NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management 150 150 Prisc

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 In your own words, define translational research and how it connects to your role, either individually or in collective practice. Describe how you might use it in your current or anticipated future setting.

DQ2 Using the GCU Library (notably the GCU Library: Nursing and Health Sciences Research Guide), find a database, journal, or other collection of resources that focuses on translational research. Select a population health problem or issue of interest from the available studies. What type of translational research is used for the study? Provide rationale as to why this is the best type of translational research is best for the study, and explain why translational research is the most appropriate approach for this problem or population.

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 You attend a local health fair organized by several health care research companies. You notice that a company is distributing a trial drug to other attendees at one of the booths. When you approach one of the researchers, you are offered a waiver to sign for participation in the trial.

What ethical or legal parameters should the researchers have considered prior to distributing the trial drug at the health fair? If you were on the translational research team, what steps would you have taken to maintain ethical and legal guidelines?

DQ2 In nursing research, how are respect for the persons, potential benefits and burdens of the research, and justice kept in balance? Provide examples of how you would ensure this balance in your research.

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Discuss how evidence-based practice is defined as translational research. Describe the framework that supports that definition. Identify a population health issue you are interested in researching and discuss the issue using that framework. As you select an issue, remember you will be building upon your research in this course for your evidence-based practice project in the next course. Think about how you can focus your research now to help you complete your EBP project.

Note: While you will only be proposing a solution and implementation plan in your EBP project, keep in mind EBP projects lay a foundation for doctoral research, since doctoral candidates have the opportunity to actually implement their projects. If you are interested in pursuing doctoral education, it is a good idea to choose an issue you would be interested in pursuing in greater depth. The research and work you complete on your EBP project now can be used if you choose to move forward into doctoral education.

DQ2 Identify at least one barrier that relates to challenges with population health. Consider how you could employ translational research to potentially overcome this barrier. Identify the best type of translational research to address this barrier, and provide rationale for the type you have chosen. What would be the challenges of using this type? What strategies would you employ to provide an understanding of your chosen type of translational research and to gather collaborative support?

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 How does epidemiology helps in researching and addressing population health challenges? Provide a specific contemporary example.

DQ2 Research a health concern that impacts a population with which you are familiar. How do biostatistics affect the research focus? How do you define the population as your patient? Make sure to include the population and health concern.

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 Identify either a safety or quality improvement initiative related to improving population health. How can translational research influence the development of these initiatives? Include a specific example to support your response.

DQ2 Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice?

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 Identify a quality improvement initiative that relates to improving population health outcomes for a population with which you are familiar. Have these initiatives been successful? Why or why not?

DQ2 Identify a clinical prevention intervention to promote health and wellness for a population with which you are familiar. Have these clinical prevention interventions been successful? Why or why not?

The increase in television and social media campaigns and community visits has resulted in the desired outcome of a healthy diet. The outcome comes from constantly listening to the doctor’s advice, adopting a life of constant exercise, and increasing the serving of natural food in their diet. The increase in the vegan population in the US is also a sign that many people are cautious about diet. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins can benefit significantly (Li et al., 2018). Increasing the intake of starch and sugary foods can raise blood sugar to amounts that would affect diabetes patients. However, correct meals and diet give the body rightful quantities of nutrients that are important in managing sugar levels. The information and health communications have resulted in better and developed ways of enabling the community to participate in healthcare improvement.

Effective communication on food choices and the eating patterns of most people with diabetes have resulted in a positive change as it allows them to adopt a practice that would be important in allowing the body to adapt to the disease naturally. Most scholars blame the change in eating habits on the technological impact that has increased the number of processed foods in the market (Acquah et al., 2022). The recent cases of diabetes are high in America and can be managed by adopting a healthy diet. This implies that proper education on diet and its effect on diabetes would allow many patients to develop self-management strategies through diet.

Heightening the campaigns for healthy living and diet has played a major role in reducing the number of diabetic and cancer cases that have been on the rise in the US. This outcome explains that more campaigns done on the issue would enlighten each American on the need to develop a better plan regarding diet (Narindrarangkura et al., 2019). This would result in reducing the cost of healthcare.


Acquah, C., Dzuvor, C. K., Tosh, S., & Agyei, D. (2022). Anti-diabetic effects of bioactive peptides: recent advances and clinical implications. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition62(8), 2158-2171.

Li, Y., Zhao, L., Yu, D., & Ding, G. (2018). The prevalence and risk factors of dyslipidemia in different diabetic progression stages among middle-aged and elderly populations in China. PLoS One13(10), e0205709.

Narindrarangkura, P., Bosl, W., Rangsin, R., & Hatthachote, P. (2019). Prevalence of dyslipidemia associated with complications in diabetic patients: A nationwide study in Thailand. Lipids In Health and Disease18(1), 1-8.

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Identify three major policy issues that affect the current state of health care delivery and population health equity in the United States. What impact do these population health policies and initiatives have on advanced nursing practice?

DQ2 Select an effective current health policy that focuses on or affects population health. What components of this policy make it effective? Conduct research on its history and the factors that influenced its development.

NUR550 Translational Research and Population Health Management

Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 Define how translational research plays a role in influencing policy? Provide an example of a local health care policy that has been recently enacted and or is awaiting legislative passage that has been influenced by research.

DQ2 As an advanced registered nurse, what will your role be in advocating for equitable population health services and policies? Do you anticipate any challenges or barriers to “population advocacy”?

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.