First � read this short case study.
You are the community health nurse who is responsible for developing and teaching prenatal classes in your
community health unit. Recently you have become aware that many women attending the prenatal classes are 30+
years in age and this is their first pregnancy. Further to this demographic fact, you have noticed that many of
these women seem to be struggling with their commitment to their career and their desire to remain at home
following the birth of their child. You are thinking about including a class to address this concern and begin to
seek evidence to support your observations. You begin with a search of the literature.
Second � Read the following study Changes in Maternal Characteristics in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1988 to 2001
(Fell, et al., 2005).
Third � ADD ONE MORE PAGE OF INFORMATION A TOTAL OF 5 PAGES EXCLUDING TITLE AND REFERENCE TO THE ATTACHMENT THAT
I WILL BE SENDING AND ALSO EDIT IN CURRENT APA 6TH EDITION FORMAT. THANKD YOU
Your critique should include, but is not limited to the following:
What type of study design is it? Provide rationale.
Are the findings reported consistent with information/knowledge that you have? Do the reported relationships make
If reported, how strong is the observed association?
Would you incorporate the findings of this study into your community health nursing practice (i.e., the class
that you are planning) or recommend this study to others? Provide rationale.
What further research question(s) would you develop in relation to this study and/or your observations?
APA (6th. ed.) scholarly format is required – limit of 5 pages (excluding title and reference pages)
Refer to the Focusing section of this unit and the list you made of the epidemiology principles and strategies
that community health nurses are expected to use, as put forth by the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards
of Practice (2013) located at http://www.nurses.ab.ca/Carna-Admin/Uploads/Practice_Standards_Code_Ethics_2013.pdf
Please note each of the application exercises is valued at 15% of the overall course grade, hence these exercises
are expected to include discussion of the most salient points rather than an exhaustive discourse related to the
material you have read.
All aspects of the application exercise, as outlined are addressed.
Utilization of appropriate concepts/theories is clearly evident in discussion/and or presentation of material.
Discussion is clear and succinct, while providing evidence of synthesis of ideas and critical thinking.