Nursing Post Responses


NursingPost Responses

PostResponse 1: Evidenced Based Practice

Thepost provides an important view about a study that provides evidencebased information about non-communicable or chronic diseases. This ispresented by the four types of non-communicable or chronic diseasesas explained by Loen et al. I had previous knowledge of theinformation about the four types of non-communicable and chronicdiseases, namely cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronicrespiratory diseases, and diabetes (Loen et al, 2013). While I hadprior knowledge, this post presents evidence that is insightful aboutthe global prevalence of these diseases. This gives a new way ofunderstanding, not only their seriousness, but also their possibleintervention measures.

Thenew information presented in the post is the prevalence rates of thenon-communicable or chronic diseases in the world. According to thepost, diabetes is a disease that has a significant impact on thesociety relative to the other non-communicable diseases. The postreports that World Health Organization (WHO) found out that around1.5 million deaths in 2012 were directly caused by Diabetes.Moreover, the post notes the report by the WHO that the globalprevalence of Diabetes is approximated to be at 9% among adults 18and older in 2014. This is information that I had not exploredbefore, but very important to note.

Thepost presents information about non-communicable and chronic diseasesthat is currently applied in the nursing practice. The evidence aboutthe prevalence of non-communicable and chronic diseases is applied bynurses to understand the diagnosis of these diseases. Moreimportantly, such evidence based information helps nurses understandthe risk factors and apply the prevalence rate information toformulate community education content that targets areas with moreprevalence. Moreover, the questions explored by the post are criticalin examining the evidence of the study about non-communicable andchronic diseases.

PostResponse 2: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Thepost about colorectal cancer screening recognizes the challenge thatcancer presents in the United States and explores the screeningsolution. The post explores data about the prevalence of ColorectalCancer with a view of presenting screening as a solution to thehealth problem. According to the post, there was an estimatedpercentage of cancer cases that could be prevented. According to Diazand Slomka (2012) 60% to 90% of colorectal cancer-related deathscould be prevented. This information gives background informationthat screening could play a vital role in preventing cases ofcolorectal cancer.

Bypresenting the data that show the cases of cancer that could beprevented, the post takes a good view that screening is necessary.This is information that I had prior knowledge about. However, I hadnot known the extent or percentage of colorectal cancer cases thatcould be prevented. Therefore, the post presents a new perspective inunderstanding the extent to which screening can help in theprevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Theinformation presented by the findings and the post is applicable innursing, especially in educating the society about colorectal cancer.Armed with this type of information, nurses can play a key role inthe prevention of colorectal cancer by educating people to takeregular screening. Moreover, the key questions provided in the postoffer critical perspectives of understanding the importance ofscreening in fighting colorectal cancer. This is in line with thefindings that screening has improved the occurrence and prevalence ofcolorectal cancer.


Diaz,J. A. &amp Slomka, T. (2012). Colorectal Cancer Screening. AmericanJournal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(3), 196-203

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