Its a few years after you have graduated and you are now working at an NYC-based nursing school. Some of the professors and students have begun planning a trip to another country to work on a project there. You will not be directly providing medical care, rather you will use your knowledge to educate the public about disease prevention. They call a meeting to inform the staff of the school (including you) of their plans.
The instructors who will be accompanying the students on the trip inform you that they will prepare a separate document on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), protocols and instruct them on how to properly treat patients.
However, after the meeting, a concerned administrator approaches you and asks you to prepare a document that can be given to the students which will help them understand ___influnza virus_______________ in a global context.


PICK A COUNTRY. Put the name of that country in the title of the paper, and make sure what you are about to write is focused on that country and its culture.
Prepare a document for the students which they can read prior to their visit. The document should correlate the spread of ____Influnza virus______________ in the society the students are trying to help with the problems that this society faces. Remember, your goal is not to “judge” or “take sides”; rather your goal is to help the students who will be in the field be more effective practitioners.

1. Communicating With Patients: What cultural or social perspectives do health care providers need to take into account in order to treat patients effectively? Please note that your answer should not be about how to ‘treat’ a patient – it needs to focus on what you need to know to ensure a good health outcome for patients. Use specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points.

2. The Big Picture: Widespread transmission of the disease depends on systemic and often interdependent problems. What sort of natural, social, cultural, economic, and political forces is driving (causing or contributing to) this problem? Use specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points.

3. Ethical & Social Problems: What sort of social and ethical problems arose from the crisis and its treatment? Use specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points. Additionally, you should ask if some of the people that students will encounter on this trip feel Westerners are at least partially responsible for the underlying conditions that allow this disease to spread? If so, your students should be made aware of this.

Sections: to make it easier for your reader, break your report into sections that help address the three sections above. You should also have an INSTRUCTION and a CONCLUSION section.

Report Format:

Font: Times New Roman Size 12
Pages: 3-6 pp (not including the cover page and references page)
Margins: 1

Don’t forget to paraphrase: remember that we do not quote in science.
Format: Chicago Style Guide
Age of References: < 2 years Acceptable References: scientific magazines, medical and nursing journals, the Internet (only if reliable sources such as; CDC, WHO, the Dept. of Health, etc.). Works cited page: the last page of your paper should list the works cited in your paper; make sure to refer to the Chicago-style guidelines.