A Nursing Intervention Delivered Via Telehealth

Question One

A Nursing Intervention Delivered Via Telehealth
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Using telehealth to assess depression and suicide ideation and provide mental health interventions to groups of chronically ill adolescents and young adultsThe article was accessed from Willey Online Library, Journals of Research in Nursing & Health. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22089The article seeks to assess the usefulness of telehealth in assessing depression, suicidal ideation, and provision of mental health support to young adults living with HPN. It asserts that HPN patients are subject to poor academic performance, social withdrawals, and emotional maladjustment, leading to depression and suicidal ideation. The main points studied were; mental health support interventions, depression management, problem-solving interventions, and mental wellbeing skills.Patients reported using iPad delivery as convenient that available methods. They described that interacting with others through telehealth sessions improved their confidence and social skills, problem–solving, resilience skills, and social media safety. Generally, HPN patients reported that using telehealth techniques is easy, fosters interaction, and gains skills to manage their conditions.Using telehealth to manage patients’ mental health is applicable because many patients fear expressing their mental concerns publicly or face-to-face. Hence, online techniques would increase their confidence.

Question Two

Determining the need for a mass inoculation program would mainly be based on community risk assessment data found in public databases such as the National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI). The main purpose of community risk assessment data is to help make decisions on risk reduction measures (Stephenson, 2002). For instance, it would help determine which areas need planning and implementation of the influenza inoculation program and which ones do not base on the region’s number of risks. Besides, it would help identify the levels of risk factors in the environment, hence, determining the best approach to the inoculation program.

The success of the inoculation program will be based upon the collection of various sets of data. Firstly, the demographics of the population will be helpful. This includes things like age, sex, and race. It is an important set of data because it will help in determining what specific people need. For example, if it is a vaccine, different ages of people require different types of vaccines. Secondly, socio-economic data will also be required. Based on the socio-economic status of people, the program can be successful or not. For example, some people may lack money or transport to get a vaccine at a nearby health center. In such a case, the program might not be successful. Hence, if socio-economic status data is analyzed, the government might cater to people’s transport fees. Another crucial piece of information is morbidity, including the prevalence and incidence rates (Stephenson, 2002). It would help determine which areas need more measures or vaccines and which people need less, leading to the program’s success.

Question Three

The use of technology in the healthcare system has improved the quality of the industry. However, several ethical considerations are associated with the interoperability and sharing of electronic health records (OlaronkeGaniat & Janet Olusola, 2015). One of them is data privacy. It refers to controlling who sees and has access to sensitive medical information, especially which belongs to patients. Data privacy is at risk with the increased use of electronic systems because physicians may unlawfully share or access information online. Besides, cybercriminals and hackers can access sensitive information, leading to an ethical issue.

Healthcare systems are vulnerable to leaking confidential patients’ information. For example, some patients may not want others to know their insurance or payment information. However, the healthcare system requires such information to be input, posing a threat of leaking it to unauthorized persons. Lastly, the commercialization of patients’ data is another critical ethical issue. Since a healthcare organization has full details of patients, starting from age, gender, prescriptions, and such data, it can sell it to other organizations looking for customers such as pharmaceuticals. Besides, with increased advertising and marketing of products and services, some firms may require such information to target patients. Hence, this raises an ethical consideration of privacy and security of patients’ information.


OlaronkeGaniat, I., & Janet Olusola, O. (2015). Ethical Issues in Interoperability of Electronic Healthcare Systems. Communications On Applied Electronics, 1(8), 12-18. https://doi.org/10.5120/cae-1626

Stephenson, I. (2002). The epidemiology of influenza. Occupational Medicine, 52(5), 241-247. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/52.5.241

Wright, S., Thompson, N., Yadrich, D., Bruce, A., Bonar, J., Spaulding, R., & Smith, C. (2020). Using telehealth to assess depression and suicide ideation and provide mental health interventions to groups of chronically ill adolescents and young adults. Research In Nursing & Health, 44(1), 129-137. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22089