1. Choose a type of cancer to research that is not being addressed in our course, and where cancer health disparities exist. You can research race (white vs ?), sexual orientation, gender identity, or any group that is experiencing cancer health care disparity.
2. Find medical facts, statistics and treatments about the type of cancer you have chosen.
Two websites I have used for stats and info are:
1. American Cancer Society (ACS) site is <link is hidden>
2. National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH) site is found at <link is hidden>
Of course you can also go to other reputable (academic [.edu] and government [.gov or .org]) sites for further information.
3. Research how cancer health disparities exist for this type of cancer.
Answer these questions as part of your research:
4. Why do these disparities exist?
5. In the <link is hidden> what is currently being done, and by whom, to address and correct these disparities?
6. What needs to happen so that the best cancer health care is accessible to everyone regardless of race/sexual orientation/gender identity/etc.?
7. What can we do as students, teachers, nurses, members of the community, etc., to help correct these disparities?
You must find what kind of research is happening to resolve the problem of cancer health disparities.
• Length: 4 ½ – 5 pages (about 2300-2500 words) plus a sixth page for references (APA formatting).
• Include a cover page with your name, college, course, professor, and include running head
• Single-space, do not double-space
• Indent for a new paragraph. Do not double-double or triple-space between paragraphs