Alzheimer’s – sub population within a population
Assignment 4: Sub-Populations within a Population | Value 35%
This assignment should be completed by the end of Unit 10.
For this assignment you will write a paper in which you explore an emerging sub-population within the older adult age group. This sub-population may include aging individuals with intellectual disabilities, aging adults living on the streets, aging individuals who are incarcerated, as well as those aging with HIV/AIDs. Within this paper you will address: who is included in this sub-population (e.g., ages, living situations); the issues of aging within this sub-population; issues related to housing this sub-population; how nurses can intervene with individuals within this sub-population; as well as larger system implications (e.g., housing, palliative care). Before you begin Assignment 4, discuss your selected topic with your tutor. Please note, if you would like to propose another sub-population different from those listed above, you are most welcome to do so; however, please check with your tutor prior to choosing another sub-population.
Assignment 4 must:
be eight to ten pages in length; not to exceed ten pages, excluding title page, references, and appendices;
be typed, double–spaced, single-sided, with margins of 2.5 cm on all sides;
follow the style guidelines found in the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual; and
include a minimum of five journal references to provide evidence of application of theory.
Assignment 4 will be marked according to the following grading criteria:
Sub-population described /10
Literature review presented (including a minimum of five journal articles). /25
Discussion of issues faced by this sub-population, including health status and challenges to receiving health care; housing and any other pertinent issues. /25
Discussion which includes how nurses can intervene with this sub-population, as well as suggested changes to the health care system in order to assist this sub-population. /20
Scholarly writing style:
clarity, logical development, cohesion and tone
APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and page length