It is anticipated that the initial discussion response should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. This is not the only criteria utilized for evaluation; substantive content is imperative. All questions in the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments. All responses need to be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citation and reference must adhere to APA format (6th Ed.).
Students are expected to initially address the discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forums is expected with a minimum total of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial posting and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days per week. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion, you aren’t just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion and should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion you will not receive these points, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above. Due to the nature of this type of assignment and the need for timely responses for initial posts and posting to peers, the Make-Up Coursework Policy (effective July 2017) does not apply to Discussion Board Participation.
Discussion Prompt [Due Wednesday]
Bana is a 24-year-old Muslim woman who was recently relocated to the United States as a refugee from Syria, along with her husband and three young children. She arrives at your office today for a physical with her children and a case manager. Her English is limited, and she relies on her case manager to explain the details of her situation, although the case manager does not speak Arabic and thus cannot interpret for her.
In interviewing Bana with the help of the case manager, you learn that her husband is currently looking for a job and that she works at night cleaning office buildings. Her last menstrual period was about 8 weeks ago, and she has been experiencing nausea and vomiting in the mornings recently. A pregnancy test proves positive, and you provide some prenatal education to the client.
During the physical, you notice recent bruises around her throat. She is embarrassed by them and indicates that she was assaulted in Syria before flying to the United States several weeks ago. On questioning further about the assault, Bana appears not to understand and looks at her case manager for help.
- What is the biggest barrier you face in providing care to Bana at this point?
- What is the priority action for you to take at this time?
- What action is most important for you to take to ensure the health and safety of the fetus?
- Given Bana’s financial situation, you are concerned about her and her family having adequate nutrition. Which intervention would best address this concern?
Online discussions are intended to be thoughtful exchanges among students that focus on the weekly readings and translating theory to practice. Initial postings are expected to be completed by Wednesday of each week. Response posts are due by Sunday of each week. Minimum expectations are to complete the initial posting and provide a substantive response to the initial posting of one other classmate who posted to a different question. Students earn points weekly for posts which meet (or exceed) minimum posting requirements. Points are deducted daily for late initial posts. Late response posts will not be accepted.