Politics and Health Promotion

· Politics and Health Promotion

A classic example of the interaction of politics and health promotion

Can you think of other examples of politics and health promotion?

Rick Perry backs away from HPV vaccine decision during presidential run-Dan Eggen

Citation: Eggen, D. (2011, August 16). [Electronic version]. The Washington Post.

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Reluctant Governor Yields on HPV Shots ― Janet Elliott

Citation: Elliott, J. (2007, May 9). Reluctant governor yields on HPV shots: Calling a veto useless, Perry chides legislators for opposing his vaccination order. [Electronic version]. The Houston Chronicle

 

Readings from the American Cancer Society

 

The first two readings above relate to a specific example of Health Promotion and Politics and how decisions can be made. Though this occurred in the 2007 Texas Legislature, it still is such an illuminating example of how politics can effect Health Promotion effforts. The first article provides information concerning Perry’s mandate of 2007 and how a health promotion decision re-surfaced politically when Perry ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2011. (Please remember that this is being used as an example of health promotion and politics and in no manner is meant as any political comment on any candidate or political party). The second article was published shortly after the Texas legislative session ended in 2007. It is very important to note that progress concerning HPV and prevention has continued to go forward since the issue was before the Texas legislature. The above website from the American Cancer Society lists many updated references. When you post your comments on the Discussion Board, please assure that you are familiar with updated information.

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Module 2: Readings 2 of 3

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Stress and Health Promotion

How much stress (eustress and/or distress) are you experiencing?

What stress interventions can you incorporate for yourself, your family or your patients?

 

Health Promotion: A Primer on Stress Management ― Jennifer Gray-Stanley

Citation: Gray-Stanley, J. (2009). Health promotion: A primer on stress management. University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved July 2014 from http://www.ncpad.org/wellness/fact_sheet.php?sheet=414&se

Visit each of these websites and become familiar with the available resources. You will be assessed on this information in the weekly quiz.

Life Events Stress Test

Complete this adaptation of the Holmes-Rahe scale online, then note your score. You will use this result in part of your assignment this week.

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Module 2: Readings 3 of 3

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Sleep and Health Promotion

How many hours of sleep do you average per night?

Do you ask your patients about their sleep patterns and their ability to get the proverbial goodnight’s sleep?

Deep into Sleep ― Craig Lambert

Citation: Lambert, C. (2005, July-August).

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While researchers probe sleep’s functions, sleep itself is becoming a lost art. Harvard Magazine. Harvard Magazine Inc.

 

Scientists Finding Out What Losing Sleep Does to a Body ― Rob Stein

Citation: Stein, R. (2005, October 9). Scientists finding out what losing sleep does to a body. [Electronic version]. The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company.

 

Stages of Sleep― Kendra Van Wagner

Citation: Stages of Sleep. About.com: Psychology. The Science of Sleep― Lesley Stahl

Citation: Stahl, L. (Reporter). (2008, July 15). The science of sleep [Television series episode]. In S. Finkelstein (Producer) 60 Minutes. New York: Central Broadcasting Net

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

Citation: The Institute of Medicine. (March 2006)

Update

Citation: (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22259064

Though the first two readings in this section are from 2005, they still are very good for a broad view and basic information. Of course studies continue each year. Here is the website for a brief abstract of a recent study on sleep deprivation and obesity. You do not have to pay to access the full article- just read the abstract.

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Module 2: Lectures/Media

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Module 2: Lectures

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Why do we sleep? | Russell Foster

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How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

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Sleep and Health Promotion. Citation: Willson, N. R. Sleep and health promotion [Video file]. (2014).

Transcript: Sleep and Health Promotion

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Stress – Fight or Flight. Citation: Willson, N. R. Stress – Fight or flight [Video file]. (2014).

Transcript: Stress – Fight or Flight

Politics, Stress, and Sleep

In your reading assignments for this module, you read about a classic example of politics and health promotion in the episode of Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine. For your original post, cite another example of politics and a health promotion topic. An example could be smoking cessation and politics (whether on the local, state, or national level). Thoroughly explain how politics and the selected health promotion topic are related. Your post should clearly demonstrate a thorough understanding of the example being provided. Remember to include an APA formatted in-text citation and corresponding reference from a recent (within last 5 years) professional journal or website (NIH, CDC, etc.).

 

Provide your initial post, then engage at least two of your online colleagues in a discussion about his/her initial posts. Therefore, you should have at least one initial post and one response to each of two colleagues. Please note that your postings and responses must be “substantive”, which means that they are to be made AFTER you have read the assigned course material and additional self-chosen material. Please note that your Discussion Board assignments are worth a significant part of your course grade, therefore, you are expected to put thought and effort into these entries.

An APA formatted in-text citation and corresponding reference from a recent (within last 5 years) professional journal or website (NIH, CDC, etc.) are required in your initial discussion post. Blogs, magazines, and newspapers are NOT considered scholarly, professional sources.

Please go to the Group Discussion area on the left to post to the discussion board.

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