Excelsior HSC331 2021 MAY Module 6 Assignment Latest

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Module 6 Assignment  

Impacts of Stigma, Health Policy and Family Support on Chronic Illness Experiences


This week, you will continue your examination of the chronic illness you selected in Module 1, focusing on what you have learned in modules 4-6. Specifically, you will write a 5-7 page paper on the impacts of stigma and the role of family and health policy on your selected condition. You will use the 4 credible sources you used in your literature review at a minimum. You may incorporate additional resources as needed. You may also use your assigned readings, but please note that these do not count toward the 4 required sources.


Introduce your paper by briefly describing the chronic disease (1 paragraph) on which you are focusing.

Describe the impact of stigma on health outcomes for 1-2 diverse and/or vulnerable populations with this chronic illness. How might the experience and influence of stigma differ at the point of diagnosis, during initial engagement with treatment, and as the illness persists?

Besides stigma, what are 3-5 barriers faced by people diagnosed with the chronic illness you have been focusing on this term? For each barrier you describe, list and describe at least one resource that might remove this as a barrier.

When family members become involved in supporting someone diagnosed with a chronic illness, life changes for the family, as well as the individual. Describe at least three adjustments family caregivers make when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition, as identified in the literature. What can be done to assist family caregivers to provide care for their loved one with an illness and/or care for themselves? Do not duplicate what you have written elsewhere in your paper.

Describe at least one local, state, or national policy that supports persons living with your selected chronic illness. Describe the policy goals as related to the illness. Talk about how well the policy addresses the needs of people with your chosen condition and those of caregivers. State whether certain groups or populations are better served by the policy than others, and why.

Conclude your paper by recommending 2-3 strategies for improving health outcomes for people living with this chronic illness. Your recommended change(s) may apply to all with the condition, or certain vulnerable groups. This section should be at least one page in length and should reflect a deep understanding of the selected illness and the literature.

Please use the following resources to ensure success in writing your paper.

Evaluating Resources: Evaluating Information Video Tutorial (Links to an external site.). [Video File, 06:32 min].

Citing Resources: Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (Links to an external site.)

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.)

 8. Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.”  Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.”  Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”


This course has Turnitin fully integrated into the course dropbox. This means that you should only submit your assignments to the dropbox below. Please do not submit your assignment directly to Turnitin.com.   

Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically.  You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar to other sources such as websites, textbooks, or other student papers.  Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited appropriately.  You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvements, until the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent submission to receive a new Originality Report.  Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment.  Once the due date has passed, your assignment submission will be considered final.


This assignment will be graded using the HSC331 M6A1 Paper Rubric located on the Course Rubrics page within the Start Here section of the course.  Please review the rubric prior to beginning your work so that you ensure your submission meets the criteria in place for this assignment.  This assignment is worth 30% of your final course grade.

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