Community Teaching Diabetics

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 1756
  • Published : March 24, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal
Directions: Develop an educational series proposal for your community using one of the following four topics which will be chosen within your CLC group: 1) Bioterrorism/Disaster
2) Environmental Issues
3) Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
4) Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population * Planning Before Teaching:
Name and Credentials of Teacher: Red Group RN to BSN student| Estimated Time Teaching Will Last: 1 hour| Location of Teaching:Church hall of the local Hispanic Church| Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed:Power points, handouts, lap top, glucometer, and supplies, common foods used by Hispanics to show calorie /carbohydrates.| Estimated Cost:$20| Community and Target Aggregate:Hispanic community in Chicago suburb| Topic:Importance of Diabetes Mellitus care in Hispanic community|

Epidemiological Rationale for Topic (statistics related to topic): Diabetes is an increasing concern for the Hispanic community. Various studies show the increase in rate of Hispanics diagnosed with diabetes,as well as the associated risks (obesity, cardiovascular disease,etc) with it. A recent study by the CDC shows that Hispanics are 1.7 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes. A striking characteristic is that those diagnosed, are very young, from ages 18-44. Unfortunately, the rate of diagnosis and risk increases with age. Some theories have been made to possibly explain this prevalence. “Where Hispanics reside may be a key factor in how diabetes impacts their lives. Differences in access to quality health care, social and cultural factors, or the genetic makeup of the Hispanic population in a specific area may explain disparities in diabetes prevalence” ("Prevalence of diabetes,"). It is also said that the higher the education level, the less the prevalence. In those without a high school diploma the rate is 11.8%, for those who are college graduates it is 7% ("Prevalence of diabetes,"). It is thought the most common risk factors are older age, obesity, and genetic predisposition. Reasons for obesity are usually poor diet and a lack of physical activity. All these factors combined have made diabetes a high risk for the Hispanic community. If awareness can be given to the Hispanic community through a culturally sensitive education program, diabetes can be greatly reduced.

Nursing Diagnosis:
Disturbed Thought Process
Related to:
1. Cultural and or traditional cures.
2. Cultural misunderstanding of disease process
Ineffective Health Maintenance
Related to:
1. Ineffective family education
2. Inability to avoid traditional foods
3. Lack of materials and or resources

Readiness for Learning: Identify the factors that would indicate the readiness to learn for the target aggregate. Include emotional and experiential readiness to learn. As a community nurse, we would determine readiness for their learning. We would assess by determine their educational level. We would ask direct questions about their years of formal education. We would also consider their reading and learning abilities. Their background, skills, abilities, and motivation are different for each member. An assessment of each learner's readiness to learn before the first education session is useful. We would use easy technique during the first group meeting to assess learners' needs. (Smith, Maurer 2009)

Learning Theory to Be Utilized: Explain how the theory will be applied.

Learning theories are important for the self-management education and the development of individual motivation and the sense of control over the diabetes. Four key theories can be used to guide the delivery of health teaching. 1. Self-Regulation Theory

It focuses on the individual’s Diabetes awareness and their behavioral and emotional responses to illness. They can identify what is actually wrong with Diabetes, causes, timeline, consequences and...
tracking img