the method of the delivery was chosen, with evidence of best practice examples.
Choose a presentation style which suits your topic, population, and your capabilities. We encourage you to be creative here, however it must be relevant to the population demographics. Some ideas are: • Poster – this can be done as a single power point slide