DQ Question 1: Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Describe variou

DQ

Question 1:

Adolescent pregnancy is viewed as a high-risk situation because it poses serious health risks for the mother and the baby. Describe various risk factors or precursors to adolescent pregnancy. Research community and state resources devoted in adolescent pregnancy and describe at least two of these resources. Research the teen pregnancy rates for the last 10 years for your state and community. Has this rate increased or decreased? Discuss possible reasons for an increase or decrease. -Minimum of 250 words (Please cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.)

Question 2:

Describe two external stressors that are unique to adolescents. Discuss what risk-taking behaviours may result from the external stressors and what support or coping mechanism can be introduced.- Minimum of 250 words (Please cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.)

Question 3:

Research the range of contemporary issues teenagers face today. In a 750-1000 words paper, choose one issue (besides teen pregnancy) and discuss its effect on adolescent behavior and overall well-being. Include the following in your submission:

1. Describe the contemporary issue and explain what external stressors are associated with this issue.

2. Outline assessment strategies to screen for this issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient. Describe what additional assessment questions you would need to ask and define the ethical parameters regarding what you can and cannot share with the parent or guardian.

3. Discuss support options for adolescents encountering external stressors. Include specific support options for the contemporary issue you presented. 

You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.  

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

Adolescence: Contemporary Issues and Resources – Rubric

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Contemporary Issue and Associated External Stressors

22.5 points

Criteria Description

Contemporary Issue and Associated External Stressors

5. 5: Excellent

22.5 points

A relevant issue facing adolescents is thoroughly discussed. An explanation of external stressors associated with this issue is well presented. Insight into adolescent issues and external stressors is demonstrated.

Assessment Strategies to Screen for the Issue and External Stressors

27 points

Criteria Description

Assessment Strategies to Screen for the Issue and External Stressors

5. 5: Excellent

27 points

Strategies to screen for the chosen issue and external stressors during an assessment for an adolescent patient are well described. The strategies are highly relevant to screening for the issue and external stressors. Additional assessment questions to ask are presented and relevant. The ethical parameters regarding what cannot be disclosed to the parent or guardian are clearly presented. The strategies demonstrate insight into assessment development for adolescent issues.

Support Options for Adolescents Encountering External Stressors

22.5 points

Criteria Description

Support Options for Adolescents Encountering External Stressors

5. 5: Excellent

22.5 points

Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are thoroughly discussed. Specific support options for the contemporary issue are described in detail. The support options are relevant for addressing the external stressors, including those specific to the contemporary issue. The options are well-supported by evidence and rationale.

Support options for adolescents encountering external stressors are omitted.

Thesis Development and Purpose

4.5 points

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. 5: Excellent

4.5 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Argument Logic and Construction

4.5 points

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

5. 5: Excellent

4.5 points

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

4.5 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. 5: Excellent

4.5 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

1.8 points

Criteria Description

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. 5: Excellent

1.8 points

All format elements are correct.

Documentation of Sources

2.7 points

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. 5: Excellent

2.7 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

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