the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.

Participate as a nursing professional in political processes and grassroots legislative efforts to influence healthcare policy.

12. Advocate for consumers and the nursing profession.

13. Assess protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

14. Conduct a health history, including environmental exposure and a family history that recognizes genetic risks, to identify current and future health problems.

15. Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

16. Use behavioral change techniques to promote health and manage illness.

17. Use evidence­ based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral, and follow-up throughout the lifespan.

18. Use information and communication technologies in preventive care.

19. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease and injury prevention interventions.

20. Assess the health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness needs of a defined population.

21. Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills in appropriate, timely nursing care during disaster, mass casualty, and other emergency situations.

22. Collaborate with others to develop an intervention plan that takes into account determinants of health, available resources, and the range of activities that contribute to health and the prevention of illness, injury, disability, and premature death.

23. Participate in clinical prevention and population ­focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and equity.

24. Advocate for social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.

25. Use evaluation results to influence the delivery of care, deployment of resources, and to provide input into the development of policies to promote health and prevent disease.” (pp. 20-21, 24-25).

3) Conclusion (minimum 1/2 page)

An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the body of your essay. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the pertinent BSN Essential and sub-competencies (AACN, 2008) pertaining to scholarship for evidence-based practice

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